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My wife and I work at the same firm. If I choose to leave,

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My wife and I work at the same firm. If I choose to leave, can they fire her or punish her for my choice?

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Hello,

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There is no basis for any negative action against her if you leave

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as you are not the same person

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that said, while there is no basis, in an employment at will state there is always risk

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that employer will carry out retaliation and bad judgment without cause

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Most firms wont retaliate in this manner recognizing there is basis for doing so.

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Please let me know if that is clear.

Customer:

But should they try to terminate her would they need documentation on, or could they just terminate her without cause

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the latter

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sadly

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as it is an employment at will state

Customer:

thank you

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very welcome

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I hope it works out for you both

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Have a nice evening

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