Will I Lose My Job From a DWI?
Buffalo DWI Attorney Discusses Losing Your Job
As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am often asked if one will lose their job because of a DWI. The answer to that is it’s very tricky. Depending on where you work or what your employer’s policies are, you very well could lose your license. I have had clients in the past who have worked for pharmaceutical companies, or trucking companies, or taxi companies who absolutely require a clean license. They require that their employees have a clean license so their liability rates and insurance rates do not go up. However, on the flip side, if you work for an employer that does not require a license, the odds are that you would probably keep your job.
I always encourage my clients to look at their employee handbook, or if they hire me, I contact the employer on their behalf, which is also tricky because most individuals do not want their employer to know. If you’re held to a different standard such as a New York State schoolteacher, a police offer, or an attorney, certain ethical mandates require that you notify your employer. It’s a very tricky situation.
Are you afraid that you will lose your job as a result of a DWI? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney John Dudziak.