Boss Afraid

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, May 9, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/2005/07 ... ut-in.html
     
  2. Tinkerhell

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    I'd be spending a lot of time in an attnys office.... what BS.
     

  3. Gunstar1

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    If this was in Georgia there would be nothing for an attorney to do. Except for the few things in the law that you can't fire somebody for (being black, handicapped, etc) then you can be fired for it.

    You can be fired over your bosses irrational fear of guns or an irrational fear of pink shirts, doesn't matter.
     
  4. ber950

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    Not exactly true. I had a long talk about this with a lawyer about this.

    1. They can fire you for NO reason.
    2. They can fire you for a GOOD reason.
    However if they fire you for a bad reason they are in trouble.
     
  5. Gunstar1

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    A lawyer in this state?

    The only bad reasons I have ever heard of are those specified by law.
     
  6. Taler

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    While I don't know the law here, in CA, also an "at will" state, they can fire you for no reason, but must be able to substantiate any reason they offer. Very few "reasons" are ever provided.
     
  7. AV8R

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    Gee, you'd think if the boss was afraid he would make efforts to promote instead of firing for a really stupid reason. :?
     
  8. ber950

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    Yes.
    You would be surprised what can be found in discovery. Email is very dangerous.

    I am not saying it would be easy, just possible.
     
  9. kestak

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    Greetings,

    Last week there was a very good article in Business Weeks about firing employees. Conclusion: the at-will is not really at will and an employer can't really fire you at least he has quite good reasons.

    I strongly suggest you try to pick up the magazine and read it. the article explains it a lot better than I can do.

    Thank you