Came to the US two and a half years ago on green card from Africa.
The first opportunity was for a job with Walgreen. I did all tests including urine test and passed. My background test failed and I lost the opportunity.
The second Opportunity was from tutoring client (through wyzant - online) who requested a background test before we begin tutoring. I failed and lost the client.
I called lexisnexis and they said there is nothing they can do. They asked me to show my social security to my potential company. I fear I will continue loosing opportunities because employers will generally have a negative attitude to a failed background test.
I'm unclear: are you saying your background check is coming back as "failed" because your social security number is less than 5 years old?
It is illegal to discriminate against people based on their national origin. So long as you are in the country legally, refusing to hire you because of a young SSN may constitute disparate impact national origin discrimination.
You may want to consult with a plaintiff's employment attorney in your area. You can find some wonderful attorneys on the website of the California Employment Lawyers' Association at www.celaweb.org
Good luck, and I wish you the best.
Craig T. Byrnes
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