Is it legal for my job to fire me or lay me off because of an exsiting charge on my record? 2 Answers as of July 18, 2011

Just wanted to know if it was legal for my job to fire me or lay me off because of an exsiting charge on my record that they knew about when I was hired and have known about for the past 7yrs. They are know telling me because I have two misdomenors on my record that I'm a high risk but my first charge was almost 13yrs old and the second one is 5yrs old and they know about both.

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Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
Contact the federal EEOC for a response or your State's fair employment agency.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 7/18/2011
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
CA is an at-will employment state. This means they can fire you for any reason or no reason, just not an illegal discriminatory reason. Terminating you because of your record that they knew about is not an illegal discriminatory reason. You should file for unemployment and look for a new job.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/16/2011
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