Can your job fire you because you made a police report out on a employee who made a threat towards you?

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Can your job fire you because you made a police report out on a employee who made a threat towards you?

Asked on August 22, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

While you were within your legal rights to file this report, your employer was within its legal rights to fire you for it. In an "at will" work relationship, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes why to fire an employee. In fact, a business can terminate a worker for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. That is so long as the employee's treatment does not constitute some form of actionable discrimination or violate the terms of an employment contract or union/collective bargaining agreement.


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