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Does an employer have to tell its employees if they hire a sex offender?

Atlanta, GA |

I recently found out an employee of mine is a registered sex offender for child molestation. I was appaled. frequently children of other employees come in the office, and the parents are unaware. Do our employers not have to tell us if they hire someone convicted of a sex crime?

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No, no such disclosure is required by law. Why are there young children wandering around unsupervised at a place of business such that a disclosure of the fact would make any difference?

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Not exactly. If they do not and the new hire commits a sex crime against an employee or a relative of an employee, they might be able to be sued. Legally, though, there is no requirement that they do so. Unfortunately, except for unionized workers, or government employees, the rest of us have almost no rights as an employee.

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