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What are ways to protect myself with discrimination with in

What are ways to protect myself with discrimination with in my commandJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes and no one has done anything other than move me to temporary assigned dutiesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am seeking a discharge from the army because of certain

I am seeking a discharge from the army because of certain religious beliefs. I was told that I would recieve an re3 status and was wondering how that affects my future employment and if it would be considered General discharge (under honorable conditions)?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside, I'm in the national guard as of now.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I have they said I would recieve the re3 but did not explain it in any great detail.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is it, thank you.

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Im currently in the NationaI Guard, if a job application

Im currently in the NationaI Guard, if a job application asks for military backround "are you active currently in the military", do i have to by law state that im currently serving in the NG? Personally id rather not unless i absolutely have to. Also, if i tell my future employer later on that im in the NG, can they fire me because i didint put it down on my job application?

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I'm in the navy reserves. If the navy claims it made a

I'm in the navy reserves. If the navy claims it made a mistake and enlisted me, do they have to honor the contract I signed?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. I don't feel they would have my best interest at heart. If I'm all of a sudden discharged without any knowledge, then it's too late to do anything about.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My ex is a marine and we have a 4 month old daughter. I

hi. My ex is a marine and we have a 4 month old daughter. I don't mind joint custody now but if he were to get transferred out of state would he still have joint custody? He expects her to live with him half of the year.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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I have a question regarding the definition of unlawful

Hello! I have a question regarding the definition of unlawful discrimination in the Air Force. I was looking at the AFI-36-2706 and it did not give me a strict definition of what constitutes discrimination.JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the lawyer to discuss this further with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want him or her to know?Customer: I also have a few questions about dis-enrollment investigations and cadet rights in such procedures.

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I have 10 years in national guard and I received a general

I have 10 years in national guard and I received a general discharge and was barred. I failed a drug test in a two month period and I did it in a year when I had reenlisted for just that one year. I was a great soldier and was experiencing family problems and not progressing in military due to discrimination. I was told since I was about to ets within two months, they made it personal by barring me. Can you give me any insight?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No maam, just people telling me my chances aren't good. It's been five and a half years and I'm in great physical and mental condition, currently a correctional officer and my job loves me. I want to get back in and I feel this was too much to be put on me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No maam

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I am on the receiving end of a Relief for Cause OER. Short

I am on the receiving end of a Relief for Cause OER.Short version. A bunch of my Soldiers made up allegations against me and my First Sergeant for harassment, sexual harassment, and mental retardation to protect their friend who got caught stealing a TV from my office while deployed to Afghanistan.The overzealous investigator proved all manner of allegations against me to be true even though he proved things such as medical conditions, bad childhood, and that my predecessor were all bad. My rater even told me on two occasions that the facts didn't matter and I would be punished no matter what I did. Furthermore, they withheld all evidence used against me and only gave me some summarized memorandums with no supporting evidence to tell me I was guilty of all manner of crazy things. I was even found to be a toxic leader because I enforced AR 670-1 by telling people to get their hands out of their pockets.I believe I can show evidence of harassment, discrimination, HIPAA violation and failure to follow army regulations.Also, I was relieved a week after my rating period ended and that was put on my OER in violation of AR 623-3.The evidence against me was a joke. No victims, no witnesses, no dates, no times, no locations. All evidence was rumor and hearsay.I filed 2 congressional and the Army simply stonewalled and rebuffed them. They had my rater reply to one of them even though I had leveled allegations against her. They refused to investigate and told me to file an OER appeal.I need some guidance because I need to file an OER appeal (received OER about 18 months ago), but I believe my chain of command should be held responsible for breaking the law. I currently have a Presidential Inquiry ongoing, but the Army is stonewalling on that too. Any advice?

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I work for the YMCA as a fitness instructor. I do this to

I work for the YMCA as a fitness instructor. I do this to keep myself as healthy as possible, because I am a disabled veteran. The YMCA had a two job openings for full time positions and I applied. A recently new Director had been hired, and met with me for less than 5 minutes and told me she wouldn't be interviewing me for the position. Her reason was I lacked management experience. I have years of management experience, so it was clear she had not read my resume. On top of that the YMCA says it give priority to veterans and disabled veterans, but that was clearly not the case. I told her that I did have extensive management experience, and that made her angry. So for the other position i interviewed for, but she made sure I did not get the position because she basically didn't like me. She approached someone who applied for a different position (another fitness instructor with less experience) and asked her to change her application to the position I was trying to get. The hiring manager wanted to hire me, but this woman would not let her. I do not know what my rights are, but I know that the YMCA does not give priority to disabled veterans and I was discriminated against and want to know if I have any rights. At a minimum, I want the YMCA to remove that they give priority to disabled veterans when they clearly do not from their application process. Look forward to your thoughts, and this was the "readers digest" version.

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