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Was demoted without notice because I might be leaving the

Was demoted without notice because I might be leaving the company to go back to school in a few months.

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Ely

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Can employer 'retaliation' be based on me complaining to a

Can employer 'retaliation' be based on me complaining to a Board Member about being passed over for promotions(I was never specific about any of the protective characteristics) and the Board Member addressing my immediate supervisor to find out about my status, and my immediate supervisor removing me from the position 4 days after the board member spoke to her because I never addressed being discriminated again, just being passed over?Also, can employer 'retaliation' against me be based upon after I quoted statistics about a Board Meeting about the lack of Black male teachers in our school district, the next morning, a clerical worker told me that I did not have the support of the teachers union in the position that I applied for because a lady on the hiring committee was 'offended' by me quoting statistics from the Education Department about the lack of black male teachers in our Nation's schools, I was not given the promotion, and I never said I faced discrimination on my race, sex, gender, or any other 'protected' characteristic.

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My sister will be at her current job 1 year in October. She

My sister will be at her current job 1 year in October. She was diagnosed with Colon cancer within the past 3 months and is undergoing Chemo. Her boss has always been abusive but his abuse has ramped up since her treatment started and is threatening termination, unjustifiably so.This is a horrible situation for her to be in. She has not used any time except what was accrued for her surgery and chemo treatments. She is petrified of being fired and will not be able to continue her cancer treatment if she is. Please help me to understand her rights and what she should do to protect herself. Thanks. She works in PA.

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Taylor

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I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by

I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by loss prevention. I am second in command and my district manager asked if I wanted the store manager position I said I would consider it and he put me in as "acting" store manager and sent me to store manager training out of state and verbally poised me the permanent position. When I got back he met with me and said that the senior VP of stores did not want to promote me but would not tell me why. I'm confused because my store was the top three in the company last year and I have a proven track record with this company so I feel I am being punished because of my previous manager's mistakes. Is this discrimination? It's my understanding they are still look for a store manager and they are waiting for me to complete my 90 days as acting store manager but I have a feeling they have already offered it to another, they are just waiting.

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I had emailed with you last week concerning my workman's

I had emailed with you last week concerning my workman's comp suit. We had depositions over this last week. One was of my former boss. She said that I called her and told her the injury was "a flare up of my previous condition (meaning my hardware placement that was done in 96', which is a solid fusion and I have had no trouble w it...other than the usual stiffness now and then and a little bit of pain now and again). She was not the one I initially called to let them know I was in the hospital...it was a charge nurse on duty at night.(we have an affidavit from her, saying she doesn't recall me saying I hurt it at work, but it was very busy at work, and I sounded very drugged up...which I was...for weeks...she also says at the end that when she returned to work the next day, she over heard other employees talking about me being in the hospital due to what had happened while I was lifting boxes the previous Fri). There is a call logged from me to my boss several days after I got out of the hospital, but I told my attorney..even before her depo, I'm pretty sure we were just talking about how I was doing, my up coming FT schedule needing to be most likely being filled by someone else, and doctor's notes proticol. We have a text from her to me and me to her, telling her what happened...the 2nd day of my hosp satay. It is still at Verizon. All dr's admission notes and my attending dr, say lifting boxes at work, and another text from me to another worker when I was trying to find replacements...TELLING her what happened. It's still on her phone, and I have a copy of it. WHY is this not enough....why are they still fighting this? Why won't they just settle?? In your opinion....... (the other depositions of 3 more witnesses, including the charge nurse on duty that day who I reported my injury to...who only said "oh, are you ok?"...they are coming up next week...they cancelled on my attorney on Thursday!

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Dwayne B.

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It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and

It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and did evaluation based on that in workplace? I lost job last October and I was fired but I did not received work from customer long time. They should give me layoff but instead they let me go after giving me warning that I am not good at communication. I heard that Texas is 'at will' state so they can do what they want, but it look really unfair.

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RobertJDFL

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I am having a dispute with another employee/my HR & GM are

I am having a dispute with another employee/my HR & GM are involved doing research on the incident for the last month/it looks like she has no proof /she claimed I was making a hostile working place for her. So it looked like I was going to be ok with the situation but this employee is very nasty/I know she doesn't like to lose and I think that is the direction this was headed.She called the ethic's company and reported that I have been smoking since I signed up for insurance 3 yrs ago and that I bragged to her about being on the non smoking plan.I did quit but started again about 3 months ago because of stress with a sister-in -law dying and Uncle dying and going thru this whole mess with her. Our HR called me into to his office last Wednesday and told me an anonymous person called in and said that about me I denied smoking because I was scared. Now I don't know what they will do. I think she needs proof/well someone followed me home from work at 11pm a few days before the call to the ethics call. I didn't tell HR but I think it was her/or put someone up to it. I think I may have had a cigarette in the car/at this point I just don't know if she has proof does she need it and should I tell HR about this.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been told that I will not be considered promotion

I have been told that I will not be considered for a promotion because I have been absent from work too much even though the time was approved FMLA time and documented. They also claim that I have missed deadlines and not produced the work volume for the position but my reviews do no indicate this nor have I been approached/counseled or reprimanded about missing any work. In fact, I worked overtime, weekends and nights to make sure that my work is done timely.

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Marsha411JD

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I was recently let go from my job, my question is do I have

I was recently let go from my job , my question is do I have any recourse. I was told my department was being shut down and not to worry I will be moved to a new program . I did not receive Ny training and had only phone and email contact with my manager. I raised a lot of question about the work quality from our allied contractors and feel that could have played a part in my termination. When I was let go I was told the reason was because my program shut down, but it was my understanding that I was moved to another program.

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Patrick, Esq.

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