I have been working at a retail company for 7 years. I am a hard worker, fast paced, and have never had any problems with my drawer at the end of the day (usually comes out perfect). I was arrested in January because my boyfriend was growing 1 marijuana plant, being that it was my house I was charged also for manufacturing marijuana. My job was held for me by my manager for the 2 weeks that I was in jail. When I got out on February 5, I resumed working. I am going through a custody battle with my children's father due to my arrest and yesterday he had someone call the home office to where I work and report that I had been arrested in January, which I received a call from my manager that she was told by the District Manager to let me go because I had the charged pending. I wasn't convicted and am hoping that the charge gets throwed out but I will not have court until November. On top of that, I was served papers (right after I got off the phone with my manager) in which my children's father is pushing for sole custody. I feel that he had the person call to get me fired so that when I go to court in 3 weeks, he can say I am not working to help his case. What do I do?
Yes, you are an employee at will which means you can be fired at any time for any reason. Bad situation. Sorry.
Virtually all employees in the United States are employed "at will," which means that the employer is free to terminate your employment for any reason, or for no reason at all. The employer doesn't have to be fair.
Its not a nice thing to do, but from your story, it appears that the employer can let you go..notice, I write "it appears" because it is not certain. It is worth you while to sit down with an employment lawyer for an hour and get a clearer picture.
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