Can my employer fire me because I handled a credit card purchase that turned out to be fraudulent?

I followed all required identity verification procedures.

Asked on October 12, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be fired for this. In fact if you are an "at will" employee and most of us are, you can be fired for any reasonn or no reason at all, with or without notice. The exception to this would be if you have protection under company policy, an employment contract or a union or collective bargaining agreement. Also, your treatment cannot be the result of legally actionable discrimination or retaliation.


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