i was fired from job of 8 years for the reason of "breach of confidentiality." I was a model employee with good attendance, zero disciplinary write ups and had no problems till a new director transferred to my work place. She has been there before and the first time she came to the lodge she fired management and replaced them. This time i was in management so now I'm being terminated. There was an incident that involved employee theft and i handled it properly while the rest of management was ignoring the situation. Some how out of all that came the alleged breach of confidentiality and my termination. TWO DAYS before my termination a lodge wide email was distributed letting everyone know that an additional manager would be hired to help out in my department. In hind site i realize now that to make room for this salaried manager, they would have to eliminate two hourly "supervisor" position.......well one of those positions was mine! This was more than a job to me.....it was my life and i dedicated my heart and soul to this place to be let go in such a cold way.
It seems like you are employer at will as you have not indicated you have an employment contract. As such, you can be terminated for any non-illegal reason and I didn’t see anything in your fact pattern to indicate anything illegal about the termination. This seems fairly traumatic for you, so I would suggest you speak to an employment attorney so you have some peace of mind that you aren’t leaving anything on the table or something your fancy pattern might be missing that could provide you additional rights/severance leverage. Take care.
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