If an employee googled my name and found my arrest record which was never asked for by employer, can it now cost me my job?

When I got hired they never asked about criminal history and I never said anything.

Asked on February 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, unless you have a written employment contract, you are an "employee at will." An employee at will may be terminated at any time, for any reason whatsoever, including an employer belatedly finding an arrest record, since the law does not prohibit terminating (or refusing to hire) people for this reason.

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