On this specific day, I called my employer and told them I couldn't come in to work on this day. I explained to them that because I was only scheduled for two hours that I did not feel like it was of my benefit to come in. I do not have a car and normally rely on someone to take me but they had things to do. This would mean I would have to take Uber which would cost more than I would make for those two hours. My hours have been getting cut but yet I've been told that I am one of the best workers and do a good job.I still have to live and cannot afford to be paying money to go to work for free. I then realized when I received the schedule I was left off of it and ultimately fired without a proper explanation. Is this wrongful termination?
From the information given, it appears that the employer's actions were not unlawful. Tennessee is an at-will employment state. This means the employer may discharge an employee for any reason or no reason at all. This includes an unfair reason, a mistaken reason, or even a silly reason. The only exceptions to at-will employment involve discrimination due to the employee's race, religion, national origin, sex, age (over 40), or disability, or retaliation for reporting discrimination or some other unlawful activity. Unless you can show the employer's actions fit into one of these exceptions, unfortunately you have no legal claim.
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