Can a company refuse to accept a renewal form with an expired license when applying for a job?

I renewed my license and have the renewal form and the expired license. I applying for a job in different state then the state in which I renewed my license in. I’ve worked for this company over a year ago. I filled out paperwork to update my status with the company. When they requested my I.D., I showed the my expired license and renewal form. They wouldn’t except it. What options do I have?

Asked on May 9, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Most employment is what is known as "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes what form of ID that a job applicant must present. Therefore, unless this treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination or this action violates company policy or the terms of any applicable union agreement, it is legal.

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