Sample Letter: Termination After Updated Social Security Number


Sample Letter: Termination after Updated Social Security Number
You may wish to use the sample letter on the next page if you are a worker in California and
you were fired after you gave your employer a new Social Security Number. For example, you
may have provided your employer with a number when you began working and, afterwards,
when you obtained a new number, your employer fired you because you tried to update your
information with the new number.
Legal Aid at Work cannot ensure the information in this sample letter is current, or be
responsible for any use it is put to. It is always best to consult with an attorney about your
particular situation to determine your rights and the best steps to take when you think your
rights may have been violated. If you would like to speak to someone, you can contact our
workers’ rights
clinics. You can also review our fact sheet on
updating your social security
number with your
It is illegal for employers to retaliate against any worker because she asserts her workplace
rights—for example, by contacting federal immigration authorities. Unfortunately, this type of
retaliation does happen, and it can have serious consequences for immigrant workers. If you
lack legal status or work authorization in the United States, you should consult with an
immigration attorney about the risks employer retaliation could entail for you.


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