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Back in February of this year I was working for
an employer for about 2 months. He let me go
because he promised someone else if they
ever needed a job they could always come to
him. So I got let go so she could have a job. Is
there a case there?
Asked on August 12, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
Most employment relationships are what is know as "at will". This means that an employer can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. Accordingly, an employee can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, this all assumes that such action does not violate the terms of a union/collective bargaining agreement or employment contract. Also, no form of legally actionable discrimintion/retaliation must be a factor in the employer's action.
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