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I resigned by email yesterday morning at 9:30 AM. I also emailed

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I resigned by email yesterday morning at 9:30 AM. I also emailed in sick for the day and have a doctor's documentation to back me up. At 2 PM, the company called to let me know that I'd been terminated. Is this legal? Can they fire me after I've resigned?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Joseph replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.

No, your employer could not claim that you were terminated if you did in fact resign.

If your employer were to inform potential employers that you were terminated, and not that you resigned, you would have a cause of action against your former employer for defamation for making false and damaging statemetns about you.

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