Can I be fired from a temp job if I have a misdemeanor conviction but disclosed that fact to my employer up front?

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Can I be fired from a temp job if I have a misdemeanor conviction but disclosed that fact to my employer up front?

I told them up front that I had a misdemeanor and they said it’s not a big deal so I could still work. However, on day 4, I got a call from the temp service informing me that I could no longer work where I was due to the misdemeanor. How is that legal when I didn’t lie about any of it?

Asked on December 14, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a written employment contract which limits or restricts how, when, or why you could be terminated, you are an "employee at will." An employee at will may be terminated at any time, for any reasons whatsoever, including for things which had previously been disclosed. An employee at will, to put it bluntly, has no rights to his/her job and the employer an take it away at any time.


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