I had an interview with an insurance company which went extremely well, and I was immediately offered a position. I went back in to fill out paperwork, and I was asked if I had ever been convicted of a felony. I was honest and said yes. Eleven years ago I was convicted of class c possession. No... Read more »
An employer may use a background report to assist it in making employment decisions. HOWEVER, since background reports or background "checks" are considered consumer reports under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must follow specific rules when not only using the reports but...Read more »
they pitted my managers word over my own with no evidence to back anything up. i was called a dishonest person and fired. i have proof with recepits and times to prove my innocence and cameras will show that i am not lying. but noone ever checked. what can i do? im out of a job for no reason and... Read more »
In Alabama an employer can fire you for any reason at all -- provided that reason is not because of your race, disability gender etc. If you believe you were fired because of one of those kinds of reasons, you first have to go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and file a complaint....Read more »
You need a lawyer to assist you. If no contemporaneous report of being caught sleeping on the job was made, then the company has no evidence of dereliction of duty. Plus, many places of employment have cameras, and these can possibly refute their claims.
My husband was told he had this job almost four hours away. He went to the interview and got the job. No drug test or background check was asked for even though he said they could run both. The employer then sits him down with the manager and states to him...are you a meth head...is that meth... Read more »
ABSOLUTELY GET A LAWYER. Employment law and the laws related to discrimination in the workplace are very complex and confusing. There are many traps for the unwary. First consult your family attorney, or a lawyer you know, about this matter. Lots of times they can refer you to a good lawyer in...Read more »
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