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I recently was interviewed gher position and one manager

I recently was interviewed for a higher position and one manager continued to asked me questions based on my physical appearance and abilities. I am overweight and she asked me more than once if I could handle the physicality of being on me feet which each time I told her yes. She also asked me if my disability, of wearing hearing aids, would limit me at all. Also she mentioned that she heard I have employee relationship issues with people but in reality the only complaint I have in my file is an issue with another manager who is her fiancé. I fee she bullied me and retaliated against me based on personal feelings she has against me

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Asad Rahman

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My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and

My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and did so via text message. I understand that I work in an at will state and there is not much I can do, but, I had an exemplary performance record and made very good money, and up until that point, hadn't had a single complaint. I asked foran explanation and was refused one. I told him I planned to come to our place of employment the next day, and any subsequent days that it was necessary until I received one. He didn't reply, but, a co-worker told me that they were told if I came into the restaurant, they were to call the cops. Again, I was thoroughly confused. My friend and co-worker was unable to get an answer as to why I was terminated, either, until our bosses partner finally felt some compassion and told her what happened, which she then relayed to me. On the day I was terminated, we had several things go wrong - our point of sale system was not working, we ran out of our most popular dish, etc. I text my frustrations of the day to my friend and co-worker, telling her I had been near tears and ready to walk out, being a bit hyperbolic. Anyway, we got through the day, and the only person I said anyting to was my friend via text. When she came to work, after I had left, our boss asked for her phone to install an app on it, in case they had problems similar to what I had dealt with that afternoon. While he had her phone, without either her or my permission, and unbeknownst to either of us, he opened and read the texts between us. He immediately text me and fired me for the content of the text messages, although I still have not officially been offered that explanation. I have yet to confront him with that information, as my friend still works there and I don't want to threaten her job, as well. He read texts that were private communication between my friend and I without permission, has not paid me for my work, has threatened to call the cops on me, and accused me of stealing from him - which I did not do. I was a fantastic employee and am now missing nearly $400 a week in much needed income as a result of something terrible he did. Do I have any recourse at all in this matter?

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Infolawyer

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Sorry. Lost connection, New york, No. Just online message

Sorry. Lost connectionJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: New yorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Just online message sentJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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Ely

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I had gotten a new job last month. There were two employees

I had gotten a new job last month. There were two employees myself and one other woman. She was leaving a lot of her heavy work for me to do. When I finally said something, after weeks of this, an upper manager came in to talk to the other employee. When I arrived to work, this upper management man showed me how all the work had been completed, but it hadn't been. When I mentioned it, I was told to"Quit my bitching". Is this legal? I had a legititmate complaint. Think there may have been some favoritism in there too.I was really offended. I'm a bitch because I have high work ethics?Yipes.Just wonderingThank You,Laurie

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RobertJDFL

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My sister will be at her current job 1 year in October. She

My sister will be at her current job 1 year in October. She was diagnosed with Colon cancer within the past 3 months and is undergoing Chemo. Her boss has always been abusive but his abuse has ramped up since her treatment started and is threatening termination, unjustifiably so.This is a horrible situation for her to be in. She has not used any time except what was accrued for her surgery and chemo treatments. She is petrified of being fired and will not be able to continue her cancer treatment if she is. Please help me to understand her rights and what she should do to protect herself. Thanks. She works in PA.

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Taylor

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I'm in NC. 49 yo male. I was the HR Director at a large

I'm in NC. 49 yo white male. I was the HR Director at a large community college. Contract not renewed out of blue. Said I did nothing wrong. Real reason is that we had several, 2 recent, EEOC charges in which the college had liability. I think they got rid of me because when I investigated, My reccomendations were to correct the situations and put in place safeguards to keep from happening again, I.e. Training.I was notified April 21. Rushed to sign sep agreement for two additional months salary. Not given 21 days, not advised to see counsel. Have all that in email and recorded in phone conversations.My question is would you advise that Imgo to EEOC and charge retaliation, which it was and I think I could prove hostile work environment or file with EEOC. I haven't done anything yet to keep from losing the salary extension. I was with former employer over 24 yrs and was with the college almost 4, but became so difficult to do HR, due to ignorance of HR law and unwillingness to listen to me as HR Director.Since leaving, I have learned that HR is now reporting directly to president (to give HR more support and credibility) and will serve on senior leadership team, which is something that I practically begged to have done when I was there.ThanksMike

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Allen M., Esq.

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I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by

I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by loss prevention. I am second in command and my district manager asked if I wanted the store manager position I said I would consider it and he put me in as "acting" store manager and sent me to store manager training out of state and verbally poised me the permanent position. When I got back he met with me and said that the senior VP of stores did not want to promote me but would not tell me why. I'm confused because my store was the top three in the company last year and I have a proven track record with this company so I feel I am being punished because of my previous manager's mistakes. Is this discrimination? It's my understanding they are still look for a store manager and they are waiting for me to complete my 90 days as acting store manager but I have a feeling they have already offered it to another, they are just waiting.

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Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another

Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another employee. One year ago she took me to HR for what turned out to be lies about me/don't think it was ever reported. Last month we had an incident where I told a manager about her refusing to do her job/that I ended up doing. She was so angry she came at me yelling and screaming at me in the aisle with customers walking around us. I kept calm the whole time never raised my voice. I went to HR and told them she was screaming and getting crazy/he told me to ignore her. The next day she told HR that I created a hostile work place/I said to HR/GM she was yelling at me and I am the hostile one. Told them my side of the story and they were investigating the issue/well she had no evidence and it looked like it was going my way. This has been a month/well a week ago someone followed me home at 11pm from work/had to drive fast pass my house and ditch them/2 days later the HR calls me in and said someone emailed the ethics and said that I told her that I bragged about being a non smoker and I have been smoking the whole time/and she saw me smoking a week ago/I don't know if I was smoking when I was followed/I might have been/I don't know if she has proof of that, at this time. I lied to HR because I got scared/I started smoking again 3 months ago when my sister in law died than my uncle and because of the stress with her. I want to quit. So now I am be investigated by the ethics people I think/My GM & HR don't know that I was followed and 2 days later I got the ethics complaint//What should I do tell the GM and admit I lied about the smoking??? Would the insurance drug test me for nicotine??

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LawTalk

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I have been told that I will not be considered promotion

I have been told that I will not be considered for a promotion because I have been absent from work too much even though the time was approved FMLA time and documented. They also claim that I have missed deadlines and not produced the work volume for the position but my reviews do no indicate this nor have I been approached/counseled or reprimanded about missing any work. In fact, I worked overtime, weekends and nights to make sure that my work is done timely.

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Marsha411JD

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