Unfortunatley you'll not have legal recourse in this instance. Employment in your State and virtually all others is considered "at will
" - meaning you can be disciplined or terminated for any reason that is not otherwise a violation of law. These exceptions are the civil rights protections (e.g., age, race, sex, religion), violations of public policy
(e.g., fired for attending jury duty
, for refusing to break the law, for reporting illegal activity by the employer (aka a "whistleblower
violation"), or having some contractual right to a just cause employment (meaning the employer cannot terminate you without industrial due process - which basically insures a fair and accurate investigation and decision). Without any of these exceptions, courts find that the employer has a legitimate business right to operate its business however it sees fit and the court will not second-guess the employer. These policies and decisions may in fact be awful and clearly not fair or even make good business sense. However, they are not ultimately unlawful.
like you describe are not an exception to the doctrine of at will employment. Only when the termination
is based on something protected by law does the termination become actionable. Although you were not treated with dignity, that is not enough under the law; the treatment must be tied to something unlawful.
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