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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Senior wants me gone, one way or another

I've been working my first real tech job (as a fullstack web developer) at a local company for almost a year now. Prior to that, I had 2 summer internships and some personal projects. At the current ...
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Was terminated for unclear reasons. How to ask for a reference?

I was recently terminated from my job. It came with no notice or warning. The work was on call and I was consistently getting close to full time. But it was known we were entering the slow time of ...
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Was suddenly terminated. Gave strange reason for issues I was never aware of and disagree with interpretation

I recently was terminated from a job. I had been there for about 4 months. The main manager gave multiple reasons why it happened I was still in probation They did not have enough work for me There ...
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How to handle social interactions with someone I fired for poor performance?

I fired someone for poor performance several months ago, and they haven't signed their severance paperwork yet so I am actively worried about litigation. I saw last weekend that they just joined my ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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Foreigner working in Germany, company wants to terminate me before the notice period ends. How should I handle this?

I have been working in a German start-up company for one year and three months. I come from Asia. My employer has given me a notice of termination at the end of Oct 2020. The notice period was 3 ...
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Fired for not reporting an incident, how to proceed? [closed]

I was helping a coworker loading a machine on a 53 foot trailer; he loaded it. I tried to push it with a platform and the wood protecting it popped out, but didn't do anything, so I asked the coworker ...
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To disclose (termination) or not to disclose?

I work at a large organization. After working at this organization for several years our management has announced to me that they will be terminating my contract. I am not leaving the company on very ...
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I got fired on my last day; is that possible?

On my last day of work, I didn't feel comfortable going due to men making multiple sexual comments. The day before, I had a lot on my mind, and I was too scared to go. On the morning of my last day, I ...
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Disagreement over termination date [closed]

I am resigning. My current employer terminates my benefits immediately. My prospective employer wants to start me at the end of November. I requested to end my employment the day before. However, that ...
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How to write a forced resignation letter?

The university that I work at is asking me to resign in lieu of termination. I have basically been told that if I don't resign I will be terminated. My manager and HR have asked me to send them my ...
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Should I agree to my manager's resignation offer or wait to be terminated?

I work as a developer for a university in the US. Due to various reasons, my manager feels that my performance is not good enough and that the role is not a good fit for me. He has talked to HR a few ...
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When you get terminated should you get something in writing?

I had been working at a store for 2 months. All of a sudden the manager informed me I was not being hired beyond my probationary period and that I wasn't working there anymore. There was never any ...
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If I was sacked for gross misconduct, will it show on my DBS for future checks?

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer (the employer I was with before the current job) ; they said they ...
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Been slacking off for a while due to lack of motivation (and applying for other jobs) but then exacerbated by COVID- how to repair?

This all started before the global pandemic. At the time, I was working at our office location. I was completing my work, but I didn't feel like the job was fulfilling anymore. I just felt like I was ...
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Underpaying employer trying to get me to extend notice period; should I just give excessive notice in hopes they'll pay severance?

Background I've worked with my current employer (Ontario division of a large tech company) for about 5 years now. For the past 5 years, I've been in a "senior engineer" position, but for the ...
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How does protected class work vs at-will employment in practice? [closed]

I'm a non-US citizen (not living in the US) wondering how the at-will employment works in practice together with the protected classes. (So my question is for pure curiosity, I don't have a concrete ...
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Is it OK to ask a manager why people are being fired? (Not about individuals, but churn in general)

Our team is very much understaffed. We have slowly started to bring new people in, ostensibly to ease the sometimes impossible workload we face. A coworker was fired right before a team meeting. The ...
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What are the downsides of getting fired with severance instead of quitting?

I've been at my company for several years, and lately I've grown frustrated and increasingly stressed out due to changes at the company. The quality and quantity of my work has plummeted over the last ...
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How do I overcome an unsatisfactory background check? [closed]

I was terminated from my job back in October 2019 because in August of that same year I did a price match from a paper sign on the sales floor on 2 expensive items that went over the price allowed for ...
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Applying For New Jobs after Fired, Amount of Detail When Explaining

I am a 27 year old male in the US. I was with an actuarial consulting firm, my first job out of college, for approximately two years until I was fired. I am starting to apply for new jobs in the ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Salvaging senior engineer who's planning projects by how good they look on his resume/CV

One of our senior (and more competent) engineers, "Peter", who was due for a promotion and pay raise a few months back, raised an issue and meeting with me when his promotion was deferred ...
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Taking out personal loan to pay salaries? [closed]

I work in a small company, 16 people, central/western Europe. As many businesses, corona virus crisis hit us hard. Two people were fired and we were told, soon they might be firing more people, ...
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Not passing the PIP - still will be eligible for UI?

I recently took a position and started this new job and the only reason I left my previous employer was because this was supposed to be the promotional opportunity that I was searching for. ...
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It seems my client thought my contract was up a few days before it actually was. Now telling me just to invoice for the rest

I had been working for a contractor who needed help with a client of his. He had made a renewal offer for my contract but then rescinded it (apparently it was a joint decision with the client). It was ...
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My company has not addressed the pain our Black community is experiencing right now. What can I do? [closed]

I work for a large company (1000+ employees) in Memphis, Tennessee (the Civil Rights Capital of the world). The work culture is fairly segregated: Corporate is majority White and our customer facing ...
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Wrongful dismissal due to lack of performance?

I was let go today due to "performance being not of the required standard that the seniority of your role and pay grade dictates." I had been working with the company since 18th December 2019 and ...
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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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