(Closed) Anyone here work in HR? I need advice about retaliating boss

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh my gosh, that’s awful.  I don’t work in HR but I hope someone sees this who can help you.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go to your local labor board and report her. they will look into it and her. how long have you worked there? Did you receive a final paycheck? Has anyone witnessed this? If so HR should have brought any witnesses to report what they saw. What did they say was the reasoning for termination?

 

I’m sorry you are going through this, some people with authority totally abuse it, and in this day and age even if you go to HR like you are suppose to, it’s like you are now in trouble for doing that and bringing anything up to the table :/

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, did you report her the first time? It’s hard to defend yourself if you did not report it and have nothing in writing.

Oh also… I use to work in HR so I remember a bit but not alot. Just general things.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh my gosh that is terrible.  Do some research online specifically for the state you live in theres a lot of information on your states websites about employee rights, although a lot of it is vague there are some hotlines (at least in FL there are) where you can ask questions.  Good luck and I’m so sorry this happened to you, that BS!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ananeele:  File for unemployment now. They’ll try to deny it, and then you will have to fight it out with the unemployment division of your state as the referee. You don’t need your former HR dept to file.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would contact an employment attorney right away and run your situation by them.  Many have free consultations so you can decide if you have a claim or not.  It doesn’t sound like you should have been fired based on what you wrote above. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

do you have any emails/documents in which a supervisor, etc. praised the work you did? Not sure if you would have access to that if it was on a work email.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m a HR Driector and have worked in HR for 9 years.  Bad news.  its not illegal to be a jerk and the reason why HR exists is to protect the company.  Unless you had an employment contract contact the department of labor to file an unemployment claim ASAP.  You will probably win.  Otherwise it’s best just to move on.  I know it stinks.  Let me know if you have any other questions.  I would be happy to help.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

put”fired” and whatever factual and true information you think is relevent.  What happens next is the state will contact the company and get their side and then make a descision.  Since it sounds like you were never formally disciplined (written up) most likely (I’m thinking 99.9%) you will recieve UI benefits.  A lot of companies don’t even fight UI claims these days because it can be a waste of time and $$.  Good luck and file your claim ASAP!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

i used to work for a crazy organization that fired people all the time. i had to sit in on a performance meeting once for my co-worker. usually they do meetings about performance and make you sign something that you attended the meeting and what youll do to change the actions blah blah. warning 1, 2, etc. 

as long as you NEVER signed anything about your performance you should be ok. 

i would put laid off.

fired is about your performance. 

laid off is like “oh the money ran out for my program. it’s no one’s fault.” 

i got terminated from a job once and it was a personality issue between me and my crazy boss. of course that’s not what it said on paper, but that was really what it was, and it was definitely easier to terminate me then her because she had a whole team reporting to her.

i had just gotten a steller job review from my management (vice pres of my team plus the crazy lady so thats why she couldnt sabatoge me alone). so when i got terminated my letter just said, “as of this date youre no longer an employee” or something like that. when i applied for unemployment i put that i got laid off, had no notice, just had a steller job review, no meetings or signed docs about any negative performance, etc. from there there was a hearing on the phone which they didnt attend and i think it’s because they knew they had never done any warnings and on my end i had my stellar job review.

so basically as long as there were no written warnings you should be ok. and they can lie and say did have warnings so id say you didnt sign anything, and that you have emails, etc. etc.

good luck!

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