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?

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Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray
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  • Albuquerque, NM

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...).

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