Does anyone know anything about FINRA Rule 8210? I was terminated from my previous firm for what I feel was a pretty minor event. I got my U-5 in the mail and the reason stated was "violation of company policy". My former manager basically admitted after the fact that I got screwed and that HR was looking for any reason to reduce staff. All the U-5 anwsers are “no” since the event was not investment related, there was no complaint and there was no violation of industry rules or regulations.
So now there is a FINRA guy sending me letters, asking for a statement from me for a preliminary inquiry. Is this just standard procedure or should I be worried? I called the guy and he made it sound like this was all routine but if FINRA tries to make a big deal out of this I might need to get a lawyer.
Any thoughts or experience with this?