Can I be fired due to an erroneous drug report?


Asked on April 22, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, if you did not have a written employment agreement for a defined or definite terms, such as a one-year contract, you were an employee at will. An employee at will may, as the term implies, be fired at any time, for any reason--including an erroneous drug report or acting "intoxicated" even when not intoxicated. An employee at will has no rights in or to his or her job and therefore has no cause of action (no legal claim) if fired.

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