Do I have a case if I was denied a city job because I was wrongfully terminated of my previous job of theft?

Asked 11 months ago - New York, NY

I was falsely accused of theft from a previous employer which I was arrested but as I always knew not only was my case dismissed because I didn't do anything wrong, I also won a civil judgment against the city for false arrest and malicious prosecution. Can they hold this against me because of the maliciousness of what a previous employer did to me ?

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Eric Sanders

    Contributor Level 13

    1

    Lawyer agrees

    1

    Best Answer
    chosen by asker

    Answered . No, it should have no bearing on a hiring decision.

    Answers to questions posted on the AVVO website as well as content contained on The Sanders Firm, P.C., website is... more
  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

    Contributor Level 20

    2

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . Repost in employment law


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
    516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
    Jlopiccolo@hbclaw.net

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  3. Stephen Charles Cooper

    Pro

    Contributor Level 18

    2

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . This is not a criminal law question, but understand that a dismissal, or even a finding of not guilty, is not the same thing as a finding of innocence. OJ was found not guilty but liable in the civil case. It would be my guess that you were denied a city job because you sued the city, not because of your being accused of theft. Speak to a labor lawyer or the lawyer who handled your suit against the city.

  4. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . How do you know the reason you were denied?

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 17 years. I was... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

23,764 answers this week

2,735 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

23,764 answers this week

2,735 attorneys answering