Can a job suspend you due to no falut of your own?

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Can a job suspend you due to no falut of your own?

I am a cook and one afternoon we had a dinner rush that made me run out of food. So I told a customer that it would be a 15 or 30 minute wait for me to cook up some chicken. I was suspended for saying this.

Asked on June 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Delaware

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Most employment relationships are "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Also, such action must not violate the terms of any employment contract or union agreement.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Most employment relationships are "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Also, such action must not violate the terms of any employment contract or union agreement.


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