Can a job hire me and fire me after background check?

I was rehired at a company after taking tests. I was given a start date and signed hire papers with management. One day before my training started, the company called me and told me not to come in because I was disqualified due my background report, which I put on my application. The felony is not for theft, fraud or violence related.

Asked on May 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had a written employment contract for a definite term or period of time, like a one-year contract, you were an "employee at will." An employee at will has no rights to his or her job, and can be fired at any time, for any reason at all, including anything on a background check that the employer does not like.

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