Will I get final wages if I am fired?

If you are facing termination at your employment in Missouri, you will likely have many questions. One of the most important may be what will happen concerning your final pay. The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has the answer to this question and many more you may face.

 

If your employee tells you that you will not be paid for any work done prior to your termination, he or she is incorrect. The state laws require employers to pay you all wages that have been earned at the time of dismissal.

 

If your employer does not offer your pay when you are terminated, you should request the money through a certified mail return receipt request. After this, your employer should respond to the request within seven day. If your employer does not pay you final wages due by this time, he or she may be liable for additional wages for up to 60 days or until you are paid.

 

Missouri’s state laws also indicate that you should not be fired for any reason related to your religion, age, color, ancestry, sex or national origin. You also cannot be terminated for any mental or physical disabilities you may have. You can file a complaint with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights if you feel that you were discriminated against for any of these reasons. Outside of these causes, your employer can terminate you at will for any other reason, assuming the employment contract is not violated. This information is intended for your education and should not be taken as legal advice.

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