Is it discriminatory to fire only one person when there was more involved in the incident ‘ll

I became I’ll then Rumors surfaced
that we had smoked weed. I was the
only one fired other guys were
treated as if nothing happened .

Asked on September 27, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Was your treatment caused by some form of legally actionable discrimnation (i.e. due to your race, religion, disability, age, etc.)? Was your employer's action prohibited by the tems of a union agreement or employment contract? If not, then as an "at will" worker, your company was entitled to set the conditions of the workplace much as it saw fit. The fact is that an employee can be discharged for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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