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Was told by one of my upper management team I had been

Was told by one of my upper management team I had been disrespectful insubordinate and should be fired just to be made an example of, the yelling lasted about 30 minutes via phone. have email proof I did nothing out of normal company policy. I'm not the first person this has been done to, last gentleman fired and had a stroke shortly after. A year and a half ago the manager of my departments died of a heart attack at work, would just like yo know if it's worth finding a local lawyer to talk too about intentional emotional distress

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I am a 53 year old woman with a 30 year work record. My life

Hi,I am a 53 year old woman with a 30 year work record. My life was threatened by a co-worker, and along with already ongoing health problems, I went off work on disability; I last worked in July of 2013. I went off work diagnosed with severe PTSD, fibromyalgia, 3 right shoulder surgeries, including a reconstruction, a left shoulder surgery, right knee surgery, C6-C7 fusion,C5-C6 herniation for which I regularly receive epidurals, 2 lumbar herniations for which I receive epidurals. I applied for SSDIB 6 months later, which was denied. At my first appeal hearing, I had previously worked with the voc rehab counselor assigned, and the LJ rescheduled my hearing and told me to get a lawyer. I did hire a lawyer and provided him with all my medical, along with FCE forms from each of my dr's (orthopedic surgeon, pain specialist, rheumatology, therapist, and psychiatrist), disability forms from each of them stating that based only on their own specialty, I was disabled, and an impairment rating from my treating psychiatrist; my appeal has been denied.It became very clear at my hearing (approx 1 1/2 month ago), that the judge did not care for my attorney. The judge bypassed questioning my lawyer, and instead directed his questions to me, which I answered truthfully. He allowed me to testify regarding all of my health conditions, and noted that this case had already gone on too long and needed to be resolved.I am now unclear about what to do; I provided more than ample medical evidence, from all of my treating dr's, including an impairment rating, that I am, and have been, severely disabled for the last 3 years. At the hearing, the voc rehab counselor agreed that there was in fact, no work available, based on my restrictions/disability status...where do I go now?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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My employer has very double standards for pets versus

My employer has very double standards for pets versus others. Yesterday my psychiatrist wrote a letter stating I was to take leave for 3 working days due to major stress cause physical and emotional issues. When my boss say the letter, they accused me of coercing the doctor into writing that letter. Anybody with common sense knows better. I rarely miss work and actually almost always work through lunch and come in 30 minutes early every day. They accused me of having dr appts 3 to 4 days a week when in fact within a 3 month period, I had 9 that lasted less than an hour each and I made up the time although we are allowed to have appointments without penalty. They threatened to fire me. This is not the first time they have harrassed me like this. Do I have a case? If so, what do I do? I really can't afford an attorney. I am an accountant with over 30 years experience and a true asset to this company. If I walk out, they will be clueless of how to do the books, payroll, monthly and yearly financials and closings.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Excuse the typos please, I'm obviously upsetJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NO, I really can't afford oneJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: North Carolina

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was fired recently and want to find out if I can sue.

I was fired recently and want to find out if I can sue. First of all I have a medical condition that causes short term memory loss and my medication I take it clouds my ability to think straight, My employer for 18yrs in June of this year wanted to suspend me, and the company manager brought up my health conditions and said I should get my health problems taken care of. I have been under treatment for 3yrs and my physician has been adjusting my medications. I was told to take the time off or be fired. I was given a day off to think about it. i texed the office manager back and see they wouuld have to fire me. Then I received a text from the manager we never wanted to fire me and I could come back and work elsewhere in my office and wouldn't be In charge of anything. In 18yr I had never been written up. The day I came back I was told I had to sign two incident reports or I couldn't come back. I signed because I needed employment. Then I was fired today for a possible hippa violation. I posted a picture of a patient's father and me on facebook. I said he was a great person and I have been taking care of his son since his birth. I've already been told that this was not a violation. Could I get some advice?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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My wife was recently terminated unjustly by her employer,

My wife was recently terminated unjustly by her employer, and will be suing, if a settlement cannot be reached soon. My wife has two claims against the employer. The first is for back wages, since the employer refused to pay for any hours worked over 40 hours per week, as they did not want to pay overtime. The second claim is a reverse racial discrimination claim. We do have a lawyer, but I am asking you this question to confirm something we have been told:The lawyer tells us that the back wage claim must be filed in federal court, while the discrimination claim must be filed in New York State court. The lawyer tells us that the 2 cases cannot be combined into one action. Is this correct? It would be much easier if the 2 claims can be combined in one action.

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Samuel II

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Doctoral Degree

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Employment Law. My employer (located in Addison,Tx)

Employment Law.My employer (located in Addison,Tx) terminated a partner on 8/8/2016. My employer owed the partner two months of salary (for April & May of 2016) before terminating him. Low company revenues didn't allow the firm to be able to pay the employee timely. The employee was okay with missing two months of pay. Employer thought (and was obviously wrong) that it was okay to withhold the pay since he had a verbal okay from the employee to do so. Revenues did not improve so employee was released and told it was because company could not afford to keep him. Employer still agreed to pay terminated employee his back pay in monthly installments. Within 4 days of being terminated, the employee obtained a lawyer, lawyer filed a suit, had the bank accounts (both person & business) frozen. For all reasons, the employer is shut down because he can't access any funds. The employer just found all this out today. So my questions are.1. How is a garnishment established without the employer getting any notice to appear in court, given an opportunity to answer to what happen or anything? He was blindsided.2. What can the employer do to get the garnishment off his bank accounts?3. He is obviously going to need an attorney but how can he afford one if he can't get to his accounts?4. He has general liability and D&O insurance, could those possibly help him?5. What steps should he take to rectify this?

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Phillips Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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My pervious employer is trying to threaten me for back pay

My pervious employer is trying to threaten me for back pay because I didn't disclose that I was going to a competitor and moving clients I have been in the industry for 27 years they lost a leading line I sold, which was something over 50% of my clients used. I never signed a non compete or a promissory note to pay back draw money. I have only moved 20% of my clients all of the money makers have stayed with my old company. Any advice would be helpful

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

106,664 satisfied customers
I was awarded 12,000 back pay and $35000 compensatory from a

I was awarded 12,000 back pay and $35000 compensatory from a settlement the EEOC made with a company who was denying reasonable accomodations under ADA. I know the 12,000 is taxable but is the $35000 compensatory damages taxable under the violation of the ADA

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Infolawyer

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Juris Doctor.

37,336 satisfied customers
I am trying to hire an attorney for a VA disability hearing.

I am trying to hire an attorney for a VA disability hearing. Suddenly the VSOs are refusing to talk to me. Suddenly I am getting fee agreements and court agreements and other paperwork from the attorney to sign and their paralegal is being beligerent with me. Is this an attempt to get me to back off and stop the claim?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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