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post #1 of Old 01-01-2014, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question for 2014

I am interviewing candidates for several positions cleaning bars/restaurants and one of my candidates mentioned they have been "sober" for 21 years...

In my mind I was like "okayyyyy". This person has cleaning experience and at one point had a contractor's license.

I like to give everyone a fair shot but my business partner does not like the idea of putting a recovering/recovered alcoholic in a bar where he/she will be around alcohol and in an unsupervised role.

What are you all thoughts on this?

Is this a high risk proposition? I still have to do a background check on this individual and would hate to prejudge or devalue the experience they could bring to the job.
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post #2 of Old 01-01-2014, 07:20 PM
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Thats a tough call.

On one hand sober may not have anything to do with alcohol. He might have had other problems. He has been clean for a long time though and I'm sure he's been around alcohol in all that time.

On the other hand could there be a potential of a law suit since he told you he had a problem and then you sent him into the bar. Americans with Disabilities Act could come into play. If its legal you might want to have a waiver of some sort drawn up. I would talk to a lawyer if you think that he is the best candidate and you plan on hiring.
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post #3 of Old 01-02-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. There were some other things he/she mentioned recently about his/her past that makes it harder for me to consider him/her for some of these positions.
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