Q: I wax laid off due to covid 19. The company refuses to hire me back or return my calls. What can I do? terry
I was one of the last to be let go when I was laid off and offered severence pay. Now that they called people back to work with my application on file the company and the plant refuse to hire me back. When I was working for them I was always on time and went to work everyday always do what was asked of me working 55 to 60 plus hours a week. With my application on file through the company website and through a third party website I applied for my old position once covid 19 allowed the opening to become available the company or the plant manager will not return my calls or call me back to work again. My status as an employee was above expectations. Is there anything that I can do about this?
A: Hi, more information is needed to fully analyze your claim. Do you have any idea why they are not bringing you back? They would be within their rights to not hire you back as long as that decision was not based on your age, race, religion, or other protected classes. Did someone explain to you why they were offering you a severance? Those are usually only offered and paid when you part ways with the company for good. Most severance agreements also include a waiver of any and all claims you accrued during your employment there, so it is unlikely you would be able to take legal action if you signed a severance agreement with a such provision in it.
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