I was terminated due to restructuring with the bosses girlfriend. I have 17 years on the job. no no issues
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nothing it happened yesterday. I went to unemployment and received something from unemployment stating i was discharged due to alleged violation of company policy which we have none. Torrington Tax Office. His girlfriend came in end of June and made it extremely hostile for me as office manager. I was let go yesterday.
Hello and welcome,I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation.In which state were you working?What employer policy was violated?How many employees does the employer have approximately?
i am in torrington ct. The employer is R. Thomas Crovo, Tax Collector who has been in the paper numerous times for harrassement, domestic, stalking. we have no policy. there are 7 employees. he brought in his 'crazy' which came from him girlfriend. She took away all my duties and made it extremely hostile for me. has several complaints from all other departments and vendors for her rudeness and unprofessional ways. also to the Mayor. I worked for him 13 years during which time I endured his many affairs with employees.
I see. Thank you for the additional information, Susan.
Do you have any reason to believe you may have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, age (40 or older), gender, disability, or other protected status?
no, i believe she wanted my job for her security with him as he is a multi millionare and she is a nothing. im a certified tax collector with a huge repoir and no burned bridges ever with anyone and no wrongdoing.
Relist: Incomplete answer.do i have a case
what is my recourse?
what can i do can i sue him
Thank you for this information.There is typically no legal recourse against employers unless they violate a specific law or an Employment Contract. Since the employer does not appear to have engaged in prohibited discrimination under state law, which does protect employees from discrimination based on their age, and the employer did not violate a contract or their own policies, there would normally not be a basis to pursue and legal claims against them for their conduct. It is unfair in this case, but not illegal based on the information you have provided.There would normally be grounds to collect Unemployment Benefits since you were not terminated for good cause, so I would apply for such benefits immediately.If you have any reason to believe that your age (40 or older) or other protected status may have been a motivating factor in your Termination, I would be happy to address that issue.The only other claim that may exist here is typically called third party sexual harassment where the law provides a cause of action for a third party who is discriminated against because of a sexual relationship between the boss and an employee. If that is what you believe occurred here, then it would be best to file a charge with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and retain a local Employment Law attorney to represent you in this matter.Here is a link to the commission's site:http://www.ct.gov/chro/cwp/view.asp?a=2524&q=315884
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