is it legal to only fire 1 person of the location is said to be shut down

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is it legal to only fire 1 person of the location is said to be shut down

i received a text stating my location
was being shut down and as of tomorrow
no1 will be working there. upon asking
for a reason im told the rent is being
raised immediately and the company can’t
keep the location and they will be
closed in a few months. now if they are
letting go by seniority there were
people hired after me and talking to a
co worker from my location who is
friends with the owner he said he had no
clue what i was talking about that the
location was open and he was working
tomorrow.

Asked on January 5, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless your treatment violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no claim here. The fact is that not all employees neeed be treated the same or even fairly. Tha this unless some form of legally actionable discrimination is the reason for your differing treatment (i.e. you are being singled out due to your race, religion, gender, nationality, age (over 40) or disability). So under the circumstance, you appear not to have a claim here. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. Accordingly, a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or withoout notice.


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