Q: I signed a 90 day contract with my temp agency to work at a job site. I worked over a year then termination.

I never received and benefits and I never received the sign on bonus that was promised after being hired after 90 days. They hired new employees and kept me as a temp and then made me do a background check to keep my temporary job. then used it to terminate me. Can I take them to court for the contract and no benefits or anything?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Sorry to hear that the employer did you wrong. Absenet a binding arbitration agreement in your contract you may sue in court. I suggest that you have an attorrney review the contract and assess the situation. For employment matters, attorneys sometimes represent clients on a contingency (percentage) basis. Employers generally take represented parties much more seriously than pro se plaintiffs who don't understand how to litigate a case.

Missouri has a good unpaid-wages statute.

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