Q: Can I sue my boss for wrongful termination?
I was recently fired from a position I was in for a mere three weeks, and demoted back to our company mailroom. After having been an assistant in another department for over a year, I recently transitioned into the same position within a new department. I was trained by the assistant prior to me who abused her power so much so, various other offices reported her to HR. Their solution was to leave me alone to basically teach myself the position. Three weeks in my boss fires me sighting that I did not do anything wrong, he just “did not have the time or patience to teach me”. Resulting in a pay decrease of $3, which in NY, is a substantial cut.
A: New York is an at-will employment state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory. If you believe these actions were taken against you due to your sex, race, religion, or disability, then you may have a discrimination claim against your employer. Otherwise, there is unfortunately no claim here.
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