Can I be fired based on rumors with no evidence that any thing occurred?

I was put on suspension until further notice due to a rumor someone had started at my work place. It is untrue. There is no proof that anything had happened, and it was said to occurred three months ago and it is just coming up now.

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  At will employees like yourself can be fired for good bad or no reason at all.  Whether rumors or not make you look bad, you are subject to being fired.  Employers will try to do some due dilligence and make sure they investigagte so they are not sued for publicizing a false reason for terminating an employee.  However, please note that you do not have to have a reason to fire an at will employee.


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