Laid off, hired a lawyer to negotiate a bigger package and now feel blacklisted
Don't trust that my ex-boss didn't gossip about it.
Now feel like old colleagues resent me and even worse, can't seem to find a new job in my industry.
It's as if I'm being shamed.
It's 100% legal to hire an attorney and even states so in the paperwork they have you sign. However, everything was done "behind closed doors" so I don't know what was actually said and if my lawyer burned a bridge.
Anyone else experience anything similar or have an opinion on this?