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Can I be denied employment with the state if I have a no fault car accident on my driving record?

Philadelphia, PA |

I was involved in a single car, no fault accident. No charges were filed and no points were added to my license. Can I be denied employment based on this?

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I think you need to speak with an employment lawyer. Good luck.


They may have guidelines and you must have failed to meet those guidelines. You should ask for the guidelines.


This is an employment law or administrative law questions, not one for a car accident forum.



Thanks for being super helpful.


Yes. There is nothing illegal here.


First, in Pennsylvania you can be denied employment for virtually any reason, since this is an at will state. Only illegal reasons are not permissible, i.e. race. Second, if you are seeking a job that involves driving, yes, I could see you being denied employment based on it. It will entirely depend on the situation. However, you might want to speak to an employment attorney, and you asked this question in the car accident section. I will move it to employment for you.

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