suspended for bad credit

I worked for a company for 2 months and was just recently suspended for having bad credit and told I should not be handling cash. I was told after I clean my credit up I can come back.I was told they did not check my refrences or credit proir to my hire because HR is back logged.I was a receptionist and handled payments and never had a penny come up missing. 2days ago coperate called me and asked me if I would accept an new postion in a diffrent dept. I told her I felt so stupid to be walked out over bad credit. What can I do? What options do I have when they did not do there jobs properly.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 18, 2010 2:11 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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George Barron
First - please understand that I have not agreed to be your lawyer, and that this is not legal advice. You should discuss this situation in detail with a lawyer.

In Pennsylvania, (in the absence of a contract or bargaining agreement) employment is "at will" - which means that the employer does not need any reason to fire you. You can be fired for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.

As a rule, only terminations related to age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity or whistleblowing are unlawful. If your employer truly fired you because of bad credit and no other reason, he or she probably didn't break the law.

posted by George Barron  |  Apr 19, 2010 2:09 PM [EST]

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