I have rifle permit suspended for failure to notify a change of address in a timely manner. It's expected to be restored in a few months (I have an attorney for this), however, I'm applying for a job in my field of healthcare and a question on the employment application reads, "Is your license (clinical, driver's, etc.) currently, or has it ever been, the subject of an investigation by licensing authorities, and/or surrendered, restricted, deemed inactive, suspended or revoked? Answering this yes would obviously not be helpful to employment. It has nothing to do with my field whatsoever nor was any violence
or moral turpitude being charged here. What do they mean by “license”? Is it only licenses that may reasonably be used by someone while working or getting to work or do they mean every conceivable license that you could have ever held. If you had your license suspended 15 years ago because you forgot to pay a ticket, are you supposed to reveal that? If you got pulled over for a traffic ticket does this mean your drivers license was investigated and this investigation must be reported?
JA: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in? I hope not. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: NYS. New York City specifically
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's the essence of the situation ... the question seems overly intrusive, but how do I answer it