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I was a jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The

I was a Virginia jail guard scheduled to go to basic training. The day before basic training I was told that I was being fired for failing an eight month performance review. I was only there for six months. I am over 40. The performance appraisal seemed to be fraudulently signed meaning a mid level supervisor signed the edge of the document and did not read what he was signing. The firing official kept referencing my failing an eight month appraisal in his decision to terminate me. I was not due for an appraisal for two months, and I would have received basic training the next day.

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I have been receiving unemployment in Texas. I started a job

I have been receiving unemployment in Texas. I started a job last Wednesday, and it is horrible. Does Texas have a 30-day period where you can basically try to see if a job works out but still go back to claiming your original unemployment? The job I started is not providing me on the job training for my position. They also told me I was hired to be a medical assistant/scheduler, but the people in the office told me I was just to answer phones and take messages Is there any way to go back and still claim my unemployment from my original job?

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I have worked as a senior level executive company 25 years.

I have worked as a senior level executive for my company for over 25 years. Due to some wrong decisions made by my company's board members (family owned and privately-held), the company is doing an organized liquidation. These circumstances have occurred and I wonder if I have any legal standing against them:The company was profitable until roughly two years ago. When recently I discussed the downward spiral of the company, one of the board members/family members said to me, "just hang in there for about a month; changes are coming". The result was the organized liquidation.The owner of the company has become extremely inappropriate due to advanced age and decision-making difficulties. Comments like "why did you bring this shit to me", and "you are so stupid", " and "he is an asshole" are commonplace.Although they gave a few of us senior executives bonuses for last years' performance and reported it in our W-2's, they have held the checks and now the banks are not going to release them due to the organized liquidation.

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I am wondering, I am waiting a phone and computer to get

I am wondering, I am waiting a phone and computer to get decoded for possible employee fraud.1. If they were working for me (on salary) and working for another, but transferring my clients to the new company, via my phone and computer, is this fraud.2. What is the statue of limitations on this act.3. 7 years of files were coded then erased from the company computer , before returning.

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Patrick, Esq.

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My electrician was caught overcharging me , sometimes by as

My electrician was caught overcharging me for hours, sometimes by as much as 2.5hrs a day. Our building registers guests when they come and go, and after comparing his invoice against building records, his overcharging was discovered. This is not just an individual but an electrician that works for a conglomerate company.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am on bail felony charge of prostitution. Lenscrafters

I am on bail for a felony charge of prostitution. Lenscrafters general manager hired me knowing my background. She said as long as I passed the background check (LexusNexus), I was hired.I've been working without incident for the company since February. The general manager was recently fired and the new acting general manager is threatening to fire me. I have also been harassed at work by coworkers.Am I in jeopardy of losing my job?Thank you for any advice you can offer....

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RobertJDFL

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My daughter works company that owns several local dining

My daughter works for a company that owns several local dining establishments and one bed and breakfast. She discovered that her general manager was paying family members for hours that were not on their time cards and contacted human resources. After several months of this...they finally called the general manager to the corporate office. ..but only asked that he no longer employee the family members. As soon as this happened he began paying a person 29 hours a week that has not worked there in 3 months. She is very upset about this but feels once again this will be swept under the rug. She is uncomfortable in the situation and doesn't know what to do. Is there something that the irs can do...or should she contact the labor board...she is concerned she will be terminated.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I am in a sales position software testing company. We

I am in a sales position for a software testing company. We provide 3rd party services essentially for other companies. Currently I am being asked to "make up", "write up", essentially fraudulent case studies regarding work we've done with other clients even though i know it is either work we have not done at all and not with other clients. I have refused to do so at this point but feel it may be putting myself in jeopardy by not being a "team player". How can i protect myself and what can I do going forward if something happens and am termed for either that or "production"? thanks.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was terminated after bringing up unethical business

I was terminated after bringing up unethical business practices to my superior (including discrimination, the possibility of fraud, etc.). Is this allowed?

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Delta-Lawyer

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