Is it legal if I was fired due to a rumor that I cheated on my drug test?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, yes this legal. In fact you can be fired for this alleged reason, any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. In an "at will" employment arrangement an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit.
The above holds tue unless you are afforded protection from this action via the terms of an employment contract, union agreement, company policy, etc. Also, your treatment must not constitute some form of actionable discrimination or retaliation.

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