terminated without disciplinary process
My husband was terminated from a job that he has held for 2 years. There was a management change, and the reason sited was high driver turnover, basically poor performance on his part. He was never disciplined for his turnover rate, therefore, did not realize it was a problem. We feel like it was just a management decision, but is it legal to fire someone out of the blue without disciplinary documentation? He was not given the option to resign. He was offered an altogether different position in another state, but they knew he could not accept it. Is there anything we can do?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: terminated without disciplinary process
Tennessee is an "at will" state meaning employees can be fired at the will of the employer, with or without cause. Your husband needs to find another job and put behind him thoughts of prosecuting his former employer. It is little consolation when a person is out of work, but he can be thankful that he was gainfully employed for the last two years.
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