I am a senior employee in a small business in Ct that my husband (he is not an employee) are also own 19.78% as silent partners. We recently sought legal help to get financial documents that are supposed to be provided to us annually & have not been. We are also seeking to sell our interest back to the other 2 owners who are husband & wife. The wife is a boss & the husband is the business manager. Since we have notified them that not only are we seeking the financial documents, but we are disputing (per an accountant) the value of our investment. The other partners are resistant to cooperate with our attempts to work out our differences (although they have supplied some of the documents). Since we supplied the first letter of notification of our request they have changed their interactions with me and have recently decreased my responsibilities (I was "next" in charge which involved access to schedules and clients) they have also recently decreased my hours from 40 to 30 with no guareentee of my typical 37-40 weekly hours as per my employee agreement. I have requested explanations as well as concerns that it has always been understood as the most senior employee (i helped start the company) i always had first option at full time hours. Other employees have also noticed their rude behavior to me as well as changes in my responsibilities and caseload. Parents of my caseload have complained about their children being changed to other therapists and this is affecting the children's progress which I have also expressed in an e-mail to which I have received no response. They have also changed a policy that no one may leave at night by themselves (I had always been the last one to leave which they were aware of and never expressed any concern.I recently sent them an e-mail regarding their recent behavior & changes in my hours, caseload & responsibities stating I feel they are retaliating Agaisnt me.Do I have a strong enough case of retaliation?Danielle
State/Country relating to question: Connecticut
I have expressed my concern with recent changes as well as stating in an e-mail that I feel the are retaliating Agaisnt me...I do have an attorney who is handling the investigation of the value of our investment and feels that our partners are costing us unnecessary cost to gain access to documents that are promised us per our partnership agreement. He has also expressed concern with their behavior towards me and the recent loss of hours as I can not afford the loss of pay.
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