Can your employer demoted you after getting DUI?

Asked on January 20, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia

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Under the laws of all states in this country one's employment is terminable at the will of the employer. Meaning, the employer can terminate the employee for any legitimate business reason so long as there is no discrimination based upon a protected area of the law such as gender, religion, ethnicity and the like.

As such, if an employee receives a DUI and the charge has some direct or indirect impact upon the employee's ability to do the job or even arrive for work, the employer can legally demote the employee as a result.


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