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    I got hired at (a) restaurant in March of this year. I wasn't sure I would get hired because they performed background checks and I recently plead guilty to two felonies for fraud in February. They ended up hiring me at the end of March over a month after my case had been closed. I am currently on house arrest serving my time for the felonies I just mentioned. I made my manager aware I was going to be on house arrest just before I started my sentence, and he said it would be fine, and it was fine for the first two months. Recently the regional manager came in who was unaware of my situation, saw my house arrest anklet and wanted to talk to me. He asked me if my crime had to do with fraud and I said yes. The next week I noticed my hours were cut down significantly so I went to talk to my manager to find out why. She said she was waiting to here back from the regional manager because he said something came up on my record. Can they fire me at this point for this, even after they supposedly did background checks before I got hired and nothing new is on my record since.
    Last edited by cbg; 05-21-2010, 11:21 PM.

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    Since your employment is at-will, yes they can. (unless you would have a binding employment contract or CBA to the contrary).
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