Applying for Jobs in California with a Criminal Record



This video covers how California’s Fair Chance Act protects people with criminal records when applying for jobs in California. I also discuss how you can request a copy of your criminal record and what services are available for getting past convictions removed from your record.

00:00 Introduction
00:17 Background Information
01:33 Who the Fair Chance Act Covers
01:55 Applying for Jobs
05:31 Requesting Your Criminal Record
06:57 Removing Convictions from Your Record

Filing a DFEH Complaint:

Requesting Your Criminal Record:

Clean Slate Services in California:

This video only provides general legal information and is not legal advice. Laws are nuanced, frequently change, and vary by jurisdiction, so you should not rely on this information without consulting an attorney about your particular situation.

Thank you to Drea Núñez for helping this come together.

Matthew Junker is a civil rights attorney based in San Diego, California. He represents employees in cases of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage theft. You can reach him at [email protected]

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2 thoughts on “Applying for Jobs in California with a Criminal Record”

  1. Vi jg says:

    A very thorough overview, thank you. I am an employer and want to follow the law, this really helped.

  2. Terp Law says:

    Great work Matthew.

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