Fired because of what I know

Long story short a few months ago I was fired from my job of 5 years. It was because I spoke up about *redacted* which is against *redacted*. Anyways I tried to say it was wrong (possibly illegal I dunno I ain't a lawyer) but I know if it was leaked it would damage company's image and possible future contracts a definitely their reputation since they work so closely with a crown corp. I want to come forward but the lawyers got to me forced me to sign on a dotted line. I have proof because company was rather dumb in their policies (another thing I tried to warn em of but....) The reason I want to come forward all of a sudden is because my highly immature former manager decided to message me on Facebook yesterday to tell me how horrible I am.... A year after she left the company and yeah... I don't get it either. She's like 50 years old, gets on Facebook just to trash talk a 26 year old... Who does that? I'm just so mad that shit with this company is still having an effect on me. I honestly am at the point where I'm willing to be sued for breaking an NDA just because I want revenge on the company.

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You should not have to worry about them suing you

Sep 14, 2021 at 3:57pm

Take notes, save files and screen save their internet mischief. Find a good legal beagle who will work on a contingency and make them bozos regret they messed with the wrong person !

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I find this confusing...

Sep 14, 2021 at 4:09pm

...because it is simultaneously complicated and vague. Who knew!

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Dear God

Sep 14, 2021 at 7:08pm

As much as Facebook can be a good thing, it sure as hell brings out the worst in people.

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Honestly

Sep 14, 2021 at 8:32pm

This is why I closed down my social media long time ago.

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Is it worth it?

Sep 14, 2021 at 8:33pm

I had a similar situation and I ended up coming forward because of insane abuse and death threats. News caught wind etc

NOW no employer wants to touch me with a ten foot pole because they're afraid of me ...a fearful whistle blower.

Choose your battles wisely my friend.

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Fired and an NDA?

Sep 15, 2021 at 1:26am

If they fired you then why would you sign an NDA? Usually that only happens when the ER is paying a settlement of some kind, which they don’t do if they fire someone. If you were forced to quit then by all means you should be meeting with an employment lawyer for a consultation to find out if you’ve got grounds for a lawsuit. I’ve been in similar circumstances when I found out that my ER was turning a blind eye to some very dangerous and illegal behaviour from several of their employees. I went to my boss and basically told him directly that it had to stop immediately or I would have no choice but to report it to the authorities. I then gave my notice a few weeks later, and I spent my last two weeks gathering evidence of that situation and a whole lot more. On my last day there I dropped a letter off on the desk of the top boss of the organization, detailing everything that had gone on in the division I had worked in, since the day I started. I stated in that letter that I would expect to get nothing but glowing references from them and if I found out that they were badmouthing me to any potential employer, I’d take the information I had to the press. I found out that that division was dismantled within a year of me leaving. That was only one of several situations in various companies where some seriously shady stuff was going on. No one should feel that they have to compromise their own integrity, or cover up illegal activities in order to keep their job.

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Facebook is unreliable.

Sep 15, 2021 at 2:06am

Mine has been hacked so many times that ive deleted it so many times that i wish i would have made it the month it requires to get a total delete or 2 weeks whatever it is.

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Hey good news

Sep 15, 2021 at 3:31am

The crown was fired too!!

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@OP

Sep 15, 2021 at 7:15am

Well if you were forced to sign that NDA under duress ie. "sign this or you're fired" or if you felt pressured to in any way, it may likely be worthless. Then- you can sue them for wrongful dismissal either through the Employment Standards Branch, or talk to one of the many lawyers who sue and get a commission on the payout.
Better than nothing, worth a looking into.

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Those bozos lying about your professional references

Sep 15, 2021 at 1:14pm

is a possibility but, sometimes the best defence on the chess board of life, is a strategic counter-attack. I would build my case and slam dunk them with a legal move.

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