Can I be fired because co-workers don’t like me?

Asked on November 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

California, like most states, is an at-will employment state.  This means that your employer can terminate you for no-reason, a poor reason, or a good reason.  The only thing they cannot do is terminate you for an illegal purpose like gender discrimination.  So, yes, if your employer is concerned about teamwork in the workplace, then you can be fired just because your co-workers don't like you.


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