My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Illinois
I have been working as a temporary employee at a very large and well known company for 5 months. I received an offer for employment on a full time basis, but my background check returned with a misdemeanor "disorderly conduct" charge back in 2005. Here's the problem... HR asked me to explain what happened because they require a squeaky clean record. They also want me to visit the county circuit court and obtain a copy of the case file within 3 days. Failure to do so will result in termination of the offer, AND termination of my temp status.
The agency I work for is the primary source of all temporary employees at the plant, and I passed a background check with them with flying colors. How can this company release me when they have a contract with the agency doing background checks before I am offered an interview in the first place? Do I have a potential law suit brewing here? This is a waste of 5 months and passed opportunities for employment elsewhere.