Am I able to persue legal action if I was fired without notice?

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Am I able to persue legal action if I was fired without notice?

I was employed but was taken off the schedule and terminated without any notice. All the while

I was trying to transfer and relocate to another location. I spoke with managers and regional managers and was told a transfer was in place and that I’d be able to move from one location to the next, however they gave me the runaround and then I dug deeper only to find out that I was terminated. Again, no one from retail shared this information when I spoke with them during my entire time trying to transfer.

Asked on February 5, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If this violated a still-in-effect (unexpired) written employment (or union or collective bargaining) contract for a definite term (e.g. a one-year, five-year, etc. contract), you can sue for breach of contract. But without a written employment contract, you were an employee at will and an employee at will may be terminated at any time, for any reason whatsoever, without any notice and without explanation. An employee at will has essentially no rights to his/her job.


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