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I work for a company that has recently decided to do away

I work for a company that has recently decided to do away with positions in the hospital. This will affect four employees total. Three of which have already been told about their position either changing or being done away with all together. One employee has not been told at all. This position will no longer be valid effective January 29, 2017. Our manager informs this one employee that she needs to stop asking questions about her job and badgering employees trying to find out if she will have a job at all in the coming weeks.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: What is the time frame in which an employer must let their employee know that their job has been eliminated? As it stands this employee will find out Monday afternoon that she will no longer have a job effective the following Sunday.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, I live in Arizona.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As of right now, this employee has not reported anything to the CNO. I am her clinical supervisor and I am trying to help her in anyway I can.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Apparently this employee is in corrective action of some sort. Not sure what it is or if it has anything to do with the decision that the manager is making about not telling her.

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I can't stand it any longer! My boss makes my life miserable

I can't stand it any longer! My boss makes my life miserable every moment. The tension in the building is palpable, you can cut it with a knife. She walks thru the building with quick steps, head down, a stern frown on her face. There is never a warm genuine greeting, there is never praise or recognition, there is no respect or acknowledgement of ones experience, feelings, thoughts or accomplishments. She has never asked me my opinion, or even how am I doing. She preaches "platinum services" platitudes for residents and employees alike. This is a joke, for these guidelines are ironically broken on a daily basis. Public humiliation happens regularly at daily management meetings. She recently attacked a spiritual advisor for simply expressing a very valid criticism as well as truthful quotes from residents. She once asked me "how old are you ? Why don't you retire?" Another time at staff meeting she asked me how it made me feel to bring in residents who were my own age." What can I do?

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I work for a large company that is in the middle of

I work for a large company that is in the middle of organizational restructuring, and I have been on a medical leave of absence and on short term disability since the end of November. I was called yesterday to tell me of my separation from the company and that they would send paperwork in the mail. They said they would have had me come into work to receive this news, but my current health conditions restricts me from travel pending clearance from my doctor. They said I would receive a severance package which I have the option of accepting, but now due to my medical condition, I cannot look for other work or even interview, and now at the end of the month my medical coverage will be terminated, and with my health condition I am routinely in and out of hospitals and doctors, where having health insurance is extremely critical for me at this time. Is my employer in any violation or is there anything possible I can do?

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I need help understanding my severance package and what all

I need help understanding my severance package and what all I will happen if I sign it.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Tennessee but the company was based out of Texas. And I worked out TX I believe. I worked on an oil rig so I traveled but I received checks through TX.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I haven't signed it.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That i actually have two questions. I'd also like to explain the situation that I got laid off in and see if I might have a case to not be laid off.

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Can I sue napa county jail, napa county and the two gaurds

Can I sue napa county jail, napa county and the two gaurds that beat me while I was incarcerated in napa county jail.

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If I am being falsely accused of harassment by former public

If I am being falsely accused of sexual harassment by former public high school students, can I file a sexual harassment violation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?It is my current knowledge that I can, but the representative that I spoke to from the EEOC informed me that they could not provide specific information over the phone.

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Please re-read our exchanges in a recently posed question.

Hello Marc. Please re-read our exchanges in a recently posed question. This is the same person involved, but a different question.I naturally have no idea when you might have the opportunity to answer this question, but I will be patient.My son has been given a "Separation agreement and general release of all claims." I will attach this as soon as I copy and remove all references to him or his employer. He has been told that if he does not sign this that he will not get his severance pay of one month. He has been told that he does not have to sign it. I will get it to you as soon as I can.

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I have a -term employee in our printing plant who, according

I have a long-term employee in our printing plant who, according to two female employees, has been staring at their crotch. Apparently, this has been going on for some time. When they say something to him he denies it, but stops it for a while, then continues. The women are reluctant to tell me. They told someone in the office who told me. What should I do?

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Filed Section 1981 case in district court, ny Oct 1, 2015

filed Section 1981 case in district court, ny Oct 1, 2015 against school district. amended complaint several times. Complaint is being reviewed for dismissal. Filed counter-claim to amend along with opposition. on or about 7/22/16 discovered new allegations/violations against defendants. filed motion to supplement. NY Ed law 3813 states notice of claim must be filed. did so on October 7, 2016. Question: How long after serving/filing amended/supplemented notice of claim on board of ed must I wait before filing an amended complaint at district court?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Our average wait time is under 20 minutes. Sometimes it takes just a minute. More complicated questions that need more research might take an hour or two. I'd be happy to chat with you while you wait. The stories I've heard working here...Customer: this is not a traffic case. it is civil rights/employment discrimination. need expert advice. thank you.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: please read my first submission. Thank you so much.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: there are several actions that fall under title VII or section 1991 of the civil rights act, NYSHRL 296 et seq. Section 1983, 1985(c), 1985(c)and Section 1986,

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