USA/PA/HR? - Neglected to Disclose Disorderly Conduct Charge - Already Accepted Job Offer
Thread DetailsLast Edited by ShwaggyDoo February 19, 2016 at 09:06 AM
Now, I've never disclosed this on any of my past job applications, I've been hired at least 5 different times since 21, I'm now 29. I've been in no trouble since then. The reason I never disclosed it was because since getting that, I've always been under the information that my disorderly conduct was not a misdemeanor or a felony so it's like a traffic ticket and not something to worry about.
I've received an offer for BNY Mellon and I'm doing a fingerprint (aka FBI) background check and I've been told from a friend in the banking industry that I should be worried about that disorderly conduct I didn't disclose. So, my instinct is to call the HR person and explain my error and hope it's understandable, but from online research I've heard that once I've accepted the offer I can't "modify" my application and therefore I can't properly disclose the disorderly conduct.
Any thoughts on this situation? I have called my HR contact that I was working with and left a vague voicemail but at this point I'm wondering if bringing it up now will just be me firing myself. Again, every other job application I've never disclosed that Disorderly Conduct and I've never had any questions about it at all. I have looked at my record on the PA Magisterial website and my case is listed there.