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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Destafffed but we like you

My boss called me today to tell me the project I am working on is being destaffed. For me, it's good news, somehow. Last month, there were changes about this project (change of BU and managers etc.). ...
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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

At my company, when someone leaves on their own or after being let go, an all-staff email is sent out along the lines of "Al is no longer employed by Company. See Bob for any work that you would ...
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Firing one engineer in a very small team who passed a non-running github project off as a finished prototype

So this is not my real account. Sorry about that. I run a startup where all fulltime employees also have an equity stake (with vesting and a 1 year cliff). One of the engineers we (I) brought on board ...
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How do you point out that a person is incompetent without exposing yourself to the risk of being sued? [closed]

How do you point out that a person is incompetent without exposing yourself to the risk of being sued? Let's say that your engineering lead is really terrible, and can't coach (has a really poor ...
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Leadership refuses to extend the contract [closed]

I work in a company that employs people all around the world (remotely). Since it does not have bases in particular countries, their employees are essentially contractors that renegotiate the ...
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Checklist for leaving an (IT) job

Edit: Thanks for the answers clarifying for which things I am not responsible, I am still looking for more detail on how to avoid inconvenience on my side as generally mentioned in one of the answers. ...
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Should I tell my boss that the company is looking for his replacement?

there's one position between my level and top-level management. The position was open for a while, resulting in a mess, then we found somebody for it. Now I stumbled over a job advertisement by my ...
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I made a mistake last week and am trying to not get fired. I need help

Context: I made a mistake last week and sent the wrong data (including other manufacturers' data) to them due to a copy & paste error in Excel. Yes, the sensitive data shouldn't be sent using a ...
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Termination after Promotion [closed]

I got promoted as a manager in May 2021. Just a week after Promotion my new manager start harrassing me. Consequently I spoke to the director and raised my concern to him regarding my manager's ...
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I should have been fired, my boss is sorry that I didn't get much bonus

Last month went really bad. I had a serious problem with my family, this significantly decreased my performance at workplace. My boss says, he is so sorry that I didn't get much bonus. However, I am ...
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What would the "correct" way be to fire 900 people at once? [closed]

In the news, last days Better.com and their CEO have received a lot of criticism for firing 900 people (10% of their staff) at once over a video call. Immediately after the meeting, the fired ...
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Got fired because someone slipped and was injured (in public) on something I was alleged to have been carrying

I was hired to do a simple, short term job. I was handing out flyers (aka brochure) to promote a new online store in busy public areas. The other day my manager told me there "had been an ...
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How to address companies that have notorious turnover rates in an interview?

I've recently gotten an interview in software with a company who notoriously has the highest turnover rate in the career field. The reason the company is notorious for this is because they have a ...
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Just got fired after 4 months what do I do [closed]

I just got fired after 4 months (I think I was placed poorly but who cares what I think) after being unemployed for 3 months I just graduated a year ago and I'm looking for my 3rd job If I was an ...
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How should I update my LinkedIn acct, that I haven't used in years, that I'm no longer with my last employer, and looking for work?

Background: I was offered/given an acceptable severance package to leave, so I did. The regional manager & HR manager said they would confirm with prospective employers my start / end dates and my ...
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Should employer return schedule books after termination? [closed]

A mental health therapist was terminated after becoming disabled. When her personal property was returned, it included all schedule books (day planners) that she had used at the job except those for ...
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Would it be legal for an employer to fire someone who had been having an affair with his girlfriend? [closed]

Under British (specifically English) employment law, would an employer be legally allowed to fire an employee who had been having an affair with the employer's girlfriend, or would the employee be ...
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I let management know I'm looking at PhD positions, and now they want to guilt-trip me into quitting

I work as a developer at a relatively large company. I recently started applying for some PhD positions (not related to my company's field), as I feel that might be a better fit for me. My employer ...
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Should I keep a Log of the Hours I do?

I was fired 2 weeks ago from a startup and one of the reasons was that 'this isn't a 9-5 job, we are trying to do something nobody has ever done before and I don't think you're at that stage in your ...
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How likely is it that my unfortunate incident will be revealed when I request a reference from my former employer?

Background: I have an unpleasant history with my previous employer, especially with the HR which led them to not giving me any relieving letters but a letter of termination an year back. I have ...
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Got fired for not working enough overtime, just before the end of probation. What should I do? [closed]

I'm working for a startup in Germany where all the senior employees work 10-12+ hours per day. I started off like that too because it felt awkward to leave after 8/9hours but after 3 months I stopped ...
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Terminated for pace and production, despite compliments of improvement from supervisors

I was working at a warehouse for one month. I came in with a learning attitude, I was asking questions and getting tips to improve. The performance they wanted was to pick 26 boxes every 5 minutes. I ...
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Is it a good idea to get fired? [closed]

Hypothetically, is it ever a good idea to get fired? Let's say I don't like my job and want to leave. I interview for some stuff and get offered a position elsewhere. Instead of giving notice at my ...
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Final warning - afraid of losing my job

At my job I have been there for just over a year. My manager gave me a final written warning because people complained that I visit their desk too often when looking for more work and cause them to ...
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Proper to Escalate a Manager that didn't follow correct PIP Protocol

I've tried to make this concise as possible so please bear with me. This is related to my earlier question (Employee barely working due to Mental Health issues), in which the summary is: In March ...
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What does this Resignation/Termination condition mean? [closed]

I am quoting one of the termination conditions on my offer letter which I am unable to understand. Can anyone please help. The condition is as follows: The Company may, at its discretion, choose to ...
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How much will future employers enquire about my past?

I was fired from a trading firm for an inappropriate blog that I had. I have a noncompete for a year. Will future firms inquire about the reason I was let go from my last job? Will this affect me down ...
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I caused a workman's comp incident. What is your advice for proceeding? [closed]

I have worked at a major theme park for (now) six seasons of operations. Until now, I have had an unblemished safety record (and because of my position, we are tested on record in various ways.) I'm ...
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Desperate for advice dealing with maniacal management [closed]

Summary: I work in that company for 8 years. I want to transfer to another department because my current management has done illegal things that I've documented in emails to them. I think they prevent ...
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Can an employer terminate a contract immediately if I disclose I am joining a competitor at a future date?

I have a job offer from my employer's competitor. I am not bound by any non-compete clauses. Colleagues often plan their departures to occur right after equity vesting dates and then pre-announce this ...
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Positive feedback but fired for poor performance

Last week I got fired from a job where I've been working for about a year and a half. There is a head of the department and the team lead. The team lead was always giving me positive feedback ...
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Extracting work from people who are on PIPs but who we also cannot fire?

I work on a team of seven software developers where two of them have basically just given up. They got put on performance improvement plans, but instead of upping their game they are basically waiting ...
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Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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Employee effectively not working during notice period

Location: Germany We have an employee that was laid off because his performance was unsatisfactory. His notice period is 3 months. We were hoping, he would at least do some trivial, but time-consuming ...
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Government needs more specific reason from company that had terminated me

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 ...
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How can I give a chance to a coworker for a new job interview without getting him fired?

I'm currently the lead of my department. A coworker has never worked before professionally and I've taught him most of the stuff he knows right now. Of course he had some experience in the field, but ...
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"Ace" engineer deliberately broke his own toe to avoid training replacements during notice period [closed]

I work at a large company that, unfortunately, has a recurring habit of hiring small armies of under-trained and under-skilled junior engineers that don't get much done (mostly due to our lack of ...
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Recommendation on resigning vs terminated

For several months I had a feeling my company wanted to get rid of me because of office politics, and for a while it has been a hostile work environment. My suspicion was confirmed when they put me on ...
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Is it appropriate to walk out after giving notice before my two weeks are up?

I started my job two months ago. Since then I have learned we are over staffed and I spend the majority of the day with nothing to do. I found a new job that is a better fit and handed in my two weeks ...
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Employer is terminating my notice period early without consent

Last week I handed in my resignation. In my contract it stipulates that the company can terminate employment given one month's written notice and the employee given three months’ notice. My contract ...
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How to stop being exploited by the employer and ensure getting my payment

I have been working online. I am being exploited by being sent tasks that require a lot of time, maybe the whole day. In addition, I don’t receive enough compensation for my work, for example we agree ...
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I'm worried I'll be fired for mistakes. What can I do? [closed]

In nursing it is easy to unfortunately slip up in smaller matters, and managers tend to blow things out of proportion. How many mistakes is reasonable before firing someone? Nursing is such a high ...
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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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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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