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    Hi have a question about my employment contract I was at a company and was let go in march with a 1 week verbal notice. In my contract it states it must be in writing for the notice, would this be grounds to fight for in court? I'm just curious I did work out my last week and turned in badge to security on the way out I never signed anything. Can someone please advise me.

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    Were you a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor? Either could have a contract, but generally it would be more likely with an IC.

    None of us have seen or read the contract, so you need to take it to a local attorney to see if you have recourse. Not everything a person thinks rises to the level of a contract. But if you actually have one, if all they violated was verbal vs written, then you aren't out much. If you were to be given more than 1 week's notice, you might be owed some severance. But your only recourse is an attorney and/or small claims court.

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      If you were given a verbal instead of written notice per the contract, it's "not likely" you would get much in court. I agree though that you might want to take the contract to a lawyer since we can't read it. There is always a possibility you could be owed "something".
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