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A friend working in a state library, for over a year, has been told that they are letting her go because she doesn't fit with "their culture". They are an at will employer. However, this person did nothing wrong to be fired for. Can they still let her go?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Dubuque Iowa

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time, and "at will".

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I think that is all. Thank you.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.

1. Do your friend have a written employment agreement for a fixed term requiring cause for termination, discipline or demotion?

2. Does your friend believe she was treated differently than other employees due to your race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

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