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On 9/14 at 6:50 pm I had a coversation, which I recorded,

On 9/14 at 6:50 pm I had a coversation, which I recorded, about how I was treated during a meeting that he, myself, and my dept supervisor had on 5/11 (which I also recorded). The meeting on 5/11 was about a date I was absent from work. The meeting was a result of false information from another employee which was later proved to be misrepresented and resolved due to lack of communication between the supervisor, team leader, and myself. Immediately following the conversation on 9/14 I walked on to the plant floor without my hard hat on. The plant manager brought that fact to my attention in front of three other employees, and I went to my car and retrieved my hard hat and put it on my head. The very next day I observed the plant manager and another employee without their hard hats on ( I have pics) working on one of the machines on the floor. I did not bring it to anyone's attention that day. On 9/26 when I punched in at 6pm, I observed another employee without his hard hat. I gestured at taking a picture of him and the plant manager saw me do this. ( I actually did not take the picture, just gestured). I proceeded to do my job but the plant manager was doing it instead. That's when I said: "You got on me about not having my hard hat on in front of other employees but he's walking around without his." He said "So what's your point?" I said: " That's some more of that double standard you said doesn't exist on May eleventh." At that point he started to say " Let me tell you something.." I cut him off and pulled out my phone and activated the voice recorder app. He then snatched the phone from me while another employee witnessed this, and erased what little was recorded. I threatened to file a grievance, (which I still intend to do) then called my supervisor to tell him I was going home to do so. He convinced me to finish the shift and promised to talk to me at the end of my shift which at this time is in 4 hours and 45 minutes. The plant is in a small town in Iowa and I have no idea who to turn to if not the plant manager. I can't afford to quit. I also feel that quitting would null my grievance. What should I do?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I live in Phoenix, AZ. I was terminated this past Thursday

I live in Phoenix, AZ.I was terminated this past Thursday by my supervisor. His reasoning was 'differences in management philosophies'. I was written up once for not following his direction but never for anything else. All performance reviews were 'achieve expectations'.Do I have a right to go after compensation for wrongful termination? Clearly there is more to story but overall need to understand my options. When I say more the environment he was creating was very hostile and vendictive.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I was "separated" from my employer ( told I was not

I was "separated" from my employer ( told I was not terminated) but all accounts closed, no longer on payroll, could file for unemployment. I had been issued RO ( no charges, no arrest) told I couldn't supervise because the RO restricted my ability be armed. I was waiting for hearing to modify order which complainant was agreeable with. Also told if I got things cleared up I could make appt with Human resources to discuss employment. I asked if I would just return to my position. They said not necessarily. Because another issue was brought to HRs attention. My license/ credentials had expired and this was not acceptable. But I had just been notified by Director of department that they had expired. I had filled out forms and I signed and director signed and he said he would send out ASAP. That was approx 11 days prior to being "separated". But now this issue was being used to get me out. Turned out the director had NOT sent out forms they were still sitting on his desk. He was waiting to see what the administration were going to do about me having been issued the RO.This same issue of license expiring had been something which happened often within the dept. I couldn't just fill out paperwork and send in for renewal my AGENCY was the one who had to sign and send in with payment.besides other supervisors had the same thing happen to them but HR was never notified , no adverse actions taken for the men, but used to validate reason to separate me from employment. Prior to this time the director had taken 1 male supervisor and 1 employee to get their license renewed. In less than 2 hours their license was renewed. Mine sitting on his desk.I had problems with some employees on my shift. Several times one male employee and 1 supervisor were segueing and name calling , yelling and in my face in the presence of other employees. I wrote up employee for insubordination and other charges and the director took no action. Behavior continued. My work environment had been and continued to be a hostile work environment. I complained to my supervisors and to human resources and the actions would subside for very short periods of time. This is to say they were silent. But still would not do what was required.What can I do. I'm no longer employed, I went to the State commission against discrimination and although I submitted many documents , emails and provided names and where information could be obtained to verify my statements the commission said there was Lack of Probable Cause. The appeal. Stated the same findings. I should have sort attorney to help. But I thought I had all the evidence needed. But The commission didn't interview anyone nor did they try to obtain the official records verifying my claim of other males had allowed their licenses to expire and the director did in fact bring males and got licenses renewed within 2 hours. The court modified the RO order and the employer had posted my position and said they had applicants and were interviewing. The modification by the court was not enough.It took from July 2013 until June 2016 just for the initial findings by the commission.Can I still go EEOC, what can I do where can I turn. I was discriminated against. I am in a protected class and still I lose help please

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Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

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Someone else less qualified than me got a job I was promised

I was promised a job that I ended up getting passed over for by someone less qualified than myself. I confronted my supervisor because she had been planning to put me in it since last year. I was devastated. Since, I confronted her about the broken promise and advancing others less qualified, she has retaliated and created what I would call a hostile working environment. I am miserable. I am being forced out. Do I have any rights? I work in a school system as a behavior consultant. My boss is the director of special ed. She refers to other employees as "f**ktards", "idiots" and threatens to put people back in the classroom all the time. I am frightened. I need my job.This is in the state of Tennessee.I am full time, tenured, have been in education for more than 15 years. I have impeccable evaluations and always have, dating back to the first year I became an educator.She threatens...calls me on my personal cell phone, screams, yells, curses at me. She discusses me throughout the district in a disparaging way. I feel she is ruing my reputation.

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Christopher B, Esq.

Attorney

Juris Doctor

5,320 satisfied customers
It has come to my attention that pt employees at my current

It has come to my attention that pt employees at my current employer are making more than me. They got a substantial raise according to them. My raise is coming as a ft employee of 4+years but I am still within $1 of those I clean up after who started after me. Please advise. Any help would be appreciated before I reach out to hr.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I am a member of a cathedral choir and have been publicly

I am a member of a cathedral choir and have been publicly accused by the organist and choir director that I am costing the cathedral money because I take more than one copy of music. He has stated this in front of the choir and congregation on numerous occasions during rehersal and before worship services. I asked him to talk with me in private and he has repeatedly made pejorative comments in public places. I have multiple health issues. hypertension and asthma/COPD and recently had an episode of high blood pressure (177/107 to 200/120) during this past month. I have had another run-in with him just last night. I asked him to talk with me in private.He then said, 'Everyone knows what you do.""You don't follow the rules!" was the following comment . I hadvised the Dean Rector of the Cathedral of the situation.Is this harrassment? It creates a hostile environment. San Jose Police Department has been contacted and advised me to talk to his immediate suoervisor and pirsue the matter in a civil court setting.Finally, I have been a member of this Episcopal Church and now Cathedral for over 35 years.I am what we call a cradle Episcopalian - born, baptised, and confirmed an Episcopalian, whose mother, grandparents, and great granparent were Anglicans from Japan.Thank you for your and professional advice.Regards, ***** ***** Hanasaki

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I am a woman and work at a place where I am constantly

i am a woman and work at a place where I am constantly bullied and harassed by a Vice president (male). I have worked at this engineering firm for over 14 years. I had meetings with other senior mgmt. that agrees that this VP targets me and “goes after me”. Not only has he said very inappropriate rite things such as “I am not your Bitch” when asked of him to help me carry reports to a client meeting and he also have told me to “sit there and look pretty”. (These are some examples). He also goes out of his way to lie about my performance to customers and to internal staff. He constantly berates me in front of my team and in front of everyone else in the firm.I have told the head of our division about this and he recognize that this VP does this to me, but said and I quote “ if I were to do something about it and talk to Dave, he would just make things worse for you”. I responded that this was unfair and that I cannot take the harassment any longer.I feel that I cannot go to my HR department because the head of our Division, Randy told me that VP of HR does not like me “cuz I am pretty”. I have a witness to this, one of our project accountant was there when this was told to me. I was also informed that another HR person didn't like me either. I feel stuck and feel I cannot do anything.Due to the harassment, I have not been able to sleep at nite and I have anxiety. There has been many people in my firm that can validate what I am saying. Even our director of finance said “he goes after you, you know it is because you are a women”.I feel everyone knows this behavior is harassment, but no one is doing anything about it. Part of it they say..”oh it is just Dave”I am at a crossroads, should I seek a file a harassment and get a lawyer?

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Asad Rahman

Attorney

J.D.

3,122 satisfied customers
Actually yes. I have worked for a company for 5 years now.

Actually yes. I have worked for a company for 5 years now. The Vice President of Sales is a bully and has a lot of power. He has said many demeaning things over the years, but today in particular he said things in front of a group of colleagues. His exact words where, " you are just dumb". I want to take action with HR, but based on my HR text book it is not necessarily illegal unless i am discriminated against in someway.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

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I have been an RN for over 21 years and with this hospital

I have been an RN for over 21 years and with this hospital for over 14 years in a Director capacity. I have had an exemplary career with positive job performance evaluations and never any disciplinary action. I made a report to my immediate supervisor (chief nursing officer), as well as the Director of Human Resources (HRD), that the work environment had become hostile and that I feared retaliation if I reported any patient safety issues. Shortly thereafter, our CNO was forced to resign and the HRD contacted me at home and advised me that I should accept the job position I had been offered by another hospital because of information she had learned. Essentially, that members of the new asministrative team were looking for any reason to terminate my employment and replace me with an employee from a sister hospital because they could pay said employee significantly less than my salary and that they needed to find a position for said employee because the sister hospital was overstaffed. I had conversations with this new team about my future employment and was overly assured that I was a valuable asset that they had no intention of replacing.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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