Can I get suspended without a reason?

I was suspended from work for 2 days.
I received a text from my supervisor
that I was suspended for 2 days it was
my day off I didn’t know why I was
suspended. I replied and asked why I
was suspended and he has not given
me a reason why. Is this legal? I have
been looking for a new job and I
scheduled an interview on my day off
for another job and I think my
supervisor found out through a co
worker when I received his text about
being suspended.

Asked on March 9, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless you have protection under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no rights here. The fact is that absent some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. is based on race, religion, disability, gender, nationality age, etc.), a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This is known as "at will" work. Accordingly, an employee can be disciplined (up to and including termination) for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless you have protection under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no rights here. The fact is that absent some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. is based on race, religion, disability, gender, nationality age, etc.), a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This is known as "at will" work. Accordingly, an employee can be disciplined (up to and including termination) for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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