Do I have recourse for termination?

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Do I have recourse for termination?

My company today has told me that I can either resign or I will be given 30 days notice. When I have asked why they have told me that the company have decided to go in a different direction. I have not failed anything or caused any problem. The company have a handbook which states that any termination process I must have been issued three warnings, I have received none. I am employed with a monthly pay rate but have a training contract with them that does not expire for another 10 months.

Asked on February 10, 2019 under Employment Labor Law

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Speak to an employment law attorney and bring with you the handbook and the training contract. As a general matter, an employer may terminate an employee at any time, for any reason (or even no reason at all--i.e. they simply want to terminate them). The exception is if there is an enforceable written contract preventing termination at that time, for that reason, or in that way. Contracts are enforced according to their plain language; you need a lawyer to review those documents and see if either gives you enforceable rights in this case.


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