Can I sue a company that I had worked at for almost 8 yrs that fired me. I had perfect attendance for 6 straight yrs and had never been sent home or suppended. One day halfway through my shift they called me into the office and told me that they did not need me anymore.
Did you have an employment contract? Without a contract, and going on the very few details you have provided, it doesn't sound like they did anything illegal. You likely qualify for unemployment benefits, though.
This communication is general in nature and not to be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship. All situations are different and you should meet with and discuss your particular situation with an attorney.
Indiana is an employment at will state, meaning you can be hired or fired for any reason or no reason at all, as long as it is not for an illegal reason. There are several laws that protect employees from unlawful discrimination and retaliation. If your employer's stated reason for terminating you is not true, it could be an effort to conceal an illegal motive. For instance, if after you were terminated, the employer hired someone else to do your job, it would seem suspicious that they "didn't need you anymore." You should consider contacting an experienced employment attorney to discuss the particular facts of your case to determine if you have a claim.
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As another attorney said, file for unemployment. "Not needing you any more" sounds like it will be treated as a layoff. You may also learn a few things that will allow you to dig deeper.
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