Can an SCA employee be terminated without being provided a reason?

I’m an SCA employee that was recently terminated, but no reason was provided. Is the
government contract company I worked for legally required to provide a reason for
termination?

Asked on June 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had an employment contract or union agreement that provided otherwise, you could have been terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Also, no form of legally actionble discrimination must have been the reason for your dismissal.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had a written employment agreement (or union or collective bargaining agreement) limiting why or how you could be terminated or providing that you must be told the reason, you could be termianted without explanation for any reason whatsoever. Only contracts convey rights against discipline and/or termination or potentially ensure some right to notice, explanation, or "due process."


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