Please my friend was terminated after a supervisor said He seen him scratch his car no witness we all know he is a liar.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Sacramento, CA

He did not do anything at the time he claims the incident happen until a few day later .the employee worker for over 25 yrs. the new supervisor not even a year he has no credibility We all ok now he is a liar the company say they can fire at just cause with no evidence . Is this true we have a union , Can he sue for Wrongful termination .

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  1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum

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    Answered . Only "at-will" employees can be terminated without cause. If your friend is a union member, there are restrictions on how an employer may terminate an employee, which are spelled out in the union contract. Your friend needs to speak with his union representative immediately.

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  2. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . You should immediately contact your union steward (representative).

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  3. David Andrew Mallen

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    Answered . If this whole incident has been "cooked up" as a pretext for discrimination or retaliation (for whistleblowing, for example), your friend MAY be able to file a lawsuit in court or go through union grievance-arbitration procedures.

    Talking to an experienced labor and employment lawyer, as well as the union steward, may be warranted in this situation. A 25-year job is at stake and your friend should educate himself on all the angles.

    Best regards,

    David

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  4. Neil Pedersen

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    Answered . If the union cannot assist you, it is unlikely you can sue the employer for wrongful termination because it is allowed to terminate you for any reason or no reason, and even an erroneous reason. You might have some rights against the individuals involved if you can prove this was all a big lie, but then you need to decide if suing another person who may not have many assets makes any sense.

    Good luck to you.

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