Washington, MI asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Michigan

Q: Can I get fired from my job for my spouse yelling at an employee?

In MI. I’m a manager. My significant other felt disrespected by an employee at my job. She looked through a window to say hi to another employee and saw him staring at her. She asked if there was a problem then he made shooing gestures. When I came outside she had her arms open yelling for him to come outside. She said he was moving his mouth, but she couldn’t hear him and wanted him face to face to hear what he had to say. I did speak with him the next day and he claims it was a misunderstanding and apologized. But could her reaction have caused me to get fired?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Potentially. Understand that an employer doesn't need to prove anything to fire you. They could take the position that your boyfriend had no other business being there but for you, and as a manager, you're held to a higher standard. Will they do it depends on a whole host of variables. It sounds like they aren't going to fire you though.

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