Can I be terminated from my store job because I ate cookies from an open packet?

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Can I be terminated from my store job because I ate cookies from an open packet?

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

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you may be terminated for this reason, unless you have an employment contract and the terms of that contract specifically prevent you from being fired like this. That's because without an employment contract, you are an employee at will, and an employee at will, as the term implies, may be fired at any time, for any reason whatsoever.


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