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Is it possible???? - risingeagle222 - 12-17-2007 08:48 PM
I received a job offer 2 weeks ago and went for my drug screen which came back negative. The employer is for some reason avoiding my calls and such.
Do they have a way to find out that I was just on work comp for almost the whole past year??????
If they did how can they use that against me now after I"ve already had a job offer???
Is there anywhere to file a complaint against this company???
I have been so excited about this job.............just waiting the last 2 weeks to start and now seems that isn't going to happen.
Oh Yeah and the car broke down yesterday too.
Merry Christmas.............bah humbug!!!
RE: Is it possible???? - ace25 - 12-17-2007 10:15 PM
What did you tell them you were doing for the last year? If they check references and you falsified your app, they can completely withdraw their offer, or terminate you if you had started. Did you sign an authorization for a background check? That is fairly common nowadays.
Generally, they can do a "post offer" workers' comp background check. They cannot withdraw their offer simply because you had a claim. However, if you told them you "took a year off to care for your elderly mother" (a common story) and they find you were instead embroiled in a nasty comp claim with an employer you failed to mention, you are toast. They have every right to not hire someone who falsifies their application.
I am not saying that is what you did. But your question "Do they have a way to find out that I was just on work comp for almost the whole past year??????" leads me to believe you were not necessarily straight with them.
RE: Is it possible???? - risingeagle222 - 12-17-2007 10:23 PM
Well I was still employed at the time I was on work comp for this past year. So I never had a lull in my employment. Just put that i was employed through the date i was terminated or layed off because I could no longer do the work because of all my surgeries.
Yes I signed a background check but I don't have a criminal background so it couldn't be that either.
I'm not sure what is going on.
RE: Is it possible???? - ace25 - 12-17-2007 10:33 PM
That is interesting. A background check could include a workers comp claim history check, but they can't make a decision on that. As long as you were employed when and by whom you told them, that shouldn't be it. At least not legally. You deserve an explanation, regardless. If you can't get them to respond by phone, write a letter asking for an explanation for the apparent withdrawal of their offer.
RE: Is it possible???? - Pooh - 12-18-2007 03:46 AM
they can check through the UE office to see if you have a claim filed but the thing I would be wondering is if your former employer told them something and black balled you in any way which is against the law in Iowa. Make sure that you send the letter certified mail to find out why the offer was rescinded . It could be as simple as they feel that your restrictions don't meet their needs, etc. Yet if they are a larger company - employing over 50 or 75 employees then they should be able to give you accommodation's if they do not cost the company to much money to do so.
I would start out the letter like, I am looking forward to hearing about my start date, however, I have been calling for the past 2 weeks and getting no response. If the offer has been rescinded by your company, please explain to me why the offer was rescinded.
Maybe someone can come up with something in a little better way to put it. But make it clear that you still wish to work for the company and that you look forward to hearing from them.
RE: Is it possible???? - Bummer Knees - 12-18-2007 09:13 AM
I like the way you started the letter. I sounded good and I printed it for my reference.
RE: Is it possible???? - Lilly - 12-18-2007 10:29 AM
risingeagle....are you sure they have recinded? Could your imagination be playing tricks with you re the job? Possibly they are simply busy or someone key in HR is on vacation....i hope so for your sake, as i know you want the job.
Prayers going up for you NOW! Lilly
RE: Is it possible???? - Truckster - 12-18-2007 10:38 AM
I AGREE WITH LILLY,AFTER ALL IT IS THE HOLIDAYS AND ALOT OF PEOPLE DON'T TAKE THEIR VACATION UNTIL THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!!!
RE: Is it possible???? - 1171 - 12-18-2007 04:10 PM
RE: Is it possible???? - risingeagle222 - 12-18-2007 05:43 PM
Thanks so much everyone....................thank you 1171 for the website. If I do file these charges what good would it do??? Hopefully in the morning I will have some answers as to why this is all happening.
I was so excited for this job as it was only 14 cents less an hour than i was making when i was terminated because my hands could no longer perform those duties.
Just doesn't seem fair!!!