Can you be terminated due to the actions of your spouse?

My spouse posted a comment on Facebook and although my job performance was meeting or exceeding expectations. I was then let go without cause. However, a corrective action plan is the standard process. I would also like to know what falls under spousal discrimination?

Asked on October 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New Mexico


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had a union agreement or employment contract, you were an "at will" worker. Accordingly, you could have been terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Bottom line, a company cas set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).

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