The first thing you should do is contact the Industrial Commission wage claim division. The statute says you should be paid within 7 days of termination or the next pay period, whichever comes first. Is it discrimination? Depends. What is in your background check? Arizona is an "at will" state which means you can be terminated for any reason at any time for the most part. Race is a protected class, but if the employer has a legitimate business reason for the dismissal (information in your background check), there is probably not a claim for wrongful termination.
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