I recently resigned from the sheriffs office after an internal investigation for "associating with criminals" because I let my daughter play with another woman's daughter and I had no idea she had a criminal background, however her cousin had a criminal history and knew me from when she was in jail. I did not associate with the cousin, only in passing. The captain of the sheriffs office stated it would be wise to resign because I would likely lose my standards.. She stated this after my initial interview
. I was so worried about my standards and this is why I resigned. Never did I knowingly associate with a criminal.. And as for the captain, she and I had issues in the past to include her attempting to have me Baker Acted so the SO could terminate me then. However, that didn't work because the doctors said it was bogus and they had no grounds. After my resignation, she told my boyfriend's (who is also a deputy) captain about me and his supervisors informed him not to be around me or to bring me to sheriffs office functions. I was never told I could not attend sheriffs office functions and I left in good standing.
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I sent in a rebuttal to my investigation but they are not giving it to agencies I've applied to. I can't seem to get hired anywhere because of this..
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Florida. And no, because our SO doesn't have a union
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I have no other disciplinary actions
in my file. I was with the SO for 6 years.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.