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Ask Alison: Do I Have a Case for Unfair Termination?


Ask Alison: Do I Have a Case for Unfair Termination?

Ask About.com job search expert Alison Doyle a question.

Dear Alison: I've been let go after two months at the company. The company has terminated my employment and dismissed the allegations I stated. I would love to hear your advice and if you think I have a case against them.
- Linda

Dear Linda: I wish I could be of help, but I'm not an attorney and you may want to get the advice of one. New York is an employment-at-will state which means that employers don't need a reason to terminate employment. A labor attorney could advise you if you would have cause for action based on the law. If you haven't filed for unemployment yet, I'd do so as soon as possible. Depending on how you were terminated you may be eligible.

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Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about termination from employment, including reasons for getting fired, employee rights when you have been terminated, collecting unemployment, wrongful termination, saying goodbye to co-workers and more.

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Please note that Alison makes every effort to offer accurate advice and information on this website, but she is not an attorney, and the content on the site is not to be construed as legal advice. Employment laws and regulations vary based on location. Check with government resources or legal counsel, if in doubt about your situation. The information on this site is for guidance, ideas, and assistance only.

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