Can I be fired for asking why I have not been paid?

UPDATED: Jul 5, 2012

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Can I be fired for asking why I have not been paid?

I provided services for CBS news. When sending a demand letter for pay from numerous old invoices. No reply. When sending a 2nd letter I received an email saying my services will no longer be needed and that the news business manager will resolve any outstanding invoices when she has time. So I need to know if it is legal for them to act like that. Telling me if she has time. Well, my time was used working as an independent contractor and I don’t want to be told it will be resolved when she has time. Am I not aloud to ask why I was not paid. So due to asking, they no longer need me.

Asked on July 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Sounds like you are fired anyway so why worry? You provided the service and you should be paid. Her time should not in the picture. Kepp calling them until they pay you.

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