If I recently got fired without a warning but every one else got a warning except me, what can I do?

Asked on August 6, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, not to much. The fact is that not all employees need be treated the same. Therefore, unless your treatment was based on your race, religion, nationality, gender, disability, age or secual orientation, you have no discrimination claim.

As for your not being given a warning regarding your termination, the fact is that an employer can typically set the terms and conditions of the workplace as it sees fit. This includes when and how to terminate a person's employment; therefore an employee can be terminated with or without notice. So unless you had an employment contract, union agreement, etc. that gave you protection under the circumstances, your employer violated no law.

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, not to much. The fact is that not all employees need be treated the same. Therefore, unless your treatment was based on your race, religion, nationality, gender, disability, age or secual orientation, you have no discrimination claim.

As for your not being given a warning regarding your termination, the fact is that an employer can typically set the terms and conditions of the workplace as it sees fit. This includes when and how to terminate a person's employment; therefore an employee can be terminated with or without notice. So unless you had an employment contract, union agreement, etc. that gave you protection under the circumstances, your employer violated no law.


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