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Can a employer let you go telling you they think you would be happier at a different job?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I was let go

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

At will

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Unfortunately, unless there is an employment contract governing your employment, an employer can let you go for any reason or no reason at all.

However, if you believe that you were in fact fired because of discriminatory reasons (such as age, gender, or race), then you could make a complaint to the EEOC. Not sure if you believe this would be applicable to your situation.

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there is a employment contract that says they can let me go for any reason they see feasible
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Unfortunately then, you would only have a claim if you were fired for discriminatory reasons.

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