3 months ago the company i worked for hired a new President from a medical distributor called VWR Healthcare. We were not told why, but we suspected with the failed Product launch of a new product in February, there might be some financial issues.
On Thursday June 27th I was called and congratulated for having the highest sales in the company. On Friday June 28th I was called and told that there were going to be changes to our expense structure and I would be receiving a by weekly check. I was also told that a Manager that use to work for our new President,had a son working for the company in the Pacific NW. He was not cutting it in his territory and wanted to move closer to home in Nashua NH. They decided to give him CT, MA and RI. I covered all 6 new England states. These were my biggest producing territories . I was also told that my territory from Albany NY would now be extended to Rochester –Buffalo NY, as the Rep Handling that territory left 3 months ago. This is an 8-10 hour drive. I was also going to get a cut in Pay to less than 1/2 that I had made the previous month. We were also going to receive full commissions on 4 Products and Everything else was 1%.
On July 2nd I received an email that Clarity Diagnostics was acquired by a Vendor Partner, which chose to remain anonymous. My employment Contract
as well as the new Rep and our Rep in Chicago were being transferred to the new company. Every Clarity Sales Rep and independent Distributor throughout the US were terminated.
During the month of July, the VP of sales and marketing were pressuring me to provide the New sales Rep with all of the hot prospects in my former territory, which I had no interest in doing. I did provide them my top 25 accounts and all of my notes. Because of my refusal to provide them all of my contacts, I was terminated on July 31. The new president is also gone.
I was a commission only sales rep and worked the territory for 2 1/2 years building relationships and scouring for leads. the company provided me nothing in the way of leads or information. the company paid for my insurance
only and paid for my expenses with a company credit card. I am 57 years old.
Do I have any legal basis for wrongful termination.