Can an employer force me to drive a company vehicle and not
Can an employer force me to drive a company vehicle and not pay me to drive. Our company has always paid us to drive a vehicle to remote areas to do work. Now they are telling us they will pay us when we arrive at the remote site. Some sites are 3 hours from my house. I will work 14 hour days and get paid for 8JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: North dakotaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: They just made us sign an at will. I told them I wouldnt signJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
I have been diagnosed with cancer. My temp.restriction has
I have been diagnosed with cancer. My temp.restriction has expired. I perform above and beyond my duties regularly. One restriction was from hazardous plating solutions. This work accounts for maybe 1% of my duties. I am being told to get recertified for this or face transfer up to and including medical layoff if my doctor insists I not do that work. I have been with the Boeing airplane co. for 30 yrs. Do I have any recourse.
Sorry to keep bothering you but my husband also works at my
Sorry to keep bothering you but my husband also works at my bar as a manager while getting his master's degree. He has been with is company for over 20 years. He has actually been physically assaulted on many different occasions. My question is, is there any way that he could get a severance package or anything due to the fact that we are having to quit due to the unwillingness of our employers to provide a safe working environment? I know the law is very black and white but I just feel like what they are doing is illegal in some kind of way and it's only escalating and at this point is unsafe for anyone that works there. Is our only option just to quit? We are not looking for a handout or to sue but having to quit would extremely hurt us financially. I have been put on anxiety medicine and have been having panic attacks do to the ongoing fear for my safety. Am I just being a baby and get over it and quit or can I retaliate in some way so that they get the picture before someone gets killed. Sorry for the long questions but at this point I'm more angry that this business puts faithful, good employees in harms way with no regard for anyone's safety.
Worked city years. Outstanding reviews and never been in
Worked for a city for 8 years. Outstanding reviews and never been in trouble, no warnings etc. Told by my manager my section was running outstanding just a few weeks ago. Worked my way up from coordinator to supervisor. Was in Union. Then they reclassified me into a manager not in Union. Had two shifts and both shifts agreed they wanted to have fun and discuss movies, dating, etc. We would joke about jello wrestling naked etc for fun. Everyone agreed to this so did not feel like any harassment. Plus had an open door policy anything someone did not like would be stopped. Our work was cleaning facilities so always had jokes about human waste etc. Then my female supervisor told me I was under investigation by HR and she was not suppose to tell me. She also said I am sorry I need my job you do not, I did what I had to do to survive I am sorry.I contacted HR and they put me on admin leave with pay. I was told I cannot contact anyone and they were following civil services rules. After a month they called me in and asked me questions. I told them what my supervisor had said about keeping her job and they said did not matter. She accused me of things I never did and told them I would be willing to take lie detector to prove I did not do what she said. She stated she was scared of me for over a year and I had stalked her daughter. I said no way. She was mad at me because I made her work and she did not feel she had to. During my time at home several of my coworkers contacted me and said this was a set up to remove me. Found out three of the women employees went to HR and filed a complaint. One of the three had a history of doing this and HR being all women said they did not care. I thought HR was suppose to be neutral but found out during questioning they were not. They said to me I was a bid guy, scary to the women and no one would come to me with a problem. Which I said was not true there are five other women in my department and they would tell you this is not true. City said they were planning on terminating me even with an outstanding work history. Plus never been in trouble before. I hired an attorney who said he knew the HR director and next thing he is telling me to take a separation agreement. He said they had a strong case. I was very upset since they were only going to pay out my sick time of 600 hrs and I would lose 1100 hours of vacation. I tried to tell my lawyer what would cause them to go so hard against me. Last year promoted and spirit ward winner for city. I talked with HR director and she said if I had not hired a lawyer would have been a different outcome. The separation agreement said I cannot talk about them/refrain or employees. Last week several of my coworkers contacted me and asked me to meet with them. I met them and out of 24 employees, 19 said I was getting screwed. They explained when called in they tried to explain our policy and HR said did not want to hear this. Some said they tried to twist their words. Also if they had good things to say about me they were asked to leave the room. I knew the HR director and helped her before in her facility issue. She had explained she was recent divorce and kept asking me to stop by and see her go to lunch. I never did. I was also told by my coworkers how I was set up. One of the females lied and said I made a statement about her going under my desk, and the other two females one supervisor one worker testified against me. The female employees who meet me said this was totally false as they were their when this happened I never said that to them. Now I am upset as this job I was making 70 and I am 56 years old--be hard to find a job. The separation agreement was has been signed and suppose to be followed. I feel the city has broke this agreement by still posting pictures of me saying anyone see me call police. Briefing city employees to be on the look out for me. I was told this by my coworkers and I went ahead and called the police.mthey said nothing on me, this was HR pausing the issue. Plus they has undercover cops come to my house completely out of their area. I feel harassment trying to get me to react. I would really like to break this agreement or at least file against the female supervisor who lied about me. She wanted to buy a gun off me and a shotgun. I did sell her several knives she bought for herself and husband but no guns as I had already sold them to another worker who would testified she was never scare of me. I know she set me up because I made her work. Please need help. The lawyer I hired I spent 5000 dollars and he did nothing for me but tell me to accept the deal.
I have a business in California that works with our local
I have a business in California that works with our local Regional center, so we are held under Title 17 which has a zero tolerance policy for drug use. Recently I had an employee arrested for possession and being under the influence. She was placed into a drug program and the under the influence was dropped and the possession was deferred until successful completion of the drug program. She drove a van with disabled people for us and we removed her from this task and just left her Job Coaching duties because of the arrest. She was arrested again this week for the same offense. She has never failed our random or quarterly driver drug testing but she failed when arrested in the evening hours. Can we terminate her under our zero tolerance policy with cause so that we have a leg to stand on when she sues for wrongful termination (she has stated she will if we dismiss her for this)?
My daughter was subjected to a prank at a veterinarian's
My daughter was subjected to a prank at a veterinarian's office where she used to work until recently. She was deliberately exposed to medical waste and as such a bio-hazard in that several of the other employees at the facility with possible knowledge and assistance from the vet themselves obtained the bloody entrails of a deceased animal and placed them in my daughter's chair. On returning to the office (from lunch or something) she walked into he office and unwittingly sat in the chair. She of course was wondering why there were snickers and laughter. Someone in the room said, "look in your chair" which she then did and found to her utter dismay and embarrassment what had happened. Her pants etc. were soaked with the blood from the entrails. Nobody at the time, even when seeing how upset my daughter was ever offered an apology. All the vet themselves ever said was, "don't be mad".The next day however one of the co-workers texted my daughter with an apology of sorts. (Don't know exactly what was said). My daughter responded by saying he was very hurt and embarrassed by the experience and would be taking a day or two off because she so hurt and angry at what had happened she was fearful that whatever transpired when she returned to work might develop into some sort of confrontation, possibly even physical and stated, "I'm above that". The vet then fired her saying that she had been "threatening" or some such idiocy.I am having a very hard time thinking that my daughter might have to just swallow this whole thing, tuck her tail between her legs and walk away. It just CAN'T be acceptable behavior for a supposed PROFESSIONAL or anyone working for them to behave in this manner without fear of any consequences. THEY deliberately with premeditation expose my daughter to a bloody bio-hazard for a PRANK, and SHE'S a threat?... TO THEM?She is in no way interested in getting her job back or anything like that. She wouldn't work there if it was the last place on earth. It just seems to me that there certainly must be SOME kind of rules and regulations perhaps governing the safe and proper disposal of medical waste? Certainly there must be professional standards of conduct in the workplace by which medical persons are required to abide by?I hope you can sense my frustration in this. I just feel that it should AT LEAST be a matter of record that this vet has been perhaps professionally reprimanded or something for what I feel is absolutely the most stupid, sophomoric, hazardous, irresponsible behavior I have ever known to come out of a profession for which up to now I've always had the utmost respect and admiration.Do I (that is does my daughter) have any kind of recourse here?
I recently started a job as the Safety Manager company which
I recently started a job as the Safety Manager for a company which is owned by a company out of Toronto Canada. Over the last 5 months here, my job description has changed. I have looked over my job description from the online website I applied online to and my job offer. In my job offer, it states that I am entitled to 10 days of vacation per year. During the first year, I will be prorated based on my start date on September 23, 2015. I recently put in a vacation request for a wedding I would be attending in June for 3.5 days. I was approved by the director of operation. The HR Manager has stated today that I am not approved from all of those days and am only approved for 2.5 days that I have accrued thus far. I spoke with the Director of Operations and he said he cannot authorize the vacation time now. Do I have any rights as an employee to fight this?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude