Employment discrimination based on past criminal history is common and is illegal.
In California, it is illegal to discriminate based on a vacated criminal conviction. In California the law allows certain individuals with old criminal records to petition the court to clear criminal offense from the record.
A Certificate of Rehabilitation can go a long way in helping you secure better employment prospects and professional licensing. Moreover, if granted, it acts as an automatic application for a governor’s pardon.
A California Certificate of Rehabilitation is part of the California record-clearing process. It is a court order that states that your criminal history is a thing of the past. It essentially declares you a law abiding citizen, that you have moved on to become an honest, upstanding “rehabilitated” member of the community.
The benefits of obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation
Some of the benefits of a California Certificate of Rehabilitation include:
It prevents state licensing agencies from automatically denying you a license
It makes you a stronger candidate in obtaining employment.
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Shan Potts, Esq., is an attorney practicing criminal defense and immigration law. He has successfully counseled hundred on the effects of criminal records and post conviction defense.