What can I do if I gave my boss 2 weeks notice but he fired me right away?

I gave my boss 2 weeks notice and I said I can work every Saturday, however he

fired me right away because I already got registered by another company. Can he fire me right away like that?

Asked on May 8, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In an at-will work relationship, a company can set the terms of employment much as it sees fit. Therefore, under the circumstances, you could have been asked to leave the premises immediately. The fact is that giving a 2-week notice is a courtesy on an employee's part but unfortunately an employer need not return such a courtesy. That is unless their action violated the terms an employment contract, union agreement or company policy. Also, the employee's treatment must not have constituted some form of legally actionable discrimination. Further, you are not entitled to pay for the 2 weeks since an employer need only pay an employee for the time that was actually worked even if the employee was willing to stay.

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