Can this employee be fired without legal consequence?

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Can this employee be fired without legal consequence?

I have an employee who has left work friday for lunch and then called in saying that they ate threw it all up and were shakey and sweaty. I then saw this same employee later that night at a concert acting as if nothing had been wrong. I did not have an direct interaction with the employee at the show but did clearly see them there. This same employee has had a problem with attendance in the past with showing up late or just not coming in. The business has not had a strict attendance policy, but on e is going into place this coming week. I would like to know if we have a case for dismissal based on these grounds.

Asked on November 2, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless this employee has an employment contract or union agreemnt, they are an "at will" worker. This means that absent some form of legally actionable discrimination being a factor, they can be terminated 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 this employee has an employment contract or union agreemnt, they are an "at will" worker. This means that absent some form of legally actionable discrimination being a factor, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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