Irving, TX asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: If I was fired with no severance and asked to leave immediately, can I be forced to do turnover to my replacement?

I am a city employee. I have no written contract. The policy and procedure manual says nothing about turnover, but they are trying to coerce me into helping my replacement. Do I have any legal obligation to do this?

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Tina El Fadel
Tina El Fadel
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, if you were terminated there is nothing more they can do to you if you refuse to help your replacement (unless there is a contract which states otherwise). You especially do not have to do it without any pay. If they are willing to pay you (get it in writing) and you want the extra money, go for it. If not, there is no obligation for you to train a new employee--again unless by contract.

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