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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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Patrick, Esq.

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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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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I would like to know if it is better to fire people one at a

I would like to know if it is better to fire people one at a time based on:Verbal warningWritten warningWritten warningOr ideally fire a group of 5 employees that have a diverse background as a result of company changes.We operate our business in Wisconsin which is an at will state but that doesn't stop them from filing wrongful discharge suit against us.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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I have a contract executed with me as an independent

I have a contract executed with me as an independent contractor in UT (an at will state) and the client in Oregon. Because UT is an At Will state, is the contract still enforcable? (because I would rather be poor than be treated like crap any more)

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John

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I want to pursue a bachelors possibly a masters in human services.

I want to pursue a bachelors possibly a masters in human services. Here is a list of ares of employment this degree gives access toAddiction or mental health counselorFamily services advocateChild welfare specialistSociologist Health care assistantLegal mediatorCorrectional treatment specialistEvent coordinatorDisability specialistCareer counselorBusiness AdministrationCase ManagementWhen I was 17 i picked up two 3rd degreee and one 2nd degree burglary charge but was place on the diversion white program which I successfully completed. The charges are now coded as dropped but I know that I'm forever exempt from joining the military. Will this affect any job opportunities for me in this field? What jobs does the white program bar me from?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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If an employee is breaking the work rules and an employee calls

If an employee is breaking the work rules and an employee calls her out on it. Is this considered harassment?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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I am in the IT sector working in Pennsylvania. I have never

I am in the IT sector working in Pennsylvania. I have never been asked to sign a non-compete. My day job has a geographical area where we provide services (A with a light involvement in B). I invested heavily in a similar company in a completely diverse geographical area that provides B services, and do not spend any time at day job managing the other company (similar to a silent financial backer/partner). The similar company has not stolen any customers or infringed on the geographic area of the day-job.My day-job has, within the last month, decided they want to focus more on B instead of A now and that was made clear in a meeting.Further, at one point three years ago the VP of day job verbally told myself and another employee (not involved in the similar company) that it would be fine if we were to start a company doing B to the south from the day job's coverage area.Several other senior employees also run businesses on the side, and this is known by C-level executives. Additionally, it is well known I do consulting as well as voice-over work on the side.Recently through some extensive online stalking my employer discovered I have involvement with this other company.My question is, while any employer can fire any employee for any reason, would I have any recourse should they chose to do this for moonlighting? Is there any possibility they would have a chance at any legal recourse (again I realize anyone can try anything).

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Asad Rahman

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I own a franchise that teaches art class. Therefore we re

I own a franchise that teaches art class for children. Therefore we hire art instructors. The art instructors have to complete a live scan back ground check with the department of justice before they are hired. My question is if something comes up on the background check (most common thing I get is a DUI) can I ask the potential candidate to provide details of the incident? Can I tell them what I see on the back ground check?And what if they get arrested once they are already hired. Can I tell them something came up on their background check and ask questions regarding the incident? It is not a secret that we do back ground checks all the employees are aware that legally they have to do a live scan to work with us. I just dont know how much I can disclose.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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I was treated differently on the job than the other team

Customer: I was treated differently on the job than the other team members and I was older by several years. I was not offered cross training for the job duties of fellow team members (Everyone else on the team was cross trained in all other team members jobs). I has a much heavier work load. I was let go 12/8/2015 after my job moved out of state. My personal belongings have not been sent to me. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I was not offered any opportunities to be on company service committees in this position. In the past I was on the diversity and women's committees. My manager told me twice that all I wanted to do was retire and not work hard. She had overheard me talking to another team member about seeing a financial expert to start the process of planning for retirement. Five times from October 2014 to June 2015 she threatened to fire me. JA: OK got it. Last thing — Employment Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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