A job was offered to me depending on the results of a drug screen and background check. I don't do drugs or even so much as smoke cigarettes so the drug screen was fine however, I was denied employment (Illinois) after given a start date due to a misdemeanor traffic offense that occurred over 5½ years ago. All I was required to do at the time was pay a $500 fine. No jail time, no suspended license. I was not even aware that it was a "Criminal Conviction" so I did not think to disclose it on my application. Is there anything I can do?
It's no way that I (with this minor offense) could be the worst person that could be employed at this company (of more than 20,000 people)