If I was fired this morning because I didn’t shop at the grocery store that my boss owns, is this legal or can I take him to court over it?

Asked on July 17, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It is, sadly and unfortunately, perfectly legal. That is because unless you had a written employment contract, you were an "employee at will"; and an employee at will may be fired at any time, for literally any reason--including not shopping at your boss's grocery store. Without a contract, you have no right to employee.

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