Terralynn King had just started a new job at a nursing home. Her boss had shown her her locker and introduced her to her coworkers. Later that same day they let her go.
“I didn’t even work a whole day,” King said. “It was embarrassing.”
The reason for the layoff was a background check that came back with decades-old charges related to her drinking, said King, who said she has been in recovery for 21 years.
Fulton County hopes to help people like King clear old arrests off the publicly available record, and help them keep the jobs they’ve earned, with an Oct. 1 event to expunge some records. On Thursday, the county will hold a pre-screening to help people see if they are eligible.
To read more about the event, click here.