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I am sorry to hear about this situation. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times.
n employer generally has the right to terminate an employee FOR ANY REASON. The only reasons one cannot be fired for are:
-PUBLIC POLICY (discrimination based on race, religion, creed, etc; or, a retaliatory termination due to a claim made by an employee); or
-CONTRACT POLICY (if one has a contract that disallows such a termination - I am going to assume this does not exist)
-COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH (firing an employee to avoid paying a benefit, for example)
Otherwise, an employer can terminate for any reason, without notice. It can be based on a mistaken rumor, or, just the fact that they do not like your shoes one day. You will hear "right to work" a lot. However, that does not mean what people think it means. All this means is that at time of being employed, the employee has a choice whether or not to join a union as a condition of employment.
As such, the employer terminated your husband's employment due to souring friendships between the families. Childish? Absolutely. Illegal? No.
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