Saint Louis, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: I applied for a company, they called my current employer. Then I was fired. What can I do?

I applied for a company, I simply provided my resume, and my professional references. The potential employer called my current employer (not on my references) without my permission. When my current employer learned I was looking, he fired me. Is there any recourse?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ronald J. Eisenberg

  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Unfortunately for you, unless you have an employment contact that provides otherwise you are an employee at will and your current employer was free to fire you, just as you would have been free to quit had things worked out as your were planning when you applied for a job elsewhere.

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