Is it right for an employer to give you no official lunch
Is it right for an employer to give you no official lunch break in a 10 hour day? I work in a dental office and the dentist works straight through the day. I've asked and he will not grant it. Just thinks we can eat between patients, but I'm always cleaning or writing notes to keep up with the busy schedule.JA: Have you discussed this with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: We have no HR, it is a small private practice.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm in wisconsin, so I'm guessing its "At will" which is why he doesn't care to give us a lunch.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well, I'm also being bullied at work, ..but probably not much I can do about that. I recently found my job position ONLINE. I'm thinking he's going to fire me. However, I have never been written up.
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of harassment
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of sexual harassment where my male subordinates do not listen to me simply because they do not want to take orders from a woman. For example a particular employee, who would run his mouth to his subordinates that I will make him fire them if they don't listen to him, and getting the outside vendors against me. Every attempt I made to write him up he would refuse until my boss was present. In the meantime I had to put up with him constantly disrespecting and implementing ways of having other employees to turn against me. My boss was overseas and asked me to get all the write-ups and when he got back he would have a sitdown with him and have him sign the write ups and he will have 30 days to straighten up. I had to have an emergency staff meeting to go over the employee handbook on professional behaviors and he put his head phones on to ignore me. I wrote him up for insubordination and he refused to sign. I could not go over my boss head and fire him yet he made my life miserable and I could not run my business with such attempts. He ended up quitting and found another job. When that job fell through he begged for his job back apologized. we accepted his apology but he was not eligible for re-hire. He went and filed unemployment and was rejected. He filed an appeal and during the hearing he stated that I would cuss him out on a daily basis tell him he was worthless a dumbass and used the f-word to him and I made it a hostile work environment. The hearing was re-set. How can I protect myself legally?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tEXASJA: 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: There is also a conflict of interest. the false testimony given by his witness the body shop guy was holding our limo hostage at the time unless we paid him an additional $7,500 - Our vehicle was in a wreck and he told us of we used him we did not have to pay a deductible and he would paint the whole car and put 4 new wheels on it. and the limo would be ready within 3 three weeks tops. the ex-employee and him created a false document after the fact stating we authorized all the repairs. this document was the trade for his false testimony and legally since our employee at the time signed off basically relieves them from taking him to small claims for not meeting his contract. The burden of proof is that I have the original estimate and I never signed anything. How can this be conveyed to the hearing as well?
What can I do legally to stop a former employer from
What can I do legally to stop a former employer from bullying, harrsasment and retaliation. In short, a former employer terminated me and denied my unemployment benefits for claims of misconduct. (I was a prison teacher). This is totally false, I was just not a good fit in the correctional environment. Last May, I won a hearing with the CA. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board when the Administrative Law Judge ruled that I did not in fact have misconduct. My ex employer did not show up at that hearing. Then in August, they appealed the ALJ decision and a new hearing was set. Four days before this, they withdrew their appeal and the rehearing was cancelled. Now they have filed a report of "invesitgation of misconduct" and my professional fitness as a teacher is under investigation by the CA. Commission on Teacher Credentialing.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?Customer: Imperial Countyc CA. I want to know what I can do to get a cease and desist order for the harrassment from ex employer to stop. They have already lost their case as the ALJ (I have documentation) ruled that I did NOT have misconduct under unemployment. They failed to show up the first hearing and withdrew their appeal for the second hearing in August. All this has been going on since last May. I was terminated February 1, 2016. Now they are going after my teacher credential as they have filed a report with the CA. Commission on Teacher Credentialing.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: For them to go after my teaching credentialing (I have a new teaching job and am worried about losing it because of all this) is complete harrassment and retaliation on the part of my former employer. On my last day they tried to coerce me into resigning and said if I filed for unemployment they would appeal it and that "they (the state department of corrections) always win".JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know if I indeed have a employer harassment case and how I can get a cease desist order? Also, the Commission is asking for legal documentation from the prison (to try and prove misconduct which they failed to do). I want to know if I can legally subpeona letters from former coworkers there on my behalf (that I need to send to commmision on teacher credentialing by Nov 10) ok thanks.
I am a teacher. This morning while conducting a
I am a teacher. This morning while conducting a parent/teacher conference, the parent, who is also a vice principal at another school within the district, threatened to take legal action against me and my teaching certificate for not providing her daughter with accommodations such as preferential seating, extra time without penalty to turn in assignments,and the ability to redo and assignment or retake a test which earned a score of 70% or less. I asked the parent (not knowing she was a vice principal within the district at which I am employed) if her daughter had an IEP or a 504 plan, which would mandate such accommodations. She replied no. I consulted the special education teacher at our school to verify whether or not the student had a 504 or IEP because I was not informed if she has those educational accommodations. She verified that the child was not, but that the mom was a vice principal at another school and she uses her authority and position to intimidate teachers and to gain special privledges for her daughter which would normally be reserved for our special ed population. I felt very intimidated, anxious and frightened as a result of her declaration. Is this a form of harassment in the workplace? I did contact the HR director for our district, but she was not available to take my call. I left her a voice message describing my situation.
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October
I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October 7th, I walked away from my job due to job harassment from my co-worker and management not handling it properly. It all started with me emailing my supervisor and President of the company requesting to be transferred from my current department to another department if an opening became available. I labeled this email Confidential Request not wanting this unstable co-worker to be agitated and take it out on me. Then I was called into a meeting and was asked to give examples so I did. The meeting ended by saying, let us just talk to her and see if we can get her to calm down a bit. I left the meeting saying, I don't think this is going to work because it will probably "just add fuel to the flame." Well, they called my co-worker in and talked to her. Later my supervisor and co-worker had a meeting. When I entered the room I felt like I was ambushed by my co-worker. She mislead my supervisor into thinking it was going to be a let's just get along meeting. My co-worker was constantly trying to calm her down but she was livid. She has harassed me for 3 years and now she was out of control and management couldn't handle her. I walked out Friday about 1:00. I thought about it over the weekend and text my supervisor on Sunday asked if I could come back to work on Monday. She said the President would have to contact HR and see what could be done. I received a text this morning that said "When you verbally said you were quitting your job Friday, loaded up your personal belongings and walked out in the middle of a workday, you voluntarily terminated your employment with CRC Insurance Services. I am sorry that things did not work out as we had hoped but under these circumstances we are not willing to offer you your job back. I know that you have contacted several of our staff regarding our office and I would appreciate it if you would refrain from doing so going forward. We are trying to be productive and my staff does not need to be distracted any more by this matter. I wish you the best and I hope you find another position soon where you will be happy. We have begun the termination process and you will receive information and documentation as soon as it is available. " I text back and said thanks. I text and said that the contacting was over the weekend and it was to say goodbye to them since I didn't get to do it Friday. I also text them and said I hope I get my termination packet soon to answer several of my questions. I also text and said this is confidential but I am going to file a complaint about Alicia and I was trying to keep this from happening to the next employee and I wanted it on record. Is there anything I need to do like get a restraining order? She was so mad I was wondering if she was going to hurt me. She might if I run into her in a public place and let me tell you, insurance is a small world. Melanie
My daughter worked in a finance company. Her daughter broke
My daughter worked in a finance company. Her daughter broke a leg and she had to be out 3 weeks with her child. While she was out they put all her things in a box and one of her co workers told her they were not going to let her come back. She found another job and worked 2 weeks. The other one said she signed a non compete form when she was hired. It says she can't work for any other finance company in the county for 2 years. Is this a legal form and can she get out of it.
I work in a hostile environment and it is destroying my
I work in a hostile environment and it is destroying my health.I have raised this with two of my senior managers who already knew my situation, but they chose to do nothing. I am debating going on terminal leave even though I will be leave without pay for a few weeks. I can retire Oct. 31, but I do not think my health will allow me to stay. I've been out of the office so much due to the bullying that the medical community has advised me to find a new job for the last 5 years.I really do not want to fight back, I just want to leave. I'm looking for options. What do you think?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
My wife is a teacher at a very prominent private school in
My wife is a teacher at a very prominent private school in our area. Her principal has clearly been bullying her for a second year in a row now. The signs are classic according to the testimonials I have read on the internet; singling her out in front of her peers, excluding her on "All Teachers" emails, constantly scrutinizing her work, sitting in on her class repeatedly (when she does not do this to other teachers), either totally ignoring her in front of others or being very hateful and rude if she does talk to her, meeting with my wife and telling her "she is only keeping my wife because she has to this year", coming in her room ranting and raving, degrading my wife and her abilities with parents who will listen, etc, etc, etc. Teachers have started telling my wife they don't know how or why she is putting up with this principal and how she is treating my wife. This is affecting not only my wife's mental condition it is also affecting her physically and caused many doctor visits and bills. She can't afford to quit and has approached HR several times and they are unwilling to do anything because this principal's husband is on the schools board of directors. They are also very large donors to this school. My wife is a different person and seems to be trapped. What are our recourse's or options?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?Customer: We are in Texas. It started last school year and has escalated this year since school started in May.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Only to HR. My wife also met with the Headmaster of the school last year and he said to meet with the principal and "pray together and try to work it out." She tried as the Headmaster suggested and it only made the situation worse. HR openly agreed with my wife but said there was nothing they could do.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My wife does have a lot of documentation and even has a conversation with this principal recorded on her cell phone.
I was written up and fired the day after I asked for a
I was written up and fired the day after I asked for a raise.I asked for a bump in pay because they tried to change my hours to 50+ per week when i had been working 40 for six months (M-F) They tried to bully me into signing a document stating that I would work nights and weekends too, as determined by the GM.When I refused to sign, they said I was resigning from my position. When I stated I was not resigning, I was told to leave the building immediately.Is this wrongful termination/retaliation?Thank you!