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I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss

I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss was saying that we are not his employees. He dictated all our hours, duties, and demanded alot from us and although I was told I would be paid a percentage of the clients fee, I was never told what exactly the fees or percentages were. As time went on, he started paying less percentage saying we were being docked because of whatever he decided. I was not even getting minimum wage at the end! What rights do I haveJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I just quitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Gerald-Esquire

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I had been bullied by a nursing assitant and she harrasses

hi I had been bullied by a nursing assitant and she harrasses me too. I am a nurse. If she tries to confront me outside of work, can I fight her? or I lose my license?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WyomingJA: 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: no

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ScottyMacEsq

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I live in a very small town called Rangely ,CO so I don't

I live in a very small town called Rangely ,CO so I don't know if you can help me but I work in pharmacy and had to turn my boss in for working impaired and many other illegal things she has done. My administration did nothing, and I was still having to work with her in the same office.. She found out that I was the one who was involved with the investigation and she started acting out towards me. So, I literally would shake and have anxiety attacks at work or even driving to work. I went to the doctor and he put me on FMLA. I need help in getting this taken care of so I can have my job back, patients are no longer in danger, and rumors that are going around town about me will stop. People in the pharmacy are saying degrading things to me on Facebook I have blocked them but if we have mutual friends, they will post something on my friends timeline to where I can see it. I am usually a very strong confident person who does my job at the highest of standards and now feel like I can't even go out in public. There is obviously a lot more to this and I have a lot of evidence against her and the hospital. I just don't know how to start....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: I have just reported things to HR and the illegal situations to my CEO and CCOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well I am on FMLA and the HR, CEO, and CCO asked me to go have a meeting with them tomorrow at 11:00 am but I am on FMLA leave

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Asad Rahman

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The boss is a Bully! this is the second time and I know HR

The boss is a Bully ! this is the second time and I know HR did nothing before about this. I am a senior with 2disabilities I work hard and don't want this mgr to Billy me anymore what do I do hr does nothingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NjJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Waft foes this cost here I go to have money now

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I already asked a question and am trying to get to my answer

hello. I already asked a question and am trying to get to my answer on my account.JA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?Customer: I live in new jersey. I work in health care. We do not have proper management at this time. We lost a director and 2 supervisors. We have one supervisor who is trying to manage everything, but he is depending on people who are rotten, cause problems, and create a lot of issues. I have been through discrimination, favoritism, nepotism, and cronyism. I realize this is all difficult to prove. About 6 years ago I was accused of smoking marijuana outside of my work. (different job) I went in front of the state board and was exonerated of all charges. I passed a drug test and they dismissed everything. Some people that I work with heard about this. Can they harrass and accuse me of anything pertaining to that?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: 6 years ago, it was reported...But I was exonerated and everything was dismissed and erased.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just what to know what my rights are. I was working in the NICU, last night. Me and a coworker had 11 ventilators and an oscillator. I had to attend a preterm delivery with a sick infant. I am not friendly with the people who they have in charge. They tried to pull my co-worker leaving me with unsafe working conditions. I have a doctor who called the charge person, but she did not answer. I am always afraid that these people will bring stuff up from my past to try to get me fired. I work hard and I am punctual and well liked by the doctors. I am hated by my respiratory department because I do not play the same games as they do.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I was recently terminated a retail job bc I was unknowingly

I was recently terminated a retail job bc I was unknowingly using promotion codes/coupons that were not valid. Our POS system accepted the codes and no manual overrides were needed. My wages were garnished to recover the monies. However, a month later, the employer is now demanding that I pay them the same amount ($644) again and if I don't they will charge me with embezzlement. At termination, I signed a document stating that they would recover the money from my commissions, which they did. What should I do?

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John

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I am experiencing workplace bullying, evidenced by a

I am experiencing workplace bullying, evidenced by a continued barrage of unsubstantiated allegations of wrong doing at work.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NCJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: NC is an at will stateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I work for The DEPT of Public Safety in a Corrections Setting as a Case Manager.Customer: thanks

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I am a teacher in NY employed in the same school district

I am a teacher in NY employed in the same school district for 22 years. I was arrested twice in November due to a domestic violence situation and charged with criminal mischief and violating a protective order. I have not been convicted. I have been accepted into a diversionary program and the charges will be dismissed.I have a diagnosis of bi-polar that is under control with medication and therapy. I have never disclosed my condition to my employer.4 years ago I had an unprofessional argument with the principal that resulted from a personality conflict and, in my opinion,months of mild harassment and bullying, along with completely ignoring me. She began a ongoing discussion with me - a topic I had reported to the union and thought was resolved. It was the last straw and I completely lost my composure with her. As a result of this brief "outburst" she thought I was drunk or high and called a crisis counselor, who removed me from the building, drove me to a local hospital for a drug urine test (negative), then told me to lay low for a few days. I was required to submit to psychiatric evaluation to return to work and was requested to sign medical release forms for my own doctors. At this point my employer became aware of my diagnosis.I was fortunate to find another position within the same school district for the following year and no longer work with this principal.The superintendent was notified of my arrest (by whom I'm not sure). He had copies of the police blotter that he said was sent to him. I was asked to meet with him. He removed me from the classroom saying I "could not be around children" and I was assigned to a central office department where I have been since.I am 59 years old and decided this would be a great time to retire so I submitted my retirement papers.Three weeks ago I was requested to submit to a fitness for duty evaluation. Based on my personnel file, that includes a 4 page memo documenting my 5 minute "outburst" with my previous principal, a January email to the superintendent from a woman in the Human Resources Department who said I was irritable during a conversation with her, and a discussion with my psychiatrist, the district psychiatrist recommended I was unfit for duty. He stated that since I was still "irritable", I needed to demonstrate 6 months of stability, submit monthly statements from my psychiatrist and weekly statements from a therapist to HR and be reevaluated for fitness of duty in August to return to the classroom in September.At the follow up to this evaluation today with the superintendent he again told me I "could not be around children" which I must say is breaking my heart - l love my job.He asked me if I still intended to retire (I can revoke my retirement request) I said yes.He then told me for the remainder of the year I was to submit statements in May and June from my psychiatrist and a therapist stating I was attending sessions as recommended by the district, m.d. and then I "will happily retire".Am I "unfit to be around children" because of my diagnosis or because of the arrest? I am assuming it is the arrest because for the past 4 years since the district has been aware of my disability I have remained employed without any problem.Why was I requested to submit to a fitness of duty eval if I planned on retiring in June. Was this in case I revoked my request?If I'm unfit for duty (teaching) would I have remained assigned to a central office position indefinitely?Is a domestic violence arrest grounds for removal from my teaching position since it had nothing to do with my performance at work? (Details of the arrests: I unintentionally broke the glass top of a table during an argument with my spouse by slamming my glass of water down on the table and the police were called. A protective order was issued against me and I foolishly returned to the house to retrieve my dog. My spouse called the police again.)Is bipolar disorder grounds for termination since this seemed to be the focus of the doctor's report. He referred to my arrests as a "behavior problem", and stated I had a history of "some violence", I am assuming he was referring to the broken table. I am not a violent person. He stated "irritablity" is a symtom of bipolar and since an HR person reported I was "irritable" that my condition was not fully under control. He attributed my argument with my previous principle as an indication of 'Lack of impulse control" (another symptom of bipolar). He suggested that her fear that I was drunk was notable as alcohol abuse is a complication of bipolar disorder.The entire focus of the report was my mental health issue and had nothing to do with the arrests beyond stating that I had been arrested.Is it discrimination to use my mental health disability as a basis for fitness for duty? It is a separate issue from the arrest?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I was fired my job today after 16 years, because our compny

I was fired my job today after 16 years, because our compny was bought out but a larger corp. which takes over on May 1st. I was harassed for a month, discriminated and bullied, by the current manager . It is myy belief that my forty hour a job week was changed this past month to accomadate her two daughters who also work there and didn't qualify for benefits were given my hours. to be sent to the new corp. so they can now get legal benefits which they received illegal benefits working between 16 and 23 hours weekly, now they have my hours. when she changed the schedule to accomodate them. I have never signed a single WRITE UP or document for any mistake I had ever been accussed of making.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?Customer: Illinois, the nepotism has been there since since the manager hired them on in the beginning 2001. The harassement started When DuPage Medical came in and had a group meeting with the employees stating what was need for anyone to benefits. Before thayt info arose their daughter were receiving benefits they should have never been entitled too.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: What do you mean by file or reported? a write up or point system , Have I ever filed legal action . NO.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I worked at a small doctors office, since they opened, and have been verbally harassed, and humiliated . and now it is my belief it was because she was insuring her daughters would have a job, and I became a threat to that ever happening.

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