What can I do if might be fired for getting due to a wage garnishment?

I have worked for employer for about 12 years. I received a 2nd wage garnishment but my employer did not respond in 10 days, so now they have to appear in court. Since then, I have been called into the office 4 times and given warnings. It appears they are trying to force me to quit or terminate me. I don’t know what to do? I am thinking my job is doing this, so when they appear in court they can say I am no longer employed there. I am at a loss for my rights and anything I can do.

Asked on July 4, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Do you have a union agreement or employment contract that prohibits your firing? Would it constitute any form of legally actionable disctimination? If not, then you can be fired due to a wage garnishment, or for any reason, or for no reason at all. This is known as "at will" employment. Basically, in such a working arrangement, a company can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit. 

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