Thank you for your reply.
Regrettably, however, there is most likely no course of legal action that you can take. This is because employment in al states but Montana is "at will
" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination
on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation
for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage
claim, taking FMLA
leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination
is fair, reasonable or even true.
So, even if you had not resigned, your employer would have likely been free to terminate you for any reason. Thus, "rescinding" your resignation, even if possible, would not get you your job back, it would likely just get you terminated. At least with a formal resignation you can tell prospective employers that you were not fired. That's a plus. Also, since you resigned in lieu of immediate termination, you should be eligible for unemployment benefits
. This, however, would typically be the extent of your options or recourse under the circumstances you describe.
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