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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- 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?
- 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?
- Bayer / IT Genie_22First, 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.
- New / Other DuQvV7ymoreMost 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.
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