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Old 11-24-2015, 12:51 AM
 
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Lets say a person was wrongfully terminated from their last job and filed a personally lawsuit and a big class action lawsuit against their job with which over 4000k people have joined. They also won their unemployment appeal. The person was terminated while out on FMLA and the job(employer) wanted the employee to come back to work before they approved FMLA 7 week absence was up but since the person did not come back before the 7 week approved FMLA they were fired which resulted in lawsuits (pending) against he employer and company


The person is now searching for a job. During interview or on the application the question comes up, why did you leave your last job/explain/ etc? It obvious they will have to say that they were terminated which will NOT look good

What would a person say as not to look like they are sue happy or whatever and that the termination was no fault of them? What is the best way to explain this situation to the potential employer? Should the the person even bring up they have a lawsuit against the previous employer from their wrongful actions?


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Old 11-24-2015, 03:32 AM
 
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why would you ever mention that you were terminated? Use another reason you left the job. Seriously how old are? Never say you were fired. If you can get a reference from there that's all you need. Now if the employers google your name and you are in the papers, that's another issue.Even then I would not let that discourage you.
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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No, never, nada, nicht! You say nothing about any of this ever. No matter how honest you feel you should be it will hurt you in the long run.
You also don't need to tell them that you are on UI. Don't give them any reason to think a negative thought.
You left your position ''seeking professional growth'' and that is it.
You are ''taking time off now to be with family'' and that is it.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Just think about it. If you were a boss hiring a new person, would you like to take on someone that sued their last employer?
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Interviewer: "What was the reason you left your last employer?"

You (adhering to your ethics of not lying): "I was out on FMLA and they were unable to hold the position. I was granted unemployment."

I know it's hard to not sound evasive when asked the direct question (which comes up a lot) and as others have posted in the many "old employer didn't back my fake story for not working, what do I do now" or similar topics, lying seems to somehow find it's way back to your perspective employer especially over something as easy to verify as this. You don't need to give them a whole lot, but deception isn't hat hard to discover if they care to look. I caution everyone when told to be deceptive or outright lie, those giving you that advice won't be standing beside you paying your rent or food because your still unemployed.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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Lets say a person was wrongfully terminated from their last job and filed a personally lawsuit and a big class action lawsuit against their job with which over 4000k people have joined. They also won their unemployment appeal. The person was terminated while out on FMLA and the job(employer) wanted the employee to come back to work before they approved FMLA 7 week absence was up but since the person did not come back before the 7 week approved FMLA they were fired which resulted in lawsuits (pending) against he employer and company


The person is now searching for a job. During interview or on the application the question comes up, why did you leave your last job/explain/ etc? It obvious they will have to say that they were terminated which will NOT look good

What would a person say as not to look like they are sue happy or whatever and that the termination was no fault of them? What is the best way to explain this situation to the potential employer? Should the the person even bring up they have a lawsuit against the previous employer from their wrongful actions?


oh wow- DO NOT SAY ANYTHING about the lawsuit.. seriously.. It's just going to be a big red flag for the potential employer (no matter how right you are legally). If they ask- you can say you're looking for new opportunities because the last job "wasn't a good fit"; "didn't have good work life balance", "didn't have career advancement" or whatever you want to say.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:53 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Originally Posted by Rabrrita View Post
Interviewer: "What was the reason you left your last employer?"

You (adhering to your ethics of not lying): "I was out on FMLA and they were unable to hold the position. I was granted unemployment."

I know it's hard to not sound evasive when asked the direct question (which comes up a lot) and as others have posted in the many "old employer didn't back my fake story for not working, what do I do now" or similar topics, lying seems to somehow find it's way back to your perspective employer especially over something as easy to verify as this. You don't need to give them a whole lot, but deception isn't hat hard to discover if they care to look. I caution everyone when told to be deceptive or outright lie, those giving you that advice won't be standing beside you paying your rent or food because your still unemployed.
Oh, I really like that! No deception and explains the situation without going into unnecessary detail.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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Just say that you quit or were laid off, then get someone who was not your old boss to be your reference. A coworker that you got along with is fine.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Holy fart go right to jail do not pass go or collect $200. That's tough news.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the good advice!
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