Disclose felony on application.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Lakeland, FL

If I have a felony and adjudication was with held, do I legally have to disclose that information on the application?

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  1. Karen Tallent Munzer


    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Providing false information on an employment application is grounds for immediate termination. If asked were you ever convicted of a felony, answer "No". If asked were you ever arrested for a felony, you must answer "Yes". Honesty is always the best policy.

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  2. Jason D. Holbrook

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . If adjudication was withheld - you do not have a felony and may honestly answer that you have nver been convicted of a felony.
    If the question is whether you have ever been arrested, then you cannot truthfully say no.
    Falsifying an employment application is likely to lead to a termination down the road in the event you were hired and the employer later found out.

    Until you retain this firm and we have an attorney client relationship, nothing stated above should ever be... more
  3. Bonita M. Riggens

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Adjudication withheld means your were never convicted so you don't have to disclose that. Regarding arrests, Florida does not have a law prohibiting employer from asking that questions so you need to answer truthfully. However, the potential employer may not use that information to automatically deny you a job. Go to www.eeoc.gov and read the EEOC guidelines titled "Pre-Employment Inquiries and Arrest & Conviction".

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