Accokeek, MD asked in Employment Law for Maryland

Q: Can you be legally denied employment consideration if you choose not to complete a voluntary company form?

Can you be legally denied employment consideration if you choose not to complete a (voluntary company form) outside the standard background check/security clearance forms submitted?

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Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Very generally speaking an employer has the right to use any criteria it wants for hiring purposes (excepting illegal criteria, like ethnicity for instance). A company ordinarily has no obligation to consider candidates who don't care to follow the company's hiring protocol.

The above is not legal advice nor a review of any specific facts of a particular situation. You may wish to consult with an employment law attorney if you wish to discuss how the particular facts of your unique situation may fit the general law.

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