thnaks will i be able to take them to court?

i worked for an employer for 7 years and left and went to another employer same business auto field then previous employer sked me to come back to work for them and i agreed even though i had left a good job they wrote in writing my wage and duties and then i worked for them for one more year and they terminated me do i have any legal standings?

1 answer  |  asked May 21, 2001 09:01 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Gone Again

Probably not.

New York is an employment at will state, meaning that you can be fired at any time, for any reason, or no reason at all.

The only way to get around this rule is being able to show that the employer agreed to limit the circumstances under which you can be terminated. Although not strictly required, you generally need something in writing in order to overcome the presumption that the employer could let you go at any time.

posted by David M. Lira  |  May 23, 2001 1:02 PM [EST]

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