I have been working for a university for the past 5 years. Iam also part of our union. In september i was arrested for posession of a controlled substance, but charges were immediatley dropped. My employer recently found out about this because i was in a car accident, they googled my name, and my mugshot from mugshots.com showed up and they terminated me (this is May now). They terminated me because i was arrested. is this legal? Iam signifficantly younger than our average employee (iam 25, and we have about a 45age medium) so i may feel they are using that against me because we have other convicted DUI employees, who are still employed. They somehow got a copy of my arrest record, and used it against me during the termination process. Is any of this legal for them to do?our union president is filing a greivance, and hopefuly it will make it to arbutration.
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