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I work for a private corporation, assigned to a government

I work for a private corporation, assigned to a government facility. I have a chain of command which consist of a Program Manager, to whom my company is the sub-contractor with, and a a site lead, whom happens to be a rep from my company. Any internal issues regarding my job performance gets reported to the site lead, whom interacts with the PM. I outline that to say this, last week I received a call from my company's HR stating that a government POC called to say he/she (I wasnt told who it was) is sensitive to my perfume or something to that nature. It was a very uncomfortable conversation to have with my HR, considering my perfume, in my opinion, is very mild because I am asthmatic and certain scents triggers my asthma, so i only wear Dolce Gabbana lady type body oil, which again, is a very pleasant, mild fragrance. I was taken aback because no one said anything to me, nor has anyone every approached me. I had compliments regarding my fragrance, but never a complaint, so now, I am being told not to wear it or to tone it down. I do not know who made the complaint, so how will I know what is acceptable? Also, knowing that I have a chain of command to resolve internal issues, my chain of command was unaware of what had occurred. I had to bring it to their attention that a phone call from a government personnel was made to my company, which is against protocol. I believe had this individual approached me and talked to me, the issue could have been remedied, because I would be sensitive to this individuals concerns, but now someone has gone behind my back and reported me for something I was unaware of, I feel violated because I did not know I was doing something wrong, so now I am paranoid at work. What rights do I have? .

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Can a claim be brought against an employer for an unfair

Can a claim be brought against an employer for an unfair performance review?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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A company that I was working for just sold parts of the

Hello,JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: A company that I was working for just sold parts of the business and the business that purchased it offered me a job but nowhere comparable to what I had. Also if I decline, there will be no severance package offered. I just want to know if I had any rights in this? This happened on Monday, the 28th and I have to decide today.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in the State of Georgia, but the company is out of California.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Do you mean with the transaction of the businesses?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know what rights I have.

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I work at a community college, and I am considered a

I work at a community college, and I am considered a municipal worker. The office I work in is an open office, and when I was first hired, I was told that nobody was allowed to use the office line for personal calls. Everyone in the office takes all personal calls on their cell phones, and they leave the office to conduct these calls. There is one exception in the office, my direct supervisor. For 4 years, the entire office has had to listen to him berate his wife multiple times a day. I have heard him call her stupid, an idiot, a child. He hisses when he answers her calls. Also, he often mutters and curses under his breath at his desk. It has gotten progressively worse over the years to the point that I avoid interaction with him. He sent emails to the director stating that I "make him feel invisible" and the director told me I needed to "make this better." I finally told the director about his behavior as context for me avoiding him, and then I reported his behavior to HR. They had me meet with a lawyer who is in charge of diversity and compliance for the school, and he termed this situation "sexual harassment" (I am female). He interviewed several people from my office who corroborated my complaint and added more complaints. The lawyer spoke with my supervisor who said he had no idea that his phone calls were a problem. They now want me to sign a document that says that I acknowledge that they spoke with my supervisor about his behavior. I get the feeling that they want to sweep everything under the rug, and I am left with feeling totally unwelcome here. The director has taken to sending me emails that nitpick everything. I have a performance review every year and there has never been a complaint about my work, performance, or professionalism. I guess my questions is: what should I do, or is there anything I can do?

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I work for a state department of correction. I believe that

I work for a state department of correction. I believe that the currant promotional process for correctional Lieutenants is unjust. The state breaks down ratings utilizing five different categories and then generates a promotional list based on your ratings in the five categories. The problem I have is the state places people who are 5 out of 5 excellent into the same superior category as people who are only 3 out of 5 excellent in order to create a larger pool of applicants to chose from.

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I was terminated on 10/17/2016 while hospitalized for not

I was terminated on 10/17/2016 while hospitalized for not calling in sick each day. Trust me, that is not relevant; just stating the facts. While at Jet.com; salary 150,000 (30 years experience at the highest levels of technology) + stock options. One of my team-mates was made Team Lead in January, and commenced to make my work life hell. The hostile work environment was so bad for me it was reported to HR by others without my knowledge. I then met with HR and explained how bad it was. He, Vadim(Native Russian), proceeded to build a team of ONLY Native Russians, and only Russian was spoken in our work environment, unless someone from another team was present. I was delegated entry level tasks that were then publicly degraded. This situation was know not only firm-wide, but by consultants on site from Microsoft; even they were disgusted with him; and my work conditions. I am still friendly with those Microsoft consultants (Jet.com does not know this). The head of our diversity organization and enforcer of non-hostile-work-environments sought me out personally to gather information to pursue this issue. Then I was hospitalized for surgery, Vadim was fired (I did not know), then I was fired (I did not find out until I got home). I suspect they did the dual termination to avoid litigation. They want to pay me 8,700 to sign a document surrendering my rights to sue, and if I sign they will not object to unemployment insurance (not that I'm guaranteed to get it, regardless). I live in NYC, the work was in Hoboken, NJ. Should I sign, take the money, and move on, or is it worth pursuing the hostile work environment issue.

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I was taken to ER for a TIA, ER doctor assumed I was under

I was taken to ER for a TIA, ER doctor assumed I was under the influence of narcotics even though my drug test was 100% negative. I am a RN and have been with the same company for over 20 years. The ER doctor called my employer and accused me of drug diversion. I was placed on administrative leave for 3 weeks while I was investigated and all charges were unfounded. I just received a letter from the hospital I was seen at apologized for the doctors breach of my HIPPA rights. Can I sue the hospital for damage to my professional reputation and if so how much should I ask for?

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We recently had a reduction in operations. I am the most

We recently had a reduction in operations. I am the most senior manager in age and time. But I was the only one demoted to lower position and pay. What recourse do I have?

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What steps does an employee who filed an appeal with s

What steps does an employee who filed an appeal with his employer's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity take when the appeal receives no response? The employee has called both the Director of this department and the Human Resources Administrator, requesting the response to the appeal. He has received no communication. The appeal is for reasonable accommodation after suffering many loses and undergoing weekly therapy and treatment by his primary care physician for acute stress. The employer wants the employee to travel an additional hour and one half to work in a different location. Both the therapist and primary care physician feel he should not do this at this time; his position is a dangerous one.

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