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 Can i sue if an employer/manager writes a threatening letter wanting to stab me and watch the blood drain?
A manager where I work had written a letter stating that she wanted to stab me and watch the blood drain. We had never had a real problem that I know of so this came as a shock for we have minimal ...

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 Under UK law, is it legal to ask for a photograph with an application form?
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 To practicing lawyers, can you help me choose a field of law in which to practice?
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 Less than two weeks notice?
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 What is the minumum wage in the u.k?

 Would i have any rights regarding termination if i have been working for one month?
I was employed at a differant company and was offered a job by my new company which i accepted, i have been sacked unfairly, but as i have only been working for a month i am unsure if wether or not i ...

 Is your employer breaking a law if they refuse to give you your paycheck on payday?
At my job (waitressing), we get paid every Thursday. Sometimes when I or other employees go in to pick up our checks, the managers will say they won't give it to us right then because it's &...

 What does a background check for potential employment include?
Is it just criminal? Or does it check on previous jobs as well?
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 Im 14. and im homeschooled. would it be legal for me to have a summertime job this year?
i understand that most places, you have to be 15 to work... but one of my friends had a job at an amusement park last year and she was 14, but yet, the job application says "must be 15 or older ...

 Is this legal??
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 UK employment law, continual petty misconduct?
Where do I Stand in taking serious disciplinary action against an employee who has a large history of petty misconduct Occasions of poor time keeping, small lapses of job performance, poor attitude, ...

 Job termination problems?
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 Can a former employer contact current employer and tell them why I was fired?
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Cindy W
Is it legal fire someone for a background check after they have been working for awhile?
If a company fires you for a background check they do 4 weeks after you have been working there, is that legal? Do they have to do this before the hire date?
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they never asked about a background check. they just decided today to do one.

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l f
Depends....Did you fill out your app. honestly?. If you did, you have a case. If not....well..

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Cubs Girl
Ok lets take this one issue at a time

1. employers are obligated to get full release from employees when conducting background checks. They are usually 3-5 pages that you would fill out for a background check.

2. They cannot terminate you based on the back ground check only if the outcomes is in combination of what you do.
ex: if you have embezzlement charges and you work in a bank or deal with money. Retail theft and you work in retail.

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sounds like you work for macys..hahaha... Thats what happened to my son, but after 4 months of employment...then they fired him and refused to pay unemployment, stating he abandoned his job...assholes.

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There is nothing illegal about doing a background check after they hire you, but I think they have to have your signed permission. If they didn't, then you may have a case.

If they let you go because of something in your background, it can't be something discriminatory. For example, they could let you go if you committed a felony, but not if they found out that you have a disability.

Employers in many states can fire you "at will" for any reason they choose. But if they fire you for something they found in your background, you'll probably be eligible for unemployment.

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Terry D
Typically they make you sign an application that states you will be truthful on your application. If they find out anything that proves you lied on the app, they can fire you anytime, even 10 years later.

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yes. they can fire you at anytime for any reason. sounds like your in an ''at will' state. i am sure a person was told in one way or another a background check was going to be made. i worked somewhere that did that to someone. it was retail and the person did time for theft, so...
check the local and state laws where you are to make sure.

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Imagine ♪♫
If you lied on your application and they find evidence of it. Then they can fire you. Even years later,

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It's legal. A background check takes a while.
They need some to do a job so they hire a person who "says" on their application all the "right/good/honest" things.
A Background check then comes back with a negative report and
ZAP! Person is fired. All legal.
Even if the person says they did not know they had a problem, does not matter. It's their problem, not the hiring company.

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