Unfortunately, in North Carolina, employees are presumed to be employees "at will
That means that if you don't have an employment contract, you can be terminated for any reason (or even without a reason), so long as you aren't terminated for an illegal reason.
Illegal reasons include racial, sexual, religious, or familial discrimination
and reporting the employee to authorities, taking FMLA
The exception to the at-will rule is if there is an employee handbook
that specifically says that employment won't be terminated except for a specific reason. If that exists, then you would be able to bring a lawsuit for wrongful termination
if they terminated you without the reasons specified.
If there is no contract or employee handbook as I've described then, while it certainly isn't fair to terminate you without reason, the employer has the legal right to do so.If you are satisfied with my answers, please click ACCEPT to give me credit for answering. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated if deserved.
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