Is it legal for a company to contact you after they have fired you?

I was terminated from my job 5 months ago. My manager and I did not get along and I was essentially fired for insubordination. Last week, I received a text

message from one of the owners of the company asking to share details of a new business opportunity. I called her back out of respect and she ended up telling me I was

Asked on August 27, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unless there was some kind of harrassment or other illegal activity involved, it is perfectly permissable to be contacted by a former employer for a legitimate business reason. Rather than being upset by this phone call, you could be flattered by it since they now realize their error in dismissing you. At any rate, no law has been broken by this contact.

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