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  • Suspended. Can I quit with good cause?

    I was suspended this week indefinitely pending further investigation. The reason, my fiance reported my company to the Consumer Protection Agency and the Department of Liquor for their continued illegal practices. Both incidents had nothing to do with me. Can they really suspend and possibly fire me for another persons actions? Can anyone tell me what my rights are and where I can go for information?

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    Yes, they really can. But if YOU had done it, you might have been protected under whistleblower laws (although I can't say that for certain, since you did not post your state as requested when you start a new thread).

    You can file for unemployment; whether you would be approved or not is questionable at best. Quitting would almost certainly disqualify you from UI benefits.
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    Last edited by Pattymd; 04-01-2009, 02:45 AM.
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      You didn't give your state - possibly Hawaii as per one of your prior threads.

      Yes, you can be suspended pending further investigation (& terminated) for something that had nothing to do with you/for something you didn't do. There is no time limit as to how long a suspension can last.

      You can be terminated at any time for any reason (even something you didn't do) except for a reason prohibited by law (ie age, religion, gender) or unless you have a bona fide employment contract to the contrary.

      Were you the only one suspended? Why? Could we have more details as to why you were suspended? What illegal practices was your co. doing?
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