“Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?”

Question: Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my old employer?

         Name Withheld
         New York, New York

Answer: Yes. Job offers can be rescinded for almost any reason, other than legally impermissible reasons such as illegal discrimination or illegal retaliation.

If you told your new employer that you were not terminated, and it turns out that you were in fact terminated, and in this way you were caught in a lie, it is to be expected that the job offer will be rescinded.

Both employer and employee are expected to be truthful during the application-interview-hiring process.

Hope this helps.

           Best, Al Sklover

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