Get Legal Help Today
Compare Quotes From Top Companies and Save
Secured with SHA-256 Encryption
I’m 21 and recently started a job as a resident assistant at a private rehab center. I received no type of training except shadowing another RA my first day. After that I was on my own. On my 3rd day, a girl checked herself in to the rehab center. We knew each other as we dated the same guy once. Later I texted the old boyfriend and said I ran into your girlfriend. I never named the rehab center or gave details. Her family later called in and said an employee was spreading around that she was there. I was fired on the spot with no warnings. I had no idea I did anything wrong. Is this wrongful termination of any type? I loved this job and needed it. I never would have done anything that I thought would get me fired.
Asked on August 16, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Unless you had protection under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you were an "at will" worker. This means that you could gave been fired for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. The fact is that a business can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.