Fired, but Not Told: Is that Legal?

Question: I was fired from my job 2 weeks ago. I was notified and was constantly being told to call back to see if I was to be given hours. Is this legal?

Bruce, Pennsylvania

Answer: There is no legal requirement to tell someone they’ve been fired. But, if you are on a salary or weekly payroll, and you were available to come in, you are probably due to be paid for those weeks. I would suggest you call the State Labor Department or Labor Board for the state you live in, and ask to file a complaint.

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