can my boss legally fire me for me not knowing my multiplication tables?
5 Answers from Attorneys
If you are an at-will employee in California, there is no question but that you can be terminated for this reason.
Would like more facts but if you are a at will employee than yes. If you are not an at will employee or part of a union etc than the answer may be different.
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If the job you were hired for requires you to have this skill then yes.
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Not only are there no laws against poor management, 'unfair treatment', or rude, obnoxious or harassing behavior by management or other employees, but in general, unless an employee is civil service, in a union, or has a written employment contract, they are an 'at will' employee that can be disciplined or terminated any time for any reason, with or without ‘cause’, explanation or notice.