American Fork, UT asked in Employment Law for Utah

Q: is it grounds for termination if you say no on convictions ? with app if employer doesnt require background check

im on probation i got hired and did everythng drug screening driving record they didnt require background check so i marked no on the convictions part of application. my probation officer called to verify employment then employer re looked at application and seen i marked no and fired me the district manager i asked to talk with him and he told hr that i basically lied on that so what else whould i lie about

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2 Lawyer Answers

A: If you have been convicted of a crime, and you indicated on your job application that you have not been convicted of a crime, then your employer can terminate your employment for providing false information on your application.

Michael C. Smith
Michael C. Smith

A: I'm afraid that you can be fired for lying on a job application, even if you didn't think they would check it out. I know it makes it harder to get a job if you tell the truth, but employers have a right to know your criminal history.

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