Employment is often a tricky situation because it requires balancing varying personalities in a unique fashion. However, if you and your boss have a hard time getting along and she is trying to fire you for it, that is not a valid reason to fire someone, and if they do fire you, they are violating your employment rights and can be sued.
Your Employer Cannot Fire You Just Because They Don't Like You
Bosses and managers should have a relaxed personality with their workers and learn how to balance their needs with the needs of their employees. In a perfect world, that would always be the case. Unfortunately, the world is not ideal, and your boss may seriously clash with you on a personal level. You might find that no matter what you do, they simply get on your case about everything. These issues can arise due to:
- Differences in personality
- Varying work styles and approaches
- Clashes about work-related issues in the past
- Personality problems stemming from outside experiences
Whatever the reasons for the clash, your boss is now trying to fire you with trumped up excuses that are a flimsy way of saying "I don't like this person." While personality conflicts can be a reasonable reason to fire somebody if they lead to other issues with their work—such as having a hard time finishing work on time—difficulties getting along are not a valid reason for termination.
Prove That Your Rights Were Violated
If your boss were a true professional, she would find a way to work with you in spite of your personality clashes. However, she is trying to go the easy way out and is attempting to fire you. Proving that your employment rights are being violated requires showing that:
- Your work was acceptable or even exemplary before they attempted termination
- Personality conflicts have occurred between your boss and others in the past
- Attempting to smooth over conflicts didn't go well due to your boss
- Your boss threatened to fire you simply to get back at you
Collecting evidence of these violations is critical, including compiling threatening e-mails, saving text messages, and finding witnesses who will testify on your behalf. Doing so may be a difficult process on your own because it is very easy to make documentation mistakes. If you are in this situation, make sure you contact an employment lawyer for help. They can straighten out the legal difficulties and ensure that your case goes smoothly. For more information, talk to a company like John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC.