Q: I got hired at CVS without a interview. I arrived at the store they said I may not be able to work because of my cane.
I did all the paper work even got a start date but I got to the store and the manger said they dont think I can work because of all that's going on then ask me what happen to me as to why I have a cane I told him I had low b12 and it damage my nerves. Are they allowed to take back my job offer because of this.
A: The answer to your question depends on the circumstances of your hire and the requirements of the job position. I recommend you contact an employment lawyer.
There is nothing unlawful about an employer reversing a hire based on economic changes. If that is what was meant by the comment that your hire was reversed "because of all that is going on" then you likely do not have recourse.
It is unlawful to refuse to employ someone because they need accommodation that is reasonable as long as the accommodation will not create an undue hardship on the employer. Not knowing what your job responsibilities are, it is impossible for anyone here to tell you if the actions of the employer was unlawful, but there is enough in your post to suggest that it would be a good idea to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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