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    I work for a reservation as a social worker and near the end of June a letter was delivered to me dismissing me under the watchful eye of the tribal police I was escorted off the premises. No one ever talked to me about the incident that happened a year previous. I was dismissed for disposing of files improperly a year earlier. I had the documentation for the Federal Office as backup and when I grieved the dismissal they changed the reasons for my termination and wrote me another letter giving different reasons (bogus) for letting me go! Is that legal, if not, where do I go to get some help. They think they have soverign (sp) immunity but when they sign a contract with State and Federal funds they sign that away.

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    Under both Federal and state employment laws what you have described is not a wrongful termination as defined by law. A wrongful termination means there is a specific law prohibiting the employer from firing you for the reason he did; it does not mean that you were fired for something you didn't do; that you were not counseled or warned before termination; that you do not agree with the reasons given; or even that the employer was inconsistant in what he said the reason was.

    Google at-will employment.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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