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Q. Did you have a written Employment Agreement with your former employer ?
As I was saying, this was a verbal contract in meeting.Its the only way they do it. I knew that part was going to be a problem.....
If an employee has a written Employment Agreement with their employer, the Agreement sets forth, among other things, the employee's responsibilities, salary, benefits, and the circumstances under which the employee can be terminated. If there is no written Employment Agreement, then the employer and employee have an "At Will" employment relationship which means that the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time without any liability to the employer. By the same token, the employer can terminate the employee at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. Although you acted professionally and gave them the courtesy of two weeks notice of your intention to leave the employer, they did not extend to you the same courtesy you gave to them. However, without anything in writing to secure your position with the employer, they have no legal obligation to give you any notice of termination,
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No, I only expect and want the right answer, so thank you for that...but, If the employer terminated me and that is why I was not paid....dont they still have an obligation to tell the employee that they have been terminated?
Employers should tell an employee that they are terminated so that there is no misunderstanding. The law does not prescribe any specific words or actions which an employer must use in order to get his point across to the employee. Your former employer just did not have the professionalism or courtesy to tell you face to face and chose to allow you to figure it out through their actions. However, since they terminated you, you are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits,
So you are saying, that after I gave my letter of resignation, it appears that I was fired and that is likely what will be on my record when future employers check my references? Wow, it just seems like human resources would have just said that when I was talking to them on the phone last week. That's what H.R. does. Let you know you have been terminated. Plus, before those calls, I called in to benefits to see when my health insurance ends and they told me july 31st since last day is july 2. I cant try to figure out these crazy people. Okay. I will probably just walk away quietly then. / I already have a new job, so as far as unemployment benefits go.....
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