So I recently just got an offer for a really cool company and I have one last concern: the background check. Long story short I worked at another company as a contract-to-hire on a ridiculously long 4 year contract and was let go 2 years in.
I started as a W2 employee at this company and a few months in was switched to a 1099 as I would "get paid more". As my two years were approaching, they terminated me for poor performance and left me in the dust one morning. I was still doing the exact same job duties and role, 9-5 8 hour days for the same company I was placed at the entire time.
My main concern is the employment history check as I believe it will look murky and weird, as well I am concerned this agency will disclosed they terminated my contract for said reason, as it just seems to be a company technically based in the US, but its main operations are offshore and I believe they don't really have a "HR" department per se. I have a couple of references of the employees I worked with at the contracted position, so should I be that worried?
In my resume and LinkedIn I've put a contract role, and during the interview process they never really asked if I was terminated or why I left...so I never brought it up. I'll be devastated if my previous job prompts my failure of a background check, how worried should I be in this situation? And what could I do to possible prepare for this situation in terms of getting references ready or calling my previous employer to check?
For reference if this helps as well this is in the Financial Industry and I have about 3 years of experience, but this was my last job.