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I started to work for a new company and after three weeks they terminated me because i did not list a previous employer on my application, the application does not state anywhere that this is grounds for dismissal.
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Unfortunately, if an applicant is dishonest on his application, that is a basis for termination. However, an employer in Kentucky, due to at-will employment, doesn't typically need a basis for termination. At-will employment allows an employer to terminate an employee at any time for any reason or for no reason at all. However, if there's a contract or company policy in place, the employer may expose itself to liability by failing to abide by either. Further, an employer may not engage in unlawful discrimination (age, gender, race, etc.).

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