I have worked for a third-tier automotive company for over
I have worked for a third-tier automotive company for over 20 years. All of these years have been 6-7 workday years. A new Human Resources person changed the occurrence program last Spring. Allowed 4 paid days and 10 call offs per/uerJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I took a 11th day and now they tell me I can only use 4 days / call offs from 10-12-16- until 10-12-17. I live in Michigan.. still on 6-7 days...JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: They gave me a written warning with a decision day upon my next occurrence.... which will happen on a my fifth call off day (occurrence no more paid days left) prior to October 12th 2017.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: Thanks in advance Tina, LawyerJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope... please let me know any legal actions that can be taken against such unreasonable rules in Michigan...
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.
I was hired through a staffing agency REMENY in Daytona
I was hired through a staffing agency REMENY in Daytona Beach fl. For a position at edgewell personal products. I was hired for a temp. Reception position. It started the tues. after New Years 2017. The supervisor was so impressed with with me she hired me for a confidential replacement. I started training the following mon. With a $4 an hour raise. The supervisor on fri. Morning comment I had learned more in the week than Halley the 7 months she had been doing this position. At 2:30 I was request by the Remendy on site counselor that I was fired. She had requested a background and I had misdemeanor charges and couldn't work there. I called Alex, my agent at remendy that hired me and asked why after 3 weeks they decided to run a background. I mentioned that out of the 280 employees they have staffed that there are people working that have felonies and charges more serious than my 4 year old charges. His reply "WE ARENT MADE OF MONEY, WE DONT RUN BACKGROUNDS ON EVERYONE". My complaint I was not treated as others, do for one you need to do for ALL. I definitely feel I was discriminated, because the person I was replacing is best friends with the remeny on-site counselor. Thank you, ***** ***** ****** *****************
Got fired after 33 years of service, reason was did not
got fired after 33 years of service, reason was did not perform duties outlined in quality audit. when I signed off on being trained on how to do audit, there were questions on how it was to be done. supervisor said he would address this but never did. in short the insructions on how was not. even capable of being done that wayJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? We have our lovely Black Belt Customer Support team available to help you 24/7.Email***@******.***In the US or Canada 1-***-***-**** Available 6am to 9pm PSTIn the UK 0***-***-****In Australia 1800-679-634In New Zealand 0800-452-621From anywhere else 1-***-***-****Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: IowaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes there were several harassment charges on superviser given to H.R. they did not follow company policy. nor did they investigate.I think this is real reason for termination because I wouldn't let it go
I have a question regarding the ADA. My previous employer
Hi Pearl; I have a question regarding the ADA. My previous employer abused me by repeatedly claiming I had done things I simply hadn't done. The situation was so stressful that I suffered an emotional breakdown and was hospitalized with major depression and generalized anxiety disorder. That employer and I parted with a severance agreement.During this past During the past year, a colleague at my current job began frequently misrepresenting the work I was doing to my team.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: In October I expressed concern to my employer (in writing to my boss, CCing HR) that my colleague's behavior might trigger a relapse of the condition for which I had previously been hospitalized. I didn't name my diagnosis specifically and at the time I had completely recovered from depression and mostly recovered from the anxiety. Illinois.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will"JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes Is this true?
I am having an issue with the union. I resigned from the
I am having an issue with the union. I resigned from the union july 2016, however dues were still being withdrawn from my pay until nov 2016. The union refuses to reimburse meJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: yes.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i got a response from the union last night. i will copy and paste their response MSG CALVIN KENNEDYAttachments9:16 PM (21 hours ago)to Rafael, Fred, Kenneth, Cwingster33, Tom, Lawrence, Office, Oscar, Sheila, me, Curtis, Wendy, SheilaI did not receive any information as Ms. Wingster , stated in her letter; until October 2016, at which time; in accordance with the Amalgamated Transit Union's Constitution; ATU Local 1324, Secretary/Treasure responded, and informed you of the requirements for withdrawal of Membership.Local 1324 did not receive a formal request for withdrawal of Membership; per the Union's Secretary/Treasure from you until October 2016; the Union, in accordance with the Constitution; responded, and acted to terminate your Membership as of October 2016.I hope that this resolves any questions that you may have concerning this issue, and please be aware that Local 1324 cannot, per the Constitution make a retro-active payment prior to the Information provided in the letter; to you; from, Secretary/Treasure Courtney Wingster.Calvin KennedyPresident/Business Agent
I am a paralegal. I was terminated yesterday for a bogus
I am a paralegal. I was terminated yesterday for a bogus reason. For the past 2 years I have worked at least 50 hours a week, which I can prove, but never paid overtime. My boss wants me to sign a severance agreement which states in a nutshell that I promise not to sue for overtime wages or for any other claims in exchange my employer will pay me 5 weeks of pay and will not contest my unemployment claim. I refused to sign the agreement until I spoke with an attorney. My question is am I entitled to overtime wages, and if so, is there a requirement that my employer employees a certain number of employees before the law applies to the firm. Thank you.
My former employer is cheating me on my pension pay in two
Hello. My former employer is cheating me on my pension pay in two ways. They are taking half of my pay because I worked ten years, instead of 20. And they are using a bogus formula to figure my monthly payment: .017 (the company's factor) X all ten years of wages divided by 12! The formula should be $2,031.21 (my "Highest average earnings" ("HAE") per month) -- which they have acknowledged) X 10.2493 years (my length of employment) -- which they have also acknowledged -- X the company factor of 1.7% (.017). That equals $353.91, instead of the figure they came up with using the bogus formula. Then the PORSA is deducted for a final total of $317.56. I have been getting $102.53. I have been fighting this for years, with no fair resolution. Please analyze this formula. I must get an acknowledgement that it is totally bogus.
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