What is the law regarding employment termination and a written statement of the reason for the firing?

Michigan, and it’s my husband. It’s Wrongful Termination, I’m sure of it. *sigh*

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9 Responses to “What is the law regarding employment termination and a written statement of the reason for the firing?”

  1. Smorb Says:

    Unless there is an employment contract, he is an "at-will" employee, which means he can be fired at any time for any reason that does not involve age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. (You know, the usual EOE stuff.)
    If he wanted to claim some type of discrimination, the first burden would be on him to show cause.
    In any other instance, they don’t have to GIVE a reason, and if they do, it doesn’t matter if they are right.
    They can say he stole, of was incompetent, or rude, or that he had poor hygiene…..and even if they’re wrong, they can still fire him.
    Hell, I recall an instance in which a beer distributor fired an employee for drinking a competing brand, and another in 2004 where a proprietor who supported Bush fired an employee for displaying a Kerry bumper sticker on his car.
    ALL legal.

  2. Miss Ann Thrope Says:

    If you were employed at-will, there is no law that mandates a written statement of the reason for the firing.

  3. Tina Says:

    Where do you live? Different areas have different laws.

  4. Tom R Says:

    depends on the state . if you are in a right to work state they can fire you for any reason.

  5. Love Canada. Says:

    Depends where you live
    They really don’t have to give you a reason, "fired for cause" is a nice one

  6. zoro Says:

    it depend on the law where you live, it vary from country to another, but who dare to terminate you while I’m still alive? or its that you want to fire someone?

  7. RobIV Says:

    Assuming you are speaking of employment in the US, there is no law requiring that you give or be givien written notice that I know of, unless there was a formal employment contract, which is a bit rare in the US.

    If we are speaking of someone over 55, female, disabled, minority, etc., there are some special laws, but if we are speaking of a white male under 55…well, you would have to prove the termination was wrongful…

  8. Cannot-Remember-chit Says:

    I know he was dismissed wrongfully but if and at will state, this is legal, not moral. Write to higher ups in Business, next step state senator , your Representative these people inquiring on your behalf will light a fire

    huggles and love.

  9. Really Billy Says:

    I don’t know, Betty. It’s a state employment thing.

    I know Alabama is a "right to work" state, which means basically that my boss can walk in here and tell me to have my desk cleaned out by 4:30, and walk right back out of my office.

    I’m sorry for your family.