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I was fired unjustifiably

By acidosmosis
Aug 27, 2003
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  1. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I'd just like to say that especially given some recent events (cough, fired man kills 6 former co-workers in Chicago) some of the things being said are incredibly thoughtless.

    kill him? napalm? nail bombs? i realize you're joking but dont find it funny.

    at any rate.... acid you definately have a right to be upset and i wish you the best in your LEGAL course of action.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I don't know - I've seen some bosses do some pretty underhanded tactics in order to fire someone, and make it look like it was that employee's fault.
  3. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    That may be the case in the states, but over here (EU) you must be served notice and a proper reason, unless your doing something like stealing from the company ("Gross Misconduct"). And if they fire you just to downsize you get 2 weeks wages for every year you've worked as a payoff.
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Well it doesn't make too much sense but I think acid lives in the states.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,312   +265

  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,574

    Well I spoke to the labor board today and North Carolina is Employ at Will.

    Though I will still be speaking with a lawyer. These are odd circumstances and I shouldnt have been fired regardless of what the law is. You can't just fire someone because your in a bad mood. It isn't right and when a judge see's the circumstances I believe he will rule against my employer. Mainly because I was fired without any real basis for it. Only because the employer was in a bad mood and wanted to take it out on someone.

    I will make it a point that I was treated unfairly and call it discrimination of race, due to the fact that my coworker Vincent is Indian, my employer is Indian and the guy I replaced it Indian. Vincent was allowed to come into work at any time he please and be 1-6 hours later every single day no matter what time we were supposed to open or close. On those days that he was supposed to open or close we would close hours early or he would be 4 hours late and we would not open until he got there. My boss' excuse for this was that Vincent was exempt from these rules.
  7. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Still, there's nothing about fairness in a job, just do your job and that's it. If he isn't allowed to do what you just mentioned, by means of your employer, then you should do something about it if you want.

    Also, just because you were fired unjustifiably, doesn't mean you should go back to work like normal, I'm sure the arguments have done their toll.


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