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Hello, I was offered a customer service position at Citi, the company did a background check and two old cases came up - one a misdemeanor 1981 and other one Felony C 1985. I faxed the information to Citi but, I have not heard from the company. Can you please advise will both charges prohibited me from working at the bank?
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I am sorry to hear about this situation.

Unfortunately, the employer is free to discriminate based on criminal record. This means that they can decide whether or not to hire someone due to their criminal history. A person is not prohibited from being employed by the bank with a criminal record, but the bank may decide not to hire someone because of it, and would generally be in their rights to do so.

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