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I was employed at a firm little over four months as a firm

I was employed at a firm for a little over four months as a firm administrator. My now former employer provided me with one month's severance pay, for which we both signed a severance agreement. Is there any way that my now former employer may deny payment to me even though we have both signed a severance agreement? Thanks.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Being off in June due to RIF. Mfg company not sure how many

being laid off in June due to RIF. Mfg company not sure how many laid off overall. In the admin building where I work only 4 people were let go. 3 if those 4 were over 55. We were told the criteria that was supposedly used to determine the lay off. However, none of these were an issue with me. They were however for others who kept their jobs. I strongly feel that the ultimate deciding factor was age. I have been given now a draft of the severance agreement. My question is if I sign this agreement, what exactly am I giving up? If I sign it, can I still file a claim with the EEOC? Not a lawsuit just a claim. Can they stop my severance benefits or make me pay the severance pay back? I have not been able to find an attorney that I can afford.

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Marsha411JD

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I feel my manager is harassing me because I have FMLA. She

I feel my manager is harassing me because I have FMLA. She has already made statements to me that my FMLA is bogus and I should not have FMLA for Migraines and Panick Attacks. Recently she tried to get me to write a statement that I did not receive a phone call of which she told me she has proof I did. I told her I did not remember getting the phone call she is questioning me about but can not say for sure and that I was not comfortable writing a statement saying 100% I did not receive this phone call in question. I asked to have a HR rep. What are my rights.JA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: My manager has been doing little things to get me in trouble like asking me why I did not tell her I switch a work day with another employee. When I told her because we were instructed to only tell the scheduling committee not her she backed off because I recited the meeting minutes. Pretty sure she was going to try to write me up. She has attempted to write me up 10 times in the 11 months she has been my boss since our blow out about my FMLA. She received an event report about an incident on Thursday. I am a nursing supervisor and respond to customer service issues, deaths and staffing issues. We had an icu patient expire and bereavement services took care of the death. I was called in the morning by the morgue manager asking if I called the funeral home. I replied no and that I did not take care of any deaths over night. The morgue manager stated yes but the person arrived to the morgue at 0100 and security called and told you or should have called and told me. I responded back saying I do not recall getting a call from security. I said I was really busy with other issues. The morgue manager said she was going to call security and ask who they called. I said maybe the called one of the Supervisor's from another building. I called those Supervisor's and one was still on shift and stated no they did not receive call (which sometimes happens that security confuses the buildings and call us about the other supervisor's building deaths). I asked what the data base stated and she said is says the funeral home was not contacted. I stated well I did not call them so I would have to say if the data base says no then no the funeral home was not contacted yet. She I guess called security and they said they did speak to me. So the morgue manager filled out an event report. So my manager wanted me to write a statement stating that I am saying I did not receive the call at all. I only stated originally that I did not remember them calling me. Thought this was a little extreme for me not breaking any protocols or policy and procedures?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My wife has worked bank in Tulsa 17 years. About 15 years ago she was prom

My wife has worked for a bank in Tulsa for over 17 years. About 15 years ago she was promoted to Vice President of Operations by the second president of the bank. About a year ago, a 5th president came on board and almost immediately stared belittling her performance and not too long after that (3-4 months ago) took away her title. She was able to keep her salary however. They w Last week she was told that her salary was going to be cut in half, she would have to move out of her office and into the bank lobby and be a receptionist!This is a woman that's been a loyal employee for over 17 years. She's never had any discipline issues and this is only the third job in her life! She is 66It seems to me they are attempting to make her quit. That could negate her ability to draw unemployment. It would also keep her company from offering any type of severance package.Is there anything here? Do we have a legitimate complaint?Thank you in advance for you time and help.M

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Marsha411JD

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I don't know if I have a case against my boss abuse

I don't know if I have a case against my boss for verbal abuse with name calling and always referring to us older woman as old bags.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I retired and have been recieving a pension years, my

I retired and have been recieving a pension for 6 years, my beneficary is my wife, can i drop her as a beneficiary and add no one ( she is in worst health thene me, and she would agree to be dropped) . I only may want to consider doing this as if the pension plans fails and is backed up by PGBC the maximum benefits are more for a single annuity with no beneficary

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Marsha411JD

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I have been harassed by my co-worker and recently

I have been harassed for years by my co-worker and recently there was an incident where she intentionally pulled the file cabinet on me while I was in front of it. I took the incident to HR and now HR is using it against me. I applied for a position and was told they would not interview me because of the incident. Is this fair? Can I do anything?JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I was just told today they would not interview me.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I don't know where to begin. The co-worker is an employer that was hired by a former manager. She was hired by him from her church. I am a black lady and she is a white lady. Over the period of years we have had difference confrontations. I have been to HR more than one time and they just keep saying we should get along. She shouts at me and this has been witness by the co-workers. I consider her bulling me and feel this is a hostile environment for me to work in now.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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RobertJDFL

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Can I ask an applicant this question: Have you ever sued

Can I ask an applicant this question:Have you ever sued anyone?

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P. Simmons

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My husband has been terminated from his present position he has been at year

hello, my husband has been terminated from his present position he has been at for 16 years - he has gotten all 4/5's out of 5's on reviews for the past few years - never been promoted - never a raise - took away % of his stock - and asked when he is going to retire - and since he has had a heart attack 2 years ago kept asking legal when can we legally let him go - he is 63 and holds the dept together - he makes $$$ then others and the person under him makes half of what he earns - now in the last three years that person has gotten raises and was informed they will move him up - They are telling my husband the work is just not there - they lost clients - but they are signing more in Aug and his last day is 6/3/16 - They put him to three days a week - which made him lose his life insurance - made him train people in India - and the person below him - My husband is getting ill over this - he is not feeling well - plus he has in writing from the man who is firing him that he is getting hi

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