What can I do if my company fired me today and said it was because I had received complaints, however they wouldn’t tell me who it was or answer any questions?

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What can I do if my company fired me today and said it was because I had received complaints, however they wouldn’t tell me who it was or answer any questions?

My company hasn’t been very reputable in the past, but it was a job I needed. Prior to this happening, for a full week I was off work because I was injured. Before that I was transferred to a new assignment that was so terrible I was emotionally distraught the whole of the time, before the transfer I was told I did a good job. I never verbally assaulted anyone, or did any forgeries, or hit anyone. This was my first day back at work and my boss told me he’d call me about billing and instead and told me all of this and that I was fired He didn’t want to give me any information and I’m terrified I don’t know what’s happening, my regional who I used to regularly call for work advice won’t answer the phone. Am I being scared into quitting? I wouldn’t have been a full employee until September 12 so maybe they’re trying to find a way to get rid of me so they don’t have to keep me until my benefits kick in? Why didn’t my job inform me I was being possibly sued during my week I was injured? They kept in contact with me enough during it. And the only time they can say this happened was a week to 2 weeks ago. Am I just being scared into quitting?

Asked on August 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, it was legal. The fact is that in an "at will" work relationship, a company can set the condtions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Therefore, you could have been fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice or explanation.


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