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Termination and Unemployment – What Happens When You Are Out of a Job

Termination and Unemployment – What Happens When You Are Out of a Job

Workplace Fairness is the #1 Most Comprehensive Online Resource for Information About Workplace Rights

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Dec. 27, 2018) – Workplace Fairness believes that treatment of workers is sound public policy and good business practice.

Recently numerous government workers were deprived of their holiday paychecks during a government shutdown and General Motors has announced plans to close five factories and to cut 15 percent of its North American workforce.

Whether you were suddenly fired, laid off, or asked to resign, you'll want to know what happens now that you are out of a job.

Find resources and helpful information on the following topics for further information in the case of termination and unemployment:

Workplace Fairness also partners with a service for job seekers who may have been wronged.  

Allison & Taylor Reference Checking will help you find out what your boss or former employer is saying about you.

Determine if your references might be the reason job offers are not being made and, if so, what can be done to improve your job search results. Resources and information available through Allison & Taylor may be extremely helpful in the difficult circumstances of termination and unemployment.

Workplace Fairness publishes a weekly newsletter, Workplace Week, which covers news and commentary on critical issues affecting employees and their advocates.

For those interested in finding out more about workplace rights and how to find assistance when needed, visit the Workplace Fairness press room. For other related news stories, sign up for our E-Newsletter. The newsletter includes stories covered at Today’s Workplace Blog and the In the News sections of the website. Find helpful and more comprehensive information at https://www.workplacefairness.org/

Also visit the Workplace Fairness Career Center at https://workplacefairness.knockemdead.com/

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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 that 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.

Private Interview Opportunities

Individual interviews with Workplace Fairness staff and members of the Board of Directors can be scheduled to discuss workplace issues for workers and employers.

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.

A 2017 Webby Award Honoree, the award-winning Workplace Fairness website 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.

Sign up for the Workplace Fairness weekly newsletter, Workplace Week, here.

Follow us on Twitter, and LinkedIn. Like our Facebook page to find out more about workplace news. Check out our blog, Today's Workplace.


Media Contact: 

Paula Brantner, Senior Advisor

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