Can I be fired without reason?

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Can I be fired without reason?

I worked for an outsourced janitorial company for 6 months at a high school. I was the day lead custodian up until this week. As I was driving home from work I got a call from my human resources department telling me not to come back to work and that I was under investigation. A co-worker told me that my manager has been telling them that I am no longer a part of the company. I called the human resources department to inquire further and she said that the case was moved to her supervisor, she transferred me to him and he did not answer, I left a message and have received nothing back. I still have no details as to what this case pertains to and personally feel as though they are using me as a scape goat. Do I have any legal rights in this situation?

Asked on October 14, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Does this action violate any existing union agreement or employment contract that you may have? Does it constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then your termination is legal. What many people don't realize is that most employment is "at will", which means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes who to fire, when and why. In fact, a worker can be discharged for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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