Augusta, KS asked in Employment Law for Kansas

Q: Do I have a shot at a wrongful termination suit?

I inspected a hazardous part and sent it out in the wrong color tub. But I realized it & informed shipping of the mistake and fixed it befor being sent 2 the customer.So no harm done. a few days later i was fired. That 1 mistake was the reason given. The box they checked was unsatisfactory performance/refusal to follow directions. I was hired with 2 other guys on the same job. Within 2 weeks they'd both been moved to new departments cuz they couldnt learn the job quick enough.. But I DID.Was told I was doing great two weeks befor being fired. 1 co-new hire got moved eventually to 4 PLACES cuz he couldnt do a good job. BOTH EMPLOYEES took aweek off in the first 2 months working there. 1 even got wrote up for using a forklift w/o permission or being licensed! I have many more examples. I txt the owner bout my firing & he went to HR and txt me the next day saying "We cant justify bringing u back but we are gonna get u a severance check and reference." Severance 4 bein fired n only 11 wks?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray

A: Employment laws do not necessarily protect against generalized unfairness. Whether you have a credible claim of wrongful termination depends on many factors and you have not provided enough facts. If you meet with a local attorney, you will have the opportunity to provide necessary details, such as whether your employment was governed by a contract or a collective bargaining agreement, or whether there is any evidence that the alleged differential treatment you received was rooted in some illegal basis (such as race, national origin, sex, etc...).

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.