Canan employerget involved and terminate a person for off the clock activities?

Off the clock a co-worker gave another co-worker some marijuana.

Asked on March 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Do you have an employment contract, including a union agreement, which limits the grounds for termination. If you do, then that agreement is enforceable, and you may only be fired in accordance with it.

However, otherwise, an employer may terminate an employee for any reason, including off-the-clock criminal activities.

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