Redding, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Local police dept & calif doj screwed up my backgr ck causing a 3 month delay in results for a job. Employer stayed with

Me during repeated finger print., etc. Report was suppose to be mailed on Dec 18 2012--still no answer. I am 72 yrs old have wrked for over 50 yrs in Calif--I believe I have been treated unfairly & with discrimination-- I have been an upstanding citizen--never arrested,lived in Redding for almost 50 yrs. Was willing to take min wage--16 hrs a wk job & give up over $1600 a mo in UI bene, to get my foot in the door. Should I sue or ? This has caused great stress. I am married, my husband has worked over 50 yrs too, but has been very ill for 2 yrs--we have soc security & 401K only, so any little extra income helps. I don't think the employer will wait any longer for report, she's been patient. The gov non-profit she heads up requires bkgr ck. This has been stressful for her as she has known me for 20 yrs. This all has made me feel like I was a criminal, or my ID was taken? Doj informed me by email that I had no right to question my bkgr ck--only the agency could.

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Adam J. Krolikowski Esq.
Adam J. Krolikowski Esq.
Answered
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You must present your claim against each of the government entities within 6 months of the date of the incident if you want to sue. You can do that concurrently with seeking a writ of mandamus to compel them to complete the background check. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to prevent missing your statutes of limitation.

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