Is it legal for an employer to fire an employee for filling unemployment due to lack of not enough hours?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the employee does not have an employment contract, he or she is an employee at will. That means that he or she could be fired at any time, for any reason--or even no reason at all; i.e. just because the employer wants to fire him or her--without prior notice. So yes, the employee could be fired in this case.


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