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I was terminated for harassment when I told another employee I knew his mother over thirty years ago. He said he didn't want to know anything about it because he knew his mother was not a very nice person when she was younger. A few minutes later he said ok go ahead and tell me. I told him I came home from work and she was in bed with my husband who is now my ex husband It caused a divorce. I then asked him who is dad is, he said he didn't know. The termination letter stated harassment and misconduct.
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Unfortunately, employment in KS is considered at will unless you have a written contract of employment to the contrary. This means the employer can fire the at will employee for no reason at all or for any reason that is not based only on your age/race/sex/disability and your sole recourse is filing for unemployment. The conduct you described is neither harassment or misconduct and it is not sufficient to constitute good cause to terminate your employment or deny you unemployment benefits. I am afraid though that the only recourse you have is in unemployment proving that this was not significant misconduct and as such your termination was without good cause such that you would receive unemployment benefits.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

can i go to the labor board and ask for my job back?

 

Family Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 6 years ago
I am afraid not, unless you are a union employee and then you would have to follow the grievance process in your union contract. All you can get is unemployment.
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