Indeed, the nation’s economy suggests that the job market is poised to improve in 2018, having a good job is better than hunting for one. However, the job market can still tenuous for those who work minimum wage jobs. When employees are on this end of the spectrum, they tend to worry more about keeping their jobs.
With that said, employers should not be surprised to learn if employees will keep mum about criminal accusations against them; especially if they have to deal with criminal sexual conduct. After all, sex crimes hold a special place of infamy in our society, and people tend to want to distance themselves from those accused of such crimes. It is almost as if people accused of sex crimes have to prove themselves innocent instead of the government proving them guilty.
Nevertheless, an employer may have specific policies in an employee handbook that requires an employee to promptly disclose whether they have been charged with a crime.
With that, those accused of a sex crime should have experienced legal counsel at their side throughout the proceedings. This is especially important during the investigative process (before being formally charged) because the constitutional rights that are created when someone is arrested may not manifest themselves yet. At the same time, an accused may unknowingly provide authorities with information they may not otherwise obtain that could lead to arrest…and the loss of their job, even before they have a chance to prove their innocence.
The preceding is not legal advice. Specific questions should be directed to an experienced criminal defense attorney.