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Old 02-22-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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I know someone who was fired for stealing time. (coming in late, leaving early). They did get to collect but had to wait about 2 months.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Something is odd here.

Go seek a "personnel law lawyer" if you go forward with action. Might be a state agency that would take up your cause for free.
Something is definitely odd! As it turned out, the official reason for firing in my personnel file was "violation of company policy" -- with no specifics. Nevertheless, someone at the company flagged this as a termination for Unemployment as "gross misconduct for theft" which is an allegation of criminal activity. The company completely backed away from that in the hearing -- no one representing the company at the hearing could substantiate a loss to the company resulting from any of my actions. No explanation was given for why "theft" was reported to Unemployment.

I found an employment lawyer who took this case on a contingency basis late last year. He'll be handling it from here.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Something is definitely odd! As it turned out, the official reason for firing in my personnel file was "violation of company policy" -- with no specifics. Nevertheless, someone at the company flagged this as a termination for Unemployment as "gross misconduct for theft" which is an allegation of criminal activity. The company completely backed away from that in the hearing -- no one representing the company at the hearing could substantiate a loss to the company resulting from any of my actions. No explanation was given for why "theft" was reported to Unemployment.

I found an employment lawyer who took this case on a contingency basis late last year. He'll be handling it from here.
Just a question, does your lawyer consider the theft accusation by your ex-company slanderous, or defamation of character? Just wondering, I hope you win Diorgirl, what they did, really stinks, good luck.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just a question, does your lawyer consider the theft accusation by your ex-company slanderous, or defamation of character? Just wondering, I hope you win Diorgirl, what they did, really stinks, good luck.
Absolutely -- defamation. Thanks for the good wishes!
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:04 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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congrats dio! Its about time the 'little guy' won over an issue like this..
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Wow the news just had a segment on this yesterday morning..companies firing people and fudging the details so they don't have to pay...when you are laid off & collecting your former employer is paying for part of that hence companies lying as to why a person was terminated
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Absolutely -- defamation. Thanks for the good wishes!

Slanderous!! I hope you win big! How awful of these companies trying to do this for no apparent reason.... Aren;t there some news stations that would go after *******s like these and smear their names if they are doing illegal things like this????Sounds like you really have a good case. I am sorry you have to go through this.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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I wish you the best. Good for you for standing up for yourself. It takes time and energy and you probably felt very deflated after the first chapter was through. I'm glad you decided to pull yourself up and do something about it.

It is your name and reputation and you must defend and protect it. I'm happy for you and wish the best of results for your situation.

You go, girl!
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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I have a couple questions and need any advice to help please. First question is i had to quit a job that was 35 miles away because I no longer had a ride to work, do you think this would fall into an exception, or would it still be i am screwed. Second is, is there anything a person could do to make the truth come out, my old employer hired me to be a roofer but it was late in the season, so when the time came to where they had to make a choice, the old employer told all lies, and now a result my benefits are being held ransom, plz help all advice is helpful ty.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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I don't think you have any choice but to wait the 6 weeks, but you'll get your benefits 6 weeks longer.
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