Originally Posted by Paul Frindle
She's been moping about in deep depression ever since, because she simply can't come to terms with the fact that a reputable company can be this dishonest.... I warned her time and time again, but she never believed me :-(
I know her pain. I retained a high-end employment attorney in addition to my unions attorney. They both have told me that while I present an extremely good case of wrongfull termination, I can't expect to win a court case based on fairness and principle. Evidently business law is exempt from fairness and principle.
I too went through a few weeks of depression, but now I need to worry about the future. I've been looking for employment, but with the market down there are few leads. And as a corporate locksmith with theft and fraud on my record it makes it rather difficult - and my ex-employer knows that!!!
It's a sad, sad state of affairs when businesses will stoop to this level to avoid layoffs which will affect their unemployment insurance premiums.
Originally Posted by Leon EA
Maybe you should send a link to this thread to the attorneys/your former employer.
That's probably not necessary. They have a small group of employees who snoop the public forums (Facebook in particular) for dirt on other employees.
A nurse was recently fired (but reinstated) for posting "I had a day from hell at work today" on Facebook. Their reason for firing? It seems that stating something like that on a public forum where readers can look to your profile to see where you work constitutes Defamation Of Character against your employer. The nurse was given a suspension and told to refrain from any negative comments against her employer in any public forum, including, but not limited to, internet forums, public gatherings, or media outlets.
And thanks everyone for your kind words and warm hearts