do i have to pay back training if my employer fired me

recently my employer fired me, and i was
informed that i have to pay back the entire
training for which i was trained for

Asked on September 18, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You only have to pay back training costs if:
1) You signed an agreement stating that you would repay the training costs under these circumstances; or 
2) You committed fraud in your hiring (such as lying about your education, resume, experience, etc.) so that they only incurred the training costs based on your fraud.

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