Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.
If a person has no employment contract
that limits the reasons that he can be terminated, then he is considered an employee at-will. The employment at-will doctrine states that either the employer or the employee may end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason
Over the years, courts and legislatures have carved out narrow exceptions to the employment at-will doctrine for illegal discrimination
and retaliation, but they are exactly that -- Exceptions. If the exceptions don't apply, then the courts will simply view the termination
as a lawful business decision, and therefore, such a decision will not be overturned even if it was unfair or can be proven to have been poorly made
. It sounds harsh, but it's that same principle that allows the employee to immediately quit that job if he were to find something better. In other words, the employer is not shackled to the employment relationship any more than the employee is shackled to it.
Accordingly, I'm sorry to say that you only have recourse if (1) you had a contract specifying that you are not an at-will employee (which apparently is not the case), or (2) you were terminated for an illegal reason such as race, religion, gender, etc. Federal contractors have no other protections (which is one reason federal agencies like to hire contractors; they can easily be terminated whereas a federal employee cannot).
You stated that you filed an EEOC charge, so I won't get into those details since you already know how to do that. Based on what you wrote, you'll have to rely on that argument in this situation.
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