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What should you remember when you’re terminated?

People count on the income from their job to make ends meet. Finding out that they lost a job is often a traumatic experience. Despite the shock of it all, any terminated worker must ensure that they’re behaving in an appropriate manner when they find out they were let go.

One especially important point to remember is that you shouldn’t say or do anything that might have a negative impact on your ability to take legal action if the termination is illegal.

Remain calm

You must remain as calm as possible so you don’t say anything out of anger. If there’s a chance that you may be able to get a job reference from the company, you should ensure that you’re encouraging them to provide a positive one. This may also help you if you have to file a legal claim.

Address immediate needs

You should review your budget and your need for medical care so you can determine how to make ends meet. Be sure to collect your final paycheck from your employer so you can use that while you search for a new job. You should be your resume together so you can apply for new jobs to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Some workers are wrongfully terminated. If this is what happened in your case, be sure that you learn your options for handling the situation. Employees in California have special protections under state law. Getting experienced legal guidance can be beneficial. Do this quickly since there are time limits set for taking legal action.

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