Disclaimer. TKDTutor is not a lawyer and this article is not to be construed as legal advice.
What does a martial art school owner do when an employee or student is suspected of breaking, or breaks, school policy, rules, or regulations, or the law? With a record number of people now in jail and crackdowns underway nationwide against drugs, drunk driving, etc., more school owners than ever are finding themselves having to answer this question. If school owners act purely on instinct without consulting legal counsel, they may be putting their schools, and themselves, in jeopardy.
The media have made the presumption of innocence seem to be some right, but it is not. It a term used in the courts when a person is tried for a crime. If the police and prosecutors presumed everyone innocent, they would never have a suspect. As an employer, you may presume guilt; however, how you act upon the presumption is what may cause you problems.
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