Hey, this rumor sounds fishy unless the felon is related to the owners of the company!
Do you know why the HR Director was fired?
Ask to run a background check (if permission is required... I'm not sure what the laws are). It's the only logical way I can think of to clear up this rumor. Any felon can lie and say, "Jail? What's that? Jaayyyy-yaaallll. Nope. Never heard of it."
Then again, if he's related to upper management, then rumors are bound to be spread. Not to mention the "He's going to be favored over us all!" fear.
The fired HR director did run a background check & told management of this guy's past. The president decided to hire him - as company administrator - anyway. Then, not too long after he started, we realized that he wasn't coming to work. We were told "family problems". It was about 3 weeks later that the news broke that he was in jail. (We verified this at the local county sheriff's website.) The president still insisted that this felon come back after his release from jail. Not as the administrator, but as the president's "personal assistant". Most of us are of the opinion that this guy had something to do with the HR director's firing. (We heard that at a previous job, he was in charge of payroll & that there were some inconsistancies. After an internal investigation, he was told to leave immediately. No severance pay, no unemployment, etc. If he did not agree to these terms, then they would file charges. This job was after his felony conviction, but prior to his being hired at our company.) How can this guy keep getting these jobs? Now it appears that he is working his way back to a management position - administrator & HR!!!. And, by the way, no one in our company is related to this guy.
A lot of con artists are really good salespeople.
Sounds like he has your CEO snookered.
I couldn't help but chuckle.
TXHRGuy... you don't think a side discussion with the CEO would help any, do you? "Everyone's really uncomfortable with this situation." Or something of the like.
He was charged with failure to file (?#) consecutive months of sales tax returns & attempt to evade sales tax. Prior to those charges, he was also charged with some type of illegal interstate commerce valued over $10,000. As mentioned in an earlier reply, he was also let go from a company (after the felonies) due to discrepancies in payroll records but no charges were filed by that company.
This is incredible and frightening. I hope it all works out for you. I'm new to this site and mostly reading. The information provided here is invaluable.
This is incredible and frightening. I hope it all works out for you. I'm new to this site and mostly reading. The information provided here is invaluable.[/quote]
Welcome! There are some really good heads in here. They have helped me a lot. I'm just glad they tolerate me! [:P]
I agree this is frightening. I would be looking unless I have missed something extraordinary that the managements knows that I didn't. I don't know what that could be unless it is an elaborate ruse to get people to leave and not have to pay unemployment fees. 'Course that is just my cynical mind speaking.