my manager is trying to fire me and there is no evidence that i did anything wrong, can i build a case?

Asked on June 28, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area of the law.  At will employees can be fired for good bad or no reason at all.  This means that the manager doesnt really need a reason to fire you.  rther the manager is looking for some legitimate reason to fire you so that you cannot say you were fired wrongfully (i.e. discrimination).  I suggest that you look for a new job as this may be inevitable.  However, you should do your best to document the reasons for why your manager is upset with you or what he claims you are doing wrong.  perhaps get him to commit to something in writing as what you need to do to improve or ask him to give you some written direction as to what you need to improve on.  this way, you will know the basis or the discharge and can challege it if it is worthy of a lawsuit.


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