How is it possible for me to be terminated for having Sickle Cell and a sore shoulder?

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How is it possible for me to be terminated for having Sickle Cell and a sore shoulder?

They stated that I was terminated for falsifying my application. A question was asked is there anything that could keep me from doing my job and I said no. My sickle cell has never stopped me from doing my job or anything that was required for this particular job. I just don’t understand how they can fire me because I didn’t put something on my application that I considered didn’t restrain me from doing the job requirements. If I’m not mistaken, isn’t this wrongful termination?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible for you to have been terminated from work for placing false information on your job application. If you did, then your employer would have a legal basis to terminate you.

In most instances the basis for terminating an employee for prividing false information on his or her job application is to not list prior criminal convictions.

I suggest that you get in writing the basis for your termination with respect to your job application and then consult with an attorney who practices in the area of employment law to see if you were terminated improperly.


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