wrongful termination

I was released from my job due to my position being eliminated. Only to find out
that my position has since been filled. Is that legal and if not do I have a
case. Thank you

Asked on September 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Did your treatment constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. was it based on your age (over 40), disability, race, religion, etc.)? Did you have a union agreement or employment contract that prohibited this action? If not, then you former company had the right to set the conditions of your employment (or continued employment) much as it saw fit. This is known as "at will" work.  

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