MYTH: People with past convictions are unreliable.
FACT: Employees with past convictions are no more likely to be fired and are more likely to have longer tenure than employees without convictions.
MYTH: Past imprisonment impedes on someone’s ability to perform as an employee.
FACT: A study of 1.3 million military enlistees found that enlistees with past convictions had superior performance compared to those with no convictions.
MYTH: Someone with a past record is going to behave badly on the job.
FACT: Work related misconduct of workers with criminal records is, on average, less serious than other workers.
MYTH: People with past convictions have a greater tendency to be violent on the job site.
FACT: While employers are concerned with negligent hiring judgements for violent acts, there is no evidence to support this concern.