Let go for no reason

New / Project fainthesky
May 27 18 Comments

I got let go for no reason after 7 months of employment with the county. I filed a complaint with the union and turns out they are at fault for not letting me go the right way. Should I get a lawyer? Or just take the payout from the time the let me go til now?

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  • Accenture bindok
    Take payout and chill
    May 27 0
  • New / Finance MWSt70
    What state are you in? In most states employers don’t need a reason to let you go. What illegal reason do you think you were let go for?
    May 27 3
    • New / Project fainthesky
      OP
      No reason stated. The union rep had declared the county at fault. In California.
      May 27
    • New / Finance MWSt70
      CA is an at will state. That means you can be let go for any reason or no reason at all as long as they aren’t discriminating against you due to race, gender, etc. Unless you can prove that, a lawyer won’t do much good. Be grateful for the 3 months severance :)
      May 27
    • New / Project fainthesky
      OP
      I personally think he did not like me, I followed county policy. He liked things done out of order and on his terms.
      May 27
  • LinkedIn cd-
    Huh, I thought unions are supposed to cover the legal stuff
    May 27 2
    • Cisco / Eng
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      Unions cover their ass and that's it. Just take a look at Detroit, union central, but total wasteland.
      May 27
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      May 27
  • Accenture bindok
    Only 3 months... Then go for lawyer and see if you could maximize the shit out
    May 27 0
  • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
    Was it a government job? I thought there is no layoff in govt job.
    May 27 3
    • New / Project fainthesky
      OP
      Yes, I guess the county is considered government. I came to work, at the end of my shift they gave me a sheet and said you are being let go. No reason attached.
      May 27
    • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
      So sorry. Was it software developer position? Full time job?
      May 27
    • New / Project fainthesky
      OP
      Finance
      May 27
  • New / Project fainthesky
    OP
    Union is offering me 3months of missed pay. You think that’s reasonable accommodation for being let go for no reason. What would you do?
    May 27 1
    • Bayer / IT Genie_22
      First, what State?
      Second, the Union isn’t offering you anything your Employer is offering it. The Union Lawyers are negotiating with them on your behalf.
      Third, the payment is not for “letting you go for no reason” but because you were let go in a way that did not follow previously agreed upon process between the Union and the Employer for terminating Union members.
      Fourth, you were going to be let go regardless the Employer just didn’t follow the process properly.

      Yes get yourself a lawyer to understand completely the situation, your legal rights, and making the best discussion for yourself.

      This is not legal advice and should not be taken as such. This is only a matter of my opinion.
      May 27
  • New / Other
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    Most states are at-will employment states which means you can be let go for no reason at all.

    Unions, provide some negotiated protections against this. If you did not have a union you have no recourse.

    Even with a lawyer the best you will get is whatever negotiated settlement a breach of union negioted terms calls for. Maybe a tiny bit more with an awesome lawyer (who will promptly overcharge you)

    Many on here have downed the Koolaid that unions are evil. Works out great for your employers, tho. Why bargain with your freaking employees.

    Don’t @ me on this. Send your myopic rebuttal to whoever cares
    Jun 4 0
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    The lawyer isn’t going to tell you anything useful. Take the severance and unemployment and move on
    May 27 0
  • New / Data
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    It’s an at will state. You may want to hire a lawyer. That lawyer can advise you properly. Talking about it on her could cause legal issues for you. Best to not say anything, and hire a lawyer.
    May 27 0