Can I sue for wrongful termination?

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Can I sue for wrongful termination?

I worked at Krispy Kreme for 2 years and I was
finally let go today. The reason I was let go
was because of my language. This happened
because my AGM was harassing an employee and
accused me of hitting him. I cursed him out
after the accusement and he cursed me out. I
was never written up before or got into
trouble. When I was terminated I didn’t even
get to talk to anyone at all.

Asked on April 17, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, what you describe is not wrongful; it is perfectly legal. Employment in the U.S. is "employment at will"; this means you can be terminated at any time, for any reason, without any prior warning or notice or any chance to defend or justify yourself. If the manager did not like your language or cursing, he could terminate you for that regardless of your past job performance, and you are not entitled to a chance to "talk to anyone" about the termination.


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