If my manager is stating that he is firing me because I was running appointments with a suspended license but I wasn’t aware it was suspended, do I have any legal recourse?

I was not aware of the suspension since I did not receive any notices regarding such suspension I came to find out that when my uncle moved he switch my address to his address by mistake. is there any legal action I can take here to keep my job?

Asked on July 28, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unforunately there probably isn't any real action that you can take in this situation. The fact is that for the most part, an employer can fire an employee for this reason, any reason or no reason at all. Most employment relationships are what is known as "at will". This means that an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit. So unless your termnation violates an employment contract, union agreement, company policy, etc. or is constitutes some form of actionable discrimination, your employer was within its legal rights.


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