No contract. Is there any recourse to recover lost wages. I have a schedule from them to work in July. If I knew before that this would happen i would've made other arrangements. I was blindsided.
Thank you for your follow-up, Scott.My apologies, truly. However if you are without a contract, you are strictly 'at-will'. Employers owe no duty to employees who are at will to pay lost wages based on termination, even for termination 'without cause'. About the only option may be to contact HR and to negotiate a severance package for termination which is something you can bring up. Just please be aware that the employer likewise has to agree to the severance. Your position to demand severance improves if you can show that you performed or obtained specific benefits for the employer, for example you wrote and published studies under your name while affiliated, or that you were head of a unit. Otherwise, it is a situation that once an employer chooses to release you, there is limited recourse unless their decision was based on discriminatory factors.Good luck.
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