My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal
Yes, unfortunately, your probation officer has the right to deny you this employment opportunity.
It is a standard provision of every probationer's contract that they are not allowed to be involved with people who have criminal records
. If your prospective employer is an ex-con, your PO can refuse to let you work for him. Criminal offenders are not a protected class under anti-discrimination laws, and your probation officer's primary responsibility is to see to it that you are not placed in situations where you might be tempted to reoffend.
As a probationer, you have almost no civil rights at this time. But the one right that remains to you is the right to a hearing. If you feel that probation is making an arbitrary and unfair decision in denying you this job, you can contact your attorney and get the case back before the judge and have a hearing on the matter.
Judges have the ability to overrule probation when they feel it's in the interest of justice
for them to do so. So if the judge feels that your prospective employer has paid his dues to society and is now indeed an upstanding member of the community, he could allow you to take the job.