Springfield, MO asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Missouri

Q: I work in Missouri- and "At Will" state. My employer doesn't have an attendance policy. Can I be fired for attendance?

I have had to miss work because of a serious medical condition. My boss said it was okay, and then weeks later expressed concern about my attendance. I've never been given any warnings, and my boss said there is no attendance policy in place. Can I be fired for attendance under these circumstances?

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Manchester, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You answered your own question when you acknowledged that Missouri is an at-will employment state. At-will employees may be discharged at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

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