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Old 07-11-2019, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Can I fire a summer worker if he fails to show?

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Can I just on the spot fire a summer worker if he fails to show 3 times with no excuse?

Does any law prevent me from doing this ASAP!


We are a small 4 person business.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can I fire a summer worker if he fails to show?

You could have, and should have, fired him the first time.

No law prevents you from firing him.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:59 PM   #3
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I wish to inform you that New York is an “employment-at-will” state. Therefore, an employer may generally terminate an employment relationship at any time and for any reason, unless a law or agreement provides otherwise. For example, a federal or state law, collective bargaining agreement, or individual employment contract may place limitations on an otherwise at-will relationship. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.


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Old 07-11-2019, 06:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can I fire a summer worker if he fails to show?

If you made an employee handbook check that as well as sometimes you can be bound by that.
But I agree that generally there is no need to put up with that behavior.
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Definitely,if he doesn't work properly the way you want.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:11 AM   #6
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Wrongful termination or wrongful discharge laws vary from state to state. Some states are "employment-at-will" states, which means that if there is no employment contract (or collective bargaining agreement), an employer can let an employee go for any reason, or no reason, with or without notice, as long as the discharge does not violate a law. In your case, New York is an 'at-will' employment State. Without a contract restricting termination, generally an employer has the right to discharge an employee at any time for any, or no, reason, providing it is not an act of illegal retaliation or discrimination. The New York State Division of Human Rights enforces laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, creed, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation & marital status.
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For the record, 49 out of 50 states are employment at will states, and the 50th state recognizes the at-will doctrine in some situations. Those situations would include this one.
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