Salt Lake City, UT asked in Employment Law for Utah

Q: required to pay a full time employee compensation when they are on call


I was fired from my job from what I was told was a reduction of force. The person who let me go asked me the same day if I would consider coming back at a later time or a different position, I told him yes.

A month ago I was asked to come in for an interview . It went well and I thought for sure I would get a call back. Last week I received a text it said the filled the position but he would keep me in mind for other opportunities. Is it not the law to hire the people you let go in this situation first?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: There is no law that requires an employer to rehire individuals who are terminated, regardless of the reason. Assuming you were not hired because of some type of discrimination, you may have a claim. But with the information provided, I see no claim.

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