What is the law for confronting a former employer about information on your job?

I recently quit my job without a 2 weeks notice. My sister was also working at the same job. The manager fired her saying that she was winding down and telling guests goodbye, which is inaccurate. Now the employees are informing guests we both quit. I would like to confront my old boss on the matter.

Asked on January 27, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that unless either you or your sister have rights that were guranteed under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement and that were violated, you have no claim here. Most work relationships are "at will" which means that the conditions of employment can be set by an employer much as they see fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that unless either you or your sister have rights that were guranteed under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement and that were violated, you have no claim here. Most work relationships are "at will" which means that the conditions of employment can be set by an employer much as they see fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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