According to a study, job applicants in California and nationwide are less likely to receive callbacks if they are known cancer survivors. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association.
California residents who have criminal records are often discriminated against for their past while they are looking for work. Many employers will ignore applications from ex-convicts regardless of the nature of a job applicant's past crimes or how long ago they were convicted of the crimes. This type of discrimination can create a significant hurdle for ex-convicts who are attempting to reenter society.