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I was fired back in 2010 for supposedly lieing on my application

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I was fired back in 2010 for supposedly lieing on my application about my criminal recored. But for 1 it said tha last 7 yrs an figured it was close enough to say no because it was in 04. An was out on bond at tha time also but hadn't been convicted yet. But also come to find out they only do back round checks for management positions. An I was in no way even there long enough to be considered for a management position, nor did I meet the qualifications to be one...
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

would that be grounds for a lawsuit..?

would that be grounds for a lawsuit..?

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Unfortunately no. If you weren't under a written contract for a set term, then you would have been considered an "at will" employee under NM law. What this means is that an employee can quit or an employer can fire or change the terms of employment (change hours, location, duties, pay, etc.) at any time for any or no reason at all.

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While what the employer did was inequitable and unfair, it was not illegal. Wrongful termination only comes into play if you were terminated for being part of a protected class (gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin).

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