• Submitted By: bigz4500
  • Date Submitted: 10/19/2014 3:45 PM
  • Category: Business
  • Words: 430
  • Page: 2

. hould the law allow an employer to fire an employee without a good reason?

At –will means an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability.  Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time for any reason with no adverse legal consequences.  In my opinion, I think the law should allow employers to fire employees without a good reason.  According to our text, employment at-will means that employers are able to terminate ones employment at any time, for any cause - with or without notice. (Rogers, S. 2012). I think it’s harsh to terminate someone’s employment “just cause” but in actuality, that’s what the law says. Companies are here for business and their main objective is to make money.  They have objectives, goals and budgets, and when they are losing money certain steps sometimes have to be taken in order to regain balance and for them to get back on track, which can sometimes mean downsizing their employees in order to do it.
On the other hand the law allows employees to leave their employers without a good reason. I believe most of us would do this especially if the new job offer is better than our current one (i.e., better and more benefits, more money, flexibility and promotion) I think it’s only fair that the law works both ways even though I don’t agree with it.
 Employers fireing an employee without a good reason is a double edged sword. At will employment means an employer can terminate an employee or an employee can leave the work relationship with no recourse and not needing a reason.

Have you observed situations where an employee was fired? Did the employer give a reason? 

Yes, I’ve observed a situation where one of my friends was fired. The company did not offer any explanations about the employment termination. The only thing that was said to him was that company was cutting down and they had to let him go.

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