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Tread Carefully When an Employee Gets Arrested Outside of Work

August 4, 2022


When an employee is arrested outside of work hours, it’s never welcome news, but there are some key do’s and don’ts for HR professionals to keep in mind. It’s not easy to find a balance between protecting the rights of a worker who has been arrested and protecting your business and the rest of your employees.

Employers and HR professionals need to understand how federal and state laws treat the difference between arrests and convictions. In some cases, using an individual’s arrest record in making employment decisions could violate the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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