If a job hired me, and I told the guy who hired me about my felony background, and I worked for a few weeks, and ended up being fired still because my background check came through, am I able to sue them, or be compensated in some sort of way? Is that leg

I was hired at a Ford dealership, worked for a few weeks, and was fired once my
background check came.

Asked on April 22, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you cannot sue them or otherwise receive any compensation. The law does not protect people from being terminated because of felony backgrounds: employers may freely fire employees at any time due to a felony background. Even if the employer had previously been told about it, they could later legally decide to terminate you for this reason.


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