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Employer unknowningly hired a registered pedophile...what recourse to terminate employment?

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Was the employee required to tell that he is registered pedophile?

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If the employment application required the disclosure of a felony conviction and the employee failed to disclose such a conviction then the employer has cause to terminate for omission of a material fact on an employment application. If there is a rational relationship between the work that the convicted person was hired for and his/her underlying past criminal conviction then the employer has a reason to deny employment (e.g. being a registered pedophile would exclude employment in an elementary school).

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