Employment Law

Consideration of Applicant's Arrest May Violate Pa. Act

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Employers in Pennsylvania must be careful in how they use information received on an applicant's criminal background check. In the recent case of Hoffman v. Palace Entertainment, No. 12-cv-06165 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 25, 2014), the employer, Dutch Wonderland, was accused of using information regarding the plaintiff's 10-year-old arrest to deny her a position as a security officer.

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  • Heather Hoffman, Pro Se

    I am appealing a decision that came down 12/17/2014. Some of the Motions the Court Acted on were not filed with the Court Clerk‘s Office. I am looking forward to a favorable appeal , it has not been disputed that I did not do my job nor deserve the promotion by DW. And the appeal can have the court examine all the motions that Attorney for D. tried to have dismissed , in combination filed by P. The Attorney for D did not have enough information about extortion allegations and others to even try and have those motions dismissed. They had direct relevance to the heart of the matters. Appeal being field this week - the Report was too vague to act upon as well. Strategy.

  • Heather Lynn Hoffman

    When Hershey did the background check on me , for the record, once I explained truthfully the situation in its entirety ( complex legal issue and custody ) they hired me and withdrew there original rescind of employment.They were very professional and the girl whom listened to me and did a through background check was Jessica. I do wish to state that I have offered a nice settlement , wishing to get back to work. I miss my guests that were regulars and yes, I did my job.

  • Lily

    For the record , It was less than about 9 sick calls over a 2 year period , one due to N1H1 --- very sick , and caused my miscarriage. Very crushing to Us and our Families , who wish to remain extremely Private please. The Father is a very nice Iraq Veteran and do NOT like the limelight , so please respect that , but Thank You .

  • Heather Lynn Hoffman ~Pro Se

    Hello, Nice article ... I am a published writer as well, I am available for interview at the end of trial 2/23/15. ~~ Thanks, Heather Hoffman , some minor corrections needed btw ...>;}}

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