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  • Fired W-Out Cause - Company now promoting Fired for Misconduct North Carolina

    I was recently let go from my employer for unknown reasons. I have never been written up, reprimanded and there is nothing to date on my HR file to indicate that I was fired for any known reason. My boss who fired me made it known in our office he didn't like me, but it was a personal preference not related to performance.

    However, now I have heard on several occasions that my old boss is "quietly" telling those within the company his reason for letting me go was because "I was manipulating numbers for one of the sales reps to help her make her monthly bonus". This is ABSOLUTELY not true and under no circumstance have I nor would I lie or be deceitful in any way. My integrity, reputation and career are too valuable to me to jeopardize; especially at the benefit of someone else.

    What can I do? Additionally, I was given a two week severance which was not paid as well as income earned for commissions/bonus/car allowance/PTO during the time for which I was gainfully employed. I have submitted a claim at NC Small Claims court and I am filling a complaint at the NC Labor Board for the monies owed - but what do I do about the slander after my departure? I willfully accepted my termination and severance and I am actively looking for a job. This will inherently hurt my future earnings if untrue remarks are continued.

    Sincerely - Juli

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    A nastygram from a lawyer to the old boss may put a stop to the badmouthing.

    And the NC Dept of Labor, wage and hour division, can help you get that earned pay from them. I assume that is who you contacted. The US dept of labor, wage and hour division, has offices in Charlotte and Asheville and other NC cities and they don't mess around. You could call them too.

    Good luck.
    Bob Bollinger, Attorney
    Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
    Charlotte, NC

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