Thank you for using JustAnswer. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately Alaska is an "at will
" employment state. At-will employment means that without a contract, you have no contractual or other right to employment with the company. The company is entitled to fire you for any reason: a good reason, a poor reason, or no reason at all--as long as the company does not fire you for an illegal reason (race, gender, age, religion, etc...). But it extends beyond firing, to hiring, promotions
, demotions, wage
cuts and raises, disciplinary actions
, and even scheduling. Unless you can show that this was done in violation of a contract, union agreement, or a clear violation of an unambiguous and binding clause against the employer, or that it was done because of some minority status (age, race, gender, religion, disability) that you have, then they do have this discretion. And it appears that the position was reaffirmed to be at-will. Now if you can prove that they terminated you based upon your race, age, religion, gender, disability, then that would be wrongful termination. Note that you would have the burden to establish that they terminated you based upon one of those reasons. IF they felt that you were not seeing enough patients, or that there were not enough patients, that would be legal. Even if they lied, you'd have the burden to prove that they lied AND that the TRUE reason for their action was based on your race, age, religion, gender, or disability. Otherwise (and I'm really sorry to say this) it would be legal. Immoral, unethical, illogical, but legal. I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the law. I hope that clears things up anyway. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (good or better). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!