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If you were a contract employee,
and the contract stated that you can only be terminated for cause, you can sue them for a wrongful discharge,
if you do not have a contract that states you can only be terminated for cause,
the employer can terminate you for any reason, except if it is due to your race, gender, age or other protected civil right.
If you feel they have treated you this way due to your age,
you can file an age discrimination case,
you can do this with the EEOC, and they will investigate, and
try to force the employer to settle with you
To file a claim with the EEOC, contact the nearest local EEOC office. More information about filing a claim with the EEOC can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/howtofil.html.
I was not a 1099 employee. my termination was for Failure to follow the direct order of a superior and for not following company policies ( I have no idea what the company policy were) but the above was in my employment contact stating that just cause would be failure to follow direct order of a superior.
If they have to prove cause,
you can sue them for a wrongful discharge, and force them to prove the allegations in Court
If they cannot prove that "cause" existed you could win damages from the employer for the wrongful discharge
is it lawful for them to require me to give them this information that I had acquired thru my contacts over the last 2 1/5 years and thru searching the internet for leads?
not unless they claim they have legal rights to it, or you signed such a statement allowing them this information
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in reading over my employment agreement under confidentiality: DTG is the company . Employee will not disclose, copy, remove from the premises or any other DTG or customer location, sell, loan, use or misappropriate at any time any confidential information, regardless of how obtained and regardless of whether such information was created or conceived by DTG. in this regard, employee agrees that all such confidential information, even if created or conceived by employee while engaged by DTG on behalf of DTG or DTG's clients, is the sole and exclusive property of DTG
this is the only thing I can find relating to materials
they will use that clause to claim the information is theirs,
however, you can fight this by arguing you do not have any confidential information, and any information you have is readily available to them and to the public
funny thing is the other managing partner called me this week and wanted me to bring them business on a commission basis because they know I had a lot of leads and opportunities that they knew they lost because of their ego's
You can advise them that you want a 50% cut of any business,
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trouble is I would not trust them to clean my toilet !
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