Q: I'm wondering if it is legal to be told I can't be hired due to a re-hire policy one company that has now split into two
I worked for a company and was laid off. I took severance and their re-hire policy says I can never come back to the company. Since then the company has now split into 2 companies. I have friends that work for the new company and all of them had to accept a new offer letter. I recently applied for a job at this new company and was told that I couldn't be hired due to the re-hire policy and that the new company brought all the people where laid off with severance under the new company. I want know if that is legal or how it is possible to not be re-hired by a company I've never worked?
The policy as a whole sounds very strange. However generally an employer can only be held responsible if they don't hire you because of race,gender, religion, ethnicity etc. Consult a member of the Pa.
Assn for Justice who handles employment issues--they give free consultations.
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