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My question is, I am a Operations Director for a small

My question is, I am a Operations Director for a small trucking company. We hired a gentleman about 10 months ago who had no prior trucking experience to be our Logistics and Sales Director. We are on equal ground and I respect that. He has a lot to learn and has progressed over time but in this business, you never stop learning. I've been in it over 30 years. This gentleman has been acquainted with my owner for over 25+ years as they went to college together. One instance in past 60 days was this gentleman disagreeing with a business decision I made on behalf of the company while my owner was out of town. He came down from upstairs while I was outside on break and began to ream me so loud, my employee's thought he was fighting or was going to fight me. He was screaming, edging me on, using foul language, etc... I just stayed calm and told him to let it go, that just fueled him more. He clinched his fists, but again I asked him to just walk away, he didn't so I did. I wrote an email to him later that day and included my owner that I wouldn't be talked to or threatened that way. Once my owner returned, he stalled me for over a week to discuss the matter saying he hadn't had time to talk to him. Once he finally did talk to me about the incident, it was like he just swept it under the rug. This has happened a second time now, no language or yelling, just angered frustration and slamming a phone down on me. My biggest question is to me, this has caused me to feel that it's okay for him to treat me this way and created a hostile work environment. I actually am now disliking going to work and I loved my job up to these instances. In our employee manual, it clearly states this type of behavior will not be tolerated and if anything, a written warning and/up to termination could take place. NOTHING has happened to this gentleman but as my owner said the first instance, "I"ve talked to him". The second instance talk with my owner last Friday was "you need to work this out with him as I will not referee or, there will be changes". I feel like this has been turned on me. My staff on the day outside when he verbally attacked me, has stated they were concerned for my well-being that day. So I feel I am not exaggerating this situation. Is there anything I can do legally in a situation like this as I said, I now am hating to have to go in and perform my normal duties, which I am doing but feel defeated as the second in charge now.

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Phillips Esq.

Attorney

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I was recently terminated from a construction estimator job,

I was recently terminated from a construction estimator job, there were some mistakes on a bid that ended up loosing money for the company. The owner reviewed, modified and approved the bid prior to submital. He is now contacting my customers letting them know I am no longer with the company and telling them he let me go due to making mistakes on bids.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MNJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet, not sure if it is a legal issue or just the way it isJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I have just received a third written warning from my

I have just received a third written warning from my manager. In the write up, it mentions an email from July 19th. The manager has only been an employee for 2 weeks. I believe I am being targeted to be fired by the assistant lead. I am a 64 year old woman and the assistant is a 50 year old man. Everything was fine until he was hired last October. He ask one of my coworkers to spy on the rest of us and tell him what was said about him. I said to a coworker that I thought he was incompetent. That lead to someone keying my car twice on the same day. Nothing was done. I did file a Police report. Anyway, what can I do when the company fires me?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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Was told by one of my upper management team I had been

Was told by one of my upper management team I had been disrespectful insubordinate and should be fired just to be made an example of, the yelling lasted about 30 minutes via phone. have email proof I did nothing out of normal company policy. I'm not the first person this has been done to, last gentleman fired and had a stroke shortly after. A year and a half ago the manager of my departments died of a heart attack at work, would just like yo know if it's worth finding a local lawyer to talk too about intentional emotional distress

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Christopher B, Esq.

Attorney

Juris Doctor

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My employer wants to know if I left the premesis during work

My employer wants to know if I left the premesis during work hours to go get gas at a store down the street. I told him no but he believes I went. Can he legally look at the convince store security cameras to see if I went to the store? And if he can't can he hold that against me to fire me from my job? Also without proof can he fire me regardless? Even if others tell him they seen me leave? When they actually didn't see me they are just assuming I left.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,900 satisfied customers
I was terminated from my employer after 28 years of service.

I was terminated from my employer after 28 years of service. My employer called my PCP to authenticate signature on FMLA form, months after FMLA was designated qualifying. PCP advised he did not recognize the signature, but stood behind all other information on the form. He offered to fill out new form and re-submit. Because employer designated qualifying 6 months earlier and did call to authenticate within FMLA qualifying time-frame, employer refused and terminated me for fraud. Under FMLA regulations, it reads that I was to be given 7 days to correct form in doubt or submit new form - and was also entitled to a 2nd or 3rd medical opinion if employer would not accept new form from same PCP. Is this correct?

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Brandon, Esq.

Senior Counsel

Doctoral Degree

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Employment..I reasently got written up at work and insead of

employment..I reasently got written up at work and insead of giving me 3 days off. they took 3 paid leave day away from me ..I live in michigan

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,900 satisfied customers
My employer is changing my employment contract and forcing

Good morning.JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: My employer is changing my employment contract and forcing me to sign. If they fire me for not signing it, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in NevadaJA: 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: Sure.. I'm currently a non-exempt employee with a 30 minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks.. They want to change me to exempt and force me to take a 1 hour lunch, which causes me to stay later each day and they're reducing my two breaks to 10 minutes.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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Can a workplace change your quarterly bonus structure on a

can a workplace change your quarterly bonus structure on a period you have already worked (if the policy was in writing)?

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

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