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Are former offenders more likely to be fired for misconduct? - Labor and Employment Law News

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Posted on: Dec 22, 2016

Workers with criminal records in low-skilled, white-collar jobs are generally no more likely to be fired than other employees, with one exception, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern University.

Among the employees in the study who were fired, those with a criminal record were slightly more likely to be fired for misconduct—if they were in sales positions. The study is available at SSRN.

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