Must an employer divulge what part of a background check caused a job offer to be rescinded?

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Must an employer divulge what part of a background check caused a job offer to be rescinded?

I was offered a job and actually started. however, I was called into the office and told that the contractor firm whom I was working through had found something on in my background that caused them to release me from employment. I tried on several occasions to contact the contract firm and asked them to explain what I failed in my background. They refused to answered any of these questions.

Asked on August 9, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination violated the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no claim here. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, your employer need not disclose which part of your background check cause you to be terminated. That having been said, you can run a check on yourselfand see what it says.


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