Parkville, MD asked in Employment Law for Maryland

Q: I worked for baltimore county public schools as a bus driver. I was fired due to a PBJ conviction.

stemming from a hit and run. Was this termination legal ?

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Since you drive a school bus, you must have a CDL. A probation before judgment is not a conviction, but a probation before judgment for a hit and run can possibly affect your CDL. I am not an employment lawyer, but a probation before judgment for a hit and run can probably be considered by an employer in deciding to terminate you. Most employees are employees at will and can be fired for any reason so long as it does not violate the Constitution, a statute, or a contract.

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