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I worked for a company for 13 years and had" exceeds

I worked for a company for 13 years and had" exceeds expectation" reviews for at least 8 years. I worked in this department with 2 elderly gentlemen who had been with the company 30+ years and could call their own time to come into work and the company as long as the work got done. There were 4 of us in this position and I was the junior. I actually had a job description to learn all the machinery, but there was a job in the lab that no one wanted to do, so they (the older gentlemen) saddled me with doing that job and never teaching me the ropes of the lab. The job I was instructed to do was time comsuming and there was no time left in the day to work on other machinery. However, I still received good reviews the first couple of years in the lab. The older gentlemen ran the show. My boss never came to supervise us, he relied on the 2 older gentlemen to keep him informed about the lab. In one of my reviews, I was told I was not as far along as I should be. I questioned the job I was doing and said no one else was doing what I was doing and the 2 men had not been working as team members. That was my first review that was not exceeding expectations. Mind you, my boss never came into the lab to view had the lab ran, never came to see what I was doing. My partner in my office space also had his review and came to me afterwords and said I was the topic of conversation in his review. He also told me the 2 elderly gentlemen were buddies with the boss and they were keeping him informed about what they preceived were my faults. I questioned my boss about taking their word when he himself never came into the lab to see what I was doing. I also told him the 2 gentlemen pushed their responsibilities on me so they did not have to do the "dirty wprK". All they wanted to do was the machinery work. My boss said he would talk to them. Things got a little better, but the 2 gentlemen would always leave the lab if I asked questions and return a little later. My next review, I was being reprimanded by things my boss would not have known, (never came into the lab to supervise), and I questioned where he received his information. He denied the 2 gentlemen were talking to him about me. He said I needed to step up the pace and he would talk to the 2 gentlemen. My review was marked down again. The gentlemen did start teaching me some of the machinery (I did know the applications of some of the machinery, but the ones the 2 gentlemen wanted to work on were never a priority of them to teach me). No matter how I did things, it was never good enough and I was told this in my reviews. Mind you, my boss still had never observed me in the lab. On one review, my boss told me the 2 gentlemen in the lab did not respect me and I should find another job in the company. When I found out they were running to my boss everytime I was not up to their expectiatons, I remained aloof from them. They were quite social in discussing everyone's personal business and I thought that was unethical and I wanted no part, besides, I knew they did not like my by now. My last review was also not stellar, once again my boss had not been in the lab to evaluate my performance. He decided I needed to be put on an improvement plan. I was to meet every Thursday with him and a person from HR. My first meeting he told me he wanted me to tell him what I needed to improve on. I had already done everything I thought he needed me to do, so I was not quite sure how to answer. I am a tall man, so I had maintenance come and change out my chair because the 2 gentleman had told him I slump at my desk all the time. I told him I had done this and he was kinda taken back and then told me to find something else to improve on for the next Thursday. I was confused. I thought he would give me direction on where I was falling down and guide me in what I needed to do. Next Thursdsay came and he told me I never read any books to improve myself. So, I ordered books off thJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I was devastated. I went in Monday, they had me sign exit papers and gave me a serverance package and had my desk packed up and said good-by.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: My boss said I was like a son and what was I going to do now. So, you recommend I see a lawyer, even though I did not fill bullying on my co-workers or my boss?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was a great employee until I had this boss and his friends.

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Infolawyer

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I have been the subject of harassment at a very large

I have been the subject of harassment at a very large corporation due to coworkers sharing text messages and/or images of me interacting on dating apps or websites in my own personal time outside of the workplace. I am the subject of "office cooler" gossip. It has gone on for months. The respect I once had in the work place is no longer. I get eyes rolled at me, I hear comments when people think I am just out of earshot. It's gone so far as our office which is in another state. I once logged into a conference call and overheard a conversation being had about me. I assume the people speaking thought the mute button was on, on their phone. This has gone on for well over a year or more. I have reported it to our HR manager within the last 3 months and am continuing to document instances. It has made focusing on my job very difficult and contributed to a hostile work environment. I have witnessed people in the workplace looking at text conversations or pictures of me on their cell phones INSIDE the workplace but have no physical proof of this. What are my legal options? It is incredibly difficult for me to continue working for this company under these circumstances, especially in my role, which is that of a manager that constantly has to speak in front of large groups of people. Is their any financial or legal recourse for this?

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John

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I am somewhat forgetfull at times because of the condition i

I am somewhat forgetfull at times because of the condition i have and medication I take. The employer is accusing me of missing some times informing the supervisor about the time i was away from my computer from july 2016 to Nov 2016. The complaint says failure to meet log in time for those months, no specific dates. I asked HR for clarification and he became irate and altered the document by sayin its those months. I have filed eeoc and discrimination in which i was al ready suspended for this in 2013. Does the employer have to reasonably accomodate me if i ask the supervors to notify me as soon as possible when i dont meet my log in time so that i mau inform them whether or not its fmla related. The complaint is about "behavior" they are accusing me of intentionally not meeting my time with no specific dates of their complant. I have fmla for G.I. bathroom issues and Ptsd. I am a disabled veteran.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have a meeting with Human Resources next week about my

I have a meeting with Human Resources next week about my supervisor who has created an extremely nutty and hostile work environment. I'd like some pointers about what is important to bring up or what I should bring up and what is not. This is NOT a legal issue at this point, and I don't plan for it to become one. HR only. Thanks.

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RobertJDFL

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I have had coversations with my supervisor in past about her

I have had coversations with my supervisor in past about her tone in speaking to me before she became my suoervisor. Before I went on medical leave to take care of a very ill parent, she gave me a review and mentioned problem with my tone, which is the first I've heard before in my 15 years at my company. I responded in writing to her accusation on the review form. She was aware I was getting ready to go on leave to take care of a very ill parent. On my first day back from leave, we were scheduled to have our usual 1 on 1 meeting. When she entered the room I said "good morning, happy new year". I thought she did not hear me so I said "Happy New Year" again. She yelled at me and hit the desk with both hands, "Melanie, I don't have to say happy new year to you, it's not a good year.I told her, maybe this is not the best time to speak, then I slowly started to stand up. She immediately yelled again, "lets go HR right now" two times. I felt verbally assaulted for just attempting to be courteous. In our meeting with HR, she mentioned my response made on the review form and stressed how busy and backed up the department is during her rant. All of this which left me feeling she is retaliatingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois. I felt verbally assaulted. She has done this before to others with witnesses.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will and part time. Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm a 34 year diabetic with illnesses that happen when highly stressed which she knows about. I am a 57 year old snd she is in her early 30s.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I've worked at my organization (a non-profit in Leawood, KS)

I've worked at my organization (a non-profit in Leawood, KS) for almost 10 years. The past few years, one employee (a partner in another division with which I have worked closely) has become increasingly difficult to the point of verbally attacking people during meetings. I have seen a few of these outbursts, heard about countless others, and was finally the target of one a few months ago. After the encounter, I informed my supervisors of the incident and went to HR. HR talked to the other employee, who said she would apologize- but then never did (and continued to act erratically/unprofessionally). I decided to remove myself from the line of fire and excused myself from meetings where she was present (lest I be the target of one of her attacks again). I initially had the support of my supervisors in this, but now my boss's manager wants me to "give it another shot." The very thought of being in the same room as that woman makes my blood pressure skyrocket and gives me anxiety. I've never been treated that way in my 10 years here, nor have I had such a visceral reaction to the thought of working so closely with someone again. Normally I'm a "grin and bear it" type, but this different. I feel I should not have to deal with such an unstable employee with an HR record a mile long. I'm curious though, what actual legal grounds do I have to withdraw myself from a hostile work environment? And to demand my supervisor's support?

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ScottyMacEsq

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My work place has become so hostile that I am at an

My work place has become so hostile that I am at an emotional breaking point due to the stress. After being insulted by my employer yesterday I was written up for defending myself and complaining of being yelled at in front of patients. I haven't been able to return to work since lunch and I am terrified to go back tomorrow HelpJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in New Mexico and I already know that the laws will fall under State Labor Laws due to the fact that there are only 6 employeesJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am a salaried employee, I was employed 9/7/16 at $12 an hour and was on salary by my fourth paycheck. I have gotten a bonus on every check but 1. I work for an Acupuncturist and the office is not compliant in a lot of ways. As a former business owner and administrator I was asked to help them become compliant. But I got Drs. yelling at me in front of patients. I am bipolar which they are aware of.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

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When I became a U.S. citizen I changed my citizenship on my

When I became a U.S. citizen I changed my citizenship on my employer's employee info site and inquired if I had to do anything else. I was previously a lawful permanent resident and provided my green card as evidence of my right to work in the U.S. HR then insisted I REPROVE my right to work in the U.S. by demanding a copy of my citizenship certificate. Not knowing any better I complied, and they took a copy.JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: U.S. citizen as of 7/15/2016. Later I learned they had no right to do this as my presenting my green card established my right to work in the U.S. permanently. The Employer guidelines are quite clear on this and that asking again (say when the green card expires) amounts to discrimination on the basis of national origin. I advised HR of this and requested they destroy the copy of my citizenship certificate they made, which they claim they did, but they have been hostile toward me ever since.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Other than informally or vial email to HR? No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The environment is politically hostile: I was warned that it was a Democrat shop and to "go along". I am very politically active OUTSIDE the office, never bringing up political issues inside, and requested and got, via email, assurances that my employer will not seek to curtail my external political activities. However, I still endure "left wing culture" in the office. Much of my family was wiped out by Hitler's national socialists and then robbed by Stalin's communists -- I am of Czech origin, and such a culture rising to the same hysteria that resulted in the murder of much of my family is very disturbing. My question is whether all this rises to the creation of a hostile work environment based on national origin.

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I was accused of stealing by a co-worker, after I punched

I was accused of stealing by a co-worker, after I punched out and was outside of the building the co-worker stopped in the hallway inside the building and was speaking to my supervisor. As I was walking to my car my supervisor asked me to come back in and I said "for what?" I turned to my accuser and started saying to her I have the right to work here, just like you do, I was yelling @ her because all of she said in front of my supervisor, "you were stealing" my supervisor came outside and said you can't talk to employees like that, I told her I'm punched out, she said you're on aldi property, I said so I'm going home, supervisor said we will talk to you tommorrow. This happened today 1/4/2017.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KansasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: part time, no unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am currently thinking about filing against them for a hostile work enviornment

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Patrick, Esq.

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