Terminated, am I obligated to train new person?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:50 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:06 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
Am I under any kind of legal obligation to answer questions from my former boss and co-workers, particularly when the questions refer to daily functions that the boss should already know?
No. If there is nothing in the severance contract in which you agreed to provide that help, you aren't obligated to help them. If you wanted to maintain good relations with the employer, that might be motivation to help them out a bit, but that's not a legal issue but instead a business decision you need to make as to what will best benefit you.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:16 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:36 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:22 AM
Thank you for your response. It is a relief to know that!
I agree. You have no obligation, legal or otherwise, to do that.
They fired your butt because it suited them to do so. You don't owe them squat.
If I were in your place I would politely advise my former employer that I'm not going to do that but would consider providing consultation services for an hourly fee with a written contract.
One way or another, you aren't likely to be contacted by anyone after that.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:30 AM
I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.
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