The Employers Consultative Association reveals most employers are guided by the innocent until proven guilty policy as it pertains to hiring or rehiring persons who have gotten into trouble with the law.

ECA Chairman, Keston Nanco, gave this response in a News Power Authority interview this afternoon in light of Monday’s release of several persons from Nelson Street, Port of Spain, who were held during the state of emergency but freed by the court due to a lack of evidence.

The men were held under the Anti-gang act and some plan to take legal action against the state for their detention.

Mr. Nanco noted some establishments have different policy position on matters on this nature.

The ECA senior official added there are firms which adopt a very caring and compassionate approach in handle issues of this kind.