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I was fired from job, started unemployment, can the new emplyer tell if I lied about work history?

I graduated college, worked for 7 weeks and was fired. I told the company that is hiring me now I was in Europe the whole time. I have recieved one unemployment check. Will this show up and cause them to ask any questions? Its a decent sized company, the finance dept is seperate from the HR and VP that hired me. Should I cancel my unemployment to prevent this even if I dont start working for 2 weeks?

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8 Responses to “I was fired from job, started unemployment, can the new emplyer tell if I lied about work history?”

  1. old codger says:

    Your error in judgment may come back to haunt you. Telling lies to start off is never the way to go. You should tell the truth before a background check breaks your bubble. A credit check may catch you in your lie.

  2. Mark S says:

    Not a good idea to lie to the employer. It is often noted that if one lies from the start they cannot be expected to be honest during employment.

    Yes they can find out if the do a complete background.

  3. BIG-G says:

    the old employer pays a % of your unemployment benefits! but they most likely will not notice!!

  4. Chris C says:

    When you fill out the application and information when you get hired, it explains that the information that you have provided is true and under penalty of law, the company reserves the right to not hire you if it has found out that any of the information you have provided is false, or did you bother reading before you signed your name?

  5. jenk1972 says:

    It doesn’t matter if you cancel the unemployment. In my state (Delaware) they can run a check through the Dept of Labor, that will tell them everywhere you have worked. That you got fired will turn up if your new employer calls the old employer. There isn’t a real way to lie on a application. Everything is verified through computers these days. You will probably be found out and you could be fired (again) for not being honest on your application and interview.

  6. LEO rRr says:

    I’m fairly sure that it could & or might come up!?! Or HAUNT you in the near future !!?!! See: When dealing with a government note of currancy/the {dollar}_ It’s BEST to handle it in the legal ways in`which they can be used !!or`else it can be clssified as some sort of FELONY !!.. SO0o it might be in your best intrset if you could atleast try to give back !?! & or make all things clear in your future handling of the monies !!?!! Now if you get lucky & not be s0o deeply involved in this sort of practice normally then you MIGHT get sOmE slack !?! (IF) it ever came back to bite you !?! Or they(the Gov.) could sew & take everything !! ;-c uh’mm maybe even your last~years drawz !?! ha ha ha uh’mm good luck !!! . `’R'`r,r`r’,.

  7. Barry auh2o says:

    Leave well enough alone, but you had better realize, if your little lie is ever uncovered, your future with your new company may be very short-lived.
    You would have been better off to tell your new employer about your former job and say ” It just didn’t work out.”
    –AND that would have been the truth! If you didn’t last beyond 7 weeks, it obviously did not work out.
    Now you have to worry about the truth being uncovered. What a shame to have this hanging over your head.

  8. yn_tennison says:

    First, understand that when you get hired by an employer it is usually pending the passing of whatever background process they utilize. Depending on the resources they use it is possible that they can find out about both your past job and your drawing unemployment. Canceling your unemployment now will not change this.

    While most employers do not look down on people drawing unemployment benefits (it depends on the trends shown such as working several jobs just long enough to get benefits then finding a reason to leave that job) they will question why you didn’t report your last job. What’s worse is that they may not contact you for details. With most employers having multiple qualified applicants for any given job they don’t need to waste time trying to figure out the truth when they can hire someone else.

    If you get hired then they find out, you’ve given them cause to terminate your employment. Just as important, being fired for lying to your employer constitutes job misconduct and may make you ineligable for future unemployment benefits.

    The truth is always your best option, just remember that you don’t have to volunteer information you aren’t asked about. If you have to talk about your prior employment, be brief, to the point, then move on to another subject.

    P.S. Were you fired or laid-off? It makes a difference. If you were laid-off then by definition you’ve done nothing wrong. If you were fired, you may want to take some time to think of answers you can give future employers about what you are doing to address whatever caused you to be fired. It will look bad for you if you simply talk bad about your last employer and blame the situation completely on that person.

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