By Anonymous - 14/11/2020 02:02
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I live in a "Right to work" state and you can be fired at anytime with or without a reason. So all of this sounds pretty normal.
Whistleblowers aren’t as protected as one might think. Hell, workman’s comp lawsuits aren’t even easy to fight if you have all the evidence in the world. The problem is, in a right to work state (like Nebraska where I am) most of the laws were drafted (or amended) by lobbying by companies that pull this crap. Workers may be told they have rights, but the limit is to where a company will sponsor an amendment that is cheaper than fighting your lawsuit, so by the time you get to court (usually years later) the illegal basis you were fired on is no longer illegal and the prosecution fails in court. Thus screwing everyone. I’ve experienced this personally. And I was terminated for getting hurt by my employer’s malicious negligence. I got a big fat $0 after my former employer had laws amended that made what they did legal, leaving the blame on me (a heavy load someone piled up injured me, and the amended made it my fault if it injured me rather than the unsafe osha configuration they set up). Sadly this happens everywhere. Right to work means you have the right to work somewhere else, you’re fired!