I was fired
UPDATED: Feb 14, 2018
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I was fired
I got fired for a 1st time offence and in front of 8
other people. Is this legal?
Asked on February 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
There is no right to privacy regarding termination. You could have been fired in front of the entire company, not just 8 co-workers. Further, unless you had protection under the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, you could have been discharged for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).
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