Can I be fired even if I told the company of a felony conviction on my application?
I was hired for a job as a assistant, hourly employee. On my application and when I was hired, I discussed and informed my manager that I have a Felony Conviction. Since then, I have been promoted to a management position, where I work in an area direclty related to my prior conviction. Although I have completly changed my life around, can they fire me at any point for having a conviction? Or since I already discussed this with them, am I safe?
Asked By: guyinmpls - 1/4/2008
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Since you disclosed it, you should be safe... More
Answered By: Daniel J - 1/4/2008
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As you have already inform them about your Felony conviction and they have promoted you to management position. There is no chance of firing but make sure you do your duty with the best of your ability and always be open mind and don't get nerves of the past think about the future and present . Hope for the best.
Answered By: I.M.J - 1/4/2008
Yes as long as you where up front with them and they know about it then you are ok. If it is longer then 10 years most employers will over see it. But if you are a hard worker then the Felony is over seen.
Answered By: Ladine K - 1/4/2008
It's hard to say for certain, but I believe PA is an at-will locale, meaning the employer may terminate for any reason at any time. In fairness though you have done the appropriate thing, by being honest and upfront about your conviction. The only issue I can possibly fathom would be if you work for an insurer or... More
Answered By: Jay D - 1/4/2008
As above, you're 100% safe. You mentioned it in your original application and as you haven't lied at all, there is nothing they can do. They can, however, approach you about it if they wish but as for being fired, this shouldn't happen. Congratulations on your promotion, by the way!
Answered By: TCVS - 1/5/2008
all good answers , but keep in mind that in PA you can be terminated for any reason
Answered By: rwa000 - 1/5/2008
If you live in an employment at will state, which you almost surely do if you're in the US, then you can be fired at any time, for pretty much any reason or for no reason. But why are you worried? It sounds like your company doesn't have a problem with your prior offense and realizes you've changed. They've not only... More
Answered By: Judy - 1/5/2008
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