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I would like to take legal action because I feel this is more of a personal conflict rather than my job performance. I would like to know what direction I need to take.
The handbook has mixed messages about termination. One section says that it is a free will contract where both parties can terminate at any time for any reason or for no reason at all. But in another section, it states that an employee can't be terminated on job performance without a verbal and written warning. My job has been verbally threatened unofficially but I never received written warning that my job performance was insufficient. I received a great evaluation at the end of the 2007-2008 academic school year and haven't received my yearly evaluation for this school year.
When they asked me to do something, I did it unless it was a violation of my code of ethics or state law. I have gone above their expectations but they haven't acknowledged what I have done and actually aren't even aware of the projects I have been working on because they won't talk to me.
I've had colleagues and a supervisor that "shun" me by not even acknowleding my presence and in fact, completely go out of their way to not talk to me. I've sat in staff meetings where the favored employees sit next to the supervisor and have private jokes while the rest of us sit as spectators. I've been accused of not doing my job but given no opportunities to talk about why I made the decisions I made.
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