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MY SON WAS TERMINATED BECAUSE HE PUT THE ALARM OF THE SCHOOL

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HE WORKED AT FOR 4...
MY SON WAS TERMINATED BECAUSE HE PUT THE ALARM OF THE SCHOOL HE WORKED AT FOR 4 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS 15 MIN EARLY 3TIMES. BUT NEVER GOT PAID FOR THE TIMES HE CAME IN WORKED ON HIS OFF DAY (SAT). OR SPECIAL JOBS DONE FOR THE PRINCIPAL UPON HER REQUEST. THE PROBLEM CAME WHEN A NEW HEAD CUSTADION WAS HIRED. MY SON WAS ALWAYS PROMPT TO HIS ASSIGNED POSITION,
NEVER CALLED IN HAD PLENTY OF SICK LEAVE. BECAUSE HE SPOKE UP IF A JOB WAS NOT DONE PROPERLY TO HIS SUPERVISOR, HE DID NOT LIKE IT AND WAS LOOKING FOR ANY REASON TO FIRE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS IS A WRONGFUL TERMINATION CASE
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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.

Wrongful termination, from a legal perspective, means one of three things: Your son was fired in violation of a contract that says he could not be fired without due cause; he was fired due to unlawful discrimination based on his race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, or status as a member of another protected minority class; or he was fired for reporting violations of the law to the appropriate authorities. Because employment is at will, no matter how wrong a reason for firing someone seems to you or me from a moral perspective, there's no cause of action unless the termination fits into those categories. There is nothing in the facts you've provided to suggest that any of those things are the reasons for your son's termination.

Employers do not have to pay employees for unused sick leave when they are terminated, unless there is a contract or employee handbook that says so.

Unless he was an exempt employee, he must be paid for all hours worked, even on his days off. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis (meaning wages are never deducted if he comes in late or misses a day). However, if he was on the custodial staff, it sounds like he would be an hourly employee, not an exempt employee. He can file a wage claim with the Department of Labor for all the hours he worked that were not paid.

http://www.dol.gov/wecanhelp/howtofilecomplaint.htm

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