By jcrb - 03/09/2021 10:59
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Maybe, but if he lives in a right to work state, which 28 are, than you don't need a reason to fire someone. The dude essentially boopy traped his food with the intent to do harm, and embarrassed his boss in the process. As an adult with a real job I would absolutely expect someone to get fired over this.
Right to work has nothing to do with this. What you are referring to is at-will employment and they are two entirely different things. All states are at-will employment, there is only one state that has specific legislative exceptions. In every single state, you can be fired for any reason that isn't a legally protected reason. However, this what this employee did was illegal. Stealing a brownie from a work fridge, like it or not, is not illegal.
You can't get fired over that. Sue him. If he starts saying that you poisoned him on purpose, just say that you needed the cocolax and put it on the brownie so it would be easier for you. He had no business eating your brownies in the first place.