Can an employer deny a person a job based on a pending court outcome?

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Can an employer deny a person a job based on a pending court outcome?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal to do this. An employer may deny someone a job (i.e. choose to not hire them) for any reason which is not illegal discrimination (e.g. discrimination against someone based on race, sex, religion, age over 40, or disability). You don't mention whether the court in question is civil or criminal, but in either event, if the employer is worried about your availability, whether you pose any liability risk, etc., it can refuse to offer you the job based on the pending court outcome.


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