Ann Kiernan replies:
Assuming that you are an at-will employee, I am sorry to tell you that the answer is yes. Terminating an employee who takes a day off to go train for another job is not a wrongful discharge. Employees owe a duty of loyalty to their primary employer.
Good luck with your new job.
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