If my mother got fired because

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If my mother got fired because

My mom recently got a job and her first official day was suppose to be today, Monday July 25. She started earlier because the employer needed the help. When hired, he told her that he could not wait to have a long term business relationship with her. However, today he sent her an email saying she was observed from someone in the business and she did not comply with

Asked on July 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It's not illegal discrimination to fire someone because you believe that are a bad fit for your company culture--that's a completely valid reason to terminate an employee and is even often good management. Companies shouldn't retain people who don't fit their way of doing things or interacting. 
It's only illegal discrimination if you feel that the reason is a pretense and she was really fired because of her age over 40, race, national origin, disability, religion, or sex. If your mother thinks that's the case, she should speak to the federal EEOC or her state's equal/civil rights agency to file a claim.

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