Q: I can I be lawfully fired in an "at will" state for not being able to tell a manager what another employee said?
It is a private sector job and I couldn't even remember what the employee said in passing in the first place. I was promptly fired as well as banned from the premises for a year for not telling him.
A: While your situation seems unfair, there is nothing inherently unlawful about this. Since you live in an at-will employment state, that means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all (as long as the reason isn't discriminatory).
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