Layoff due to position elimination

In Aug. 2003 I was layed off due to elimination of my position. I was told at the time I was let go, that the position could not be reinstated to another person for 1 yr. and that if the Dr. that was currently managing the practice wanted a hospital director before that year was up that I would be contacted. I was and 8 yr. employee with the company and in good standing when I left. Have never had any disiplinary action or write ups in all that time. Was doing a good job. I was told recently that this position is now being filled again and the year is not up. Do I have any recourse in this matter. I have not been contacted by the company to return to nor have I found another job.

1 answer  |  asked May 20, 2004 5:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

George Allen
Likely No Recourse

If you are an at-will Employee (as most people in the private sector are), then you would only have recourse if the true reason for "elimination of your position" was something illegal, e.g., discrimination, retaliation for legally protected conduct, etc.

posted by George Allen  |  May 20, 2004 9:17 PM [EST]

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