Can I be fired for something I didn’t do?

Here’s a question of the week – Can I be fired from my job for something that I can prove that I didn’t do, that’s completely unjust and unfair?

And, the answer is unfortunately, almost always, absolutely yes.

By Jack Tuckner, Esq

You can be fired if you are an employee for a company, and you don’t have a binding contract of employment (most of us do not). You can be fired at anytime for any reason, or for absolutely no reason at all. So what you are looking for is not the stupid reason, or the crazy reason, or the whacked out provably false reason that they’re using, but what is it about you that may be the real reason that you can use for leverage, the real reason that will give you a discrimination case.

You can’t be treated differently in the workplace on the basis of your sex, for example. So, if the real reason is you are a woman, the real reason is you are pregnant, you took maternity leave, you rebuffed your boss’s sexual advances that were unwelcome, you are a person of color, you are a Muslim, you are over 40, you are recently disabled, you took a protected disability leave; if the real reason is based on the illegal factors embodied in the federal or state discrimination laws, then you got some leverage to hold your employer accountable.

So thats what you are looking for – not the crazy reason that you can prove you didn’t do, because it doesn’t matter. You could be fired for all kinds of crazy reasons. It just can’t be an illegal one. If you have any questions, please visit our website. Feel free to give me a call. I am Jack Tuckner. And, please subscribe to this Youtube channel.