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Wrongful termination?

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I was just discharged and the reason given was that I informed my employer about 4 months ago I was looking for a position out of state because my family was moving.

They filled my position with one of my subordinates, who does not have a replacement at this time.

Is "because you are looking for another job" a legal reason for termination?



Most states are "at will" employment states--in other words, you can be let go or you can quit without having to have a reason or a "cause". Perhaps your employer realized that you would be leaving and this was a good time to promote his other employee. You are probably eligible for unemployment--file with your state's dept. At least you will get that until you find a new job.

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