Can you be fired for being given counterfeit money from a customer?

UPDATED: Dec 15, 2011

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Can you be fired for being given counterfeit money from a customer?

Asked on December 15, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that yes you can be fired for this reason. In fact, you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. In "at will" employment (and most employment relationships are at will), an employer can hire/fire, promote/demote, increase/decrease, salary/hours, etc as it deems necessary. Further, an employer can terminate an employee with or without notice. So unless this action violated company policy, the terms of an employment contract/union agreement, or was the result of actionable discrimination, it was perfectly legal. Unfair perhaps but legal.


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