Q: We have an hourly worker who was arrested for molesting an under-age young woman. Can we terminate him for this?
A: As offensive as that situation is, many state laws protect individuals from adverse employment actions (such as terminations) for a simple arrest. Many states protect an employee from termination unless the individual is convicted of the crime for which he or she is accused. Best to check with an attorney or an HR professional before making any decisions as to the fate of the individual.