I was fired for safey concerns because my soon to be ex husband was possibly vandalizing the office and nothing to do with me personally. Legal?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area of the law.  At will employees can be fired for good bad or no reason at all.  If your employer believes that you are involved or have some reason to believe you are involved, no matter how far fetched, he is permitted to terminate you.  He does not even need a reason.  There does not seem to be any protected public policy that is being violated here that would rise to a wrongful discharge.  As such, there is nothing you can really do.

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area of the law.  At will employees can be fired for good bad or no reason at all.  If your employer believes that you are involved or have some reason to believe you are involved, no matter how far fetched, he is permitted to terminate you.  He does not even need a reason.  There does not seem to be any protected public policy that is being violated here that would rise to a wrongful discharge.  As such, there is nothing you can really do.


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