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I recently was fired from a job during my training period,

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I recently was fired from a job during my training period, for what I believe was a cost cutting measure. I was hired by an auto dealer but signed an employee at will contract, but during the initial 90 day training period, I was guaranteed $800 per week. The employer still owes $3600 on the contract with guarantee. The auto dealership is in massachusetts and I performed all tasks required of me. I was fired without notice, which i understand is within their rights, with me being an employee at will.
I had sent the general manager of the dealership an email about 10 days ago with no response, indicating that I was due $3600 remaining on the guaranteed contract.
The end of the 90 day period ends about the first week of August. thanks

Thank you for your question. After reading my answer, please do not hesitate to reply if you have additional questions or need more information.

 

Sorry to hear about your unpaid wages. You basically have two options, and neither one will get you the money you are owed immediately. The first would be to file a claim for unpaid wages with the Attorney General's office. It normally takes them several weeks to investigate a claim, but the state can go after your employer for the unpaid wages if they determined you are owed money, and there is no cost to file the claim.

 

Option two would be to sue your former employer in small claims for breach of contract and the $3,600 you are owed. Small claims does not require an attorney (you can file the paperwork and go to court yourself if you don't want to hire a lawyer) but there is a filing fee and it may be weeks before your case is heard.

 

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