Can my job fire me without having a reason?

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Can my job fire me without having a reason?

I work in a supermarket and I never been in trouble and always do my work. One day they just told me to close my register and then told me in front of customers that I had to leave and I asked for the reason and they just stayed shut and left and they also did not give me a paper to sign.

Asked on May 1, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination violated the terms of an employment contract or union agreement it was legal. The reason is that most work relationships are what is known as "at will". This means that a worker can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Basically, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of leaglly actionable discrimination).

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