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I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the

I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the past 6 months. I was recently in a casual text conversation with a coworker. He told me that my manager informed our team in a meeting that I would not be returning to work, and the company had not decided if they would fill my position or not.It's my understanding that the company cannot do this. They are not downsizing because they haven't decided if they are going to fill my position. They wouldn't be firing me because my performance ratings exceed expectations. No one from the company has formally informed me that I will not be returning. I am currently still disabled, and have not contacted my manager or anyone else from the company because I don't know how to handle the situation. No one from the company has formally contacted me to inform me that I will not have a position when I return. They have just informed my team. Do I have any recourse?

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I am a truck driver employed by a very large corporation. I

I am a truck driver employed by a very large corporation. I have had several verbal and written warnings including a five day suspension, specifically regarding speed along with other things against company policy. Most of the other drivers in the company have been doing the same, without consequence. I feel that I am being retaliated against for having required management to follow some of the rules regarding dispatch procedures so that we as drivers know what to expect. ( There were huge favoritism issues involved.)Most recently, I have been threatened with revocation of my driving privilege by one of the HR reps for not being able to remember a casual conversation that a group of my fellow employees had two to three weeks before I was aware of something I had said which was construed as "inappropriate" by one of the female employees. She apparently took the issue to HR where an investigation took place during the following two or three weeks. I was notified that I was to write an account of the conversation, of which I am not able to recall, just know that it was a lighthearted conversation with a lot of joking.I called the HR rep that's dealing with this issue, after my terminal manager could not tell me what the outcome of this situation was. When I asked her about it the conversation went back and forth. After a few minutes she became seriously agitated, threatening to have my drivers qualification revoked pending a psychological evaluation with regards ***** ***** ability to remember the conversation. She went on to say that there will be disciplinary action taken.I am extremely distraught over the speed issues, as it is very difficult at times to control a trucks speed, the instant you go over the speed limit and the fact that most all of the other drivers don't have to worry about it, because they are not "under the microscope".I am also worried about being terminated for the "inappropriate" comment issue. Oh, the HR rep also stated that this was not the first complaint that they had about me. I asked her about that, she wouldn't tell me anything about that. I have no idea and am looking for some help here. I have several friends and fellow employees, that will vouch for the fact, that I wouldn't say something inappropriate to anybody intentionally nor am I driving any differently than most of the other drivers in this company.

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I have accepted a job offer as an accountant for a

I have accepted a job offer as an accountant for a 32-employee non-profit organization.They are already doing the background, credit, and 5-panel drug test and I am confident I will pass those.However, they also require a physical exam *after* I start the job (during the 1st week). I am very concerned because I don't know what they will be asking me and I have been undergoing treatment for severe depression and anxiety for years. As long as I have treatment, I am able to function normally.I tried to casually (so as to not raise red flags) ask the hiring manager what the physical exam was about, and she said "it's no big deal, they just basically want to make sure you can sit at a desk . . ." What? Of course I can.Anyway, I'm guessing they'll also ask about my medical history (depression, anxiety, hypothyroidism) and medications (an SSRI, a benzodiazepine (klonopin), levothyroxine). I'm so scared that they will decide at this point that they don't want to keep me on after they find this out.Or maybe they will find out about my medical issues and decide I would be too expensive to insure?Anyway, I don't know what to do and I don't want to give notice at my current job if there is a possibility the new employer could fire me after they do the physical.

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My son-in-law is a computer engineer who works from home,

My son-in-law is a computer engineer who works from home, and troubleshoots problemsthat his company's clients needs help solving when they call in to him.He is paid a salary by his employer and is definitely NOT in business for himself.Last year, his employer changed his status from an employee to an independent contractor.To me, that was solely in the interest (to save different costs that my son-in-law would now have to pay) of the employer and was NOT allowed by law (he lives and works in New York). Is this wrong on the part of the employer? Also, what taxes exactly would my son-in-law be obligated to pay that was being paid by the employer? Thank you.

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I am 66 and was red last year as a nurse manager. One of the

I am 66 and was hired last year as a nurse manager. One of the nurse anesthetists despises me and had insulted me several times in front of staff. He admitted to me he influenced a dental surgeon, part owner, to have me removed from the OR. I am now relegated to making pre-op phone calls. Yesterday I was removed as nurse manager and the position was given to a younger, less trained and experienced nurse. The administrator has been forbidden to enter the building when this surgeon is present.

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Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that

Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that dated without declaring the relationship and how forthcoming I should be in sharing personal details. I dated my lead, I am not a direct report. However I think they see it as same. It got serious but only for a couple of mths. We have split. My father died during the same time. I had difficult time coping but work output did not suffer from all accounts. When questioned. I downplayed the whole thing & said there was no issues & was not ever pressured - that was asked multiple times. I do not feel I was sexually harassed and do not hold company liable. I am worried I did not respond in my best interest. They seem to know the whole story, and that I was covering. Need advice. Want everyone esp me to keep job.

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Infolawyer

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A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who

A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who receives no compensation other than free rent. His duties include repair and maintenance of the apartment interiors, move-out cleaning and painting, rent collection, some exterior cleaning (garage and trash area). Lately the building owner has required him to do extensive exterior painting which was not part of the original agreement, and refuses to pay him for the additional work. He objected, and now the owner is demanding that he pay $800 a month rent. He had been working as casual laborer to earn money for living expenses, but is no longer able to do so because of the increased work load in the apartment building.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. He is a spanish-speaking citizen.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he doesn't know where to go for help. He is not knowledgable about CA labor law and his rights.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Tomorrow he is bringing me a copy of his contract. There may be other issues but I won't know until I see it.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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A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who

A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who receives no compensation other than free rent. His duties include repair and maintenance of the apartment interiors, move-out cleaning and painting, rent collection, some exterior cleaning (garage and trash area). Lately the building owner has required him to do extensive exterior painting which was not part of the original agreement, and refuses to pay him for the additional work. He objected, and now the owner is demanding that he pay $800 a month rent. He had been working as casual laborer to earn money for living expenses, but is no longer able to do so because of the increased work load in the apartment building.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. He is a spanish-speaking citizen.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he doesn't know where to go for help. He is not knowledgable about CA labor law and his rights.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Tomorrow he is bringing me a copy of his contract. There may be other issues but I won't know until I see it.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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I just found out a former coworker was v positive and my

I just found out a former coworker was hiv positive and my boss knew. I work in an elementary school cafeteria ! I was exposed to blood and will be having a blood test next week. What responsibility does the school board have if I'm positive now?

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