There are many misconceptions about the workplace that, sensible as they might be, simply aren’t true. Some actions, while undoubtedly a bad idea, won’t necessarily get you fired. Below are five common myths that are good to know — whether you’re the boss or the newest hire in the field.
Myth 1: You Can’t Be Fired If You’re Not Guilty
In all states but Montana, employment is at-will. That means your boss can fire you for any reason, without having to prove “just cause.” Technically, your boss can say, “I don’t like Joe’s shoes,” and you’re out the door. Most companies don’t operate that way, of course. But if you’re accused of violating a workplace rule, you don’t have the same rights you’d have in a criminal court. There is a catch, though: Employers must demonstrate that the termination wasn’t due to race, gender or other protected category.
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