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I was terminated yesterday simply stated reason of not being
I was terminated yesterday for a simply stated reason of not being a good fit. I had only been employed there for 11 months. I was subjected to a meeting on Thursday when quite expectantly, my new supervisor gave out a proposed job description for all to review to all attendees. I quickly surmised that much of my job was in that new job description, as was the case for other key employees in the room. Questions and frustrations flew out immediately, I found myself humiliated in front of my coworkers who were very much thinking what I was, "What is going on here? Why is my job being rewritten into another position, NO ONE ever discussed this with me! Even worse was when I questioned some of the key tasks as they relate to my job, I am being told not just by my supervisor but by another Director who is suddenly becoming the spokesperson for this new position that they are not taking away our jobs, just proposing different ideas for this new position. Myself and others were clearly upset, frustrated to hear this other director tell us what was best for our jobs. This man has no authority over me, or my job! My supervisor just let him take the lead and argue with me about what my job entails in front of everyone! At no point did my supervisor ever follow up with me, discuss with me how my job would change or offer support. Instead, without warning or reason, he simply told me on Friday afternoon that this was my last day and he terminated me offering a 3 month severance package. I am 60 years old, getting another job will be difficult at best. The lack of professionalism and the creation of a hostile work environment was just wrong. I f I accept the severance, I can not file any adverse action or suit but I have no other means of support! I will lose my home and car!JA: We have our lovely Black Belt Customer Support team available to help you 24/7.Email***@******.***In the US or Canada 1-***-***-**** Available 6am to 9pm PSTIn the UK 0***-***-****In Australia 1800-679-634In New Zealand 0800-452-621From anywhere else 1-***-***-****Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The HR Director has many workplace practices documented such as targeted negative treatment, discrimination in pay based upon gender and bullying in the workplace. She has worked tirelessly to advise change but to little or no avail.JA: 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 Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
Is there a case "hostile work environment" lawsuit if you
Is there a case for a "hostile work environment" lawsuit if you witness and receive daily meetings with your boss where he talks to you, and others, in a disrespectful, unprofessional and sometime humiliating manner? I am a 45 yr old white male who's profession is a manufacturing supervisor for the L3 communications corporation. I have recently been placed under extreme pressure for making unreasonable sales quotas to cover losses in other sectors of the company. My boss has me under a microscope micromanaging me and my direct reports on a daily basis. It has reached the point of being so unprofessional and unbearable that I went to HR yesterday to complain. During this time of duress I felt I had no option but to give notice of my resignation, because the stress was affecting my health (sleepless nights & anxiety attacks) and family home life. Immediately afterwards my boss hears that I gave notice, but not of impending HR investigation into the "hostile work place" investigation. He asks why I'm leaving and I tell him that I can no longer sit idly by while he talks to myself and others in a unprofessional, disrespectful manner and that the stress is affecting my health and mental well being. He tells me that he talks to everyone that way and that maybe I should step down as manager to a less stressful position. I feel that its unfair to punish me by demoting me when it is his actions that need to change. He is unaware that I have initiated an HR investigation, but when he does I'm sure it will be uncomfortable to continue working for him in any capacity.
If we write, "I'm sorry you were offended and actions that
If we write, "I'm sorry you were offended and for the actions that took place, and we will be looking into it further within the office... we appreciate your bringing it to our attention" to a former employee who wrote a letter requesting 2 weeks pay for lost time because she left the co. due to feeling "bullied"-- would the wording be appropriate, or do you have a better suggestion for wording so we are not admitting guilt but acknowledging her concerns. The concerns were related to several employees and supervisor(s) chatting online about the person and her singing on a show or something, the employee felt humiliated that she was being made fun of.
I am a store manager women's clothing store and I am a 34
I am a store manager for a women's clothing store and I am a 34 year old gay male. Over the past 8 months I have been subjected to an inappropriate line of questions from a customer regarding my position why 8 work there and how I was allowed to work in a women's store. She made statements that I should not be there and have no right to be there. You don't belong here she said. Since the first incident I have had several run in with the lady... she stares me up and down with a disgusted look on her face. Will not respond or talk to me and just looks at me... even at the check out desk she will not allow me to ring her up or anything. This lady is obviously targeting me because I am a male and she humiliates me every time she comes in. I have partnered with my company but was wondering if I could sue this customer for violations to my civil rights under title vii...
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
In my job as manager of a recreational resort, I had two
In my job as manager of a recreational resort, I had two board members who were admonished in writing by owners and guests for showing up at a private event (quilting party) and mouthing off to the ladies while drinking. They went on to tell the ladies that I should have not allowed their gathering and that I would be replaced. It was part of my job as manager to oversee the use of the ranch for activities that the owners wanted to hold (weddings, family reunions, club meetings, etc.).Both of these directors were censored by the rest of the board members, but instead of apologizing and owning their mistake in judgment, they denied the incident ever took place. One of the directors was the president, and the other was the treasurer.This was the start of continued harassment, and retaliation.The treasurer stood in front of the owners who were attending the monthly owners' association meeting and stated that he had "discovered" a huge discrepancy in the accounting and that monies were missing. Three owners had been allowed to buy out the balance of their shares for small fee and the ranch had lost 'thousands" of dollars as a result. I was accused of misappropriating funds after it was pointed out to answer a question posed by the other director's wife that , no, this wouldn't exactly be embezzlement since I hadn't taken the monies.The buyout had been a practice that had been put in place prior to my taking over as manager. The only difference was that I had each of the three remaining owners pay a $500 one time buyout price and continue to keep the share and make payments on the assessments. The ranch runs on the assessments paid by the owners. A few owners had financed their shares with the original developer and he had turned these over to the owners' association when they bought him out. I had followed the procedures that were already in place and all three buyouts had to be signed off and signatures notarized by two board members. The treasurer failed to mention that he had been one of the directors signing off on the buyout.The president of the board conducted the investigation and failed to report that she had also signed off on one of the buyouts, as had the other director who was involved in the quilting incident. I was demoted, but allowed to finish my contract time at the same rate of pay. An election was held in August and both directors were out. The president was reelected (no one else ran), but she was removed as president. Things were up in the air, but I was still working, but now at a lower rate of pay and completely removed from management by the previous board. I now had to do the shopping for the ranch (a job I did not do as manager) and in the process, I fell during a rainstorm (slipped on oil in a parking lot) and broke my hip. I am now on workman's comp after a botched surgery left me with one leg 1 1/2 inches shorter than the other and the back pain is unbearable. My six months is up next week, and I am very concerned. The new manager is not forthcoming with any information for me.Had the board conducted an investigation with other players involved, I do not believe I would have been demoted. My honesty and integrity have been questioned in an open meeting, and it has cost me a great deal of humiliation and physical pain and suffering.
My daughter quit her job to take a new job as a receptionist
My daughter quit her job to take a new job as a receptionist and at medical firm. As she began she was being asked to go into medical rooms and assist the doctor. The following week she was fired saying they made a mistake with the job and were looking for a person with deeper medical skills. None of this was made available only that she would answer phones and assist in office matters and not actual medical procedures. How can this medical office get away with this - she quit her job to take this one an know she has none!
On Friday May 27th, my fiance was involvedbin a motorcycle
Good afternoon,On Friday May 27th, my fiance was involvedbin a motorcycle accident that occurred in Fredericksburg VA. Thank god, he is ok but he was transported to the ER where he was diagnosed with a broken humerus/shoulder 6 stitches and lots of road rash.In any event he was referred to follow up with an orthopedic that they recommended this week, howeve when we called to make the appointment, the desk staff was out to lunch so we waited for the return call where he is unable to be seen for another week. We called the ER as they had perscribed him nausea meds as well as 5mg Norco/hydrocodone x15 tablets. It being a holiday weekend and knowing he would run out, the ER staff advised he go see an urgent care facility near our home and that they would be able to perscribe him a refill for his pain meds, or we would have to travel the almost 60 miles back to get a script. So this morning we crossed over to our local NEXTCARE, Galveston Court, Manassas location, where I (his fiance have been going to as well as my minor son for 10 years thatbI have neighbored this care place. 1st and foremost I beleive my fiance was automatically judged and stero typed (possibly from being tatted up from head to toe lol) we ride Harleys and have prfessional jobs, own our home , cars etc...(not their place to do, but they did)from the moment we walked on the door. We had empty pain med bottle in hand, x-rays, and all ER paper work in hand and provided it to them upon arival. The desk guy went to the back, cane back out, saw the Dr. On duty peep around the corner and we were advised that they couldnt see him, or perscribe him any pain medicine. So i simply said wait a minute...we were instructed to come here and we are willing to pay out of pocket to be seen if necessary, and you mean to tell me you are refusing him medical treatment???!! We asked to speak to a supervisor or Dr. On duty, manager ...anyone other than he. So he goes to the back anx same guy returns again, to say "she is not goingbto see you and will not perscribe you narcotics, ....no other recommendations, for even another type, kind of pain medicine or anything, then the manager a very disturbed individual to saybthe least, came out with an attitude and while there was one other patient waiting and overheard this entire ordeal, as well as I had my brother on the phone listening also, he told us to leave!! I asked his name, he said DON! THE MANAGER! Inthen proceeded to ask if theybwere refusing my fiance medical treatment, he said No, I will be happy to check you in and take a payment from you, but itbis our Dr.'s preference NOT TO PERSCRIBE PAIN MEDICINE! Again, we were walked to the door by Don as well as a nurse staff lady and instructed to leave, and thatbwe could go down the street to (I think he said a Dr.Fatiema of we wanted Narcodics) at this point I am outraged and furious and if this sounds like a medical malpractice law suit to you???? As well as a descrimination law suit??!! Any advice you could give Id be most appreciative, as this facility, did not once even review the stack of paperwork that we handed them, not sure how in the hell they could have missed his arm being held in place by this contraption as well as all the road rash that was clearly fresh meat and visible due to us having to cut off 1/2 his shirt, in order to cover up his manliness! But this was the most unprofessional place and staff that are in their but I can assure you that I'llI'll be discussing this visit with an attorney. I've never in my life been more humiliated and embarrassed than I was with todays experience with this NEXTCARE FACILITY. I look forward to hearing from you very soon, and Thank you. ~Brandi
Counselor at Law
I've worked at my job 1/2 years and have always received
I've worked at my job for 1 1/2 years and have always received compliments of what a great job im doing. Ive received 3 bonuses in the last year and NEVER was told anything negative about my work performance. Just recently I told my manager that I am a recovering addict and have been clean for a while. About a month ago I asked about a review and a raise and was told they do not ever give raises. I expressed that I was not happy about this. I also would work late just about every day. Once I learned I would never get a raise I started leaving when I was supposed to and not an hour or two late like I had been. Last Friday I went to lunch and I was in the parking lot. I was about to take my medication that I take everyday at lunch when my boss walked up to my car. He saw me with the pill I was about to take, I rolled down my window said hello to him and didn't think anything about it. After lunch I returned to work and went on as usual. On Monday I went to work and a few hours later our manager who normally works in a different office walked into my office and shut the door. She said this is going to be hard for her but we have to let you go, we're firing you because Pat, our boss saw you doing drugs when you were at lunch on Friday. She went on to say that she knows my history and that I've struggled with drugs in the past. I told her that this is ridiculous and showed her the medication I take everyday at lunch and the prescription on the bottle. She called the boss to tell him I am prescribed this medicine. I asked if he is referring to the pink pill I was taking and he said yes, it was pink and then he tells her that I was snorting it and to tell me I'm fired. I told her that is a complete lie, which it is, and again that I take this medicine everyday at lunch and it is a prescription that Ive been on for years and I don't snort it. That is complete BS. I have worked hard to stay clean and I am so offended that I was accused of doing drugs. I wasn't even asked about it or to take a drug test which I would have done in a second. Since I've been there I've received nothing but praises for doing such a good job. Not only from the office but from clients I've worked with. My boss was never friendly with me compared to the two others I work with in my office. He's difficult to describe other than I think he's Moorman and completely straight edge. Doesn't drink caffeine, use any bad language etc. Personally I feel that once he learned I was a recovering addict he wanted me out and this was his way of getting rid of me. Is it legal to accuse someone, or a recovering addict of using drugs and fire you for taking medication that is prescribed and completely legal? I'm in Virginia if it makes a difference. Any advice would be very appreciated. Thank you.
I've been under a performance improvement plan + days, andView more employment law questions
I've been under a performance improvement plan for 60+ days, and today I got a final warning. .. which most likely leads to termination. I am feeling humiliated by my employer (supervisors) because I've been increasing my performance to a very high standard, and yet I get a final warning. My humiliation comes in because I have a scheduled meeting with my supervisors supervisor. This meeting was set up over a month ago . . So I feel like there was no chance of me staying employed, and they knew it , and really did not give me a chance to perform.