EXPUNGED CONVICTIONS = NUNYA BIZNESS EMPLOYER!
California Labor Code section 432.7 protects employees and potential employees from unlawful discrimination due to past criminal convictions that have been expunged (i.e. legally cleared up pursuant to California law).
Under section 437.2, if your prior criminal conviction has been expunged, then California employers are prohibited from asking you about that conviction, and from using knowledge of that conviction, for purposes of:
- special employment opportunities (internships, programs, etc.);
- deciding whether to terminate your employment.