What are my rights if I was denied a job because I have s felonies?

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What are my rights if I was denied a job because I have s felonies?

I was denied a job because the felonies. I went to a job interview and everything went great. I asked the operations manager by email of how the interview went and he wrote back saying the human resource manager said she liked me but not my two felony’s. Do I have a case for damages and if so how do I find an attorney that will take the case with payment when I get payment?

Asked on August 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states one cannot be directly discriminated in employment situations if he or she has a prior criminal conviction and have paid society back for the crime. In your matter, you should consult with a labor law attorney or a representative with your nearest department of labor to see what your legal recourse is.


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