Saint Paul, MN asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: Wife fired from our childs daycare after I filed a negative opinion survey citing poor management. Wrongful termination?

My wife was the nurse at our children’s daycare in MN for nearly 2 years. She did not have a history of corrective actions or anything negative in her employment there. New management took over the facility around a year ago and soon thereafter her dual role as parent and employee were not properly taken into account. I, her husband recently filled out an anonymous parent survey and gave poor scores for the facility citing management failings. Today my wife was presented with my

survey and told that it was hers and since she is obviously unhappy that she is fired. She was asked to sign paperwork on the spot and left with our children. This termination was out of nowhere and a shock that obviously greatly affects my entire family. I would just like to know if this constitutes unlawful termination in terms of retaliation or anything similar. Does my survey constitute a complaint?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Minnesota is an at-will employment state. From the facts presented, it does not appear to be an illegal termination, but you may want to discuss this further with an employment attorney. A more interesting question relates to the apparently *not* anonymous survey.

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