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Can a Employer fire a employee for no reason

Date: 11/4/2017 1:32 PM (PST)

Can a Employer fire a employee for no reason

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Date: 11/5/2017 5:01 PM (PST)

Depending on the state laws yes they can. For example in Oregon where I live we are a no cause state so that means an employer is not required to give a reason why they are letting them go. However there is a just cause for termation and one can get there job back if they can prove wrongful termination.

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Date: 11/6/2017 3:32 PM (PST)

Hello Dennis. Thank you for your question. Just as Kristin states, labor laws vary state to state. I did some research and it really comes down to whether your employer considered you an “at will” employee or if you had For Cause employment. At-will means that your employer can terminate your job, for no reason at all, with little or no time given. Unless you can prove otherwise, most states presume that an employee is at-will. So, unless the termination violated some federal or state law, company policy, or contract, there is very little that can be done to challenge a termination if you’re considered At-Will.
For Cause employment means that there must a legitimate reason why your employer terminated you. I’m assuming you were given an employee handbook of some sort. You should research this section in your employee handbook for a clearer understanding.

However, if you feel you have been treated unfairly, then you should consult with an attorney specializing in employment law to discuss the laws in your state.

Please feel free to contact me directly at vantillon@checkbca.org if I can be of further assistance.

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