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how legal is a waiver
to what extent is a waiver legal. In law enforcement they have you sign a waiver. My husband was laid off not given a reason, but everytime he tries to apply to a different law enforcement unit, as soon as they speak to the one he was laid off from they deny him employement. He is an honest man and tells me he never did anything to loose his job. no knowing what is being said, is killing me, since he has been trying to apply in units and gets denied. what is our recourse
Asked on May 13, 2009 under Personal Injury, California
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 14 years ago | Contributor
Your husband's situation is difficult, because employment in law enforcement is a very sensitive subject where quite a few of the ordinary rules don't apply. And it is hard to give you any definite information, without knowing more about what led to his original layoff. If he wants a more definite review of his rights, he should talk to an attorney in your area who is experienced in public employment law. One place to look for a qualified lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com
Sometimes, in law enforcement, just the suspicion of wrongdoing can end a person's career. Even in ordinary civilian employment, most states' law gives you no recourse against a former employer who gives an unfavorable recommendation, as long as what is said is not knowingly and wilfully false.
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