Before I was fired, I was working at this warehouse for about 3 years. My best friend [let's call him Alex] started working there just a couple of months ago. Earlier this week, Alex threw a massive temper tantrum because someone was using up his work space. He damaged some of the stock and even kicked one of
Before I was fired, I was working at this warehouse for about 3 years. My best friend [let's call him Alex] started working there just a couple of months ago. Earlier this week, Alex threw a massive temper tantrum because someone was using up his work space. He damaged some of the stock and even kicked one of the employees in the shin. Alex was called the boss's office and for some reason I was called as well. When we got there, the boss had a chat with us and then he fired Alex for his temper tantrum. A few minutes later, I was fired because I should've tried to calm Alex down, but I didn't. He said neither of us will receive paychecks for the work that we've done this month.
Was this a good reason for me to be fired?
It feels like I'm being punished just for being his friend.
None of this sounds believable.
Alex deserved to be fired, not you. Its not up to you to control other people. You should both get paid for any work you've done, otherwise its illegal and I'd contact a lawyer and let your job know you'll be taking legal action.
if your post was 100% true, then I don't see grounds to fire YOU.
In regards to not getting paid. BOTH of you are due pay up until you were fired.
I would talk with a lawyer for yourself.
It's legal for him to fire you, even if not real reasonable. He has to pay both of you though for the hours you worked.
It's a poor reason for firing you, but he cal fire you for a poor reason. However, I'm pretty sure it's highly illegal for him to deny you pay for hours worked. He could get into a lot of trouble for that.
Alex deserved to be fired, but you didn't. If he saw other employees not calming him down, he wouldn't have fired them. He just fired you because you are his friend and believes you should've helped him.
Yes, the boss had cause for firing both of you.
As for the paychecks, by law you have to be paid for EVERY hour you spent on the job. If the boss refuses, you have the right to file a claim for unpaid wages with your state's department of labor.
If your friend (or whoever) damaged property, the boss has to sue in order to recover his losses.
you can't be denied pay for the services you performed notify your state labor board that you are not getting paid for the time you worked
as for being responsible for the actions of your friend, not being is supervisor is not your responsibility, and no this is not cause for dismisal, also let the labor board know this fact as well
It does not matter because the boss can fire you. However, he must pay you for any work you did or you can sue him.