Can i sue an at will employer ?

Asked about 1 year ago - Bloomingburg, NY

I worked for a company for over 2 years I wanted to move up in the company I began appyling for open positions. After applying I was suspended for leaving a meeting after the supervisor said it was over, when asked why I was told that I didn't complete the company cheer before leaving. I was suspended for a week. I was then no longer able to get the position. I worked hard for nearly a year making sure not to get into trouble again, I started applying to higher positions again and was suspended this time for punching out to fix a pallet then punching back in this happened and I was talked to and then I was suspended a week later, a few days later I was called and fired for what happened last year. Every time I applied for a better position I was suspended and now I have no job

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ok so what about adverse action ? I was an at will employee . they did in fact show discriminatory actions by dismissing an employee , they basically refused a prospective employee, and to top it off discriminating between one employee and other employees , i was singled out . An i can prove it i just need to find a lawyer who will listen on the facts i have . Its a $20 billion company

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  1. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Discrimination laws in New York State and Federal discrimination laws do apply to at-will employers. However, simply being treated differently is not sufficient for a discrimination lawsuit, you will need to demonstrate that the disparate treatment was motivated by discrimination against a protected class. These protected classes would be groups such as national origin, race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation and so on.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I still don't see discrimination in your fact pattern but use the Find A Lawyer tab on this web site to look for employment lawyers.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Arthur H. Forman


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . A union could have provided the type of job protection that would have prevented what the company did. But I do not think a lawyer can correct the problems you describe.

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