Please advise, I was fired due to not meeting standard- quota system established 2yrs ago. Would this fall in the category if 'Fired for cause'?. I worked for this company 13yrs and offered nothing.

I was an employee of FCNY for 13yrs up until 11/3/16. I was abruptly terminated in my opinion, a week prior my supervisor informed me in what we call, one on one's that my quota was good, keep up work as busy sessions at hand. I walked away from meeting feeling content that the prior monitoring of my quota had ended. My supervisor moving onto another position in the Finance dept as of 10/31 effective 11/7/16. He fires me 11/3/16. The question of severance came up as other co workers asked, You have worked her many years nothing offered to you, I replied no. Also I see the bullet list on left of your page. I experienced several of the topics listed under that supervisor. Please advise if I have any recourse and/or I should seek a consultation with an employment lawyer.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 8, 2016 09:58 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
It never hurts to consult with an employment lawyer.

Regardless of whether you were fired for cause or not lawyers can sometimes, and often negotiate some type of severance agreement for employees. Longer term employees are favorites since you have devoted more years to one employer.

You were probably not union represented although that does not matter so much. You probably applied for and will receive unemployment benefits.

There is no harm in seeking a consultation. We often speak with employees for 15 minutes, sometimes longer, for no charge. We don't want to waste a potential client's or our time if we don't think we can help. The 15 minute conference usually provides enough information to decide whether to go further, consult in person, etc...

Call a labor and employment lawyer. You have nothing to lose in doing so.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Nov 10, 2016 11:17 AM [EST]

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