Salem, MA asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts

Q: Is it legal for my employer to put my continued employment to a vote by all other employees? What are my options?

My General Manager has informed me via text that if a single one of my coworkers, including someone I refuse to work with because he is hostile toward me, votes no, I will be terminated. This occurred because I refused to work with said hostile coworker when I saw he was filling in for the open.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: Employment decisions based on peer voting can be problematic, especially if they expose an employer to claims of discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination. You may want to consider contacting an employment lawyer to discuss your specific situation.

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