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I started working with this company in November 2011. I NEVER filled out an application asking me about a criminal conviction, and I was never asked about my criminal background in my interview, nor did I ever sign a background check waiver. I worked above and beyond. I worked weekends, deadlines until midnight, never took personal time off. Nothing. I was always being commended for my performance and tenacity by my supervisor and owner. On the first few days of April 2012, I had a bad fall at work, and at the end of the work day, I was terminated. I was not given a reason at the time of termination. I filed for WC as per the law. I have found out through my WC insurance that my position was terminated because of my criminal background. Should I seek legal representation?A footnote: WC stated that having a criminal background is not termed as gross misconduct. As per WC carrier, employer could not give ANY other reason. WC said that even if I had a "poor work performance" it could not be considered either. I need HELP
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