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Denied employment based on where I live?

Recently, I was denied a medical job in Sacramento. When I called for an interview by the doctor's assistant, my location(which is an hour drive) was apparently not an issue. HOWEVER, during the group interview with the actual doctor, my location seemed to be a major issue. I was highly questioned on where I lived and if I was planning on moving, because she thought the drive was too far. And that was basically the end of the interview for me. I feel that it if my location was such a big issue, that I should have never been called for an interview and a lot of time was wasted. Can I go to the better business bureau about this or should I just forget it?

Asked By: USAFMickey - 7/10/2007
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You should just forget it. This is certainly not a situation in which the BBB would have interest. The BBB only has interest in fraudulent business practice. You were not defrauded in any way... More
Answered By: acermill - 7/11/2007
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Do you really want this job? Do the benefits outweigh the costs if you pursue this?
Answered By: csucdartgirl - 7/10/2007
 
File a complaint with the BBB and with the labor board in your county. You can do this with both companies on-line. Though there may be nothing that can be done legally it may make them stop and think about what they are doing to the next person! Sorry you did not get the position but there is a reason for everything... More
Answered By: phxmilitarymom - 7/10/2007
 
Sounds like you have a major EOE issue for discrimination !! That is to say you are looking at a Federal level complaint !! The BBB cannot help you with a problem of this type.
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Answered By: feldwebel - 7/10/2007
 
They were probably concerned that with such a long driving stint, that if you hadn't plans of moving, that at some point you would start looking for a job closer to home... More
Answered By: Michael F - 7/10/2007
 
Better Business Bureau has nothing to do with these types of issues. BUT being rejected for a job because you are an hour away may be an issue. Contact the department of labor they'll be able to better advise you.
Answered By: Shane - 7/10/2007
 
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