LA Schools Deny Job-Seekers Second Chance
Los Angeles Unified School District illegally rejects job-seekers who have expunged misdemeanor records, two members of the civil rights group All Of Us or None say in a lawsuit against the district. All Of Us or None, founded in 2003, promotes the civil rights of people who have been convicted of a crime, including help in employment and legislative advocacy.
It sued LAUSD, its Superintendent Michelle King and the top officials in its Personnel Commission and Human Resources Division in Superior Court. California Labor Code states that employers cannot use convictions that have been judicially dismissed or ordered sealed as a factor in determining whether to hire a job candidate, according to the complaint. Both plaintiffs seek to clarify the scope of protection the state offers people who have expunged their records and are looking for employment.