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My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and

My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and did so via text message. I understand that I work in an at will state and there is not much I can do, but, I had an exemplary performance record and made very good money, and up until that point, hadn't had a single complaint. I asked foran explanation and was refused one. I told him I planned to come to our place of employment the next day, and any subsequent days that it was necessary until I received one. He didn't reply, but, a co-worker told me that they were told if I came into the restaurant, they were to call the cops. Again, I was thoroughly confused. My friend and co-worker was unable to get an answer as to why I was terminated, either, until our bosses partner finally felt some compassion and told her what happened, which she then relayed to me. On the day I was terminated, we had several things go wrong - our point of sale system was not working, we ran out of our most popular dish, etc. I text my frustrations of the day to my friend and co-worker, telling her I had been near tears and ready to walk out, being a bit hyperbolic. Anyway, we got through the day, and the only person I said anyting to was my friend via text. When she came to work, after I had left, our boss asked for her phone to install an app on it, in case they had problems similar to what I had dealt with that afternoon. While he had her phone, without either her or my permission, and unbeknownst to either of us, he opened and read the texts between us. He immediately text me and fired me for the content of the text messages, although I still have not officially been offered that explanation. I have yet to confront him with that information, as my friend still works there and I don't want to threaten her job, as well. He read texts that were private communication between my friend and I without permission, has not paid me for my work, has threatened to call the cops on me, and accused me of stealing from him - which I did not do. I was a fantastic employee and am now missing nearly $400 a week in much needed income as a result of something terrible he did. Do I have any recourse at all in this matter?

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I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new

I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new schedule. He forced out everyone who complained. For three weeks he insisted I didn't want the job and quit.For three weeks I tried to explain that I did not quit.He did not respond. One day I saw his wife and asked her to talk to him. She said she would and "things have gotten bad here". A couple of days later he approached me and said I had threatened his wife, they would be filing a report and that "you could lose your children for this".I actually approached his wife for help in regaining employment. Naturally I would not use threats to get my job back. I said I would apologize for any misunderstanding. He told me to only talk to him. Several days later,I found this out when I went to pick up my daughter for our visitation:My ex employer contacted my ex wife ( who he has no relationship with and who I am in a custody battle over my daughter with) and told her his story and provided her with a police report. He also told her I was fired for drinking.My ex took this to the courts and was awarded emergency custody. She said she had a police report of the incident with my employer's wife. A FALSE POLICE REPORT.My ex employer has a history of deceit and is well known in the community for burning his employees.This has caused me damage to my court battle, caused my community to question me and to spread the false accusation.Unfortunately, I have no witness to my conversation with the wife of my ex employer.She won't talk to me or accept my apology.I am being slandered by Joe Nazar . He has lied to the police, the marina where I live, and my ex wife.Where do I go from here?

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I was employed by a US company as a consultant based out of

Hi, I was employed by a US company as a consultant based out of the UK but on a US contract. The CEO unexpectedly fired the SVP of Sales who hired me at the end of 2015. Since that point the CEO became increasingly abusive, leaving a message on my voice mail accusing me of acting like a "crazy person". He followed on by accusing me of misreading emails, when the emails showed I was clearly correct. The abuse continued for 5 months until I eventually felt I had to leave the organisation. The company is now telling clients that i'm on holiday and they don't know where I am. Firstly I did start to questions my judgement and sanity and secondly I am concerned they are giving customers and clients the impression I'm unstable. This has caused me significant financial loss and defamation of character personally and my consultancy company that took me 25 years to build. Is there any options to file for compensation and force the origination to represent my departure correctly?I am based in the UK, but my contract is governed by US law. I wasn't sure if this was something that would be first, worth pursuing and second best pursued from the USA or UK.

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I have a former employee who was stealing money and

I have a former employee who was stealing money and discounting product by 50 percent and often pocketing that money too.. learned she was telling cleints to not shop we were going under..not the case.. she is now working at a shop I go to and feel I should inform the current owners.. what can I legally do or say. It goes on with the wrong doing but those are the starters

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RobertJDFL

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I've been with company 29 years with excellent employment

I've been with company 29 years with excellent employment records and supervisor. I found a gun shell at the company outside yard. The company is located in a high crime area. I showed it to another employee and said " look what I found outside, what is it a 25 or 45." reply " it's a 45, looks like it's been run over" That was the end of the conversation and went on with our day. Next day I was meet by the supervisor, plant mgr.,HR mgr, and the local police was there. I was told they had a report that there was a threat to the company and I was terminated. The reported threat was that I said "look what I found a 45 shell .... this could be another "Orlando". The mgr termination group told me that they had to take the treat serious and let me go immediately. I told them that is not what happened. I just meet with the company President and was told the same thing that they had to take a treat seriously. He told me that he knew me and that I would not have made any reference to "Orlando" but he had to stand by what was reported and told to him by management. I called a local attorney office and they explained that NC is a "at will" state. I don't understand how my character and good standing with the company and in the community can mean nothing? I'm terminated on a lie? If the employee really said this do I have any recourse against them for slander/deformation? This me and my wife lively hood lost. I'm 56 years old, my wife is disabled for 12 years, medical and preescrip insurance, life insurance, company 401K all lost. But most of all my good name, character and reputation means nothing I feel. Someone can just tell a "lie" and take everything away from you? Thank you in advance for your time, knowledge and guidance with this matter. Sincerrely RDP

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My name was slandered at one job ,I was fired I went to

My name was slandered at one job ,I was fired I went to another job and a Female Sgt. from the job I was fired from.Came to my present job, and slandered my name again I heard her what can I do?

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I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my

I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my direct supervisor started an investigation in my store, interviewed all my managerment team and I was told that the investigation will be complete next week and I am not to disuse anything with my team or I will be harassing them and terminated, I can not work while the investigation is taking place should I request an administrative leave.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have had on going disagreements with my direct supervisor in regards ***** ***** schedule for the past year and believe this is what she's targeting, I also dont believe she should be conducting the investigation because she will not be fairJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I was a jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The

I was a Virginia jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The day before basic training I was told that I was being fired for failing an eight month performance review. I was only there for six months. I am over 40. The performance appraisal seemed to be fraudulently signed meaning a mid level supervisor signed the edge of the document and did not read what he was signing. The firing official kept referencing my failing an eight month appraisal in his decision to terminate me. I was not due for an appraisal for two months, and I would have received basic training the next day.

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Ely

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Being terminated for harassment based upon hearsay only.

Being terminated for sexual harassment based upon hearsay only. Have until 1pm tomorrow to say why I should not be fired.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not an employment lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have no marks on my record - worked there for 20 years. It's a university though and I hear they are taking this super seriousJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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