If I left work but did not give a clear answer as to why I was leaving, can they fire me?

I told my boss I was leaving for the day feeling sick and he knows it is maybe cause he cut my commission. Can he have legal recourse on me? I did actually get his bosses permission to leave and he was fine with that. My boss asked if I was leaving due to what happened with the commission issue. I told him yes and no and I was driving and didn’t want to talk but we would talk few days later when I went back to work. He said there is no such answer it is only

Asked on May 4, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Do you have an employment contract, union agreement or even company policy that prohibits such an action under the circumstances? Would this treatment constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then as an "at will" employee, you can be fired for this reason, any reason or no reason at all - with or without notice.

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