For Immediate Release
Know Your Rights on Termination and Unemployment
Workplace Fairness Website Has 18 Topical Resources on What to Do When You Lose Your Job
WASHINGTON, D.C.(Jan. 27, 2015) For those who might have lost a job or are worrying about the possibilities of losing a job,WorkplaceFairness.org has 18 topical resources on what to do when you lose your job.
Learn how to save your job through our four steps: 1) how you can save it, 2) keep your cool, 3) explore your options and 4) how to file your appeal. Explore our advice on leaving your job in which we provide insight on such topics as leaving with options, differences between resigning and being terminated and confidentiality requirements. Know your rights on wrongful termination with our coverage on unlawful dismissals and blowing the whistle on your employer.
Can your employer terminate you without a good reason? Are there any exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine? We answer these questions in our at-will employment section. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is covered extensively in our section on plant closings/massive layoffs. The sections that follow will help you understand the basics of severance pay and reviewing your references for future employers.
Coping with job loss can be a difficult process and we can guide you through it. If you challenge your termination we can help you build your case with your attorney. We provide sample references to help you understand what is a modest referral and an ideal reference letter.
We provide answers to many important questions for federal employees who have lost their jobs through discipline/removal. Find out if you are entitled to your personnel files and how important your personnel files are if you file a claim or apply for employment. Our general information on unemployment insurance covers a broad spectrum of information for those who want to know about its benefits and how to make the best of the situation, and our brand-new section on how to file an unemployment claim covers state-specific information for all 50 states.
You can find out if you are eligible for unemployment insurance through our eligibility section. Discover how long you can receive benefits from your unemployment insurance through our amount calculation page. Learn the ins and outs of your options to appeal your termination with our page on unemployment appeals.
Our discrimination page can provide you with a definition of the term, the importance of knowing if it is happening to you, and some explanations of the laws against it. Finally our detailed map of filing an unemployment claim will allow you to select the state you live in and find the information you need to know to support your claim.
A visit to the site will give you more comprehensive information: http://www.workplacefairness.org/.
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About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.
Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and those policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:
- making comprehensive information about workers' rights free of legal jargon readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
- providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
- presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates and public discussion.
The award-winning Workplace Fairness website, www.workplacefairness.org, has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the Web's most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.Media Contact:
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