Can I be denied employment for a case that is open in another state?

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Can I be denied employment for a case that is open in another state?

I’m currently trying to get employed. Apparently I have a pending case in my home state for driving with a suspended license. I currently reside in another state.

Asked on March 16, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can be denied employment for any reason which is not prohibited discrimination (of which the main reasons are not hiring someone because of his/her age over 40, race, sex, religion, or disability)--and there is no prohibition against not hiring someone due to a traffic or criminal case. This is what "employment at will means"--being employed is the will, or free choice, of the employer.


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