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Postby paparoach429 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:44 pm

Alot of people tell me I should get a lawyer because the appeal letter is going to have to be perfectly worded. I don't want to open up a lawsuit though because what if the appeal works? Once they get notice of the claim there's no way they are going to hire me back. I did honestly like the job and it was very good pay.


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Postby MrMosby » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:03 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:Just write your appeal letter from the heart. Tell it like it is and write from the heart.


No! If you are going to appeal I would have an attorney help with the appeal letter. If they don't honor the appeal and you took them to court anything written could be used against you potentially.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:40 pm

This is honestly kind of a sh1tty thing they did here. Good old corporate America, always preaching to the slaves how we owe them loyalty but they'll can you or downsize or outsource you at the drop of a hat. I personally wouldn't want to go back to a place that does that. I've worked for plenty of moronic psychos and I hated it. Nowadays you just try to get the least crazy you can to work for - they are all nuts and most are dumber than a rock and you just hang on for the ride and hope to survive. Not where I pictured myself being or wanted to be 20 years ago but that's reality on the ground. But it just slays me when they drone on about ethics and safety and loyalty and all the crap they don't actually practice but expect you to nod and pretend everything is peachy keen. We should win Academy Awards for the acting job we have to do to keep from laughing at what morons they are.


I would love to go back to just having a plot of land and living off it, but that isn't possible anymore. They are going to tax you and regulate you and keep you under control and paying them no matter what. It may be better than slaves had it 2000 or even 200 years ago but we are still slaves.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:15 pm

paparoach429 wrote:Well guys today I got fired. The boss called me in and told me that HR reviewed everything and they opted to go with a separation from the company. He told me I can and should appeal the termination. I asked if I was eligible for rehire after a certain amount of time and he said he didn't know but he would find out. He also said he's heard nothing but good things about me from supervisors and other managers there and he would definitely consider rehiring me if I'm rehirable. My parents as well as my sister who is a store manager think I should get a lawyer. As far my appeal letter goes do you guys know what I should say exactly?


Sorry to hear.

I did advise you to retain legal counsel. I would.
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Postby Dylan1982 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:59 pm

Was this the FedEx location in Bedford Park? Sorry to hear that man...
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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:51 am

Unless they have given you the promise that they would re-hire you if they could in writing then it is only words. Have you ever been in a awkward situation where you said some things that were not really true or told someone what they wanted to hear so they would not bother you again? This could be happening with you bosses. They are playing the good guy saying that they have no power over HR (the bad guy) and they cannot do anything. Then they tell you that you can appeal it so that they do not have to deal with a employee that is pissed off at them. I think that is BS. I am sure that if they thought you were that valuable of an employee then they would of protected you. Like member said it seems that they do not want to be at fault for unsafe working conditions that lead to the accident. I am not sure if it would involve OSHA but some organization would probably be all over them if they admit that they had such unsafe conditions and not fixing them.

Like Fast has said get legal council. Look at it with the worst case scenario. If you decide to not get a lawyer involved and make the appeal then at worst you will still be fired and be out of a job with no income and may not get a good reference which is pretty likely. If you retain a lawyer then it gives you many more options. They can tell you what the best course of action is and at the very least help you write you appeal with the highest chance of being accepted. The worst case is that you will be able to sue the company and since they pretty much know that they were at fault they will either give you your job back or settle with you so you have some cash.

Just go talk to one. A lot of them will give you a free consultation. You really have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

Also in the future if you notice such unsafe conditions then you should bring it to the attention of your manager and if they blow you off you can file a complaint with OSHA and they will send someone out to inspect. They cannot fire you for doing that.
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Postby MrMosby » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:01 pm

darkguy2 wrote:They cannot fire you for doing that.


Nope but they can come up with many other unrelated reasons to do so I'm sure, and its very difficult to prove.

I'm not saying you should do the wrong thing, but sometimes if you do the right thing you need to expect the worse case situation.
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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:46 pm

As long as you have proper proof that you were fired because of the report and not because you started to slack off at work then they will go to bat for you and sue the company on your behalf if it comes down to it. I still think OP really needs to get advice from a lawyer who is well versed in situations such as this.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:25 pm

Here in Wisconsin they can fire you for any reason they please, or no reason at all, as they wish.


On the flip side, you can also walk out the door at any time, with or without notice as well, though if you do that you're a bastard in their eyes as they believe you "owe" them two weeks notice. And of course they will gyp you out of your paid time off but if you tell your employer to shove it that's probably the least of your concerns.


I agree I would go talk with a lawyer who specializes in this area to see if you have a case. I would not worry about the employer or what they say about you at this point - they fired you what kind of reference would they give you in any event?


So see the lawyer to see how to best proceed. If he or she feels you don't have a case then you can tell OSHA about what happened. What can FedEx do for you for that, fire you, they already did.

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Postby daniel2304 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 pm

I don't know if it was too late BUT DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING THAT H&R GIVE YOU. Then get a lawyer. Just do not sign anything, or if they force you to sign, just write "I DO NOT AGREE WITH ANYTHING."
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