My employment was terminated after I was wrongfully accused as a Federal Agent when I was only an Insurance Agent. I was only getting $49 paid since I signed the contract back in January, 2013. I received a letter from Branch Sales Manager, and I felt threatened not only he told me my contract was terminated, but he also stated section in the contract stated I need to keep my mouth shut for two years by not contacting any friends which I made during my tenure. However, he did not mention he would not pay any commission for an application which I was entitled to, plus the time I spent in the office two days a week to spend hours on the phone doing prospecting. Do they have the right to tell you what to do even after the contract was terminated and not to pay you the commission?
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
There is not enough information to properly answer your question. If you had an employment contract, you will want to contact an attorney immediately to have the contract review to determine your rights. Good luck!
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Employment / Labor Attorney
For a list of employment attorneys in Jacksonville go to the website of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association at www.floridanela.org.
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