Peoria, AZ asked in Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona

Q: My husband was fired due to him having an 11yr old felony he reported when he was hired two weeks ago, is this legal?

Is this an unfair dismissal being that he was already working for two weeks? He was approached by his supervisor of two weeks who told him the company does not hire people with his type of charge. Which was a sexual offense. The company he was working at was a metal crafting company

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Unfortunately, there is no law that prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire individuals based on prior criminal convictions. However, if you believe your husband was targeted for termination for a different reason unrelated to his past convictions, then you should contact an Arizona employment attorney to discuss this. Unlawful reasons for termination include termination based on race, sex, age (40+), religion, or disability.

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