Can an employer terminate your position because of an arrest for dui in Nevada

I drive a company car but was on bereavement

Asked on June 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

An employee can be fired for this reason, any reason, or no reason at all. This is known as "at will" employment. However, since you drive a company vehicle that may be even more reason for your dismissal under the circumstances. The following is true unless this action violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. Also, such treatment must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which it does not appear to). Bottom line, an employer can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit.

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