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Can I take legal action against my former union for not properly representing me?

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 21st, 2017 on Labor and Employment - New Jersey
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I was terminated from my job May 2016, because a co-worker simply accused me of putting hands on him. The union who were supposedly fighting to get my job back, told me about around the end of May 2017 that they made a mistake by missing a step. So my former employer got off on a technicality.
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Answered on Jun 23rd, 2017 at 7:58 AM

I would make a clear and specific written record with the union. If the record is clear that the union made a mistake, and you have witnesses who can prove your case, you have to decide how much you want to spend suing the union. These cases are diffcult to prove and expensive to litigate. 

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