I just got fired out of nowhere

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
Member
356 posts
Helper bee

@Tigerlilybride:  Were you still in your promotional period? If not, and you haven’t had any “warnings” you could possibly file for unemployment while you look for something else. I currently work at a Credit Union and we’re always hiring tellers at a decent pay with no exp, or edu. Maybe look into something like that in your area… Good Luck

Post # 5
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry! If you hurt your back at work did you file a workman’s comp claim on it? You should contact the hour and wage commission in your state, firing you that quickly after getting hurt seems fishy. If you were fired without a warning you may have a case for hour and wage especially so soon after being injured. Of course that depends on the state you’re in. 

Post # 6
Member
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Tigerlilybride:  Is itmpossible that they just do not want to deal with a workers comp claim?

Goodness that is awful. Did they ever warn you about your quality of work? What about the employee handbook, did it ever discuss how they would fire you if? What about reprimands? I would be sifting through my contract with them. I would also give them a call back and specifically ask how your quality of work lacked compared to others. A “what can I do in the future?” type of thing

I hope you find something else quick!

Post # 7
Member
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Tigerlilybride:  Did he fire you right before your probationary period ended? Cuz usually probation is about 3 months.

Post # 8
Member
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Tigerlilybride:  Do you have disability disc. legislation in your state? I would encourage you to file a complaint if so because I used to see this sort of stuff all the time working in discrimination law – employers often try to get rid of people with injuries (particularly back injuries).

Post # 10
Member
3044 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@Tigerlilybride:  definitely contact your worker’s compensation board re: the accident and how suspicious this timing is for you being fired. They will be able to advise you on further steps.

Post # 11
Member
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

sorry to hear. this happened to me last monday due to financial problems within the company. i had only been there for 1.5 months, so i know how that feels.

 

 

 

i agree that you may want to contact the workers comp board and if not, also look into unemployment although i’m not sure how much luck you’ll have with it since he claimed it was based on your work.

 

eta: though since he never spoke to you about problems with your work, that may change things

 

 

 

good luck!

 

Post # 12
Member
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@tksjewelry:  +1

That sounds SUPER suspicious for them to just let you go out of nowhere. Sounds to me like they’re trying to avoid paying you workmans’ comp! 

Post # 13
Member
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Tigerlilybride:  I agree with PP that it sounds a little fishy that they fired you immediately after you got hurt. I would try and contact someone and find out if there is something you can do. It sounds like maybe they wanted to get you out of there before they had to deal with a workers comp claim…

Good luck! I hope you can find another job quickly!

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