Employees Charged With A Crime: What Is An Employer To Do?

Law360, New York (October 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As an employer, what should you do if one of your employees is arrested and charged with a crime? If released on bail pending a criminal trial, the employee may pose a significant safety risk to your customers and other employees, not to mention a potential public relations nightmare. Depending on the nature of the crime, you may also have serious doubts about the employee’s ability to perform his job. Yet if later acquitted, the employee may sue, seeking damages and/or reinstatement. Is it legal to...
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