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I have a employment attorney question regarding wrongful

I have a employment attorney question regarding wrongful termination, retaliation, and defamation of characterJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: I was let go and they said I wasn't a team player after 4.5 years of working with no warnings or ever being written up. A small group in my team formed a clique that takes walks with the boss and goes out to lunch and drinks for 1-2 hours some days while treating the others not in their little group as outcasts. I have taught and trained all other programmers that got hired after me and wrote documents that show step by step how to do our more difficult tasks. It was done to help us and any future programmers and sharing the knowledge. They are trying to get me to sign a severance agreement and release by Monday and offering 6 weeks pay if I waive my rights to any claim or action.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Maryland and no I'm reaching out to find out what I can do if anything.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it

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I feel like this is a little bit complicated because Arizona

I feel like this is a little bit complicated because Arizona supposed to be a right-to-work state I was fired for insubordination for asking to go to a family reunion twice then I was told I was being fired because the owner did not like our conversation now I have the recordings of the conversation I had with the owner which was very cordial I also have a conversation with the manager basically my boss saying that I had asked I had asked to go to my family reunion he said I'll try the second and ask I believe he never asked a first time after after I had gotten fired I asked for a letter stating that I was no longer working there because I needed to change my insurance for my children I had asked him 3 times to send me this paperwork he didn't never return it send it to me in fact after the second time he stopped answering my call I lost my insurance for my kids I also have recording saying that they were moving me from full time status to part-time status because I did go to school part time and I went during my lunch and the owner was surprised to find out I went to school again my manager never told her I went to school I do have the recording of me being fired for insubordination my boss telling me that yes you're being fired for insubordination for asking twice to go to a family reunion I was being told that the owner didn't like our conversation together I really believe that the manager we going to have issues with me and possibly the owner she only spoke to me twice with the manager though he would not go and talk to the owner about things I would ask him I asked him about a bonus he never talked to their own the rest of the office got it I did not I had worked more than 42 hours a week for the year the entire year I cannot get my vacation time or pay I would ask for supplies I would never get my supplies such as ink paper I actually I had to write a formal letter stating and asking why I did not receive my items why have I had to ask repeatedly for the things that I needed to do my job and when I brought up such as things that were needed in the office that are required by them such as first aid kit eyewash station because we did have chemicals on his property I believe once I started bringing up safety issues that made them feel they could fire me because not only with the safety issues about bringing up bonuses and how I was being treated unfairly how what they were doing to me was unethical and I'm not right and morally wrong I believe because I had wrote a formal letter saying that I needed supplies to do my job then I was I was told that I had to every time I stepped away from my desk I had to email or text my boss every time that was whether I had to go pee or went to go get a drink of water or had to go downstairs to have drivers or driver sheets every time and I had told them that that isn't right now is that my job and I was told it was my job to text every time I stepped away from the desk that is when I told them that it was unfair and not right I felt what they were doing was not right unethical that you do not treat people like that you not treat employees like that to make them feel miserable about everything they were doing but I had they had just hired a new girl and she was afraid to go to the bathroom because she felt if she went to the bathroom she might be in the bathroom too long I had called the other office because my boss and told me that the other office had to do this and I have spoken to other places and they told me know why would we have to email or text him every time they went to the bathroom got up to get a drink of water too get a pencil sharpened two hand another person a piece of paper so the boss had told me they had to do that I come to find out they didn't think he was only making me do it oh and the new girl they hired also after they had fired me no one had actually answered they stopped having people answer the phone in my office apparently it really wasn't my job to answer the phone with my boss said it was part of my job that I had to do this and I told them that I felt that they were micromanage mean so much to the point where I couldn't do my job and they were making going out of their way to make me feel miserable too or possibly hoping I would quit and I didn't quit and I felt and because I had stood up for what I believed was unethical and wasn't the ocean shoe writing a formal letter and asking for supplies my bonus my hours and why I was being moved to part-time from full time when I was actually working 42 hours a year weekly for the entire year because I begin to notice that my boss was not doing actually what I needed Ashton to do for me and to such as vacation family reunion to supply the things I needed to do my job I think he was afraid of the boss I wasn't I had actually said some things that I think made him feel emasculated because I brought up the point that if the owner had cut his balls off and he was afraid to ask her to for me to go to a family reunion was wrong but he would not do this AZ a manager shouldn't do this was not right 2 weeks after these things had been brought up and things I had complained about things I have needed I got fired that is why I don't feel like I was being singled out because I have brought up issues also I feel that there was a lot of discrimination towards me because I work in a completely different office then my boss I also feel that my boss maybe not the manager because I was a woman if I was a man I'm sure he would have jumper really quick because this is a Mansfield that I was working in mainly male-dominated so my question is did they have the right to fire me because I stood up for myself brought up issues that need to be taken care of brought up things that I felt were unethical not right how you treating people are human beings in general that I was being treated differently than everyone else I keep getting told that because Arizona as a right-to-work state they had the right to fire me if I picked my nose is this true do they have the right to fire me because of these reasons because Arizona is a right-to-work state because I felt like I wasn't being submissive enough to them do I need to get an attorney and is it hurt an attorney who is willing to take on my case feel like as if I have been walked on by my employers and if I need an attorney if they know that I am not capable of being able to afford an attorney what can I do is there an attorney out there who would be able to help me

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I started my job in Indianapolis at an online college as a

Hi! I started my job in Indianapolis at an online college as a marketing manager. From the very start, I was harassed at company functions by the COO and my direct supervisor, Sr. Director of Marketing, about why I didn't drink. The COO would get so drunk that he couldn't remember the last time I told him, "I don't drink!". At our Commencement the weekend July 9, 2015, the COO asked me in front of my entire department, "where I was going to be on the drunk-o-meter!" Again I had to explain that I don't drink in front of my whole---it was awful. The entire weekend I endured passive aggressive barbs. I should have gone and done my own thing, but I wanted to fit in with folks after being on the job only 3 months. After Commencement, my colleague sent a photo of the COO with a funny grin. He sent back to my entire team responding, "that is the look you get when you realize there is vodka in your bloody mary!" I knew this was directed at me because I drank virgin bloody marys the weekend of graduation in Chicago.Since then, I have not received equal treatment as the other member of the marketing department. The Marketing Associate was promoted and some of her workload was transferred to me. I have asked consistently in the past year about a Senior Manager promotion and what would be involved. My workload tripled in January. I took initiative on large-scale projects and successfully executed two large-scale commencements. There have been some communication challenges with my boss and I as we have different personality styles. I have worked hard to try to adapt my style to meet her needs. During a meeting with HR in June -- I shared some of my concerns about the lack of supervisor support when something goes wrong on a project and breaches in trust in our relationship.Overtime there has been an apparent pattern of behavior that seems passive aggressive and retaliatory. To name a few examples, my calendar access was blocked; I was deleted as a Facebook friend; deadlines were changed on projects that the team agreed to without telling the team; I got a write in early August for our meeting in June with HR with inaccurate information that detailed 8 other accounts. One of them was because I wrote, "it all worked out in the end" in an email. Prior to the write up, I went to HR to see if the manager could schedule a meeting with us to help us get back track with communication. Based on what I read in the documentation, my direct supervisor has been trying to push me out since February.At this point, I have been talking to HR. They have mentioned an exit package. Two weeks ago on Wednesday, she mentioned 3 to 6 months, but no guarantees. We talked about reassignment to a new manager as well. This past Wednesday on 8/30, we met again. The HR director said that assignment is probably not an option according to the COO. I told her I am considering my options and asked what an exit package would look like. She mentioned 3 to 4 weeks this time. Before I get into signing an exit package, I need to know what my rights are and if I have grounds to negotiate more. I appreciate your feedback.I have gone back and started to document conversations and save emails from this past year.

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I am a hospice nurse and have been falsely accused of having

I am a hospice nurse and have been falsely accused of having an affair with a patients spouse by a co-worker, I have been brought before HR and have been suspended for 5 days pending investigation. The co-worker is a very vindictive person who appears very jealous of relationships I have with my patients and families. The co-worker has had several write ups and is on a 30 day "shape up or you'll be let go" trial period..she has had a lot of complaints from patients and their families, and has recently been removed from an assisted living facility per the request of the director of this facility.. I have been working for this hospice for almost 4 yrs, I have a true passion for my patients and there families and if family members wish to confide in me, express their anger, sadness, ect, either during the losing of their loved one or after the passing of their loved one, I have been there for them. I'm now being told that once the patient passes, it is crossing the nursing boundaries to stay in contact with these families.. My question is, how do I defend myself from this accusation.. This accuser, myself and another co-worker had a "girls" weekend not to long ago, and while we were on this outting there was drinking going on which,I hardly ever drink, and the spouse of the deceased patient did call wanting to talk, I explained I was out of town with friends and I would call him back when I got home, which he was ok with..some things were taken out of context by my accuser and is now being used against me..

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The industry standard is to have the server be financailly

The industry standard is to have the server be financailly responsible for a "walk out" (diners skipping out without paying their bill for food and drinks). In the case for my friend, she did pay and was terminated for it.

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I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.

I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.I left an outage at millstone nuclear power plant on may 13 due to an ROFI took a job at a local valve shop In CT East coast valve services on 5/16 2016I had an agreement with ***** ***** the shops manager that I would work for him until end of June and see if I was a match for what he was looking for.I left on 6/27 due to many reasons the first and most important one is that the owner of the company and the manager allowed its employees to smoke marijuana and drink liquor in the company trucks and hotel rooms. I had a suspicion of this but did not see it with my own eyes until the week of June 13 th. I asked three times to talk to the manager he never made the time. I left because I could not and will not jeopardize my unescorted access at a nuclear facility. I filed for short term unemployment and was denied. I am trying to get the transcript from a hearing on 08/01/2016 CT unemployment keeps saying call back. I am at a loss.

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If your HR representative said they saw you during your

If your HR representative said they saw you during your lunch having a beer and was close enough to identify it but did not approach or say anything to you and allowed you to go back to work then fired you later that day since they didn't comply with the law ( OSHA law ) can you file wrongful termination? And if so on the grounds of what? Also should you report them?

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I was recently terminated at work for using the N-word

I was recently terminated at work for using the N-word directed at my boyfriend but not my co-workers, I also don't remember because i blacked-out from too much alcohol consumption.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Just a friend who is a lawyer but not employment lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i have a separation agreement I want to fight and am discovering that I am an alcoholic.

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I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new

I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new schedule. He forced out everyone who complained. For three weeks he insisted I didn't want the job and quit.For three weeks I tried to explain that I did not quit.He did not respond. One day I saw his wife and asked her to talk to him. She said she would and "things have gotten bad here". A couple of days later he approached me and said I had threatened his wife, they would be filing a report and that "you could lose your children for this".I actually approached his wife for help in regaining employment. Naturally I would not use threats to get my job back. I said I would apologize for any misunderstanding. He told me to only talk to him. Several days later,I found this out when I went to pick up my daughter for our visitation:My ex employer contacted my ex wife ( who he has no relationship with and who I am in a custody battle over my daughter with) and told her his story and provided her with a police report. He also told her I was fired for drinking.My ex took this to the courts and was awarded emergency custody. She said she had a police report of the incident with my employer's wife. A FALSE POLICE REPORT.My ex employer has a history of deceit and is well known in the community for burning his employees.This has caused me damage to my court battle, caused my community to question me and to spread the false accusation.Unfortunately, I have no witness to my conversation with the wife of my ex employer.She won't talk to me or accept my apology.I am being slandered by Joe Nazar . He has lied to the police, the marina where I live, and my ex wife.Where do I go from here?

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