If I have an employee who has outstanding warrants and I allow him to continue workingand not report it. what are the consequences for me?

UPDATED: Aug 31, 2011

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If I have an employee who has outstanding warrants and I allow him to continue workingand not report it. what are the consequences for me?

Per the DA’s office the employee has 3 outstanding warrants. He works for me and drives my vehicle on and off the job. He is currently also have court ordered child support removed from him check. I don’t want to get into his business, but I also do not want to be in a bad situation myself.

Asked on August 31, 2011 California


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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

My concern is why would you want an employee working for you that has outstanding warrants for his or her arrest? It is one thing for an employee to get into a situation once, but three times is excessive and there may be other incidents as well that you do not know of.

There really are no legal consequences for you to keep allowing this employee to work for you from a criminal standpoint. however, depending upon what the warrants are for and assuming something happens with this employee while he is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment with you, you could end up in a civil lawsuit.

I suggest that you contact law enforcement anonymously as to where this employee is and make reference as to the outstanding arrest warrants issued as to him or her.

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