In Milwaukee, Yolanda Quesada, who worked for Wells Fargo was fired after a background check showed that she shoplifted 40 years ago.   Quesada stated that she was a good employee but was fired after more than five years of service at Wells Fargo.  She also stated that “I think there’s more important things in life than something I did 40 years ago.”  Quesada wants her job back, but that may not be possible since her her termination letter states that she is no longer eligible to work for the employer.  Read more

Employers who fail to follow ethical and legal responsibilities put the careers as well as rights of their employees at risk.  Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) (29 USC §2101; 20 CFR Part 639)  the law protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. Advance notice gives workers and their families some transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain other jobs and, if necessary, to enter skill training or retraining that will allow these workers to compete successfully in the job market. WARN also provides for notice to state dislocated worker units so that they can promptly offer dislocated worker assistance.  WARN does not apply to closure of temporary facilities, or the completion of an activity when the workers were hired only for the duration of that activity. WARN also provides for less than 60 days notice when the layoffs resulted from closure of a faltering company, unforeseeable business circumstances, or natural disaster.

Leeds Brown Law, PC lawyers specialize in matters related to wrongful termination, unjust dismissal, in handling overtime claims, wage and hour law violations, and unemployment compensation claims.  Leeds Brown Law, PC lawyers service injured parties who have been affected by employers who violate these important equal opportunity and employment rights throughout Long Island, the New York City area.  For a free consultation, contact Leeds Brown Law, PC at 1-800-585-4658 or 516-873-9559.