I am an employee of the State of Alaska working for the
I am an employee of the State of Alaska working for the Division of Public Assistance. Our agency has been in severe backlog since 2010/ I have been referring clients to the governor and Ombudsman's offices to help them get their cases worked faster. I was ordered to stop this practice. When I did, I started referring clients to the Health and Social services Commissioner.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I was hauled before a disciplinary hearing without warning and in the hearing the prosecuting manager enter evidence that he altered. Two sentences that were complimentary of me. In spite of the altered evidence I was given a letter of reprimand. Do I have any legal recourse? My Union business agent is pursuing all admin options. Thanks!JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time. Our jobs are considered our personal property working for state gov't.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's what happened so nothing to add at this time. Thanks for your time and consideration.
I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October
I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October 7th, I walked away from my job due to job harassment from my co-worker and management not handling it properly. It all started with me emailing my supervisor and President of the company requesting to be transferred from my current department to another department if an opening became available. I labeled this email Confidential Request not wanting this unstable co-worker to be agitated and take it out on me. Then I was called into a meeting and was asked to give examples so I did. The meeting ended by saying, let us just talk to her and see if we can get her to calm down a bit. I left the meeting saying, I don't think this is going to work because it will probably "just add fuel to the flame." Well, they called my co-worker in and talked to her. Later my supervisor and co-worker had a meeting. When I entered the room I felt like I was ambushed by my co-worker. She mislead my supervisor into thinking it was going to be a let's just get along meeting. My co-worker was constantly trying to calm her down but she was livid. She has harassed me for 3 years and now she was out of control and management couldn't handle her. I walked out Friday about 1:00. I thought about it over the weekend and text my supervisor on Sunday asked if I could come back to work on Monday. She said the President would have to contact HR and see what could be done. I received a text this morning that said "When you verbally said you were quitting your job Friday, loaded up your personal belongings and walked out in the middle of a workday, you voluntarily terminated your employment with CRC Insurance Services. I am sorry that things did not work out as we had hoped but under these circumstances we are not willing to offer you your job back. I know that you have contacted several of our staff regarding our office and I would appreciate it if you would refrain from doing so going forward. We are trying to be productive and my staff does not need to be distracted any more by this matter. I wish you the best and I hope you find another position soon where you will be happy. We have begun the termination process and you will receive information and documentation as soon as it is available. " I text back and said thanks. I text and said that the contacting was over the weekend and it was to say goodbye to them since I didn't get to do it Friday. I also text them and said I hope I get my termination packet soon to answer several of my questions. I also text and said this is confidential but I am going to file a complaint about Alicia and I was trying to keep this from happening to the next employee and I wanted it on record. Is there anything I need to do like get a restraining order? She was so mad I was wondering if she was going to hurt me. She might if I run into her in a public place and let me tell you, insurance is a small world. Melanie
My sister-in-law had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. She
My sister-in-law had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. She tripped at work because an employee had left a box on the floor which she did not see, and re-injured her shoulder . . . now is rescheduled for the same surgery next Tuesday. Should she file for Workman's Comp and can her employer prevent her from getting it?
In Texas - law enforcement - the Separation Notice is called
In Texas - law enforcement - the Separation Notice is called an F-5 denoting honorable or dishonorable discharge. If by appeal, the 1st F-5 was corrected to Honorable discharge, is the old F-5 supposed to be removed from the personnel file/records? Thus, it should not be available in a background check for other employment. Right?
My boss has no attendance policy in place. A good employee
My boss has no attendance policy in place. A good employee missed a day after having surgery because she was in too much pain to walk. Her job is all standing. Today he presented only her with an "attendance policy" and made her sign it. She is never sick and often covers for other people. Is it legal to select people out like this?
I work city government, in an arts organization. The
I work for a city government, in an arts organization. The city has decided to split from the arts organization, at which time the arts center will become a separate non profit organization. I decided not to transition with the arts center, since the benefits that were provided by the city will not be the same under the new foundation governance. I met with HR yesterday and was told i would only received 80% of my retirement since i would be one month shy of the five year mark to be 100% vested. Then they asked me to submit a letter of resignation. I responded that i wouldn't be resigning if it weren't for the new transition, but they still want me to resign. I will be working with the city until official split. My question is: why would they ask me to resign instead of just ending my employment when the transition occurs. Thank you for you advice.
I have a question about wrongful termination. I was terminated while on long term disabili
I have a question about wrongful termination. I was terminated while on long term disability. I was now notified by my employer. My husband went to the dentist, had to get a prescription filled. He was told the insurance company was not excepting the prescription. he called me I call the benefits department. I was told I was terminated on Dec 31, 2015. The rep suggested I call HR. I did and spoke with the manager. she said she would call me back, that was Jan 6, 2016. I left 4 voice mails. She returned my call on Jan 18,2016 to said she is still trying to contact the benefits department, and she will call me back when she get an answer. I have not heard from her since. I never received a termination letter.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
I am an Assistant Principal and I received a "memo of performance"
I am an Assistant Principal and I received a "memo of performance" regarding a comment of comments taken out of context on Facebook. My Principal claims that the comments were "inappropriate, disparaging, unprofessional, and a clear breach of personnel confidentiality." A friend and colleague on Facebook had made a comment regarding not wanting to go back to work after spring break. I responded to her post "I'm ok to go back now - I finally finished a certain slacking counselor's ESL case load schedules." I never identified the counselor, school, or district and these are not even listed on my profile. The Principal verbally told me that it would be on my summative (end-of-year) evaluation that can be seen by every school district in the state and that my contract would not be renewed next year (I'm not up for renewal until 2017. I know I can write a rebuttal to the memo in my file but is there anything I can do legally to prevent the Principal from putting this in my summative evaluation as they seem determined not only to get rid of me in this district but also preventing me from future employment?