Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. I am very sorry to hear about this unfair termination
. I know it's not what you want to hear, but the general rule in all states but Montana is that employment 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. Thus, it is perfectly legal for an employer to terminate an employee based on the false belief that they were yelling or that their communication was poor. Employers do not have any legal obligation to listen to the employee's side of the story or to ensure the veracity of an allegation. It also isn't illegal to be singled out because the staff members who made the accusations about you were personal friends of your employer. Only if you could prove that you were being singled out because of a legally protected trait such as your race would you have any recourse. Otherwise, as an at will employee, your employer doesn't need a reason to terminate you, let alone a good or fair one, and all you can do is attempt to reason with them that your termination should be reconsidered. What is perhaps the only silver lining is that you should be eligible for unemployment benefits
as you seek new employment. I hope that you find this information helpful and am genuinely sorry if it is not what you were hoping to hear. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes moving forward.