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I need to know what can be done to aid my UI insurance

I need to know what can be done to aid my UI insurance benefits appeal. I have been on the phone three different times, made no testimony, listening to the employers side only. It is near abusive to sit through all the lies and tactics.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: About this handling? NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My family is suffering through over 60 days

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I am being sued for harassment. The case has no merit. I

I am being sued for sexual harassment. The case has no merit. I actually only worked with this part time employee 6 times over 4 months.I hired her to work on my days off. She was fired for being late 9 times in 4 months. It is getting close to the court date and they have come down from a bazzilion dollars to just a few grand. It will be about the same amount for us to go to court. This is just legal black mail. My Attorney says this is just part of doing business. But its my name ! I want to sue for defamation but my Attorney says I can't ? She also said no judge makes anyone pay for legal fees when they lose. She said this person has a right to file a lawsuit. A lot of people don't understand when this went on the court dockets ? anyhow we got dozens of offers to help us fight it. That means one person read it, another typed up a response,another reviewed it,another mailed it...well you can see that means 100 or so local people have my name as a bad guy. Can I sue for defamation?

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John

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I am a federal employee. I am the only minority in my

I am a federal employee. I am the only minority in my department. For the past three years I have not been treated the same or been afforded the same opportunities as my coworkers who are white. I get the lowest evaluations, preventing me from receiving bonuses. In the past year the mental abuse has become unbearable. My supervisor has made rude and very negative comments to me and about me to other staff members. He has also sabotaged projects that I worked on. He has changed my schedule without asking to accommodate someone else even though I have more seniority by 20 years. He is doing this because he is trying to force me to quit. Can I file an EEOC charge?Thank you

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John

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My step-son was just demoted from store manager to what

My step-son was just demoted from store manager to what Walmart calls a co-manager. He has worked for Walmart for 18 years and was just promoted to store manager in July 2016.When he was promoted, Walmart moved him to Houston from St. Louis. He took over a store that had been underperforming for years. From all accounts, he turned the store around. By the end of the year, sales and profitability numbers were up. The store "made their number", resulting in substantial bonuses for Mike and other employees of the store.His boss was the one who recruited him to be transferred and promoted. But as soon as Mike got to the new store, his boss turned into a yelling, screaming tyrant--constantly criticizing and never having a positive thing to say. His boss has other stores that do not perform as well, and the "word on the street" is that his own job is in peril.Would you suggest Mike seek the help of an employment attorney or try to formulate some sort of appeal inside Walmart?

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Ely

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My employer fmla representative had contacted my doctor

my employer fmla representative had contacted my doctor regarding my fmla renewal and the fmla rep was asking my doctor what i consider inappropriate and private health related questions. the fmla rep also went so far as to absurdly speculate that i was using my fmla for longer weekends, intentionally. i feel that the fmla rep violated hippa laws and violated my privacy. so, did the fmla rep overstep the line?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: boston, massJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full time. I'm a surgical tech in the ORJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: unsure

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and

I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and anxiety with panic attacks that i feel were caused by a change in management and repeated altercations with the new office manager. do i have any kind of case??? i am also still battling with them over errors in payroll deductions which was a big part of my altercations with them.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: illinoisJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: after leaving the job i went to my doctor who did provide me with a letter stating that i left do to these medical reasons there were triggered by the job. i have applied for unemployment but am waiting to hear back.

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RobertJDFL

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I'm looking at taking stress/medical leave from my current

Hi. I'm looking at taking stress/medical leave from my current employer. While I'm out healing, I will qualify for disability.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full time I have interstitial cystitis. I believe its covered by ADA. its autoimmune and flaring hard from the untenable stressJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 1. They put me on performance improvement a couple days ago, I did not sign the document. 2. They deducted 10k from my 2016 profitability bonus in December and justified it by recalculating my 2015 bonus. 3.) its overall a miserable work environment with high turnover

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Patrick, Esq.

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I reported to work at a new employer today and the first

I reported to work at a new employer today and the first thing the supervisor said to me was, "You are fat and I don't like you and you will never drive a truck for me." He then put me on washing trucks in the rain. After I cleaned one truck, he came over, said it looked terrible, spit on the floor and told me to clean it again within 30 minutes or I would be fired. What is the next step I must take to report this abuse and discrimination?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: WV. New truck used in oil field.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time. Non-union.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have had a problem with employers due to my size and I just want it to stop and be given a chance to do my job.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I am currently working in the aviation industry. WE operate

I am currently working in the aviation industry. WE operate under the part 145 repair station. I have had many situations over the past year with our new president who does not agree with me as the quality Engineer and the only acting quality person for the company at this time. We currently have experience an issue that has not been disclosed to the FAA in the 96 hour deadline that is a safety issue. I am being asked to illegally give out our military governed manuals that I am directly in charge of. I have the only access to these manuals unless IT access the computer and gets them illegally. I have denied giving these manuals as directed by the company as I have siged documents to the military stating I would not. I have in the past been slandered by the president about my husband being older than myself him stating " I am married to a grandpa" until I came to the point I told my direct supervisor that if he did not I would report him to HR. THe president has shaken his finger in my face prior to audis and threatened me that nothing better happen to the repair station during these audits. with these situations my work environment seems to have gotten more and more hostile over the past 6 months until I can't hardly to go work each day. Do I have a right to quit my job and claim unemployment until I find a new job?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington StateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have reported this to my immediate supervisor and he has told him to not say anything about my husband.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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