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    My wife has been working at (a dept. store) in Utah for the past 5 months. Today she was fired because they found out she had a shoplifting charge 2 years ago at a (dept. store) that she plead guilty to and attended the class and paid her fine in full.

    She provided complete information on her "background" check paperwork, and the background came back clean and she was hired. Since then she has even been promoted! Today, they said that while the background check was clean, they just learned of the incident today via a correlation between (the 2 dept. stores) computers, and she was fired.

    How can they promote, praise, etc... her for the past 5 months and then fire her when the background check they conducted was "clear"??
    Betty3
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    Last edited by Betty3; 03-21-2011, 05:14 PM. Reason: remove name of stores

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    It's too bad, but they can because there is no law prohibiting it.
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      Agree, this was not an illegal/wrongful termination.

      http://employeeissues.com/wrongful_termination.htm
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