If its been over 8 yrs do I still have to say yes

On a job Application so I have to put yes on it for a
charge 8 yrs ago

Asked on December 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if the application does not limit the questino to a shorter period of time (such as "within the last five years"), you have to answer "yes." If you don't, you will be committing a form of fraud on the application by lying about a material (important) fact they asked about. It doesn't matter if you feel it shouldn't matter--it's not your decision, as to what is and is not important.

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