It’s a question more employers find themselves asking: “What should I do if one of my employees gets arrested?”
Acting on instinct can lead employers in the wrong direction when it comes to arrested employees. Employers need to consult legal counsel and consider all available options before making any decision on the worker’s job status. Also, it’s important that employers be aware of their employees’ rights and act in accordance with those rights. Making the wrong decision may result in a costly lawsuit. In this week’s episode HR expert, Jenni Stone shares the criteria that should be considered before suspending or discharging an employee based upon an arrest.
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