Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 9 months ago

can a employee get fired for hitting a customer who was stealing her purse?

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  • 9 months ago

    Sure you can. There isn't any law that prevents them from firing anyone for any reason. Whether the former employee has a valid legal claim for compensation is a different question.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You can get fired for wearing orange running shoes.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Or for ordering the wrong thing at lunch.

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You can be fired for any reason unless you work under a contract that says they can’t. Good news is, you can quit anytime you choose.

    • ricky
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Remove the word avoided in one post, I messed up.

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  • 9 months ago

    Read your contract. If you chose to work without a contract, then yes,

  • 9 months ago

    Yes. You cannot use violence except to defend yourself from an attack on your person, not an attack on your property. And that's as far as the legality goes. The customer can be charged with attempted theft, but you can be charged with assault and battery. The business doesn't need a reason to fire you if you are in an at-will state unless you have a union to fight for you, and if you are not in an at-will state, assaulting a person on the job is just cause for termination.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes

  • 9 months ago

    Can you? Yes. Do you have recourse if you did, perhaps, and if you were injured in the event, possibly even just psychologically, if requires mental health treatment, then you may have grounds for filing a workers compensation claim but other than that, would have to consult your state's local labor laws.

    • ricky
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      I did not say most jobs are protected, they are not. You can be fired for any reason. You can also quit. As a business owner, having the government dictate my need to fire someone would be just that, a dictatorship. Valuable employees demand raises, the greedy company pays, because of their value.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Only in America and China.

  • 9 months ago

    Depends on your employer

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