I worked for a bank in NC for 8 years as a loan officer. In July 2014 I was put on 6 months probation for lack of production via an evaluation. There were other loan officers who had less production but were not put on probation. From then to Oct I was given no goals and received no communication from my supervisor. At my 3 month review I was told by my supervisor that things weren't working out and was let go. I did not get a chance to work out my probation. During probation period I received no communication from my supervisor or HR. Those lenders with less production were not let go. There were no other performance issues. Do I possibly have a case for wrongful termination? Thank you.
From the limited facts it is difficult to tell. Do you believe you were terminated for a reason other than what was provided? Do you think it was because someone didn't care for you, they needed to make staff cuts, or a similar reason?
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I believe more facts are needed to advise you on whether there is a viable claim. I would advise speaking with local counsel to assess what ( if any ) claims you have given your situation.
An experienced employment attorney will want to know about the your performance evaluations, and the performance evaluations of those that were similar situated to you in job responsibility or title. This would include the criteria and means of evaluation used. Further, an attorney would be able to evaluate the circumstances surrounding your termination and what events happened leading up to the adverse employment action. Finally, an attorney will be able to assess if any evidence exists that your termination was a result of being a part of a protected class (age, gender, race, etc.)
Good luck to you!
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Based on the facts as you have described, seems like you were terminated for a legitimate, non discriminatory basis. This does not mean you were treated fairly or that your company acted in a reasonable way, it simply means that you probably do not have a claim for wrongful termination. If you have further facts to share that may shed some light on your feelings, please feel free to share and we will provide feedback.
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