i was caonvicted of diordely conduct instead of petty larceny can i be terminated based on the orginal charge?

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i was caonvicted of diordely conduct instead of petty larceny can i be terminated based on the orginal charge?

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, New York

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J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practicein this area of the law.  Employees at will may be terminated for good bad or no reason at all.  if your employer wants to fire you for whatever reason, short of violating a public policy or discriminating, he can.  In other words, regardless of whether or not you were convicted of larceny or disorderly conduct, the fact that you were arrested and convicted of some charge is sufficient reason for the employer to not want you working there.  I know its not what you want to hear, and I am sorry.

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practicein this area of the law.  Employees at will may be terminated for good bad or no reason at all.  if your employer wants to fire you for whatever reason, short of violating a public policy or discriminating, he can.  In other words, regardless of whether or not you were convicted of larceny or disorderly conduct, the fact that you were arrested and convicted of some charge is sufficient reason for the employer to not want you working there.  I know its not what you want to hear, and I am sorry.


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