A previous manager improperly terminated my employment and I'm involved with ongoing litigation related to this termination (i.e., suing for wrongful termination). How do I deal with this matter on a resume and during interviews? How open and in-depth should I be when answering questions about the issue?
A summary of the situation follows:
I worked for a fortune 500 company in an entry level accounting position. Our department was responsible for paying bills on behalf of our corporate clients, who were companies of various sizes.
A manager attempted to cover up an assault by an employee (not me), is suspected of attempting to embezzle money from clients, and attempted to use our H.R. team to tamper with witnesses. They also committed a variety of other more interpersonal civil offenses. At the time, I, along with my colleagues, attempted to resolve the issues we observed by:
- Making upper management aware of the situation
- Speaking to H.R.
- Contacting law enforcement
(A substantial narrative of events is available in the edit history - removed for the sake of concision and substance)
When H.R. realized the manager had bamboozled them the H.R. team overreacted by suspending or terminating several employees, including the witnesses that the manager had tried to intimidate. My employment was improperly terminated by H.R., and I'm currently involved in litigation with my previous employer because of this improper termination.