I was let go from my job after 27 years yesterday morning for being "too" disruptive. There was nothing in writing, and the only conversation that has taken place was about two weeks ago when our accounting dept, sale assistants, my boss and his daughter (all women with exception of my boss) and we were told that they had heard that some of us had been talking about problems that the company was having. My boss said at that time that he was aware of some problems, he was handling the way he saw fit, and if we did not agree with what he was doing we should probably part ways. I was the only female salesperson in the company. None of my male counterparts were in this meeting nor to my knowledge did they have their own meeting even though there has been concern, negative talk, etc... by almost all members of that group with the exception of two people, who are family members of the boss. We do not have an HR dept. I was a full time commission salesperson who when I went over an hour of sick time last year, had commission docked from me. However, I have worked numerous hours over the std 40 hour work week over the years and have never been given any additional money for that. Should I consult a local attorney?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Missouri
Nothing, was just terminated yesterday morning.
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.You can pursue Back Pay in a number of ways. Small claims court is an option as is a complaint to the labor board. Both avoid lawyer fees. However, a lawyer can pursue the claim as well working on contingency fee basis of 1/3 of recovery. see martindale.com
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