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Can an employer hire you, have you work for a week then fire you after receiving background check information in PA state

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can a company hire you, have you work a week then fire you for a backround check?

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Yes. But generally it is very inadvisable and sometimes it is actionable. Such as if the employer recruited you from another position or if the employer has used a discriminatory reason based on your membership in a protected class.

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An employer can terminate you if there is a discrepancy on your application or if you credentials aren't what you claimed they were.

Gender, age, religious belief, race etc. all are discriminatory reasons for which you cannot be legally fired and upon which you might base a wrongful termination suit. If you are an at-will employee, you can be fired for any reason or no reason, except unlawful discrimination. If you do not have an employment contract or union to represent you, your recourse is limited. Discrimination based on age, gender, race, religious beliefs etc.... may give rise to a different answer.

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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot find out any details. If you have a discrimination theory about retaliatory discharge or hostile workplace conditions you'll need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

Good luck to you.

God bless.

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