If I had an affair then ended it with my married boss, do I have any legal recourse if I am fired?

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If I had an affair then ended it with my married boss, do I have any legal recourse if I am fired?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You may well have recourse, if the firing is in any way linked to the affair and its ending. As a practical matter, that probably means that unless it can be shown that you stole, defrauded, stopped coming into work, etc.--that is, that you provably did something which is unequivocally grounds for termination in and of itself--you likely would have a legal claim. If you suffer any negative employment consequences after ending the affair, you should consult with an employment attorney to discuss your rights and remedies.


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