Can you be fired from your job for going to a Child Support court date?

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Can you be fired from your job for going to a Child Support court date?

Asked on July 20, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be fired for this. An worker's appearance in court is not legally binding on their employer since it is not a party to the action. That is unless the terms of a union agreement or employment contract provides otherwise. Bottom line, most work relationships are "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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