My wife gave notice of resignation at her job this Monday. They created a hostile environment, and even her boss just

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Customer: My wife gave notice of resignation at her job this Monday. They created a hostile environment, and even her boss just walked out yesterday. She was shown an email from the VP that said they want to "release" her with some not nice words. My wife later responded to the VP that she would happily sign a release if they agree to pay her for the duration of her 30 days notice, plus her PTO and commissions. That was last night. Then this morning she went in and they cut off access to her laptop and phone. There's no one from corporate in the building and no one that's her boss there. They basiclly terminated her by shutting her out. She has no way to contact anyone from corporate. Can she leave now and still get the money she's owed? The full 30 days notice, PTO, and commissions? If not, at the very least, can she leave now and sue them if she doesn't get her commissions, PTO, and final paycheck for the days she worked this pay period (pay period ends tomorrow)?
JA: Just to confirm, were any reasons given as grounds for the termination?
Customer: She resigned, gave notice, and they shut her off. She's one of the best performing people at the company. Zero grounds. Other than they are mad she resigned.
JA: What kind of workplace is this (private sector, public sector, etc.)? How many employees?
Customer: Private I don't know how many employees over a thousand
JA: Where is your wife located? Workplace termination laws vary by state.
Customer: Ohio
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
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Hello and welcome to Justanswer! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed lawyer with over 18 years of experience. I am reviewing your question now and will get back to you momentarily. Thank you for your patience.
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I understand that you seeking options to pursue what is owing?

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You are seeking alternatives for pursuing a claim?

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I need these questions answers, but short answer yes: My wife gave notice of resignation at her job this Monday. They created a hostile environment, and even her boss just walked out yesterday. She was shown an email from the VP that said they want to "release" her with some not nice words. My wife later responded to the VP that she would happily sign a release if they agree to pay her for the duration of her 30 days notice, plus her PTO and commissions. That was last night. Then this morning she went in and they cut off access to her laptop and phone. There's no one from corporate in the building and no one that's her boss there. They basiclly terminated her by shutting her out. She has no way to contact anyone from corporate. Can she leave now and still get the money she's owed? The full 30 days notice, PTO, and commissions? If not, at the very least, can she leave now and sue them if she doesn't get her commissions, PTO, and final paycheck for the days she worked this pay period (pay period ends tomorrow)?
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Got it.  Is there anything else that you would like me to consider before I provide an answer to your question?

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No I think that's it
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Your answer is ready and you can read it below! After you review it please let me know if the answer is clear and if you have any follow up questions for me. I will be happy to answer them!

It appears that her 30 day notice has been met with immediate termination based on their conduct.

She can indeed pursue what is owing in wage, earned benefits and earned commissions.

I would begin with a final written demand with deadline and threat of lawsuit. This can help bring about a settlement, show the court good faith, and build a record.

In your situation, I also think that you would benefit from local representation. https://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyer is an excellent resource that lets you find a local lawyer by location and practice area!

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Can she leave? She's just sitting there. A final written demand that basically says, "based on your conduct you have terminated me despite my notice, I demand my final commissions, paycheck, and pto or I will be contacting an attorney" but more eloquent that that?
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If she has been cut off from any work, yes.  I would make a record and send to HR.

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Great, thank you!!
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You can copy and paste and access here anytime!

I wish you the best. You are welcome to follow up on the answer as needed and keep me posted.

Have I answered your question to your satisfaction today or do you need any clarification? Kindly let me know, thank you.

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