spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
Logo Starting a Personal Training Business spacer
Home Sitemap Contact Support Our Site spacer
Trainer Directory Discussion Forum What's New spacer

Get Started - 8 Simple Steps to Success

Step 1:
Is Personal Training
Right for Me?

Step 2:
Get Certified
Step 3:
Get the Job
Step 4:
Launch Your Business
Step 5:
Train Smarter

- Popular Pages -

Exam Prep Course

Complete Training System

Business Plan

List of PT Schools

Cert Comparison

Cert Discounts

CEU Discounts

Free Starter Kit

Job Board

Salary Calculator



Site Search

Obligations to my previous employer.

by Charles Wilkinson
(Denton, Tx, Denton County)

Thank you for reading this. I live in the state of Texas where I worked for a gym as an in house personal trainer. I was labeled an independent contractor but I was required to be there and I couldnt set my own hours. Because of that I got drained and decided to find another job. I wanted to still train my clients but the gym didn't like that so they told me that I am not allowed to train there anymore. So in a sense I was fired. A week later, they are accusing me of stealing money from the company. The clients payed the gym and I received a percentage that is then divided by the amount of sessions and I only get payed once a session is complete. Well towards the end, I was always so tired from being there from 4am-8pm everyday that sometimes I would forget to have my clients sign the book after their session so I would just sign it. Nobody has ever mentioned this was a problem for over three years and now they want to threaten legal action AFTER I WAS LET GO? My question is, what are my obligations to them? There were never any papers signed, there wasn't a no-compete agreement or any agreement for that matter in the hiring or firing process. The only paperwork I signed was the tax form that allows them to issue me a 1099.

I am really scared and I told them it was a mistake and that I would happily pay them back. Ive never stolen anything in my life and I don't know how to stand up for myself because I don't understand what I'm legally obligated to do. The total amount disputed is less than $1,000. Please tell me there is some way that I can keep from getting bullied around. I keep contacting them back and its like they want to fix this less and less.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Personal Training Legal Issues.

spacer spacer

Home | Sitemap | Contact | Support Our Site | Trainer Directory | Discussion Forum | What's New | Privacy

Step 1: Is Personal Training Right for Me? | Step 2: Get Certified | Step 3 - Get the Job
Step 4 - Launch your business | Step 5 - Train Smarter

Copyright © 2007-2018. Starting a Personal Training Business. All rights reserved.