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can someone be fired from a job for going to jail?
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can someone be fired from a job for going to jail?

correction: can someone be fired from a job for missing a day becuz they were in jail?


2009-07-23 22:57:56 +0000
Some states are an employer at will state. That means they can fire you for any reason. But in reality, any company can do that anyway.

2009-07-23 22:53:25 +0000
Fraid so. If you are in a union, you might not. Otherwise, fraid so.

2009-07-23 22:53:16 +0000

2009-07-23 22:53:51 +0000
They were committed to their job before they were committed to the wrong they did to wind up in jail.

2009-07-23 22:54:00 +0000
It depends on the local labor laws. But mostly yes. In fact they can fire you for whatever reason they like.

2009-07-23 22:52:50 +0000

2009-07-23 22:52:54 +0000
Well, you can't perform your duties, so...

2009-07-23 22:53:19 +0000

2009-07-23 22:58:33 +0000
if you are arrested and found guilty most companies have to let you go weather you go to jail or not. so yes

2009-07-23 22:55:08 +0000
Legally you can be fired for any reason beside race, religion, creed, or gender. So unless you were in jail for one of those reasons, you can be fired for being in jail.

2009-07-23 22:52:37 +0000

2009-07-23 22:53:56 +0000
yes, term is moral terpitude

2009-07-23 22:56:01 +0000
It's not your employer's fault you were incarcerated.

2009-07-23 22:54:32 +0000
Yes. In fact chances are your state is an "At Will" employment state, which means you can be fired for almost any reason other than discrimination.

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