Is it legal if my position was eliminated at my company and I was let go but now, a few months later, I see my company hiring a very similar position?

Asked on October 30, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

An employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes who to hire and fire, why and when. In fact, an employee may be terminated for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. So unless your former employer's action violated the terms of a union agreement, emloyment contract or company policy, it was perfectly permissable. Also, your treatement cannot have been due to any form of actionable discrimination or retaliation.

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