Las Vegas, NV asked in Employment Law for Idaho

Q: Hello, my employer made the staff sign documents saying that if we did not put in a 2 week notice that we would have our

I put in a notice. I was unable to work the last 3 days.

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: The VERY WORST thing an employer can do these days, is to draft up an "Employee Handbook." Idaho passed a law, rejecting unions, and making all work "at will." "AT WILL" is the worst thing that ever happened to workers in Idaho, because employers can literally fire you for NO reason whatsoever. In fact, the only time an employer gets into any trouble in Idaho, is by "giving a reason" for the firing. All the employer has to do is give a "reason," and they're inviting the employee to try to prove that the "reason" was "unclear" or "illegal" or worse, "against the rules" of the Employee Handbook. So, first thing to do, contact HR and ask if they have an Employee Handbook, because if they do, this alters their absolute freedom to fire for no reason, and you might find that they should have given you 3 warnings before firing you. Good luck to you!

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