Elkhart, IN asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Indiana

Q: I applied for a different employer, same line of work. The competitor company, wouldn't even give me an interview

I applied at a competing catering company. I called consistantly, got an answer and was just unlucky because the hiring manager wasn't in that day, or so I thought. I ended up finally reaching them just one day before my application expired, and the manager told me that "they were interested in hiring trash from their competitor, the competitors drivers, like you, are disgusting and dispicable." I quit my last job due to lack of caring about their employees risking their lives every day in a truck that should have never been put on the road in the first place. Is it considered discrimination to not allow someone an opportunity at a job just because I worked for a competitor?? This lady has never met me, nor has she been very polite to me over the phone.

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: No, it is not unlawful discrimination to refuse to hire an employee because that employee worked for a competitor.

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