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Wrongful Termination?

Discussion in 'Discrimination & Sexual Harassment' started by sharon1977, Jun 13, 2008.

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  1. sharon1977

    sharon1977 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    State of Kansas--manufacturing plant--Non-union.

    An employee gave his 2 weeks notice because he found a job elsewhere. It made the Director of Operations mad so he fired him. The paper the employee was given for reason of termination was because he was seeking employment elsewhere. The manager of this employee and the HR director tried to discourage the Director of Operations from doing this because the employee was still doing his job and it would put that department in a world of hurt without a replacement. This is a skilled job that not just anyone can do and has to be trained on. Was there anything wrongful in this termination. I know Kansas is an AT WILL state, but are there limits?

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  2. jacksgal

    jacksgal Super Moderator

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    There is nothing illegal about this practice. In fact many employers choose to terminate employment before the two week notice period expires. And no they do not have to pay former employee for that two week period. If he doesnt work he shouldnt be paid
     
  3. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Yes, there are limits, but this is not among them. The employee was not fired; his notice was accepted effective immediately, and that is completely legal.
     

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