What are my rights about being fired?

I accepted employment with a business. I worked the first day 12 hour shift on training and all was fine, I came in for my second day of training and the trainer took it upon herself to lie and not train me. She contacted the manager throughout the day and 7 hours into the shift the manager called me on the phone and fired me. The manager did not discuss with me the reasons and I was issued a check that day for the 7 hours of work. I left another position to take this one, as it was more pay. Do I have any rights in this situation?

Asked on April 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Did your firing violate company policy or the terms of any applicable union agreement or company policy? Was your treatment due to some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then you have no. claim While unfortunate, your situation does not constitute any kind of legal breach. The fact is that most employment is "at will". This mean that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit or deems appropriate. Accordingly, an employee can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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