2 Weeks Notice - company terminated me

This morning, I gave 2 weeks notice to my employer as requested through the company handbook. My manager called to let me know that today would be my last day and that I would not be paid beyond today. I also would not be paid for accrued vacation time or commissions that have been earned. I asked her why then I was required to give 2 weeks notice and she said that it was policy,

Is this legal?

2 answers  |  asked Feb 4, 2011 09:56 AM [EST]  |  applies to Connecticut

Answers (2)

Daniel H. Schneider
You employer may not be able to withhold commissions already earned, and this may be a violation of Connecticut wage and hour laws.

Unless you have an agreement with your employer to the contrary (including by way of a union contract), they generally can terminate you at their will and not allow you to work the 2 weeks notice. However, when an employer terminates an employee in Connecticut after the employee gives notice and the employer does not pay the notice period, then the employee may be eligible for unemployment compensation although they quit.

I would be happy to discuss your situation in more detail to see if I can be of assistance to you. my telephone number is: (203) 874-0030. I am located in Milford, Connecticut. Please feel free to contact me. I do not charge for initial consultations if I decide to meet with you.

Very Truly Yours,

Atty. Daniel H. Schneider
Schneider Law Firm, LLC
(203) 874-0030

posted by Daniel H. Schneider  |  Feb 4, 2011 10:21 AM [EST]
Richard Hayber
These facts entitle you to unemployment benefits.
You also might be entilted to the commissions depending on the language of the commission plan.
Whether or not it is "legal", that is whether or not it gives rise to a wrongful termination suit, depends on other things, including whether or not the reason they let you go was an illegal reason. Contact an experienced employment attorney for more advice.

posted by Richard Hayber  |  Feb 4, 2011 10:07 AM [EST]

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