Astoria, OR asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: I was told to take 90 days off because i cashed a ck that was over our amout then told to take a class on gambling the

The ck bounced and it was not for gambling this was ther way my time is up and i took the class but they will not let me com back one person dose not like me and has repeatedly said a lot of bad things about

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Jeff Merrick
Jeff Merrick
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Dear Oregonian,

An employer does not have to be correct when it decides to suspend or fire an employee; it only has to avoid illegal conduct. If the employer believes you did something it does not like, it can fire you, so long at it was not protected activity, such as complaining to OSHA about safety issues, filing a workers' compensation claim, objecting to sexual harassment, etc.

If the real problem is a personality dispute with a coworker, then the employer can decide who it likes better, again, so long as it is not involve protected activity.

Jeff Merrick, Oregon Trial Attorney

Injury & Employment Law

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