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Can I sue my former employer

I was fired from my job and they put
that I quit on my pink slip so they
don’t have to pay unemployment

Asked on May 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can potentially sue them for defamation: for making an untrue factual statement or assertion about you, which has damaged your reputation and/or cost you money (e.g. unemployment). You can also appeal any denial of unemployment (and if you have not applied for unemployment, do so first--you may be granted it after all--and when you apply, make it clear that you were fired): you can get instructions on how to appeal from the unemployment office.


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