Q: Fired for restraining an out of control fellow worker I was assaulted by at work in front of management. Days after.
Management deleted hours work prior to terminations.
A: More facts are needed to analyze your situation. Arizona is an at will employment state, meaning you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. The only protection you can usually get from a legal standpoint is if the termination is based on your race, religion, sex, etc.
If your employer deleted your hours worked, however, this may be a minimum wage violation depending on how much you are paid and how many hours you worked that week. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
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