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I was terminated from work for argument/ fight which was

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I was terminated from work for argument/ fight which was recorded. I am covered by a labor contract. I have gone through grievance to 3rd step. Company has offered 4 month severance . Should I accept or should I try and go to arbitration?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 11 months ago.
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If there was a fight/argument, the employer has good cause for termination, so if this were to go to arbitration and they present it from the angle of workplace violence, the arbitrator is not likely to give you anything. IF the employer is giving you an offer of 4 months, you need to counter them with 6 months and you may find they will agree, but quite honestly for a fight/argument that is on tape, it is not likely you will get reinstated and an arbitrator will likely give you nothing so you could be out of the 4 months as well.