I had worked at a job where I was terminated. The reason for termination wasn't made very clear to me. The manager said I would get a positive reference from her and she would indicate I'm eligible for rehire. The job was unionized but I hadn't accumulated enough hours to be fully covered by the union agreement (or it was dubious). Anyway, I decided it was not worth fighting. I would like to get hired by a different branch and didn't want to risk losing the good reference.
I have been applying at the other branches where I had a good experience working seasonally at. Management there knew I had been hired permanently at the other location and asked why I'm not working there anymore. I didn't have a good reason as it's not clear to myself.
More importantly, I had applied for EI. Apparently no reason was given for my dismissal on my Record of Employment and it just says "dismissed". The EI coordinator asked me to get the company to fix it or they will have to launch an investigation themselves.
How should I handle this? I was thinking of emailing my former manager.
I was applying for EI but there was a problem with the Record of Employment from [Company Name]. It just says "dismissed" which isn't enough detail. Also I had been applying at other branches I had a good experience working at seasonally. The managers there knew I was working at [branch location] and asked what happened. Since it wasn't really made clear to me, what should I tell them?
I contacted the union rep about this. Basically her suggestion was the above email. EXCEPT that she said to cc her and write her name at the bottom of the email. This seems a bit confrontational to me. To recap from my other question, when I pressed for a reason in the termination phone call, I got really strange ones, like I didn't show enough enthusiasm while training. I'm guessing not but in this message should I point out that I disagree with the reasons given or that no issues had been brought to my attention?
Is being laid off the same thing as being dismissed without cause? If not, what is the difference?