What if your boss fired you for no apparent reason?

February 27, 2007 10:18am CST
A friend of mine was told recently that tomorrow was gonna be his last day on the job. Cool fella, excellent skills and all that, matter of fact, one of the best at what he does. The boss is a gang lord (i know i'm not supposed to say this information) but he can do anything he wants and get away with it. Though the contract states that my friend is supposed to be working in his company for one year, after the first month, the big boss took $100 off his salary for no reason, just saying he wasn't comfortable with the person. Not to mention that he also faked my friends signature on the visa. My friend has a family back home, has kids depending on him, and as we all here can see, he's an exceptional employee, it's just that the boss doesn't appreciate what he does to make this company better, and it already IS because of him. None of us want him to leave, but as i said, the boss is "untouchable". How do we go about this? Any suggestions? Please. Thank you.
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@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I am not a lawyer but i would think based upon what you say your friend should have a legal right to action against this man, or company. If he had a binding contract, not verbal but writen, there should have been some warning given that this boss was not happy with his performance. And if it's true the boss forged your friends signature...well that alone is reason to do something. Any time you do contract work you must first understand that it is not gaurenteed. Contract work must always be looked at as a very temporrary position subject to changes of that company. Tell you friend to contact a lawyer and find out if he has some rights here. He won't get that contract back but it may be they would have to pay restitution. This is just a guess on my part as I do not know all the cercumstance here. But most lawyers will give a free concultation to make sure there is a reason to proceed.
• Taiwan
27 Feb 07
Thank you for your opinion...i just forgot to say we're outside the US right now. We're somewhere in Asia.