I recently applied at a company here in Houston, Texas. Interviewed, was given an offer, and accepted it. I was asked to start working immediately so I did. I filled out all employment forms including a form giving permission to a background check. The only question about any criminal charges was "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" to which I answered no. I am currently going to court to fight a felony charge and a misdeameanor which showed up on the background check as "pending". After having been working there for a month I was asked to explain these charges which I did. I was then told that because those charges showed on my background check, regardless if they were pending or not, I could no longer work there. My question is . . . Is this legal??