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Don't Allow Right to Work Equal Termination Without Just Cause

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Most Americans believe that being a decent and hard working employee will provide a certain degree of job security, but that is a common misconception for those who live in a Right To Work state with an At Will Employment rule. As of now, you can be terminated without just cause despite your tenure or work ethic. Being employed in a Right To Work state shouldn't mean, as a worker, you have no rights.

The At Will Employment policy should be considered unconstitutional due to what it entails. This policy is bad for the economy, grants tolerance for legal discrimination, and it allows the possibility of illegal discrimination to be implemented in a legal manner. Call me crazy, but shouldn't whether or not you have a job depend solely upon your work ethic?

Aside from the economic effects of paying unemployment wages for unsupported terminations, the anti-humanitarian effects of this policy are far more detrimental to our society. The legal types of discrimination that you can be fired for would include if you are overweight, missing teeth or have frizzy hair. Utah supports termination without just cause and these could be the motives behind you getting fired. When it comes to illegal discrimination, you can only take legal action if you can prove you were terminated due to the types of discrimination described in the Anti-Discrimination Law. With At Will Employment, a boss that is racist can masquerade as an anti-discriminant in the workplace and the law would support his/her termination of a hardworking employee when it was discretely race motivated.

We are proposing an alteration of the Right To Work Law/ At Will Employment rule in Utah, so that employees cannot be terminated without sufficient cause after five consecutive years of employment with a company.

Please sign our petition and promote fair rights for good employees in Utah.


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