Can I be fired for a reason I can prove to be false, such as being fired for doing a pre-employment drug screen for another company when I did not drug screen at all?

Asked on July 30, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Delaware


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you do not have a written employment contract limiting the reasons you can be fired, you are an employee at will. An employee at will may be fired at any time, for any reason, even false or incorrect reasons, or even for no reason at all. So proving that the reason was false would not help you unless you have an employment contract; you could still be fired.

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