can an employer terminate my employment without a real reason?

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can an employer terminate my employment without a real reason?

My manager called me yesterday and said the owner of the restaurant told her I was done working there because of complaints. I was never informed that anyone had complained about me and I receive good tips. My manager said she didn’t understand bc she hadn’t gotten any complaints.

Asked on February 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, West Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Did your termination violate the terms of an employment contract or union agreement? Did it constitute some form of actionable discrimination? If not, then as an "at will" employee, your employer could fire you for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. For the most part, employers can set the conditons of the workplace much as it sees fit; this includes who to fire, when and why.


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