My name is Derreck Hughes and I’m the Vice President of Operations for Block by Block. I had a chance to read the story that posted on WEHOville and would like to provide the following statement.
Block by Block is in compliance with the City of West Hollywood’s procurement and vendor policies in that we conduct employment prescreening, including criminal background checks, on all job applicants after an applicant has been made a conditional offer of employment. In California, employment screening laws state that employers cannot ask about, or take into consideration, criminal convictions older than seven years. Based on the guidance of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if a background check reveals a criminal conviction, Block by Block considers the nature and gravity of the offense; the time that has passed since the offense, or the employee’s completion of any sentence given as a result of the offense; and the nature of the job held or sought.
Mr. Gibson is an excellent and valued member of the Block by Block team. Since joining the company as a Hospitality Ambassador in Santa Monica in 2013 he has received multiple promotions and continues to serve as Block by Block’s Operations Manager in West Hollywood, which is a position he’s held since 2019.
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