Questions tagged [termination]

For questions about termination of employment, typicall for cause (firing). See tag info for details. Contrast with layoff and quitting.

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What should I do if I have sensed my guy wants to quit and I don't intend to keep him too? [closed]

There are signs that someone has plan to quit, e.g. suddenly calls in sick from time to time, frequently take "secretive" calls, avoids social interactions with co-workers, less engaged than they used ...
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Taking leave under FMLA and leaving minutes too early

This is as asinine as it gets. My mother has stage 4 cancer and I'm her primary caretaker. I went through the proper steps, to my knowledge, and got FMLA leave to cover my butt while I took ...
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Is it reasonable and legal for a UK startup to force all employees to start taking 20% of their salary in stock options?

I've seen a lot of questions and discussions about agreeing to take some portion of your salary as stock options when starting a job, but the situation I'm in now is that the company wants to reduce ...
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After getting laid off, should I wait for the corona pandemic to pass before applying for a new job? [closed]

Backstory: In my country, as in most countries I presume, there is a big shortage of engineers and software people, and companies are desperately trying to reel in as many as possible. (At least, this ...
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Company asking to resign with two months basic pay amidst COVID situation

I am in weird situation. I work in Indian IT company which has around 3000 employees. I am not on any projects for couple of months now. And now I have started to work from home due to COVID-19. (When ...
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Reinstating a Terminated Employee

Can an employer terminate an employee or ask him to resign as an apparent disciplinary action with a hidden intention to reinstate him by overturning their termination or resignation afterwards before ...
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CEO talked to me about letting me go. Now he is trying to keep me, but I want out. How should I communicate this?

I tried to make the title as neutral as possible, but the reality is that "I" (I am asking on behalf of a relative I know well) am doing at least 2 people's job, being paid the bare minimum, and with ...
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Can my employer legally threaten to fire me unless I cut off in-person contact with the outside world? [closed]

I am currently working at a company in the United States. Out of privacy concerns, I cannot elaborate beyond that. Over the past few weeks, our CEO has become increasingly concerned about COVID-19. ...
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My subordinates were dismissed two weeks after I was hired, should I resign? [closed]

TL;DR: I was hired to lead a team, but they were fired shortly. Company can't afford replacement now after 9 months. I applied for and was accepted for a lead role at an online retailer in London I ...
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HR just asked for my degree. I don't have one. What do I do?

A bit of background on this - I had this job interview in the fall of my senior year of college (on-campus interview). At the time, my expected graduation was spring 2019, and I had that on my resume. ...
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Signs to look for a new job?

I am new to this company and have been here for a month in managerial role, my manager is also relatively new having been with the company for 5 months. I work really hard.. even when I go home I ...
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Should I fight for appropriate evaluations with an at-will employer?

The idea of being an at-will employee scares me since I am the breadwinner for my family. Recently I received some wrongfully objective lower scores in an evaluation which could impact my annual pay ...
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Am I about to get fired for poor performance?

I'm a new grad 6 months in to a startup job and am loving it, but I don't think they are loving me. I was hired mainly for my skills related to subject A but I have been tasked mostly with subject B. ...
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Being asked to sign a “termination certificate” 6 months after resigning

The company is registered in Delaware, US. But I worked for the branch in Europe. I just got an email that I have to sign a "Termination Certificate" 6 months after quitting. It states: I also ...
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Asking for a reference from a company I was fired from

I received a job offer 1 week ago, I've accepted it but today I was fired from my current employer. Just 2 days ago, my future employer asked for my current employer's reference and I provided them ...
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Extending probation after verbal confirmation [closed]

My employer has extended my probation after my end of probation was verbally confirmed during (an admittedly difficult) end of probation review meeting). My contract allows probation of up to 6 ...
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Fired after 1 year and 7 months as a junior developer for lacking soft skills, how to sell myself again?

I didn't get my contract renewed. The final motivation was lacking soft skills such as: Being able to understand the requirements and asking questions if something is not clear Being proactive and ...
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Fired for misconduct [closed]

I was fired for misconduct for printing an inappropriate cartoon for a co worker who posted it for other employees and customers to see. It was a cartoon of a manager pointing a gun at an employee. ...
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Lost a client, is our employee incompetent? [closed]

We lost a client recently. These are the facts. The client came into our branch asking to do two things. First he said he no longer had a mobile phone number, so he wanted us to delete it. The ...
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Pre-Approved Vacation Time - Will I Forfeit if I Resign?

I currently have 2 weeks of approved vacation time at my current job, beginning next week (Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd). However I just received another job offer today, and that company wants me to start ...
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How to get out of year long work agreement without penalty?

Let me preface this by saying I am prepared to accept this may be impossible but it never hurts to ask so...here it goes. Recently I decided to transfer to another location of the company I work for ...
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I lied in my CV and I don't know how to fix it!

I was sending out job applications and I found my dream job. I have been called in for a third interview at one of the world's biggest companies in my field. However, while applying for the job, I ...
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My employer is offering a guaranteed payrise in exchange for guaranteed continued employment

I am a full-time employee, and my employer has extended me the offer of a new contract, should I wish to accept it, which offers a guaranteed pay rise, in exchange for an additional clause which ...
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Fired for a policy I didn't know about, as well as another false reason

I worked at a bookstore for several months. Everything was going well and I had no problems or issues. One day I was working the cash register and the manager came in and said he was conducting ...
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My boss and I disagreed over my invoice so she fired me [closed]

I work part time for a company that does special events. The other day someone wasn't able to make it to their shift. I replied to management's last minute request and volunteered to take the shift. ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

I used to work at a fast food store and I made a really stupid mistake by stealing $50 and had to suffer the consequences of being fired. Now I'm worried if i can't or won't be able to get hired ...
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Former supervisor rejects my idea, competitors implement it and thrive and I got fired for not being experienced enough to deliver new ideas

I was in a job where they expected me to come up with innovative ideas. I had one excellent idea where I insisted on working on it and got rejected like 3 times from my former supervisor. The third ...
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A major investor asked me (the software lead) whether the board should fire my boss (the Co-Founder and CTO). What should I do?

I am the software lead of a startup which while not struggling, is repeatedly missing goals and commitments to clients. Much of this can be attributed to our CTO. Some background on her. She is one ...
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Handling a conventional termination negotiations [closed]

I'll start by saying i'm not sure this is the right place to ask this but i really need a second opinion on this. I've worked for a french software consulting company for nealry 5 years now, all of ...
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How to force disgruntled worker not to publicly disclose “GPL'ed code”

I'm currently the only HR worker at a medium sized engineering firm in Canada. There should normally be 2 additionally HR workers on-staff more senior than me, but one is on parental leave and the ...
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Is it ethical to single-out and fire someone for drinking at lunch when the manager and co-workers did the same?

After 28 very successful days outperforming others in the office, I was fired. From my first day the manager and 5-6 others would have lunch. Manager bought drinks. I thought this was unusual, but ...
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Worried about getting fired, but would like to give 2-3 months notice

I’ve been at my job as a junior copywriter for nearly two years. The standards where I work are very high and I’ve been struggling to keep up. They are concerned about my lack of progress (despite my ...
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What is the proper etiquette if a person unexpectedly meets someone he fired?

What is the proper etiquette if a person unexpectedly meets someone he fired? For example, if a person is at Starbucks and meets a former employee that he fired what should he do?
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My department was culled, not sure what to make of this situation [closed]

I am the lead developer in a team of 7 (inc. business analyst and a digital designer) for a multi-million pound turnover company in London. The company itself has around 100 employees. My team just ...
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Company announced that they'll be making cuts [closed]

My question is, should I strongly consider looking for a new job at this point, from what I know? So today, the owner of our company (about 30 people) announced that a large project (>$1M) we've been ...
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Is it okay to complain to management after receiving role elimination notice

A friend of mine was bullied for 6+ months by her manager to promote a subordinate with whom he had an affair. This subordinate is an average performer with nothing much to show to be promoted from a ...
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Can you be promoted and then fired for-cause? (Performance) [closed]

Inspired by this answer and a comment ...So he becomes a manager, is really bad at it, gets fired... In the original question, an employee was denied a promotion and turned sour. The company is (...
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I should have sued, had I not been forced to formally resign [closed]

This is an odd work story from two years ago. I live in the suburbs in Indiana, and had just gotten a new job working in Chicago. I took the train to work, like many people living in the same area, ...
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How can people be laid off and hired at the same time on the same contract?

I am a new hire at company X. Apparently, they have hired me and a few others to do automation testing on Contract Y2 on separate projects. How can it be that people with more seniority are being ...
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Manager told a colleague of mine I was getting fired soon

My line manager has told one of my colleagues that I am going to be fired soon. This manager has already been verbally warned about undermining me and spreading malicious untrue rumors' about me ...
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Should I avoid writing a LinkedIn recommendation for a terminated employee?

A former employee who was a direct report of mine, and who I recently terminated, is asking for a LinkedIn recommendation. The individual was fired because the quality of his work (software ...
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Falsified Time Sheets [closed]

Edited * Question put on hold by community due to specificity of the question. To be clear I am not looking for someone to tell us what to do with said employee. I did edit the Title to remove the ...
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Disgruntled employee releases salary information upon departure, I'm underpaid compared to my peers [duplicate]

One of our IT members got fired today, before his departure he sent a company wide email with details of employee salaries. Based on the information contained within this document I've discovered that ...
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Fired from job - left my Gmail, Stack Exchange, LinkedIn, and other personally owned accounts logged in. How do I proceed?

I left my company on bad terms yesterday. I was ordered to leave immediately, take my documents, never come back to the company, and even to never meet my boss in life outside work. The problem is ...
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Legality of Termination [closed]

I am assuming that in any American corporation, either the employer or employee can terminate their relationship at any time. Here are questions that I have: Is it legal for a company to ...
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Grounds for terminating contractors

Suppose a person is doing an incredible job at work (e.g. being very productive and coming up with innovative ideas). Let's assume that this person is a contractor for this company. Are there cases ...
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Personal phones used for company business

If I used my personal cell phone to conduct business for my employer and they pay partial for the bill can they keep my phone upon termination?
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Termination of position before starting [closed]

I accepted and signed a contract to be a nanny for 2 months in Chicago. Today I was informed that they will be staying in Cleveland and will not need my services. These two items were in my ...
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Are there negative repercussions from resigning without notice? [closed]

I would like to resign from my role at a multi-national corporation immediately, without notice. I’m worried, however, that this could impact my future opportunities, especially an opportunity in ...
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Can an employer retract pay/take other action for missed days of a contract after a contract is completed?

I recently completed a 6-month part-time contract as an instructor with a company in the for-profit education space. They don't have a written PTO policy, but generally, we've requested substitute ...

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