I have been employed for a Company that owns quite a few 55+ communities, for 1 year , 7 months and 3 weeks. I realize it is a state that can fire an employee for no reason. My problem is I took time over a long weekend for a personal reason with written request approval. I packed up all my plants & personal items before I left. I did this because the owner has a reputation for firing people on a whim, out of the blue. I felt I didn't want to have to pack up my things in a hurry if he was in one of his moods. Plus watering of plants etc... I have always been a reliable, conscientious employee. I was hired as a Social Director. I did get more things piled on me as various employees were let go or mostly quit. While out of the state on my approved time off I received an email from administration stating they were accepting my resignation. They then called and told me the same thing. I responded that I had not resigned either in writing or verbally. I was told the owner took it as an inferred resignation. According to them because they had gotten a phone call verifying my employment on a resume & my clearing out my personal items (pictures & plants). The resume was an old one I had sent out months before just to see what the rate of pay was at another place, not a 55+ community or social directors job. The owner does not like to pay unemployment. I really think this is why he didn't just say fire her. I am considering legal action because an inference to one person might be perceived quite differently to another person. My granddaughters pictures were old, she has grown. I thought I might get her some new ones taken & put them up when I got back. My plants I didn't want to ask someone to water since we are so short handed as it is & the owners mood swings are not predictable
. This inference is not lawful is it? I would think one would have to be privy to the employee's personal, unspoken thoughts to make this inference. To my knowledge neither he or his administrator can read minds. Any thoughts on this would be welcome. One of the owners favorite sayings is "let them sue me, I have the best Lawyers in the State. I don't lose." He does have "connections" as the saying goes, I have been told by some very reliable sources. I don't want to wake up w/ a horse head in my bed. It is the point that I have worked above & beyond all the other employees that are left. And given 110% of myself to the community & the residents to try to make things better there. To not be fired but told I resigned when I did not.