Can an employer terminate you for not passing an exam

I was wrongfully terminated from my job because i could not pass a physical therapy test, that i had to take after a fall i had.

Asked on May 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

An "at will" employer can set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit. That is unless this action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. Also, it must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which you did not indicate). Accordingly, if you could not pass the test and/or could not afford to take it again, our company was within its rights to terminate your employer. In fact, an employer can fire a worker for any reason or no reason at all.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

An "at will" employer can set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit. That is unless this action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. Also, it must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which you did not indicate). Accordingly, if you could not pass the test and/or could not afford to take it again, our company was within its rights to terminate your employer. In fact, an employer can fire a worker for any reason or no reason at all.


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