Is my employer required to take all reasonable steps to correct an issue before firing me?

A harassment complaint was brought against me at work and I was fired. The CEO called me back a few days later to say that I was unhireable and that this was not the first complaint levied against me. I only know of the one complaint.

Asked on April 7, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination breached the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes how and why to discharge an employee. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a worker can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination breached the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes how and why to discharge an employee. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a worker can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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