It can be hard to find a good job sometimes, no matter where you live in the United States, and Missouri is no exception. This search can be made even harder if the potential employer does not choose their employee based on merit, but rather rules people out for discriminatory reasons. It happens all too often and to make things worse, some employees experience this mistreatment even after being hired.
While many states allow employees to be dismissed for almost any reason, there are some forms of termination that are considered to be illegal. This includes retaliatory discharge and dismissal for reasons of age, race, gender or national origin. However, some employers will cite false reasons for dismissal in order to protect themselves, so it is important to record any details that may support your case if you suspect you have been wrongfully fired.
As this article on employee rights explains, it is also against the law to fire someone purely because they have alien status. This is part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and applies to workers with alien status who can legally be employed in the United States. If they are not legally eligible for work, then they may not have the same protection.
If you have been fired for an illegal reason, you may be feeling lost and unsure about your future. However, it is important not to lose hope as there are still options available. An attorney may be able to advise you about how to proceed and might even be able to assist you with your case. With this guidance, you can work toward a fair resolution to your situation and may even be able to have your position reinstated.