Thank you. I think you are right.
In Illinois, "a noncontracted employee is one who serves at the employer's will, and the employer may discharge such an employee for any reason or no reason." Zimmerman v. Buchheit of Sparta, Inc., 164 Ill.2d 29, 32, 206 Ill.Dec. 625, 645 N.E.2d 877 (1994); accord Fellhauer v. City of Geneva, 142 Ill.2d 495, 505, 154 Ill.Dec. 649, 568 N.E.2d 870 (1991) (stating this court's adherence to rule that employer may discharge at-will employee for any or no reason); Price v. Carmack Datsun, Inc., 109 Ill.2d 65, 67, 92 Ill.Dec. 548, 485 N.E.2d 359 (1985) (stating "accepted general rule" that "in an employment at will
there is no limitation on the right of an employer to discharge an employee").
It may be unfair -- I totally understand. There may have been a breach of trust; a sense of being misled. I understand. However, from the legal context, the employer's actions are legal. When there's no contract, the wages
can go up and they can do down. It's a take it or leave it proposition. Unfair, yes. Legal .... afraid so.
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