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Thank you for the information. Can you tell me what State you work in? Also, I assume that you do not have a term employment contract and that you are not in a union, correct?
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Thank you for that clarification and information. Since Virginia, like most states, is an employment "at will" state, that means that an employer has the freedom to discipline, up to and including termination, for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning. That means that they can be as unreasonable and wrong as they deem appropriate and the employee has virtually no rights other than just tell their side of the story. The only limitations on the employer being able to take these actions is that they cannot target someone in violation of a contract or as a bias or intent to discriminate because of the employee's race, gender, national origin, age (over 40), disability, religion, pregnancy, or military service.
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