My question involves a background check in the State of: Georgia
I have a question about the First Offender Act. My boyfriend cannot get a job at Sam's Club because he has a charge that shows up on his background check but it is considered "first offender". He received a letter from his probation officer of the charge stating that "This discharge may not be used to disqualify a person in any application for employment or appointment to office in either the public or private sector". Even though this Act states he cannot be disqualified the background company says there is nothing they can do about it and Sam's cannot hire him until they do something about it. Is there anything further he can do to have this taken care of? I mean, by law its not supposed to disqualify him, yet it is. We are at our wits end on what do to about this. Any advice??