Question about clearance, termination from previous job

Hi all,

I’m currently in the process of a job offer that requires a secret security clearance. In September 2022 I was terminated from my previous job because my wife got a job with a direct competitor. I had discussed my wife’s new position with a co-worker who then told management. When HR confronted me about it, I was honest and answered every question honestly. I was terminated due to conflict of interest with a severance package (a long with a job recruiter).

Will this be an issue in getting a security clearance?

No, it is not a termination for cause and is a minor speed bump unless the company recorded a different reason.

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