every employee was invited to christmas dinner and get bonus but me

before Christmas everybody got invited to a dinner in a local restaurant and get
bonus each of them.in my case i never got invited or bonus.week after i call hr
to ask how many sick time i have with no response from hr day after i have to
take a day off or sick time off the very same day the call me to tell me that
the want to let me go firedthis is not because my performance or any other
issues unless that i know.
thank you

Asked on December 24, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless the circumstances of your termination violated the terms of an employment or union contract, you have no claim here unless you feel that your treatment was due to some form of legally actionable discrimnation (i.e. due to your race, religion, gender, nationality, disability, age, etc.). Otherwise, your former employer was free to set the conditions of your employment as is saw fit. In fact, a company can terminate a worker for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Further, a Christmas bonus is not legally mandated which means that a company can choose to pay on or not and specifically who is eligible to receive one if it is paid.

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