Can an employer deny me a job for not having references?

Hello. Is it legal for an employer to deny me a job because I do not have contactable references?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yes, they want to know about you before they employ you, they can employ who they like, and they don't like you, without references.

  • Neil
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Of course it's legal.

    It's normal and reasonable.

  • Yeti
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    They can deny you a job as long as it is not for a reason that qualifies as illegal discrimination, such as based on your race, gender, age (if age 40+), religion, etc.

    It would be perfectly normal to deny a job to someone who cannot come up with *any* references. You are not entitled to work at any given location.

  • Bob
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    yes

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  • 4 years ago

    Of course. Why don't you have references? If you have worked before, there is no reason why you cannot provide a reference.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
  • 4 years ago

    Yes. An employer can deny you a job for just about any reason, so long as he doesn't discriminate for one of the few illegal reasons. He could deny you the job for wearing the wrong type of shoes (as long as it's not a cover for one the illegal reasons).

    Generally, it is illegal to discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age over 40, disability, or genetic information. Just about anything else is okay.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yes they can. They can not hire you for any reason

    they so wish to offer.

  • 4 years ago

    It is legal for him to deny you a job. Why should a person without references be considered above one that has them. It is very difficult to get good workers these days and a company has to do what it can to survive.

    It is also important to discern if the person is healthy. A person who gets a long term disease can drain a company because the law makes the company pay for part of it. Government regulations make it tough for businesses to survive.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    there may or not be any laws pertaining to that; you would need to look at the law codes to verify that, BUT there are no laws stating that an employer must hire someone who has no references

  • Tasm
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    Yes

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