Can I sue my former Employer for terminating me for criminal record?
I had been working for them for 3 yrs and I got I got the job because I had gotten arrested and the judge told me to get a job... and I passed all of the background checks and I was hired in june of 06' but while I was working there I had been convicted of another misdemeanor while I was still employed by them but in jan of 2007 I was out with an injury and had to receive disability which ultimately led to them taking me out of the system and I had to be rehired....I eventually got promoted and hired as a shift supervisor and was actively working as a manager...but Had to submit another background check for promotion then one day they came in telling me that I had to be fired because I had 2 misdemeanors on my record.... did I get fired because they thought I was not truthful? Or was I fired because of the record itself both of them were drug related and i was working at a pharmacy does that have to do with anything? well I'd like to sat all of you are idiots and first of all ive been off drugs for 2 years now for your information and I dont get where you get off saying that I shouldnt have been hired in the first place
Asked By: geezy13172 - 2/24/2010
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I think you've about figured it out yourself. If you were working in a pharmacy and had drug convictions that would be grounds for termination. When people work in certain professions they're held to higher standards, and rightfully so. Sure, you can sue your former employer, but you're not likely to get anything. If... More
Answered By: Sean B. - 2/24/2010
Additional Answers (3)
You shouldn't of been hired in the first place. Speak to your local Citizen advice Buiron
Answered By: Kat - 2/24/2010
You don't have a case.
Answered By: Possum - 2/24/2010
legally, yes, you can sue them because they hired you in the first place. however, you probably won't win- and it therefore won't be worth the legal fees- if you have 2 drug related misdemeanors on your record.
Answered By: Needtoknow - 2/24/2010
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