Can I be fired

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Can I be fired

I was asked to take on a new position at work. I was told that if I said no that I would be terminated. They wanted me to give an answer right away but I said that I needed time. Here are the questions that I asked:

Asked on April 24, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement, then your employer is free to set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit. If you choose not to accept those conditions, then you can be terminated, In fact, in an "at will" employment relationship, a company can terminate a worker for any reason or no reason at all. That is unless such action constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. based on race, religion, national origin, disability, age, etc.). Therefore to give differing treatment to an employee based solely on their race, is illegal. However, it must be demonstrated that their treatment was racially motivated and not for some other legitimate business reason. Without more facts in this case, it's hard to advise. At this point, you should consult directly with a local employment law attorney. After reviewing all of the details of your case, they can best advise you further. 

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