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I would like to request a consult. I am based in albany New

Good Evening , i would like to request a consult. I am based in albany New York area. How much would it cost? My employer is causing me un-necessary harassmentJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to. Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: My employer is incorporated in Maryland, i work at client site in albany New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet he sent me an agreement today morning, and it sounds like he wants to subject me to indentured servitude that is work for him for a prolonged period i have been working for him for last 3.5 years and suddently a new agreement came into effect today morningJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: let me think for a minute

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I have an employee that texted me at 1 AM on Friday stating

I have an employee that texted me at 1 AM on Friday stating she had an emergecy and would go out of town first thing in the morning and that she should be back on sunday but wasn't sure. I've tried contacting her several times but she never replied. She didn't show up to work today. However, our records show that she tried to access our office email account on Saturday and this morning. She also tried to access our computer system. I've since blocked her access and changed the locks. I've also mailed out her paycheck and a letter indicating that she's abandoned her job hence i've considered her quit. Right after I mailed her check, I received a text message from her stating that she had food poisoning but would come to work tomorrow. If I terminate her, is she entitled to unemployment? Can I tell her I will consider hiring her again after I interview other candidates since the staffing agency is sending some people over for working interviews? I was granted a judgment against her boyfriend before this happened.

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I am a distressed RN writing for advice and to see if i have

Hello,I am a distressed RN writing for advice and to see if i have a case against my hospital.I am a new grad RN who was training in a new grad on boarding training program. I was to be paired with an experienced RN (preceptor) for 3 months, share responsibility for caring for my patients as I was trained an on-boarded. The entire program was to last a year long. My employment contract was at-will.10 weeks into my training during day shift, everything was going well. I received positive feedback in the form of writing and numerical rating from all my dayshift preceptors. Then I switched to night shift, and everything changed. I felt ostracized, unsupported and anxious and I didn't fully understand why. I thought I was doing well, didn't receive feedback to the contrary and actually was told by my preceptor I was ready to be on my own.2 weeks into night shift, my manager pulled me into a meeting with the Sr. HR strategist. He told me there were patient safety issues. The patient safety issues were either untrue (medical record documentation would show this), ambiguous and very questionable. I realized in that moment that I was being selectively targeted.For things taught to me by my preceptor, things that were common practice on the unit.I countered each point he made. She had to step out with my manager 2-3 times to speak with him in private.The HR representative then said I was in serious violation of a work policy. Work began at 7am ( I could clock in at 6:53am). However, since the day of hire I was coming in at 6am to organize my work day. I collected med due times, patient information and planned my day (never interacting with patients directly). She explained to me that this was a "very serious offense" would be "directed to the very top" and would result in "very serious action." She did this while leaning forward, placing her hand firmly on the time sheets she asked me to fill out. She repeated this multiple times as I began to cry inconsolably. Repeatedly said it would result it was a "very serious offense" that would result in "very serious action" , as she leaned forward and placed her hand firmly on the timesheet. I asked if this meant I was going to be fired. She said she could not say now, and it would take 6-7 days for the higher ups to decide on the course of action.I did not respond to this accusation, as my manager was sitting directly beside me. I knew with the patient safety issues I was being selectively targeted for some reason and I was afraid to speak up. But the truth this- I was never told it was not allowable to come in before 6:53am and plan my day on the unit. It was common practice on the floor among nurses, including my preceptor and my direct supervisor. My manager had seen me on multiple occasions, acknowledge me by saying good morning, but never reprimanded me. My direct supervisor was early all of the time, even had a conversation with me once saying she was there early because "being an hour early is better than being a minute late." I was never handed anything in writing about it being against policy during orientation.She concluded the meeting by saying I was suspended pending the decision of those above her. I asked her for clarification regarding what I was being suspended for- she said "both these reasons."I left, crying inconsolably. I was extremely afraid of the implications of this on my career if they were to fire me. Her tone, mannerisms, and what she said made me thing that firing me was inevitable. I sent a letter of resignation to the hospital that night stating " I resign from my position at _____."The next day, I met with her to turn in time sheets. She told me she got off the phone with my supervisor, and the supervisor said what I did could have resulted in patient harm but actually didn't result in patient harm. I told her I was concerned about recovering my career. As her what could be conveyed to other hospitals. She said within ____ hospital system, I was considered "non-rehirable." However, this could not be conveyed to other hospitals.At this point, I do have a strong sense I was selectively targeted. I do not know why. I have a sense I did not fit in with night shift culture. I also know that when I told the one person who brought all this against me that I was to be married, she told me to make sure I tell the charge nurse if I get pregnant so she can assign me to safe patients. All I want at this point is to have that status of "non-rehirable" removed from my record along with the false/questionable patient safety concern issues which were selectively brought against me.If I cannot obtain this and recover my career, do I have reasonable grounds for a lawsuit?

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My company said they would offer me 6 months salary if I

My company said they would offer me 6 months salary if I would quit in two weeks. I have been with the company 40 years and that doesn't include my bonus or sick or vacation time. Do I need to get a lawyer to represent my interests? Am I right in thinking that is not a fair package?

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I worked in a USA Division of a British Owned Corporation

I worked in a USA Division of a British Owned Corporation that had very extensive Ethics Program, which included being required to watch video's on ethical situations and being tested on your response. I have a situation where one of their US attorneys has "made false claims" and knowingly "lied to me" (in my opinion) on a matter concerning some Intellectual Property, which I'm the originator of. 2 of their Lawyers, 1 Bus. Director, 1 engineer, and VP of Ethics are involved. I've already taken a Polygraph test on my own to refute the attorneys claim, and employed an attorney on Employment Contract who advised their claims to Corporate ownership are completely false. Their VP of Ethics refuses to take any action against their personnel because in my view it would not serve their business interests. So in short, they required me to abide by their Ethics Code, but refuse to abide by it because it did not serve their interests - and no Gov't entity is involved that they have to answer to. Question: Can I take legal action in a US Court to seek to have their Ethics Program declared unenforceable. And/or seek financial compensation through mediation. They are a $2 Billion operation.

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I am an executive with a compnay and I have an employment

I am an executive with a compnay and I have an employment contract that includes a change of control. The company will soon sell their assets to another company in the same field. Total cash for the asset sale is $1,000,000 and bank secured bank debt is $780,000. the company also has $500,000 of additional debt related to purchased parts that have have been invoiced, but not paid. My Change of control is for ~$100,000. In what order will the debt be satisfied from the proceeds?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: OHioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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If I was hired in April 2015 and my hiring manager and I

Hi, if I was hired in April 2015 and my hiring manager and I worked out my allowed expenses and vacation time, but it is only in emails and not in a contract, do I have any influence on the decision. Inre to the vacation time, I have an email that states that my manager spoke to HR who directed her to put the extra week/yr in an email. Also, of note, my director who is now challenging all (since I have gone through 3 managers and now the position is open), is citing policies and parity, though no one else on my team is in my situation.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in NJ and the office is in Princeton, NJJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: FT, non unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure

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Please re-read our exchanges in a recently posed question.

Hello Marc. Please re-read our exchanges in a recently posed question. This is the same person involved, but a different question.I naturally have no idea when you might have the opportunity to answer this question, but I will be patient.My son has been given a "Separation agreement and general release of all claims." I will attach this as soon as I copy and remove all references to him or his employer. He has been told that if he does not sign this that he will not get his severance pay of one month. He has been told that he does not have to sign it. I will get it to you as soon as I can.

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What to do if a teacher grades your child unfairly?

Hi. What to do if a teacher grades your child unfairly?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: phioladelphiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no I sent 2 emails to the teacher and aske to meet with her to disscuss my child progres. She had not reply yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My son is in 7 grade. Has straight A in all classes since kindregarden. He is a mentally gifted child. Has no problems in school. The science teacher is a problem. My son gets above 90 s in all science tests and quizes. However when he is pair up for projects he gets 40% or 70%.

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