Can I sue my employer regarding his affair with my wife and the loss of my job/company provided home?

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Can I sue my employer regarding his affair with my wife and the loss of my job/company provided home?

Recently I found out that my boss and my wife are having an affair. The house I live in is a part of the compensation I get for the work I do. As a result I am essentially becoming homeless and

unemployed because of this. I’m wondering if I would be in any type of legal position to sue my former boss since he is a member of the family that owns the farm I worked and lived on.

Asked on May 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue over this. Employment is employment at will; an employer can terminate your employment (and therefore take away any housing you received as part of it) at any time, for any reason whatsoever--including that he is having an affair with your wife. Since you have no right to a job and he has the right to terminate you, you have no grounds to sue him or his business. You may, however, wish to consult with a family law attorney about divorcing and seeking assets or support in the divorce from your wife.


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