If I feel that I was fired unjustly for my opinion, what legal action can I take?

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If I feel that I was fired unjustly for my opinion, what legal action can I take?

I shared a post on Facebook the co-workers I had added took offence to. This post mentioned nothing about work or anyone specifically. I was a lead in my position and assisted agents, and they felt they couldn’t come to me due to my views on certain issues. I have never had any kind of issue working with agents and had never let my political views affect my job. I have no history of this, and I would never carry that into work. Due to this complaint, my work fired me. I feel this was unjust, to fire me because someone who saw my post thought I might treat them differently without any kind of evidence of this.

Asked on June 5, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination violted the terms fo an employmet contract or union agreemnt, it was legal. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit absent some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. due to your race, religion, gender, nationality, age (over 40) or disability). Therefore, a worker can be discharged for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless your termination violted the terms fo an employmet contract or union agreemnt, it was legal. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit absent some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. due to your race, religion, gender, nationality, age (over 40) or disability). Therefore, a worker can be discharged for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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