Quote from KimmieNEAL
Yes, it is termed "Employee at will". Any employer has the ability to terminate employment for no
reason.....however, you cannot terminate someone by applying rules to them that you have not applied to other employees in an equal capacity. So, what will be will be. I enjoy nursing, but God is going to provide a pathway for my bakery soon.
Kimmie, you are correct "At Will" is the correct term here, seems like there is continuing confusion between the terms "at will" and "right to work". "Right to work" means that despite working in a union place you are NOT required to join the union, has nothing to do with the "At will" concept. Your definition of "at will" is correct in as much as you can be fired for anything and quit for anything, also disparate treatment is a way of proving you were discriminated against for belonging to a "protected class". This would be the usual discriminations like sex, age, FLMA,ADA, religion,sexual harrassment,and others.You will find all of the protected classes at your state workforce development site, EEOC, or NLRB, etc.
Also in some states a healthcare worker is put into a protected class if she has reported illegal/unethical practices and is disciplined or fired in retaliation. I am now in a lawsuit under my state whistleblower retaliation protection act.
Did this type of discipline and subsequent firing come after you complained about a patient care issue? Think hard, you may find yourself in that "protected class", then even though you live in a "at will "state, as I do, it wont keep your employers from getting sued for discriminating against you. Stay strong and determined, dont give up and let them victimize you, yes DEFINATLY applyfor unemployment!Get yourself an EMPLOYMENT lawyer.I have great attornies and have yet to pay them a penny, they took my case on contingency of winning , plus the state law that protects me allows for my lawyers fees ,should I win, if I dont win my lawyers dont get paid. PM me if you want.