“Do I have a Right to Know the Reason I was Let Go?”

Question: I was recently fired from my job. I worked there about 6 months. And without any notice I was terminated. I asked why and they said they didn’t have to give me a reason. Do I have a right to know why I was let go?”

Daria, from Battle Creek, MI
(All names are changed)

Answer: Plain and simple: No, unless you had an employment contract that said you had a right to be told, which is unusual. When an employer ends the working relation, the employee has no right to know the reason why. And, likewise, when the employee is the one who ends the working relation, the employer has no right to know why. That’s the way it is.

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