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I am an ex-felon in Kansas City, MO., a dentist for the past

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I am an ex-felon in Kansas City, MO., a dentist for the past 30 years. Convicted of non-filing and non-payment of payroll taxesI was recently approached by a healthcare facility and offerred a contract to work for their facility. Contract was signed and a package was delivered to their credentialing officer. Information in the investigative report made the company resend their offer.I was upfront with the CEO before signing the contract about serving time. I was told as long as you have your dental license you are employable with his company. Any help available to acquire the job.Artis L. Clark, DDS, Class D Felony conviction.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 9 years ago.

The issue is entirely controlled by the contract language. If the contract is for a fixed term and is not conditioned on your never having committed a felony, then the employer is bound and you can sue for lost wages until you find substitute employment.


If the contract is not for a fixed term, or expressly states that it is "at-will," then the employer can rescind or terminate the agreement at any time for any reason or for no reason at all, and there's nothing that you can do about it.



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Customer: replied 9 years ago.

The contract was for a 2 year period to start on or before Oct. 1st 2008.

Your answer makes since it's just a matter of how I was approached and what was verbalized "all you need is your license and I've got a job for you. Your past jail time is not a concern."

Expert:  socrateaser replied 9 years ago.

Based on your facts, it looks as though you may have a case. Get yourself an employment attorney.