Question: What is the Gerald Turner Law in Wisconsin?

Answer: That is the term that is used for the Fair Employment Act. Basically it says that a person cannot be denied a job based on prior criminal convictions unless that conviction would have some relationship to the job. So the classic example is if you have been charged with theft from an employer or convicted of theft from an employer, a prospective employer who would be looking at having you run a cash register could deny you employment on that basis. But you cannot be denied employment simply because you have an unrelated criminal conviction.

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