Employment application: Have you ever been charged/ convicted of a Felony?
Asked Nov 15, 2007, 07:56 PM
I have an 18 year old son who was charged with a Felony offense (arson) when he was 16, he was placed on Diversion ( like Juvenile probation) and in January of 2008 he can petition the court to have it expunged from his record since he hasn't been in any trouble since or even before that.
My question is this.. he repeatedly answers "yes" to the question; Have you ever been charged/ convicted of a Felony? On job applications... and you know what that means.. they pitch his app and he never gets a chance to even interview. He's afraid to say no and tells future employers the story.Some companies do background checks on all future employees.
1. Does he have to say yes to that question on an app, since he was a juvenile when it occurred?
2. If a future employer did a background check, would the charge appear?