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April 22 (Bloomberg) — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. will stop rejecting out of hand job applicants with criminal records and evaluate the individual ex-offender’s situation under an agreement with the New York attorney general’s office.

The household goods retailer, which operates more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and 62 within New York, will pay a $125,000 in the settlement, including $40,000 of restitution to applicants unlawfully denied jobs, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said.

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