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Do I have enough grounds to sue the company?

I ended a job in January. My final check was paid in February and benefits were taken out. I received a notice in march that my benefits ended January. I called the benefits department which advised me to call the company payroll department. When I called, they told me to go through the GM; I went to the GM twice. On April 30th he told me that he was contacting payroll and would keep me posted. I waited 2 weeks but he said that no one got back with him. He claimes to have made another attempt but I have yet to hear anything and it has been almost a month later.

Asked on June 9, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If we understand the timeline correctly, while your final check was "paid" in February, you "ended" your job in January--that means that the February check was for January employment, not February employment. Money can be deducted from a check for work done in January for January benefits, which you stated you did receive. Based on what you write, it appears that the deduction was proper, since regardless of when you actually received the check, it appears to have been for work done and benefits received in January, before your job ended.
If we have misunderstood the timetime, please repost with the appropriate clarification.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If we understand the timeline correctly, while your final check was "paid" in February, you "ended" your job in January--that means that the February check was for January employment, not February employment. Money can be deducted from a check for work done in January for January benefits, which you stated you did receive. Based on what you write, it appears that the deduction was proper, since regardless of when you actually received the check, it appears to have been for work done and benefits received in January, before your job ended.
If we have misunderstood the timetime, please repost with the appropriate clarification.


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