Fired one but not the other Started by abilbro80 , Sep 04 2013 12:15 PM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this topic 2 posts Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:15 PM I was fired from my job and was told by my supervisor because he lost confidence in my ability to work as the assistant manager. I recently got a denial letter for my unemployment stating that I was dismissed because of suspect misconduct of inappropriate actions with another associate. Although this is not true and there is no sound proof other than my word and the other associate word against the supervisor, I was fired but the other associate was allowed to continue working there. Is this a form or discrimination? What do you think? 57,630 posts Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:01 PM Not all discrimination is unlawful, I'm afraid. An employer wouldn't need to fire both of you. At any rate, I'd appeal the unemployment benefits denial (I gather you may not have been clear on your benefits claim why you were let go to prepare for what the employer might say in response). I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the workers compensation attorney internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. 42,425 posts Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:19 PM I recently got a denial letter for my unemployment stating that I was dismissed because of suspect misconduct of inappropriate actions with another associate. Although this is not true and there is no sound proof other than my word and the other associate word against the supervisor, I was fired but the other associate was allowed to continue working there.
I assume what you're saying is that, in your opinion, you did not engage in "misconduct of inappropriate actions" (whatever that means). Correct? As far as "proof," I'm not sure what sort of evidence you think your employer needs. If your employer suspects you of "misconduct," it may legally fire you regardless of whether you claim that you did not engage in "misconduct." The only exceptions would be for certain civil service jobs, if you had a contract of employment that limited your employer's ability to fire you, or if you were a member of a labor union that had a collective bargaining agreement with your employer.