If I was changed with a felony but not convicted, could an employer hold that against me?

Asked on November 13, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes: employers have free discretion to hire whom they like, or fire whom they like, for any reason that is not a form of discrimination which has been specifically made illegal. However, criminal charges or a criminal background--even without convictions--is not something protected from discrimination; hence, an employer may hold this against you.


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