terminated without warning

I was recently fired from a job I had for 7 years without any reason or warnings. As a manager at this job I was always required to give other people, including other managers, written warnings before I terminated them. I understand that my employment was at will, however shouldn't I have been given some kind of warning like everyone else gets? Does the company have a responsibility to treat everyone fairly and equally when it comes to termination?

1 answer  |  asked May 4, 2008 4:57 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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George Allen
Balance of Power

While it would seem that basic fairness and equality is not too much to ask for, the law does not provide that protection for an at-will employee. So long as your employer is not singling you out on the basis of a protected status (race, gender, retaliation, etc.), they may be mean, arbitrary and unfair without breaking the law.

posted by George Allen  |  May 5, 2008 1:14 PM [EST]

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