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I'm 66 years old. My employer terminated me with no notice

I'm 66 years old. My employer terminated me with no notice and without even telling me. I was a commissioned salesman and was helping train a new director of Maintenance 8 hours a week. I was told that was no longer needed but not that they were terminating the commission agreement. This happened some time in March but I had to repeatedly ask why my company email quit and why I was not getting commission statements. Finally I was told I had been terminated and the fedex checks I was receiving were for sales booked prior to my termination date. I have never been verbally warned for any reason nor in writing or given any goals or direction that wasn't met. In fact I was one of the leading sales people by dollar volume. I am told my accounts have been given to a lesser paid person and they are happy with the results. Thank you, Matt.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will. Full time salesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm sure they know but I believe Minnesota requires 30 days written notice for employees over 65.

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Or short version? Yes....that's my issue...HR! At will! I

Long or short version?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Yes....that's my issue...HR!JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess not... I don't know?!

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I filed a discrimination complaint in 2016 with Ill. Dept.

Hi. I filed a discrimination complaint in 2016 with Ill. Dept. of Human Rights. Because it was based on race, disability, gender n origin, it was dual filled withJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: EEOC. Two months ago the State decided to dismiss the charges but I have chosen to ask the EEOC to add the charge of age discrimination since I emailef that request before the statutes expired. DoJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: they have to add it per my timely request so I can pursue a case in district court?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Illinois is the state.

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Let's say I work in NYC for a company. Can the company pay

let's say I work in NYC for a company. Can the company pay some people for break and not for others?

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With no warning, i was fired on 18 April 2017. I was told

With no warning, i was fired on 18 April 2017. I was told that I didn't communicate. Later was informed by a co-worker that there was a meeting held and the firing supervisor told them "I want someone younger, who understands the programming".. The supervisor had never bothered to discover what I did or didn't understand or could do. Also there was never any counceling about communicating, nor was there a letter to me. Do I have a leg to stand on to file a grievance? Up to that day, I was doing the work expected of me and then some.

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I filed a complaint that was rejected by the defendant

I filed a complaint that was rejected by the defendant without prejudice for Failure to state claims under the ADEA and ADA .I filed a motion for a pro bono lawyer citing my inability to make the complaint as it should AND A CONTINUANCE The judge asked me to send an amended complaint that was rejected A SECOND TIME by the defendant citing the same reasons to which I did not reply.. Now , I am ordered to SHOW CAUSE why the instant Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint should not be granted or the case will be dismissed.I would like to receive from you a draft of a motion to Show Cause.

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I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to

Hi, I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to expect. I am in GA and started at this company as a contractor but was kind of pressured into converting to full time offer soon offer. Anyway, almost a year later, things are not going well and I see the writing on the wall. BTW, I am a female, over 40, though I don't want to go there, I do believe there is ample proof they actively discriminate here. Anyway, I do not want to have it on my "record" that I have been fired, as I do believe HR can tell future employers this info. I am looking for work but don;t want to make the same mistake I did with this company, rushing into something that did not feel right. My questions are: 1. I have a resignation letter at the ready and I am wanting to put language in their suggesting a meeting of the minds, I go away, stay available for potential info they will probably need for a month, and I get two months severance and a letter of reference - a neutral letter making clear I did a satisfactory job, etc. and a promise anyone calling will not get a bad vibe from HR or them. Does this seem feasible? I have been shut out for awhile, a new lead took over in June and he has made it impossible to continue there, but I have yet to receive a single negative comment or review, but neither positive. I feel they are pushing me out because they have gotten what they need out of me (I have provided detailed design style guides, etc, and I suspect they think that is all they need from my role). Also, the CIO, my boss, just sent out an email to everyone saying if they ever missed another meeting again, they would be fined $500. Is that even legal? Thanks so much! LauriieJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, and I started contract but went full time. I;d also like to say I was contract there only, but don't know if HR can specify that if called.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that I have never had any run ins, negative feedback, etc, but have been frozen out of vital meetings, email chains and conversations from the get go.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: What should I do next?

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I have been accused twice by HR for harassment by the same

I have been accused twice by HR for harassment by the same associate while my leadership has disagreed because the associate publically praises me as a leader both written and verbal. I have the highest engagement survey results of any team, however HR has twice accused with no investigation (just the associates wording).JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: 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: no

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I have a question about a promised health insurance premium

I have a question about a promised health insurance premium benefit paid on my behalf at 30 years. The insurance premium was supposed to be paid, but at 28.5 years my employer "merged" with another employer, and those not already employed for 30 years were not eligible. Is this true? Does in come under this: "The ADEA provides that an employer cannot reduce health or life insurance benefits for older employees." Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I have worked for Poudre Valley Hospital since 1986. I was looking forward to my health insurance premiums being paid after my 30 year anniversary, but the benefit was severed in the year of 2015. My employer "merged" with University of Colorado Health. This "merger was not considered a "buy out"' and I feel that it was a violation of an employment agreement.

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