By Liz - 26/03/2016 19:26 - United States - Torrance
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That's 100% illegal and not okay, he can't fire you without just cause. Bring it up to HR as soon as possible
I see what you're saying (about it being sexual harassment and that she's protected under both state and federal law) and, yes, that's true. However, your original statement of "he can't fire you without cause" is not true. Depending on where OP lives (on mobile so I can't see location and I'm not sure of the laws in other countries so this is for USA), most states are "at-will" which means you can be fired at any time and they don't need a reason. It doesn't apply in this case because what her husband did is wrong and illegal but, if he had fired her without the "her not sleeping with him" part, it could be completely legal (again depending on where OP lives).
#68 what I'm saying is this company is probably too small to have an HR department, like a small business or something. Because if it did have an HR department, most HR departments have policies against spouses reporting to one another. This would be one reason why.
Actually it's not illegal, if the compnay is "at-will" they have the right to fire anyone for anything and are not required to state a reason unless it breaks a law a manager is completely in the right to fire and employee without a reason given anytime, any place. if the employer is at-will there's no legal action an employee can take and HR cannot do anything either.
actually the at-will law is plenty fair, my family's company is an at-will employer, if we have a problem employee it's much easier from a logistics stand point to simply let them go without reason, 9 times out of 10 it is the best option to do that and does not cause any problems for the company and if said employee tries to sue the really don't have much ground to stand on because the company is protected by the at-will law.
I can't judge until I hear his side of the story and why you also wouldn't sleep with your husband the other night.
Waiting to hear his side of the story, I get. Why she wouldn't sleep with him is none of our business and shouldn't be cause or reason for anything - why she got fired or for you to judge the story/situation. Just because you're married does not mean you are guaranteed an all access pass to sex.