Q: Is it legal to fire an employee during this Covid-19 crisis without any previous problems or write ups
On Thursday morning the staff had a meeting with the owners and we told thst starting Monday they would be shutdown until the 30th and they would go fro there he came back from lunch and they fired him The only reasons he gave was thst my husband had said something about the owners and that he should have known this was gonna happen because the plant manager had stopped talking to him my husband is 58 years old and had never been written up for anything
A: Kentucky is an at-will state. Therefore, as an employee, your husband can generally be fired for any reason at any time. There are very few exceptions. The COVID-19 crisis, alone, does not prevent an employer from being able to terminate an employee. You should contact an employment law attorney in Kentucky to discuss whether there are any exceptions to the at-will rule that would apply to your husband.
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