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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Company made me use my own camera for work - can I ask for compensation? [closed]

I was hired as a marketing/social media/digital content manager for a company. They are a relatively new company, and when they hired me, I was the first person to be hired for the position. There was ...
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Termination from state employer [closed]

Termination vs resignation? I work for the state and they currently are investigating me for not following a policy. I assume a termination is coming. If I resign now, I lose income even sooner than ...
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Why the strict confidentiality clause in a severance agreement? [closed]

I've just left a job, and I am considering the severance agreement offered by the company. If I sign the agreement, I would get another two weeks' salary, on top of the two weeks' salary they have ...
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Contract expired, boss suggests a new offer after I left and started a new job search [closed]

I had recently asked a question here sometime back regarding my ending contract situation given that it was in the course of a crucial project involving my employers, and I got some pretty decent ...
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Demote or fire? [closed]

Say a data scientist has been hired as a product manager, but not does have the project management or leadership skills required for that role (no prior experience in such roles too). Say this person ...
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In future interviews, how to explain that life was at risk and ended with a wrongful termination? [duplicate]

Hi there and thank you in advance for your thoughts. I have a situation I have never been in. I fought for a couple of years about large amount mold in my workplace that I am severely allergic to ...
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How should I interpret this Post-Probation Situation? [closed]

My boss extended my probationary period, and told me that she is convinced I won't make it during the next probation and I am most likely going to be let go. Hence, work started to get better as I ...
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My contract is expiring and it won't be renewed yet I'm in the midst of a crucial project [closed]

So my boss informed me earlier this week that my contract would not be renewed at the end of this month. I work as a software developer and the HR says that they are hiring an IT staff who would be ...
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Is it legal to fire someone for their disability in Washington State? [closed]

I worked at this company a few years back, and was fired for not showing up to work. The thing is, I was having a schizophrenic episode at the time. Is there anything I can still do about it?
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How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor

How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor. My contract is about to renew they confirmed they want to continue with me, but they are also ...
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Employee Company Email Account after Termination

What should be done with an employee's company email account after their termination? We typically change their password and forward their email to another company account so that no sales leads, etc....
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How to answer why I left my last job when I was fired for just cause? [duplicate]

Well this is an embarrassing question. I was fired for just cause from my last job. Most job openings have a section on the application form for reason for leaving last job. I don't believe I was ...
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Exit interview due to Nonregularization because of overly negative feedback from a colleague [duplicate]

We don't have a real trainer at work. A colleague who was hired 3 months earlier than I was assigned to train me. She was irritated with me asking questions, simple or clarification & questions I ...
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How to give a bad reference for a co-worker?

I'm in an interesting situation at work. I work with "Joe". Joe and I are both programmers, having both been professionally programming for about 20 years. Joe does some of the worst work I've seen ...
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How do I communicate the circumstances of a forcible removal from a volunteer group at interview?

Last year, I was heavily involved with a volunteer group in response to the triple hurricanes in the US, and in particular the response to Maria in Puerto Rico. I was a lead developer and support ...
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What is a No Dues Form in India?

As part of prospective vendor due diligence, I am reviewing the SOC 2 audit report for a vendor our company is thinking of using. In the report, there were references to a "no dues report". This ...
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Forced Transfer Ultimatimum

Two months ago, our IT team received an email that a new position had been created in our department. We were informed that our positions would not be impacted. Strangely, my direct manager scheduled ...
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My manager tells me i have HR meeting tomorrow [closed]

I work at one of the big 5 Canadian banks in technology. My manager told me to come with him to a private room and he tells me I have a HR meeting tomorrow Thursday (payday) at 1pm. I ask him what it ...
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Blaming previous employer during interview for being fired [duplicate]

I was let go from my last employer due to "poor performance" and in their words "lacking seniority" after working there about 3 months. After a lot of thinking I've come to the realisation that maybe ...
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Explain in interview being fired twice in short interval? [duplicate]

I got fired today from a company I joined about 3 months ago. Before that I was fired from another company after joining them for 2 months. Both positions were as a Software Engineer and from both it ...
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Gross misconduct and being a scapegoat [closed]

Context: In employment for a small London based software engineering company (3 employees including me) for 18 months now. No previous warnings or grievances or disciplinary procedures. I was due ...
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When can someone be fired for “just cause”? [closed]

Where I live (Canada), an employer is required to give one week notice or one week pay when they decide to fire someone, UNLESS it's with 'just cause' in which case employment and pay end immediately. ...
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Payment for accrued vacation upon contract termination by the employer [closed]

My employer (in Germany) has decided to terminate the employment contract on grounds of re-structuring of the organization. I have about 4 and a half weeks of accrued vacation time which I wasn't ...
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Just started job that may not be right fit — how do I recover? [closed]

Three months ago, I landed a new job at an industry-respected company. This position was a deviation from my career track. Throughout my career, I always felt competent in my job. In fact, any job I ...
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Getting fired for hanging up on customer who was acting belligerent

I work in a call center doing tech support. I've worked there less than a year but passed my probation period. I have done tech support before for and have worked as a call agent before (but never ...
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On my resume, is it ok to include certifications I got for a scribe job I was fired from? [duplicate]

Background: I am a pre med student/biology major in undergraduate year of university. I was recently fired from a scribe job because my training progress was slow. I had three other classes in my ...
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How do I tell employers that I didn't want an open position at my previous company?

I got laid off. It was unexpected, and my boss didn't even know it would happen until the week of, and I was the only one (small company). Before getting laid off, I had considered applying for a ...
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Explaining being fired for another employee's error in interviews

In my previous employment, the department began outsourcing. My team consisted of two teams of 10 people, and all the female employees began receiving PIP, and transferred departments, resigned or ...
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Company invites me to event after firing me [closed]

I worked for a development company 2 years ago. I was fired on my last day of probation, after 6 months. I wasn't really expecting it. I felt a bit bitter about it; The boss also behaved improperly ...
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What do I say when asked why I was fired on my last job? [duplicate]

So I was unfortunately fired from my last job during probationary period and so far my approach in interviews for prospective employers has been to be upfront about it, I actually think it's best to ...
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How to deal with a huge workplace mistake? [closed]

So, I asked for time off a little over a month ago for the Friday after Thanksgiving and I was under the impression that my boss said he would cover my shift. Yesterday, I texted him to remind him ...
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Former employer asking to be reimbursed for benefits [closed]

I recently quit my Job in Belgium and moved to Canada. During my employment in Belgium, the company had paid for my annual train pass as a benefit. Now I have received an email from them demanding me ...
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Employer promised not to contest unemployment, but it looks like my claim is going to be denied. However I have an audio recording of their promise [closed]

California Employer. After receiving negative performance feedback several times and showing improvement each time, I was scheduled for a meeting with my manager along with HR. Given the addition of ...
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Am I going to be Fired? [closed]

I was mad last month and I decided to take 2 weeks off. They paid me anyway. I had to take last friday off, and now there was a strange escallation (CEO was in CC stating I was absent for a sudden ...
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Is it acceptable to get fired for asking for personal leave? [closed]

I was recently let go (fired) from my employer, however, it was not due to my performance nor was it my attendance. I needed a week off (unpaid) due to a family emergency and they thanked me for ...
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I got fired after rejecting sexual advances from the firm head. How can I explain this to interviewers?

I tried several jobs after my graduation to figure out what I want to do (I had two jobs and worked for 1 year for each firm) until I took my current job. It's exactly the job function I'm interested ...
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How to hide the fact you very publicly messed up in your last job from potential employers?

This is totally hypothetical based on the recent Ryanair debacle. In no way have I screwed up at work (today, at least), and I don't work for Ryanair. So I'm the HR manager who decided to switch our ...
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Should I explain to other team members why I fired somebody?

When I fire someone because of a behavioral problem he has, it's ethical not to talk about the problem in his behavior with other teammates, so that his reputation isn't corrupted in their eyes. But, ...
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Extending holidays after bad news [closed]

I need an advice. I've received the bad news that my father has lost his job while I was in Italy for holidays. He hasn't told me yet, I know as my step-mother told me so, knowing that he wouldn't ...
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Being fired after 5 years service [duplicate]

I've been fired after 5+ years at a software engineering job in the UK. My previous employer can give me a basic reference. What are my options:- How do I explain I was sacked to agencies. How do I ...
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Dismissed for not asking questions, what to tell next employer? [closed]

I got dismissed after 2 months during probation period. Before that I had a 6-month gap due to trying to find an "ideal" work and rejected some offers. What do I tell my future employers? I think no ...
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Employment Agency Referral from boss who fired you [closed]

I was surprised when my new boss said I was not a good fit anymore but wanted me to train my replacement and if "appropriate" I would be given a week's severance if the "transition" went well at the ...
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Asked to secretly obtain coworker's knowledge before he gets fired

I was recently told by my manager that one of my coworkers (call him Steve) will be fired in a few weeks, as his last reviews were found unsatisfactory. My manager also told me to "inquire and ...
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How to thank internship supervisor and their boss for not firing me?

I had an internship this summer and for the first half of the summer I kind of blew it. I was constantly late and overall just a bad employee. I would have fired me and plenty of other people in HR ...
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Requesting details leading to termination [closed]

I was recently terminated from my job due to "concerns raised about your behavior and comments by various people who work with you". I think the problems which raised these concerns are somewhat ...
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How to ask manager to reduce team size?

I started working for a big, multinational company a few months ago, in an intermediate (i.e. not junior) position. A few months after I joined, another member was added to the team. The new member ...
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How to explain forced resignation to new employer?

I had worked at my previous employer for 13 years as a Staff Analyst/Developer. A new manager and I did not see eye to eye on many recent projects as she was a professional manager and non-technical. ...
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I had an intimate encounter with a colleague's wife. Can I be fired? [closed]

I had a brief intimate encounter with a colleague's wife and he found out about it. I have stated my extreme sorrow and regret over this event however he says we will no longer be able to work ...
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How can I ask when my internship ends?

This is my second time interning at this company; last year I interned throughout the summer, and my internship was then extended until January. I accepted an internship offer with the company again ...
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Told not to contact a fired employee

Recently, a co-worker (We'll call him Cal) was fired from our company. However, Cal had taken a sick day that day, so he wasn't on site. So there's the manager (we'll call him Mark), standing around ...

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