Dexter, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Can a supervisor be fired if their staff report she told them to withhold information from documents and parents?

Documentation is required about consumers with DMH waivers. This information is also relayed to parents to aid with mental and physical health decisions.

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A: Missouri is an at-will employment state, which means either you or your employer can terminate your position at any time and for any reason (or no reason at all). The one exception to this general rule is if an employee is targeted or selected for termination based on a discriminatory reason (i.e. based on gender, race, age, disability, religion, or military status). If these issues are not in play, then your employer can terminate you based on the situation you described above, even if the staff reports were not accurate.

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