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My employer, a small CPA firm, will merge with another firm

My employer, a small CPA firm , will merge with another firm on January 1, 2017. I have been informed that I will not be hired by that firm and that my last day of employment will be December 31, 2016. I have worked full time for my present firm since October 16, 2007. I am covered by long-term and short-term disability insurance through my current employer. My physician has recommended that I have knee-replacement surgery. This surgery will require me to be off of work for 4-6 weeks. When I inform my employer of my intention to file for short-term disability , I fear that they will immediately discharge me. What recourse to I have if this happens?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Can my employer ask medical records and require me to visit

Can my employer ask for my medical records and require me to visit the company doctor as a condition of return? I have been cleared by my PCP and neurologist along with the neurology psch team

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My fiancé and I live at and manage a large independently

My fiancé and I live at and manage a large independently owned hotel for over two years. He was the General Manager and I was the Assistant General Manager. During the last couple months things were not going great with our personal relationship and I felt like the General Manager was deliberatly singling me out for the smallest things, he was trying to push me to quit my job. I sent him emails letting him know I wanted to setup a meeting with our owner or the HR manager so we could figure out how to make this work so that one of us wouldn't have to quit. I told him via email several times that even tho I felt he was harassing me and discriminating against me that I could put our personal differences aside and maintain a healthy working relationship because I enjoyed my job and wanted to continue working there even after we ended our relationship. The owner has always been very happy with my work ethic and performance. There have been numerous occasions he where he acknowledges my performance to the other managers, which brings me to my point. About two weeks ago the owner comes into town and asks to speak with me, he asked me a couple questions about work and I answered them, he then told me he was giving me a 30 day paid vacation and he would like me to move out of the hotel within 6 days. I asked him what I was suppose to do after the 30 days was over and he said I should be looking for another job. At that point I knew he was firing me but I couldn't get an exact reason and if it's because I wanted to end the personal relationship with my fiancé, the General Manager then why was I the only one that got fired and had to move out of the hotel, it just doesn't seem like that could be legal. I have asked for my seperation papers several times and still have not received it. I plan on trying to file for unemployment but they told me they need the seperation papers to show reason for termination before I can file for unemployment. Does my employer have to provide me with my seperation papers? Should they be responsible for paying me my normal salary since I haven't been able to file for unemployment because Athey will not give me my seperation papers? I just don't think this is fair

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I recently had an oral contract with a tutoring firm at

I recently had an oral contract with a tutoring firm at which time I was clear, orally and in writing, that I was not qualified or certified for special ed children. When I declined to accept a position involving a child handicapped by severe physical and learning disabilities, I was fired. The tutoring firm was looking for a body and not a match. Best forum to file complaint?

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Need guidance on dealing with bullying at work

I've been dealing with extreme bullying for a few years. This is in California. Unreasonable deadlines, managers who don't have a clue on the logistics, steps, time, issues that arise and analysis to do our jobs. I've been here 18 years, but feel there's definitely a trend to keep discrediting me. Most recently being interrogated on Monday for 1 hour 45 minutes, on why a task was not completed before my vacation. Sorry for rambling, so much more to tell but I'll stop here. I'm grateful for any guidance or options on this.

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Do I have to file my claim with the EEOC (Equal Employment

Do I have to file my claim with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission) before trying to bring it to federal court?

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I am employed by a non-profit organization and was red in

I am employed by a non-profit organization and was hired in June of 2009. I was offered a salary of $43,000 per year. When I did some research after 6 months I discovered they were paying other Directors that were not at the corporate level as I had been and they were paid $5,000/year more. I requested that my pay be raised to that level and it was granted. After many issues with my supervisor where she had consistently not provided good supervision and on more than one occasion tried to throw me under the bus, I was told that during a big company wide restructuring process I should move back to a branch level and I would need to prove myself again in order to move up. I explained that the job they wanted to move me to was a job that I had for 7 years in a different location, but I accepted the job knowing that they said the department I currently was in would be restructured. Today, 7/15 they reposted my exact job I left with a rate of pay 12 - 17k more than that originally.I'm not sure if I have a case but I feel like there is some level of injustice here. I am the only indian person in the entire company that had a leadership position. I was told my work performance was not a factor in the request to move me back to a branch level position. Can you please help?

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I am one of three caucasian employees in a restaurant. I

I am one of three caucasian employees in a restaurant.I have worked with the company for over two years, and have taken tests to show my qualifications for a managerial position (tests of which I scored perfectly on) and yet I have gotten overlooked by less qualified employees (the scores are made public so I know they're less qualified) who happen to be of the same ethnicity of the GM of the company. Since their hire, they have made the work environment increasingly unbearable to me, and ONLY the other two caucasian employees.In my two years there, I have never had a written reprimand, yet low and behold, the week these new individuals get into a position of authority, I receive one on a ludicrous claim, and they have repeatedly taken measures to attempt further punishment.Do I have a hostile work environment claim?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Not sure I have a legal issue. I feel leadership wants me to

hi, not sure I have a legal issue. I feel leadership wants me to quit. They have taken all authority from me. abolished my unit, outsourced my team, told me I had a new job within the organization, but within weeks they changed their mind. I am a sr. director and am not invited to sr. leadership meetings and they have now contracted someone to help me with my work. I have been at the organization for 12 years, had stellar evals. so do you think I have a legal caseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: i work in Alexandria virginiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, trying to decide what to doJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i work at a non-profit association. we have all new executive leadership. there have been approximately 8-12 women that have been either made to resign, been fired, or have had their positions eliminated. Most of these people are women, women of color and are 50+ years old. I am a woman of colorJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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