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Old 04-27-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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KAnsas is a right to work state. The boss can fire you at any time without explanation. However, most still don't want to do this as they dislike paying out unemployment.
At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it's not illegal.

From the website I posted earlier...


Employers are not allowed to terminate or discriminate against employees for the following reasons:
  • Age
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Lose a job, win a lawsuit.

Some bosses never learn, they are so stupid. I had several like that. Full of themselves, but no boss ability.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it's not illegal.

From the website I posted earlier...


Employers are not allowed to terminate or discriminate against employees for the following reasons:
  • Age
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
It's an open-shut case if there is evidence other than the OP's hear say.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: wichita
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There are at least 3 witnesses who heard the termination for pregnancy. I would think there is at least one good case here. You can get an attorney on contingency so it does not cost a dime up front. I would go for it. Even if you loose you cause the boss a lot of head ache and maybe teach them a good life lesson.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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The ‘right to work laws’ are for unions. The workers can vote to have a union represent them if they so desire. It is a choice to be made by each shop not state mandated. Some businesses are union shops in KS. However union or not your boss still needs a reasonable reason to fire you.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: wichita
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I keep hearing right to work, these laws have nothing to do with canning someone because of a protected status. Family situation is one of those protected. You can no more fire someone for being black. There is no way an employer can fire any one because of a protected class. Its a court case plain and simple. The woman who fired the pregnant woman even if it was not stated but implied is looking for a court case, and the good thing is even if she does not own the business, she is a representative of the business and the business is libal for her actions. GET AN ATTORNEY AND SUE.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I would the OP will indeed sue even though I know how hard it will be in a small town . There are not too many degrees of separation between folks and as theses things drag on it may make for some uncomfortable situations. but that's the price of justice and there is nothing sweeter than every one knowing you were right and they were wrong .
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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If you are not union then you are at the mercy of your manager. He can fire you at anytime for any reason or he does not have to give you a reason at all
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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If you are not union then you are at the mercy of your manager. He can fire you at anytime for any reason or he does not have to give you a reason at all
That was the problem , He did give a reason and the reason is discriminatory. Kansas law will protect a employee if their boss is a jerk. I think some where there is a statement in the labor law about an implied contract between the employee and employer ,some thing about an implied contract and the expectation or reasonable treatment.
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