I terminated an employee based on hearsay

I own a Temporary Staffing Agency in Georgia.
I terminated an employee on 07/31/09, based on outside information that this employee was selling applicant's personal identification information to illegal Hispanics. This employee filed for unemployment benefits and was denied. She has since filed an appeal and a date for the appeal has not yet been set.
I have since learned from the detective in the case, that she has taken a polygraph test and past.
Since the lead detective in the case has dropped the charges against this employee, can I offer her her her job back to avoid paying unemployment benefits and maybe a legal dispute?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 9, 2009 3:30 PM [EST]  |  applies to Georgia

Answers (1)

Neil Klingshirn
I am not aware of any law or public policy that would prohibit an unconditional offer of employment to your former temporary staffer. The offer should end the temp's eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits. You may still be responsible for weeks of unemployment compensation occurring before the offer of re-employment, however.

For specific legal advise, I recommend that you consult with an employment lawyer in Georgia.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Sep 10, 2009 09:58 AM [EST]

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