Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Good evening and welcome. I am very sorry to hear about this situation. To be clear, are you asking a legal question here, or are you seeking practical advice? If you are asking a legal question, can you please specify what it is that you would like to know?
Thank you for clarifying.
The default rule in Kansas is that employment is "at will" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
Therefore, an employer in your circumstance would absolutely have the ability to terminate this employee. The fact that there is a domestic violence issue and a romantic relationship does not affect the law in this regard. If the employment is at will, which it is unless you have entered into a contract with this employee promising to employ them for a guaranteed period of time (highly unlikely) you do not need to justify the decision to let them go at all. On a purely practical note, terminating an employee for engaging in the conduct you describe is almost always a good business decision. You don't want someone like this working for you.
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