Is my boss allowed to determine when I’ve quit a job even though I never actually quit?

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Is my boss allowed to determine when I’ve quit a job even though I never actually quit?

I have several texts from my boss trying to manipulate me into quitting my job.

Long story short he is claiming that,

Asked on July 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

He can't make you quit--but he can terminate you at will unless you had a written employment contract preventing him from doing that. And he does not need to give you any "formal documentation" of termination--anything (any communication; even any actions, like simply not scheduling you for work or telling you go home if you show up) indicating that you are not welcome back at work or that he doesn't want you there is termination. You have no right to this job; you don't ever have a right to ANY job in the U.S., withou a contract (including a union agreement) giving you a right to it.

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