I was recently hired, and then fired, from a new IT position in the state of FL. I have a BS Degree in CIS and 3 years of IT related experience. I started an IT position and worked only 1.5 weeks before being let go unexpectedly. I am 100% sure if was due to my background check.
While studying in college 5-6 years ago (I was 26-30 while in college as I am an honorable wartime veteran in early 20s for 4 years), I got a number of DUI arrests and a violation of probation, and 1 trespass arrest - all misdemeanors. I also have very poor credit and am working now to rebuild as I did not realize how important it was after getting out of the service/while in college for being able to have a good quality of life etc.
The day after I signed for the background check I sensed something wasn't right as everything was going well and I was doing a lot of good work. I was suddenly told to take 5 days off and then call back on Monday morning as the hiring/OP supervisor was going to be on vacation out of the country.
I called back Monday and she said she would call me back later in the day. She called back later in the day and, as I suspected based on her actions the week prior to leaving, used almost every thing possible to not directly say 'you're fired'. After the call my email was shut off and cloud folders with work I had done that she had not seen was also disconnected at the same time.
I went back to the paperwork I signed with the company the day before realizing something had drastically changed overnight, and saw that I signed an FCRA reporting page that states that any adverse changes to my employment I would have to be first shown the consumer report/evidence that lead to their decision.
Does anyone know if this is a standing business practice, and if I was let go (being told they would call me if they needed me, but I know that means never), could this possibly be something I should contact a lawyer about and explain what transpired over the last few weeks with this new job I started?