I am convinced that my boss is on a witch hunt to eliminate my position and is building a bogus performance issue case against me. he is a VP and I am a director - so I don't feel that I have a leg to stand on. what are my options?
State/Country relating to question: North Carolina
nothing because he has me convinced that he has HR on his side - I am afraid to go to them because I don't want to formally escalate a very fragile situation
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Should I hire a lawyer fi fully review my case? What type of fees should I expect to pay? It also seems that I'm not the only person being targeted. Another college has nearly an identical situation with his boss and the "performance" issues he was given are the same az mine. The company has said that one tenth of the workforce has to be rates below expectations - even when they can't cite job performance issues they use "lack of leadership" as the reason
You probably should sit down with a local lawyer. NC is what is known as an "employment at will" state, which means an employer can fire you for almost any reason, or even no reason at all, so long as they aren't motivated by race, age, gender, disability, etc. That means that the only way you can prevent anything is to be able to argue that you fall into one of the protected classes. Usually getting a lawyer involved and sending a few letters will back an employer off from an employee because they don't want to take the risk of a lawsuit.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask but please do so my clicking on the Reply to Expert tab.We work for Positive Ratings, please click on one of the top three ratings or one of the Smile Faces, as this would be appreciated. We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. Please bear in mind I can’t control what the law is and whether it helps you, I can only tell you what it says, and I assume you want truthful information.PLEASE DO NOT use the rating system to ask for more information or in an attempt to tell the website that you didn’t like the substance of the answer as it gives a NEGATIVE rating to me personally if your rating is one of the lower two.I believe in giving information that is to the point, but please remember that I can only base our answers on the information you provide and sometimes a misunderstanding as to what you are looking for or already know occurs so feel free to ask additional questions or for clarifications. Be very careful about looking at other internet sites that just post generic information without any inquiry into your facts because often those answers are dated, wrong, or wrong as applied to your facts. Please be aware that my answer is not legal advice, it is merely information. You should always contact a local attorney for legal advice.Several customers have asked how they direct a question to me in particular. If you specifically want me to provide information for you just put “FOR JD 1992” in the subject line and I will pick up the next time I am online.
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