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FML - The follow-up
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I am the original poster. Several people (not from this website) suggested I sue. For $250, I got a lawyer to write a threatening letter to my previous employer. By the way, I worked in the accounting department for a beer distributor with about 80 locations in the midwest. The lawyer kept it vague since my employment was "at will," but did mention the Civil Rights Act hoping it might scare them a little since Civil Rights violations are bad for business reputations. Basically, I'
By Myzyri - / Tuesday 8 June 2010 07:11 / United States
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Dude, if you're for real... Then that was a win of epic proportions. Congrats on the promotion and showing that douche what happens when you mess with the wrong model employee.

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lol for some reason 16 your comment made me think of one of those infomercials for accident at work compensation lol. Maybe that was your intention. I dunno lol

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OP would have been fairly terminated if the boss could actually come up with a legitimate reason to fire him, but didn't, according to OP. Sounds like the boss was reaching for one lame excuse after another. Unfortunately, as someone said earlier, a lot of states are "employ at will" states

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The only thing you cannot legally be fired for is being a woman, gay, pregnant, or old. And good luck getting a boss to say "I fired you because you're a woman." They're usually smarter than that. You have to prove they fired you because of discrimination. In most states, they don't even have to give you a reason, they can just tell you to leave. You can, however, pee in the coffee pot on the way out if you're sneaky about it.

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Actually, most places they CAN fire you without reason, just like you can quit without a reason. As long as it wasn't based on some form of discrimination or wrongful termination, OPhas no legal grounds for a lawsuit.

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