DELAWARE, Delaware — “Delaware needs to do more.
Its not as simple as getting a job done,” Delaware Web Developer Robert Southend told NBC News.
Southend is a local contractor who has worked in the Delaware Department of Labor for nearly two decades.
His job requires him to develop, maintain, and manage websites for the state.
But for the past two months, he has been fired for using Google Doc for his work.
“We need to be a little more proactive about that,” Southelld told NBC, adding that Delaware needs to address its antiquated digital labor laws.
Souther Delaware resident James Smith was working as a web developer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, when he was fired.
He was let go on February 13, 2017.
Smith is a member of the Delaware chapter of the International Association of Contractors and has been a certified web developer since 2002.
In that time, he said he’s seen the web become more complicated.
The Delaware Department for Labor is reviewing all severance packages for Delaware web developers who have been dismissed.
If you were fired for not being an employee and you want a severance package, please email [email protected].