Quote from chelc13
I am curious, I was just offered a job at a hospital and I am suppose to get fingerprinted next week. I have had my misdemeanor expunged, but I know that alot of times it will still show up on a live scan. Now I do not know if I should disclose that I have had a misdemeanor and have had it expunged, or not to disclose it. I do not want to seem like I am hiding anything, but the job offer is from one of the best hospitals in the area and I feel like I will not be offered the position if I tell them. Is it legal for them to withdrawl my application after showing my expungment?Can anyone help, Im so excited and so worried at the same time!
Your criminal history is not a protected class, and many employers do exercise the right to withdraw job offers based on the background check. As far as whether it's legal given you have an expungement...I'm not a lawyer: you need to ask the legal professionals that.
Since you have the expungement, as far as what the legal correct answer is to the "do you have any criminal convictions?" question, again, that's a question only a lawyer should answer.
A criminal record doesn't automatically disqualify an applicant; employers often consider them on a case-by-case basis, and many nurses with records have been able to work as nurses. If you know this misdemeanor will more than likely show up, IMO it's better you be up front about it and explain about the misdemeanor and that you had it expunged, etc. I think you'd fare far better than if you didn't tell them about it and they find out on their own, because then you may not be given the chance to explain.
Best of luck.