Legal Question in Legal Ethics in Missouri

Can you suspend an employee if you find out from public record that they have been charged for a felony. The position they hold involves being in contact with other's personal belongings.

Asked on 9/12/13, 11:16 am

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Anthony Smith LawSmith
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Missouri is an at will employment state. Neither the employee or employer are required to continue the employment relationship. So, unless they are doing it fir s prohibited reason (race, age, gender. Etc.) an employer can suspend an employees work, under the facts you described.

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9/12/13, 11:39 am

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