Another California employment law signed into effect by Jerry Brown amends Section 432.7 of the California Labor Code is SB 1412. This measure protects more workers from discrimination based on prior criminal history. Employers will no longer be able to blanket exclude job applicants with a prior criminal conviction unless they fall into fields like law enforcement or education which continue to have broad criminal conviction exclusions for prospective employees.

In other words, the current law stipulates that employers conducting criminal background checks on job applicants may only ask about convictions that are relevant to the position for which the prospective employee is applying.

If you feel you have been unjustly discriminated against by a prospective employer based on your criminal conviction, call today to discuss your rights with one of the best employment attorneys in Santa Barbara County.