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Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>I’m a flooring contractor sub contracting work though a large flooring store I have been working for the full time for 25 years they had two jobs for one property they gave one to me and the oth to a different contractor which got to the site first he job was not ready so he when into the unit that was given to me and did the job can I go after payment they gave me the paper work and material but when I got there the job was almost finished

I’m a flooring contractor sub contracting work though a large flooring store I have been working for the full time for 25 years they had two jobs for one property they gave one to me and the oth to a different contractor which got to the site first he job was not ready so he when into the unit that was given to me and did the job can I go after payment they gave me the paper work and material but when I got there the job was almost finished

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I am the only white person who remains at the company and the new supervisor is trying to get me to leave after 25 years yes I am a licensed contractor and I I hire help they want all my ins info but there are three other contractors each having over ten installers doing work for the same company and the contractors are only claiming one employee on workers comp and the majority of them don’t even have auto ins I’m loosing the battle don’t know what to do

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Sep 14, 2018
I'm sorry to hear about that. In order to go after payment, some injury must have occurred. If no work was performed (and not paid for) and no costs were incurred, it will be hard for a claimant to show that they've been harmed. Plus, if there's an easy way to remediate these costs or injuries incurred, such as merely switching jobs with a contractor who has performed work on the wrong unit, it could be that much harder to recover. Further, because any injury that may have occurred would have arisen from the actions of the contractor and not the flooring company, it could be hard to make a claim for payment against the flooring company - provided they had no role in the contractor taking your job. Rather than escalate a payment dispute, it could be helpful to reach out to the other contractor and the flooring company to come to an appropriate arrangement. Situations like these can be frustrating, but that does not necessarily mean the only option is to pursue legal action. Of course, it may be helpful to consult a local construction attorney here - they will be able to obtain more details on your situation and review documentation regarding the incident and provide advice on moving forward. Good luck!
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