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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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Extending probation after verbal confirmation

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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How can I explain being fired for cause in future interviews?

I was recently fired for cause. My termination was due to a singular issue at the end of my tenure, otherwise I was in good standing with my previous employer (for 32 years). I'm concerned that being ...
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What legal action can be taken when you feel you were unfairly dismissed

I'm in Sydney, Australia. I was dismissed after less than 4 months working for this company, my probation period was set for 6 months. The thing is, I was hired as a software developer, but after a ...
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My task was reassigned to an intern, from my superior who is on vacation

I am working part-time in a small team, where my task is relatively isolated from the others' work. My supervisor is currently on vacation. At the beginning of this month, an intern started working ...
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Probably terminated or laid off soon; confront or not?

TL;DR: Saw some stuff that seems to mean I'll be soon laid-off; confront them about the fact I saw it or wait for the other shoe to drop? Put in effort at current place, or on interviewing? To stave ...
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Went to a big 4 but got fired for underperformance in a year recently - Now every one thinks I'm pro - How to balance expectations?

My problem is basically as above: Went to a big 4 but recently got fired for underperformance within a few months of joining (couldn't handle the over work). However, every one now thinks I'm pro ...
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Betrayed by management at a new job, should I take action?

I have joined a new workplace several months ago as a software engineer, for a very software-centric project. The quality of code there was extremely poor when I arrived, but I did not let it bother ...
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Declined very good offer to stay with signed offer, 2 days later my future employer told me that they would not move forward to hire me

I am encountering a very weird and awful situation. I got one job offer let say Company A and signed their contract. But they asked me to start after 2 months later. After one month, I was invited to ...
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Can they fire me for placing a grievance about my manager?

I'm an employee in the United Kingdom; I placed a grievance about my manager and a member of HR after an incident took place. Instead of my managing director investigating it fairly she is ...
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I've voluntarily left my company and they've sent me a termination certification. Do I have to sign it?

The termination certification has me state I've returned all equipment (I have), that I haven't broken my mobile device (was never issued one), and that I'll continue to be bound by various rules in ...
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What is the difference between being terminated for non disciplinary reasons vs disciplinary?

Is there a difference between disciplinary versus non-disciplinary termination when applying for unemployment? I worked for my company and requested workplace accommodations. The employer denied them ...
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When asked if I've been fired before, should I count times were probationary period hadn't ended?

A while ago I was fired for just cause. They gave me no warning and did it to several other employees. I tried to dispute it with the labor board. I was told the company I had worked for provides a ...
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Fired employee allowed to go to company picnic

I worked for a company for over 3 years and was fired (not for cause). My daughter works there as well. It's time for the company picnic and she wants me to go with her (she is unmarried and high-...
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interviewing for new team during pre-termination hearing process

Last 6 months, I joined a known tech company. The team is located in a new site. In the meanwhile there is one team - which I joined, that counts 4 employees including the manager. I've done ...
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Redundancies, but told you will be ok by the CEO (UK)

My friend's company is making redundancies but she has been told by the CEO when he was on a visit to their office, that she (and her entire satellite office) will be OK however 50% of them are on ...
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Sudden termination for indefinite time for health recovery [closed]

First of all, this is my first company. I have been here for more than one and a half year. I've been under pressure to take leave for an indefinite time for health recovery due to my poor health. I ...