Greenville, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: I was called to hr at my job & given a letter stating. This was a temporary layoff/reduction in workforce & i filled for

I was called to hr at my job & given a letter stating. This was a temporary layoff/reduction in workforce & i filled for unemployeement & received it. THe determination was no work available. Yet the day after i was layed off the company brought someone else in & placed them in my position. During this same time the company also received a PPP loan as well. Do i have a legal case against them?

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Not really. An employer in NC can fire you or lay you off for any reason that is not discriminatory unless you have a written employment contract. If your unemployment benefits are equal to your pay, you have no case at all even if you can prove this was discrimination.

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