Can an Employer Post date your termination?

Can an Employer Post date your termination?

Fact:

here is the Email I received from the head of HR on June 19th 2001

XXXX,

As per our telephone conversation of June 19, 2001, please consider June 2, 2001 as your last day employed by XXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXX.

As agreed, I will follow-up internally on payment of expense reports filed, earned but unused vacation time and your request for compensation through June 19, 2001.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 20, 2001 06:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Answers (1)

Janet L. Heins
Post-dating termination

Dear Dana:

There are some important facts missing from your question. An employer must pay you for any days you worked. If you have been off work since 6/2, there are circumstances under which the employer could decide to make your termination as of that date.

Next, you don't indicate how or why you are leaving the job. If the circumstances are suspicious, you should speak in more depth with an attorney to see if you may have legal rights to sue the employer.

Finally, the employer and the employee can agree to most anything in a severance package as long as it is voluntary and does not violate state or federal law.

I urge you to contact an attorney before you sign anything.

Janet L. Heins
HEINS LAW OFFICE LLC

posted by Janet L. Heins  |  Jun 20, 2001 10:12 AM [EST]

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