My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Nevada
I am a convicted felon, on a Federal Level. Not state or local..never been arrested, not even for this crime. I turned myself in when I spoke to the investigator and went to court and received probation and a fine. This was a few years ago. NOW...I have been actively looking for a job, applying to at least 30 jobs a week. I found one that was perfect. Did all the testing and everything. Then, it asked, are you a felon, please state truthfully. If you do not and we run the background and find it, you will be termed. So I disclosed it. It was a paperless, non victim, non drug, non violent crime. I received probation. YES I know it was wrong...but how does this effect my ability to answer a phone? So, they sent me an email saying, "Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to consider you for our >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Inc. I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately the conviction you listed on your application does not fall within our criminal conviction policy, and we cannot move forward with your candidacy."
Now, since it is necessary for me to find a job, is this part legal? I worked in a law firm long ago, before my trouble I got myself into. Which, btw, was Misuse of SSI Funds. belonging to my mother. We did not discriminate against any felons. So how do I find a job if companies are allowed to do this? I see that convicted pedophiles get work and I cannot....just does not seem quite fair. PLEASE do not get me wrong, I realize I did a terrible thing. But I have paid for it, and so has my husband and child. Is there anything at all I can do here? Thank you in advance for any help and replies. Also, I am in no way, shape or form saying I DESERVE anything, I am just curious as to how this is legal.