I was working for the post office I was on a 90day period im part of the union. The post iffice fired me because the uhaul the post office made me drive hit the bus mirror but it was not my fault. They never finished training me and the two times I was traine I was trined to drive the small little post office cars not a big uhaul that people use to move. Can some one please help me on what can I do? Am I responsible even tho I was never trained or drove a uhaul before?
Thank happy holidays
°the uhal was more like the 2ton trucks
°my training was never completed
°im part of the union
°I was on a 90day probation
Based on your facts, you were a union member, but have not completed your 90 day probationary period. Apparently, your union collective-bargaining agreement included a clause that you can be terminated within 90 days of employment just as if you were in employee at will. If this is the case, your employer can terminate you for cause or no cause and without notice. Because you were involved in a minor collision, your employer has terminated your employment. The fact that you're not properly Will not provide you a good legal argument as there is no wrongful termination. With this said, you will not be responsible for the damages of the vehicle since it was purely Negligence. You may want to seek unemployment benefits at this time.
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You ask if you are responsible. If that means can you be fired, yes, absolutely you can be fired, whether or not your were trained. If you mean can you be asked or sued to pay for the damages to the vehicle, no. The employer cannot pass its losses off on you even if you were negligent. Only if you had engaged in intentional destruction of property or theft could the employer turn to you.
Good luck to you.
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You can absolutely be terminated due to the incident, regardless of the stage of your training. However, you would not be personally liable for the damage, unless the employer could demonstrate that you somehow intentionally destroyed or damaged the property.
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