Company deciding that one's services are no longer required. Also known as "being fired."

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A Coworker (and friend) may be wrongfully terminated. What can I do?

This is a very complicated situation, but I'll try to boil it down to the essentials. Myself, a female coworker, and a manager from another department are close friends. The manager is very loyal, ...
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What does it mean when your boss calls you to tell you that someone got fired? [closed]

My boss called me when I was working at home and he said in a very angry voice: So and So got fired. Do you want to know why? They weren't as talented as the others. I didn't work with the ...
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Can you be let go for handing in your notice? [closed]

Are employers in the UK allowed to fire you as soon as you hand your notice in, or would they have to continue to pay you until your notice period ends?
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Can an employee (in Australia) be terminated if they refuse to allow their employer to look though a phone that is not used for business? [closed]

I know that generally in jobs where you have access to a computer and the internet any storage device plugged into a company PC or any online account you access on a company PC with the company's ...
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Being honest about your dismissal [closed]

Its been months now, I been terminated from my previous job while I was on probation, it was a “Caseation of probation period,” due to many complicated reason e.g. I was not given priority over a ...
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About to get fired. What should I do? [closed]

So I just had my year end review and got a 2 (the Boss takes this review, since were a small team). I joined this company about 6 months ago straight out of college. It was kinda a rollercoaster ...
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Serious misconduct. Probable termination. Should I quit or just wait? [closed]

I'm from New Zealand and I've been a line worker at a food factory for the past 3 months. To me this is not a career job, simply a way to make some money. However, I have been out of my field for 2 ...
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Listing Previous Work History- 1 Month at Job [duplicate]

I was recently fired from a position after the 30-day trial. I attempted to work out issues with my managers, but they offered no support, no training, and were never available or responsive to ...
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How to represent being fired from first two jobs

So I got a retail job as soon as I turned 16, and was employed there for over a year and a half. I loved it there but took advantage of the system and stole a few clothing items. While it isn't an ...
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Do I have legal rights against a company that offered me a raise to not leave, and then promptly fired me after turning down another offer? [closed]

I was just informed of this situation that occurred somewhere by a co-worker, and was wondering what the legal ramifications are (U.S. Law). To be clear, the scenario is as follows: I tell my boss ...
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I was let go because I internally fought against unlawful overtime, how do I explain that in interviews? [duplicate]

At my company it was common to order overtime on very short notice (hours) and without proper justification. This is illegal in my country, and I have verified this with a lawyer who also checked my ...
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Should I sign a severance agreement if I already received the money?

I was recently let go from my job and given a two week severance package. The money was deposited into my account almost immediately. I was given an agreement to sign, but I prefer not to sign it ...
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Was I fairly fired? Should I appeal? [closed]

I've posted some previous threads about my job being in trouble, jokes from a new colleague, helping my colleague who is double my age and less experienced and being involved in recruitment. All of ...
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How to handle when you are the target of gossip? [closed]

One of my managers at my new job has been spreading gossip accusing me of misconduct against management at a previous job. This is causing a lot of hostility and made my work environment very ...
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Working since 2.5 months on a job, I've got a much better offer, what to do?

Both work are outsorcing projects (i.e. my de facto and de jure employers differ). On my contract, both sides can terminate in 2 weeks during the trial period (which is far to expire now). I've ...
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When should I disclose an ongoing relationship with someone who is in a legal battle with my employer?

My girlfriend and I worked together for 2 years under the same boss. Her and his professional relationship started to go "south". In the end, it became unbearable for both and together with HR they ...
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Should I resign if I sense that I could get fired/laid off in next review? [closed]

I am not performing according to the standards of my current organization and I can feel it. In the latest review it was mentioned in a different way. I am trying my best but now losing confidence in ...
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How to deal with dismissal when mental health was a factor? [duplicate]

Firstly, my question has been extensively rewritten following a) a flag and b) comments that I needed to clean it up. I was dismissed from a job recently during my probation period. The official ...
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How can I stop feeling jealous when seeing other people's profiles in LinkedIn? [closed]

I was recently laid off from my job, and so I started my job hunt in various sites, including LinkedIn. I never looked into it much but now that I have to, I keep bumping into the profiles of ...
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HR wants to terminate a member of my team [closed]

I am managing a team internationally. one of my team members in another country has access to attendance DB and he changed his attendance from DB directly to be meeting the time attendance policy of ...
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218 views

How do I express my interest in volunteer or temp work to a former employer?

I was recently terminated from a full-time job because of business difficulties and budget cuts. I'm still interested in maintaining whatever level of employment I can with the same company, part ...
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How to explain being discharged for “performance reasons” to future employers? [duplicate]

I worked for the City of Jacksonville as a support developer for a year and a half. I worked for their systems fixing and upgrading multiple applications, over 200 tickets in that period. At the end, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask why a coworker was fired?

So in the last month a few people have been terminated, 2 were old hires, 1 was a new hire. I've not heard any official reason why this is happening, just hearsay from colleagues. I'm relatively new ...
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What's wrong about being honest about your career plans? [duplicate]

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
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Got fired before second interview

Suppose a person gets fired from his current job. He is in the second round of interviews with another company. How does he tell the company about his termination from his former company?
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What is risk of Absconding [closed]

I was on an international assignment for the last 3 months and recently arrived back in India (my base location). During my on-site assignment, my client offered me a job opportunity. Now I have ...
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Company seems to be having trouble - time to look for a new job? [closed]

So I've been working for a small company for a little over two years - two owners, 3 employees. Recently, a major source of our income was disrupted - it was supposed to be our bread and butter until ...
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My staff is pressuring me to fire a talented employee [closed]

I hired a very talented employee a month ago part-time and this has triggered a stir ever since. The employee is talented, creative, innovative, courteous, generous and very intelligent. He was very ...
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Posted Employer Holiday (7/3) and now employer is saying it is a mandatory work day [duplicate]

My company posts the days off at the beginning of each year. This year it was noted that the employees would have 7/3 off to observe Independence Day. I used the stated day off to make travel plans ...
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Can an employer persue a debt from a former employee? [closed]

We have to terminate an employee for theft. Can we call him to request for payment for the money that he took?
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How to ask your boss to remove a member from your team

I have a team of developers working with me but as we work closely my boss can see what everybody is doing. I have a developer in team which was in every other team in last 2 years and it did not ...
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529 views

Cryptic message from colleague - am I about to be fired? [closed]

I've been working at a software company for 6 months now (first job) and am a junior coder. I've been responsible for maintaining and developing a particular system by myself for 3 months but most of ...
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How to leave a student (summer) job without burning bridges?

I've worked at this job for over a year now, and I recently signed on for another year this past April. It's doing research that I really enjoy, and in the past I found the work environment to be ...
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Abusive employer and “effective contract changes”

I am trying to navigate a really nasty scenario with my current employer, and am hoping there is a professional tactic or approach that won't require consulting with a lawyer, as I'm pretty much broke ...
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Off work due to Dental work gone bad; employer being elusive about return to work, discrimination? [closed]

New employer (2 weeks), temp job but hopeful for future regular employment. Had a dental procedure that injured the trigeminal nerve causing cluster headache for 6+ weeks. Kept manager updated. ...
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How to convince potential employers that I was not laid off due to poor performance

I worked in a big company, and was laid off during the company restructure, along with 2000 other employees. This was well covered in the news. It was definitely not because of my poor performance; ...
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Why did I get fired right before my last day? [closed]

I was "fired" (their words) right before my last scheduled day, and I don't understand why. This happened a while ago, but lately it has been been really bugging me. I was hoping that someone might ...
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How to deal with my current employer finding out about my application to immigrate to Canada?

The Canadian immigration officials apparently verify work experience by contacting my current employer. No one at my workplace knows about my application. I fear that I may lose my job or face other ...
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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Symptoms of firing/terminating an employee from a corporation? [closed]

In my company I have been seeing two symptoms of firing/terminating me from the corporation. They are not giving projects for me but giving to some other employees. They are frequently asking me ...
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Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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Should I tell my boss about my coworker possibly leaving? [duplicate]

One of my coworkers just told me he's put his resume out there and just had a phone interview - he did this on site, at our office! This is not a duplicate of Should I raise concerns about a ...
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How can I respond to a CEO asking me to terminate an employee for reasons I disagree with?

I am managing a technical team and a woman in QA has gotten engaged to one of my male developers. The CEO phoned to ask me to terminate the woman working in QA (providing two months of salary ...
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posting warnings and thank-you letters in public

Sometimes, some of the employees over perform while others perform very bad. for those who work very hard, a thank you letters and raises are motivations for them. As CTO, I have a case that one of my ...
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My former employer is witholding my final paycheck and W2 [closed]

I was let go from my place of work in California on the 6th of January. My now former employer explicitly told me that she'll have my paycheck on the following Thursday (15th). That day came around ...
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can I get fired for telling a coworker I heard she would be let go? [closed]

I told my coworker that our boss said she might be let go until she is of age to serve alcohol in the restaurant where I work. I'm not a supervisor or a manager of any sort; my boss told me that she ...
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Rights When Terminated Without Fair Process [closed]

A friend has just been dismissed from her job for "not being good enough." This fell on her out of the blue, with no prior warning, no development or action plan, and no notice period. Apparently the ...
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Not being paid but not formally laid off / made redundant

A friend was recently informed that his project at work ran out of money, and he should not show up for work again. His boss also informed him that he was not "let go" and would have to turn in a ...
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My immediate supervisor told me the head boss wanted to fire me but he(my supervisor) told him not too. What can I do if anything? [closed]

My immediate supervisor told me the head boss wanted to fire me but he(my supervisor) told him not too. What can I do if anything?
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Can prospective employers generally find out if a candidate was fired for cause?

In the US it's pretty common for prospective employers to contact a candidate's previous employers to verify employment (dates and job title, at least). In the US, lawsuits are common enough that ...