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I have been terminated from my job and I believe that I was

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I have been terminated from my job and I believe that I was terminated for under the wrong pretenses.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Well I live in Atlanta, GA. But the company Headquarters is in Salt Lake City, UT
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: What do you mean? They put on my Day Report that I was terminated for not following policy
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: When I signed my contract I was a student driver and I am now a Trainer driver
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 9 days ago.

I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs. Thank you for your patience as I review the question. I will post my response shortly.

Expert:  Loren replied 9 days ago.

Before we begin a bit more detail would be helpful please.

1. Do you have a written employment agreement requiring cause for termination?

2. Do you believe you were treated differently than other employees due to your race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

3. What do you believe was the actual reason?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Well I came as a student driver with this company and moved up as a trainer. When I signed my contract I was a student driver and I agreed to my contract in 2015. Now as a trainer I train two students at a time. One student drives his shift the other sleeps in lower bunk waiting on his shift. The company police is no one sleeps. In the top bunk while truck is moving. As the trainer training two. Students I must get some rest to drive between 1-4 most. So I climb up-to to sleep. The company disqualified for that. Saying I signed a contract saying I wouldn't sleep on top bunk. But that was as a student driver and not a trainer.
Expert:  Loren replied 9 days ago.

If you have a contract stating you can only be terminated for cause then this could be a breach of contract and you could sue them for that. if the sleeping in the bunk was no a valid grounds for termination for cause.

Otherwise, if the employment was at will, then you would need to show you were terminated for illegal discrimination. That is race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise.

Expert:  Loren replied 9 days ago.

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