By Anonymous - Canada - Toronto
Today, I was driving to work and I got a text from my girlfriend. She said she was breaking up with me. I was a little heartbroken, but I had to get on with my day. I got to work and my boss fired me. Turns out, my boss and girlfriend have been having an affair and she told him to fire me. FML
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  srhearrell  |  21

Well I don't knowhow it works on Canada, but in the US, some states are "At Will" employment, meaning the employee or the employer can terminate employment at any time for any or no reason, even in unionized workplaces.

  smackaroonial  |  20

If it's a right to hire/fire state, then it's totally legal. However, if you fire someone without write ups and such, then they can file for unemployment and get money.

Canada is probably similar.


Canada is not at will, you need a legitimate reason to fire someone as long as they are past the training/trial period which is usually about 3 months. The employer could say he fired the OP for another reason, however, even if he does claim this, it can still be called into question and brought to court because with the affair, he had bias and a possible ulterior motive for the firing.

By  andrmac  |  25

Wrongful termination you will get unemployment for that. They can fire at will in most state, but they still gotta pay if they give you no good reason.

  Exsequor  |  14

Are you familiar with at will employment? It means firing someone is legal as long as it's not illegal discrimination, based on something like race or nationality.

By  pjsr  |  32

I wouldn't want to work for someone that boned my gf, so you got rid of two bad people in your life in one day. FYL, but do tell the boss's wife (I assume he has one since you said 'affair') before you move forward to a better life.

By  cdb89928  |  7

Definitely lay the biggest lawsuit on your bosses company you can! He will be fired once the facts come to light. As a criminal justice/law major you have full right to sue. I bet you even have messages from her proving why he fired you. And if he came right out and told you that's why you are golden. Plus you'll be pretty rich by the time it over

By  MidnaLink  |  32

She cannot legally do that. You can take her to court for it, I'm pretty sure. It's the same as if she walked INTO your work and badmouthed you enough to get you fired. Bitch.