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I was terminated for failure...
I was terminated for failure to respond to a written counseling. The counseling was dated July 31, 2015. Since that time I received my annual evaluation (dated Nov 14,2015) with a grade of "Fully Acceptable" in communication and an overall grade of "consistently above acceptable". I asked my Branch manager why I was terminated, and I was given no clear answer. I also reached out to the company's HR department, with no reply.
Do I have a legitimate claim for wrongful termination?
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Todd
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Employment Law
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