Can a State of North Carolina goverment agency (not law enforcement) deny interviewing based solely on criminal record?
Case in point.
For example, yesterday I saw a job posting on the www.state.nc.us website. I emailed the contact person directly. I asked if someone with a 17 year old conviction can apply for the specific job. This was not a law enforcement job.
I got a response today from the hiring contact. I quote his email
"No. I would not consider someone with a felony conviction for the position."
I have kept his response in my email, and wonder if he is violating any State or Federal employment laws by stating this.