Re: Wrongful Termination
No, he would have had no case against the employer if he had been terminated. He could have been terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law (ie age, religion, gender) or unless he had a bona fide employment contract or CBA to the contrary. That's at-will employment.
I see nothing illegal here.
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