Can an employer fire you without any reason?

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Can an employer fire you without any reason?

Client pulled out of call center. There were some people who left that day most everyone else was placed into other vender’s on site. I was not. I was given a separation agreement with it was my last check paid up to the end of the day. I was told I would have 1 week and 1 day severance pay. I had a better attended record then another person there (who got hired right away) and I was #5 in sales for last month. Is there anything I can do? Since I’m over 40, they gave me an (OWBPA) but as I said before some quit the day we were told and some found employment somewhere else. I think those people on this sheet are counted in demographics that were “terminated”. Is there anything I can do?

Asked on December 3, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country one's employer can terminate an employee for any legitimate reason with the exception of being a whistle blower or upon discriminatory grounds as being a member of a protected class. From what you have written, I suggest that you consult with a member of your local department of labor or a labor law attorney.


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