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I received a phone call Thursday evening saying I'm being

I received a phone call Thursday evening saying I'm being put on administrative leave pending an investigation. I don't know what the investigation is about, they say they cannot tell me, nor do I know if I'm being paid. What are my rights in this situation? I'm in Pennsylvania and I work in a day care.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I had an appeal hearing for unemployment. The employer was

I had an appeal hearing for unemployment. The employer was not reacheable. The adjudicator gave the employer alloted time to respond and return the call. The employer or participating party is suppose to call 15 minutes if they do not receive a call for the hearing. After the hearing which was about an hour lateer the hearing officer called back and said that she was going to reschedule b/c she did not receive an email where the employer updated the contanct number? Is that acceptable considdering the fact that i also had to update my number and the hearing officer recieved my email

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Maverick

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I work for a school district. I work in the kitchen. Last

I work for a school district. I work in the kitchen. Last year, I was harassed/bullied by another worker in another department. This went on for 9 months. This year, the bully is directing her sites on a co-worker in my kitchen and is doing the same thing.I did tell my supervisor last year about what was going on and she told me that they couldn't do anything as she was in a different department.My question is.... are we suppose to just put up with this?? Can some thing be done to put a stop to this bullying. I am finding it very difficult to just accept that I'm suppose to just accept this, cause I can't.

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Ely

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Short term disability appeal claim denied. My disability

Short term disability appeal claim denied. My disability started on 6/17/2016 and I went on disability because my boss blew up at me for the third time and the stress was just too much. I come from an abusive childhood as well as an abusive marriage and just broke down from the stress. I did go to a doctor because I had uncontrollable diarrhea that seemed to start whenever it wanted to and I had no control. The doctor I first saw who was my family doctor he saw me twice then he decided to transfer and I has to wait at least a couple of weeks to see his replacement. My job is a Customer Service Rep in an insurance agency and according to The Hartford they don't see any reason why I couldn't do my job...I tried to explain about the diarrhea but they said that wasn't good enough????

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Legalease

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I took a drug screen test and listed my prescriptions. The

I took a drug screen test and listed my prescriptions. The MRO contacted me on Tuesday of this week. He asked me if there was something that would cause my drug test positive. Then he asked me my pharmacy and gave him the information. He then said that he will check for the prescription and evaluate abuse. I asked him what does that mean and he said if I was taking 90 bills a month instead of 60 would be considered drug abuse. He said once he valifys with the pharmacy then he will say the test was negative. Anyway, on Thursday there was no validation with my recruiter. The recruiter suggested to call the MRO and ask why there has not a final result. I contacted him on Thursday and gave my name and # and he didn't call back. I called Friday again and to speak with him. I was then called back by someone else and they said after he reviewed with my pharmacy, I have until next Tuesday at 5 to get my doctor to send him via fax I can do my job safety, etc. I take Valuim bid and do have a prescription for phentermiine that got filled days before my test but missed several doses. I called my doctor and he will send a report by Tuesday morning. I wrote down all my medications and I am embarrassed because the recruiters are aware it is with the MRO and it has taking days for his response and I felt like I did everything I am suppose to. They said if the doctor doesn't get back with them at 5 pm Tuesday after all this the test would be reported positive. I don't get my medication filled until the allowed time.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Once he varified the prescription of Valium and no abuse from pharmacy, he would report negative. Sorry, the Valium and phentermiine listed on my initial drug screen medications and I go to CVS. You can't get your medications filled early. The phentermiine is used for my ADHD.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: What do you mean? I am an RN trying to get a job at Methodist.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Why should I be connected to a lawyer?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I just have a quick question. A military veteran recently

I just have a quick question. A military veteran recently applied to a management position at a clinic I used to work at. The person in charge of hiring the veteran said that she did not want to hire the veteran because she though the veteran would be "too hard" on staff members. In my opinion, the veteran was better qualified than the person they actually hired. The veteran had 25+ years as a nurse with strong leadership skills. The person they hired only had 8 years as a nurse a very minimal leadership experience. Is this discrimination of a veteran?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Rhode IslandJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is it possible to make a third party discrimination claim? I'm prior military too and I don't think this is right. I forget the name of the person who applied for the position and wouldn't be able to get in touch with her.

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I had a really disturbing experience as a federal employee.

I had a really disturbing experience as a federal employee.I worked for a federal agency I another state for nearly four years. In that time I endured harassment on many levels, including:Harassment for my ethnicity - I am a Caucasian person who cannot tan, but I was criticized for being "too white" and for not getting a tan.Criticism for my Geography of origin: I was living and working in the deep south, but I am from Minnesota. I was referred to as "Yankee".Sexual harassment: I was given stripper names (e.g. Mabel Sugar), I was called a "Heifer", because I am a "Cow that hasn't calfed" (I do not have children), I had a part of my body brought up and referred to as my "Bagina", and I actually had a female supervisor tell me to go sit in the primary offender's lap to take a photo. I was also shown a picture of a packaged soup with a chicken on the front called :Cock" soup due to the sexual innuendo, intended as a joke. I was also called "An attractive piece of meat", and was had my behind photographed without knowing it at the time the photo was taken.Age Harassment: I had menopause brought up to be frequently, because the offending party believed that I should be starting menopause son due to my age. I was also old that my chances of every marrying were basically past, because I am too old to be considered attracting anymore. (Incidentally, I'm 44). For labor Day one year, primary offender wanted to depict me as a pregnant woman on a cake to serve at the office.I finally accepted a position with the same agency in another state (in the North), but accepted a paycut just to leave. I am now finding that I am probably needing therapy for the years of crappy treatment that I endured. I imagine it's too late to do anything about it though, isn't it? I didn't report it while I was there because I felt alone, isolated, and the primary offender was demoted for unrelated reasons. I didn't want to add to his distress, or mine, for that matter.I resent that I had to spend money I don't have and had to take a paycut just to get away from the abuse. Any thoughts on possible recourse?Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I am a nurse supervisor, who in short was written up last

I am a nurse supervisor, who in short was written up last weekend for calling an employee a name on the phone to my Director or Nurses in what I felt was a private setting, who at the time told me it was okay since I didn't say it directly to the employee, but someone was apparently actively trying to listen through a closed door and window and repeated what I said to the employee. I was then written up for it being overheard, even though it was only meant to be said supervisor to supervisor. I owned my part in the situation and apologized to the employee. I only work weekends, since I am finishing my degree per the request of my Director of Nurses and work 16 hour baylor shifts. I was called in again the following weekend (2 days ago) and told they had a nurse assistant meeting (while I was off work all week for school) and that the CNAs alleged I had retaliated against them and made threatening statements and abused my power after the first write up. I asked for specific examples but the DON could not or would not provide me any. The stripped me of my supervisor title, took away my $1/hour raise and threatened to fire me if I discussed this with anyone and told me all I could tell anyone is that I stepped down of my own volition because I might be stressed out due to school or whatever. I feel this is unfair because she said it was based on "how the CNAs feeL." I said I'm sure I was mad and maybe even looked like it last weekend, but that doesn't mean I retaliated and I definitely didn't threaten anyone. Further more, they entered into an informal verbal/written contract (which conveniently can't be found in my personnel file now) to work with my schedule due to school and now they are stating they can't guarantee my 16 hour shifts on the weekends and I just have to "take" what I can get, which if I lose 30 hours a week, I lose my insurance, not to mention, I carry a lot of my household financial burden. I don't know what to do. Please advise.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: see aboveJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: just the above please

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Marsha411JD

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I work for a large company that have several plants in North

I work for a large company that have several plants in North America at my plant we have 70 some employees.The problem I've got is on March 31st we had worked on a broken piece of equipment for 10 hrs had it going by the time are shift ended but around 7pm it broke again, we was called out to fix it. Took us till around 4:30 am to get up and going I got home around 5am that's when my normal shift starts, being tired as I was I slept the day way un able to go into work for my normal shift.The issues I have is how many hours one can work in a 24 hour period for we had worked some 18 hrs plus having 2 to 2 1/2 hour commute2; when I received my pay check it was only 27 dollars more than a normal 80 hour pay check, yes overtime was paid at time and a half but no compensation for the day I had to sleep causing me to be in able to work my normal shift. So I brought this up with our new supervisor he said he would look into it after two weeks I asked him again two more weeks of hearing nothing I decided to wait until they called me out again mid August I got a call from the on call supervisor to see if I would come out and fix a broken piece of eguipment, I told him that I had some issue that needs to be resolved before I could and explained thee above to him he said I don't blame you, note he is a low level on call sup. Then a week later the plant manger calls me says we have a belt ripped in half would you be interested in going out, I said I would love to but have some issues that need to be resolved he say guess your not interested and hung up on me the next week I was called of my job by my supervisor and told I need to get my lunch and clock out then he would take me to the conference room to meet with plant manger and HR, I said there firing me he said he did not know what was going to happen so I did as he said and we went to conference room, my plant manger told me I was being demoted to a level two maintenance that my schedule would change to an 8 hour 5 days a week and I would be unable to work any overtime or call outs (other than the cut in pay sounds good to me, before I felt abused on call outs being on most of them) so any way he says if you agree to this you'll sign this document which will go on your file I tried to question him, he was not willing to discuss said I could talk to HR if I had any questions so I did talk with him but really get no where with him. So is this a form of discrimination? and what should be done about it? I'm not the only one with this type of problem where I work though I will speak my mind I do this company a good job and so do the guys I work with but being the one how speaks out I fill they have demoted me for no good reason, I'll add I've worked for them for 22 years this plant manger has been with us for around 8 years and we have had many other issues with him also, Help!

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