This Q&A answers questions about the "Ban the Box" protection for individuals applying for jobs.
Since 2014, in order to address concerns of justice-involved and formerly incarcerated individuals being prevented from accessing employment due to their prior criminal record, Rhode Island’s Fair Employment Practices Act has contained a “Ban the Box” protection, codified at Rhode Island General Laws §28-5-7(7), which generally bars questions about criminal record history on an application for employment.
A printable PDF with the information on "Ban the Box" and "Fair Chance Licensing" is available at the bottom of the page.
Last Updated: September 2023
The information below should not be taken as legal advice. If you have additional questions, or if you feel your rights have been violated, please contact the ACLU of RI.