Saint Louis, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Can I be let go after giving a written resignation letter? Giving three week notice. I was let go after one week.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Absent a contract that provides otherwise, indeed you may be terminated because Missouri is an employment-at-will state. If the law were otherwise, an employee who was about to get fired could always give three-weeks notice and force the employment to extend.

I realize that you were probably just trying to be responsible and courteous by giving notice. Now you got burned.

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