Sometimes they start before they actually tell you: Employment lawyers share 3 signs you might be fired

Losing your job can be an overwhelming experience, leaving you unsure of your next steps and feeling uncertain about your future. However, Craig Levey, an employment lawyer, and partner at Bennett & Belfort PC, explained some of the signs that the layoff may be coming, so you can prepare and take steps to protect yourself. .

In a recent TikTok video, posted on January 9 on Craig’s TikTok account (@craigleveyesqon), the lawyer said, “The break is always coming, but sometimes you can see it coming based on your company’s actions.” He went on to list three signs that a break might be coming.

@craigleveyesq There are three signs that you may be fired #lay off #terminate #hr #labor law #fyp ♬ original sound – The Employment Lawyer

“You will receive some form of communication from your manager or supervisor about the funding freeze. Companies often try to do other things before they do layoffs so you can sometimes see the writing on the employee’s wall,” Craig said in the video.

He added that another sign to look for is when “your supervisor asks you a lot of questions about your day-to-day duties. They want to know what they should do if they get fired.” you, so they need this information first.

The final decision by the attorney is when the employer quietly removes all of your responsibilities and does not ask you to do anything. Since they are preparing for your release, they sometimes start before they tell you.

The video went viral, amassing more than 165,000 views on Monday, with many viewers sharing their own tips and signs of an impending break.

One user said, “Here’s another sign: when they wait to train you for another role and start training other employees. Mark that you are part of the healing.”

Another viewer added, “Look for senior leaders to jump in as well especially if there are a lot of them in a short period of time.”

A third commenter shared, “It’s about to get worse. The first quarter of 2023 will be the most difficult in technology, banking & retail.

“It’s true that all these things happened to me,” added another user.

The Daily Dot reached out to Craig Levey via email for comment.


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* First Published: Jan 23, 2023, 7:16 am CST

Vladimir Supica

Vladimir Supica is a Serbia-based freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She enjoys traveling in Europe, reading non-fiction, and playing with her dog Max.

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