I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of employment law
experience. It is a pleasure to assist you today. If you do not have an employment contract
or union contract in place to protect you, then you are considered to be employed at will
. This unfortunately means that you can be terminated for any reason, or no reason at all. That said, if you feel that this impending termination
of your employment results from discrimination
based on your age (if over 40), race, gender or ethinicity, then you do have a potential cause of action in the federal courts through the EEOC
. Otherwise, it is unfortunately permissible for them to take this action and there are not any real legal options. If you are laid off and it is not for cause, then you should be eligible for unemployment
coverage....a small bright spot, but perhaps enough room to allow you to gain other employment. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best wishes going forward.