Can I get in the legal trouble for taking my own W2 off my bosses desk?

Took my own, sealed W2 off bosses desk, and
he doesnt know that I did. I did not touch
anyone elses W2. Can I get in trouble, legally
for taking it?

Asked on January 11, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have protection under the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, you are an "at will" worker. This means that your company can set the conditions of your employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes when and why to terminate you. In fact, you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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