My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: texas
city of fort worth
in fort worth a city law requires sexually oriented businesses to run a background check on all applicants and bars emplyment for certain convictions.
i copied and pasted the law below. my question is...is this legal?
how can a city bar employment in a certain industry because you have a criminal record? not barring emplyment in ANY bar, just sexually ooriented businesses, if your not on parole or probation and have paid your debt to society?
"A. Prior to employment of any person by the sexually oriented business, the owner or operator of the sexually oriented business shall conduct a criminal background check on all prospective employees to ensure that no person employed has any convictions or any time of service in jail or prison for any of the following offenses:
a. Chapter 22, Texas Penal Code: Sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault;
b. Chapter 25, Texas Penal Code: Incest, solicitation of a child or harboring a runaway child;
c. Chapter 43, Texas Penal Code: Prostitution, promotion of prostitution, aggravated promotion of prostitution, compelling prostitution, obscenity, display or distribution, sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor, sexual performance by a child, employment harmful to minors, possession or promotion of child pornography;
d. Criminal attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of the foregoing offenses; or.
e. Public lewdness, indecent exposure, public intoxication, drink solicitation, or possession of a controlled substance.