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My daughter has been getting bullied and harrassed by her

My daughter has been getting bullied and harrassed by her supervisor at work because she is a lesbian.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: We are in the process now. She was told to "clock out or quit" because she said that she was tired of being picked on.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Ohio is "at will" and she has about 3 weeks before she is in the unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My employer is hiring new people for more than those of us

my employer is hiring new people for more than those of us who have been there for 3+ years are making, they are rude and offensive as well. they really offended me today though they dropped a pile of stinky worn out used clothes on an usused desk in the middle of the office, as if it was a gift for us to have his old garbage. Ive never been so offended. what can i do ?

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I worked for a company for 13 years and had" exceeds

I worked for a company for 13 years and had" exceeds expectation" reviews for at least 8 years. I worked in this department with 2 elderly gentlemen who had been with the company 30+ years and could call their own time to come into work and the company as long as the work got done. There were 4 of us in this position and I was the junior. I actually had a job description to learn all the machinery, but there was a job in the lab that no one wanted to do, so they (the older gentlemen) saddled me with doing that job and never teaching me the ropes of the lab. The job I was instructed to do was time comsuming and there was no time left in the day to work on other machinery. However, I still received good reviews the first couple of years in the lab. The older gentlemen ran the show. My boss never came to supervise us, he relied on the 2 older gentlemen to keep him informed about the lab. In one of my reviews, I was told I was not as far along as I should be. I questioned the job I was doing and said no one else was doing what I was doing and the 2 men had not been working as team members. That was my first review that was not exceeding expectations. Mind you, my boss never came into the lab to view had the lab ran, never came to see what I was doing. My partner in my office space also had his review and came to me afterwords and said I was the topic of conversation in his review. He also told me the 2 elderly gentlemen were buddies with the boss and they were keeping him informed about what they preceived were my faults. I questioned my boss about taking their word when he himself never came into the lab to see what I was doing. I also told him the 2 gentlemen pushed their responsibilities on me so they did not have to do the "dirty wprK". All they wanted to do was the machinery work. My boss said he would talk to them. Things got a little better, but the 2 gentlemen would always leave the lab if I asked questions and return a little later. My next review, I was being reprimanded by things my boss would not have known, (never came into the lab to supervise), and I questioned where he received his information. He denied the 2 gentlemen were talking to him about me. He said I needed to step up the pace and he would talk to the 2 gentlemen. My review was marked down again. The gentlemen did start teaching me some of the machinery (I did know the applications of some of the machinery, but the ones the 2 gentlemen wanted to work on were never a priority of them to teach me). No matter how I did things, it was never good enough and I was told this in my reviews. Mind you, my boss still had never observed me in the lab. On one review, my boss told me the 2 gentlemen in the lab did not respect me and I should find another job in the company. When I found out they were running to my boss everytime I was not up to their expectiatons, I remained aloof from them. They were quite social in discussing everyone's personal business and I thought that was unethical and I wanted no part, besides, I knew they did not like my by now. My last review was also not stellar, once again my boss had not been in the lab to evaluate my performance. He decided I needed to be put on an improvement plan. I was to meet every Thursday with him and a person from HR. My first meeting he told me he wanted me to tell him what I needed to improve on. I had already done everything I thought he needed me to do, so I was not quite sure how to answer. I am a tall man, so I had maintenance come and change out my chair because the 2 gentleman had told him I slump at my desk all the time. I told him I had done this and he was kinda taken back and then told me to find something else to improve on for the next Thursday. I was confused. I thought he would give me direction on where I was falling down and guide me in what I needed to do. Next Thursdsay came and he told me I never read any books to improve myself. So, I ordered books off thJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I was devastated. I went in Monday, they had me sign exit papers and gave me a serverance package and had my desk packed up and said good-by.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: My boss said I was like a son and what was I going to do now. So, you recommend I see a lawyer, even though I did not fill bullying on my co-workers or my boss?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was a great employee until I had this boss and his friends.

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I have a meeting with Human Resources next week about my

I have a meeting with Human Resources next week about my supervisor who has created an extremely nutty and hostile work environment. I'd like some pointers about what is important to bring up or what I should bring up and what is not. This is NOT a legal issue at this point, and I don't plan for it to become one. HR only. Thanks.

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My work place has become so hostile that I am at an

My work place has become so hostile that I am at an emotional breaking point due to the stress. After being insulted by my employer yesterday I was written up for defending myself and complaining of being yelled at in front of patients. I haven't been able to return to work since lunch and I am terrified to go back tomorrow HelpJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in New Mexico and I already know that the laws will fall under State Labor Laws due to the fact that there are only 6 employeesJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am a salaried employee, I was employed 9/7/16 at $12 an hour and was on salary by my fourth paycheck. I have gotten a bonus on every check but 1. I work for an Acupuncturist and the office is not compliant in a lot of ways. As a former business owner and administrator I was asked to help them become compliant. But I got Drs. yelling at me in front of patients. I am bipolar which they are aware of.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I'm a city employee and have been experiencing harassment /

Hi JA: Hello. What do you want help with? Customer: I'm a city employee and have been experiencing harassment / bullying from another employee. I have already reported her to supervisors. Yet when they confronted her about it, she denied any wrong doing. My supervisor stated I have their full support, regard me as high performer but without any tangible proof, theres nothing they can really about it; as they suggested for me to ignore her tactics. What more can I do in order to protect myself besides from documenting her actions. Also is it illegal to video record this employee while the harassment is taking place? JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Nyc JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time? Customer: I'm on a union and we both work full time JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: What are my options...how can I build tangible efficient proof against this coworker. Thank you

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What is the best way to tell HR that I feel I am being

What is the best way to tell HR that I feel I am being retaliated for coming forward about fraudulent activities? I did not sign a warning but it went on my file. My intention was to reported it because I am older in the group and the kids are out of control. need the job but want to stop the bully and desire of my boss to set me up again. Prior to that I have been nominated from hundreds of employee for my excellent work ethics and suddenly they are pressure me to leave or sitting next to people that can fabricate lies

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I have been employed by a company since April 2017 and I

I have been employed by a company since April 2017 and I have never felt such mental anguish under the HR manager. The company is a multinational printing corporation with a branch in Napa, CA. I have extensive experience in the administration field and was hired as a front desk receptionist. the last incident was today when I reminded the HR manager, whom is also my immediate supervisor, that I would be off until the New Year. He responded via email that he could not find my request approval. I provided him a copy of the email where he approved my leave time back in October. He responded to the email stating "while I'm going to assume you found some one to cover your position during your leave". I responded that I had never in my employment history had to find a substitute for me during leave, that was always handled by HR or upper management prior to the leave time being authorized. He did not respond to my email but instead humiliated me in front of over 100 employees during our company holiday lunch stating "I better think about and figure out if I want to return after my leave". I have never felt this mental anguish and humiliation before in my life. This is the latest of several incidents with this HR manager. My understanding is that the person I replaced back in April was subjected to the same treatment. My understanding is that the HR manager is supposed keep this type of treatment from happening, not subject employees to it. Please advise on what i can do as I may be out of a job when I return from my leave. Thank you, ***** *****JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Napa, CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, but my understanding is California is employment at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that is it at this time, I'm still distraught over the incident and cannot focus right now.

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I am being bullied by my supervisor at work, but I think she

hi there, I am being bullied by my supervisor at work, but I think she nis unaware, I recently told her of my mental disability, I don't know if its harassment if she is unaware, or what I should doJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?Customer: Wyoming, 2 1/2 years, she only knew of my disability in the last 2 weeksJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, im too afraid of her, I know that's childish... im 37...JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my co-worker is the same, but unaware of my condition

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