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What to Do if You Just Got Fired.

What to Do After Being Fired

The following steps may help you if you have been fired:



  1. DO NOT act against your employer in any way that could be considered improper;
  2. Ask why you got fired.
  3. Find out who decided to fire you.
  4. If you have an employment contract, review it.
  5. Gather and review any Employee Manual, and Benefits Books.
  6. Get a copy of your personnel file.
  7. Return all company property and follow any reasonable instructions from your employer.
  8. Contact a lawyer experienced in employment law for advice and representation.
  9. Request and negotiate a severance agreement.
  10. Make sure your termination and severance agreements are in writing.
  11. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated.


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