Can I be terminated for using a curse word in anger to discribe a chain lock stupidly removed by another employee?

Asked on July 24, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually you can be fired for this reason. In fact you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. This is true so long as your dischareg does not violate comapany policy, a union agreement, employment contract or the like. If not, then you are an "at will" employee and as such your employer can set the terms and conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (as long as no actionable discrimination is involved).

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