I'm very confused and have been very mistreated. We do not
I'm very confused and have been very mistreated. We do not have an HR department. It's a seasonal business and the owners are offensive, insulting, abusing power through means that undermine and humiliate me. I get belittled in front of co-workers, have heard "rumors" spread about myself and my personal life OUTSIDE of work.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I have a contract for full time employment.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a meeting with the owner tomorrow and I am not sure what to say and how to defend myself.
I was offered an interim position in NY at a college as a
I was offered an interim position in NY at a college as a vice president with a start date of August 8. The president unofficially offered the position and asked that the HR director send me a contract letter to sign. Instead of sending the letter by email it was mailed and I did not receive the contract before driving back east from San Diego.I packed up all of my belongings and departed with my husband by truck on Monday, July 25 to move into the apartment on campus which was offered to me on Sunday, July 31 . While en route to the east coast/in Maryland I was informed by the search firm on Thursday, July 29 about an article online about a Title IX issue in which I was indirectly involved in at another institution - I did not have any responsibility for deciding the case which a student had filed a complaint with the Office of Education and I was mentioned due to my role as a dean at the time. The incident has since been dismissed against that institution and no actions against the institution. I sent a full explanation to the head hunter to provide clarification on the matter.The president (who began on July 1, 2016) was gun shy about any Title IX incidents that may be linked to my appointment as a vice president and subsequently I was informed by the head hunter that they wanted to retract the offer.I had already arrived 10 hours within the campus when I am was informed of this final decision and felt totally humiliated and financially undermined that I would have to return to SD without a position, had no communication with the president, and left to go back home.I sent an email to the president and requested the following from the institution: pay all moving expenses incurred and six months of the $175K salary that I was offered. Initially the institution did agree to pay moving expenses (mileage, lodging, per diem for food/expenses) but rejected any additional financial compensation. Later the campus offered two weeks of the salary and moving expenses and asked that I sign a waiver releasing the institution of any legal actions in the future.I believe that this decision/action by the institution was unfair and has caused undue hardship financially and professionally. The background research on a candidate should be conducted before an offer was made. Additionally, I withdrew my name as a candidate for another position in which I was invited for an interview since I had accepted the position at this institution.I believe that the institution should pay at minimum 5 months of the salary. I have not responded to the settlement offer yet and seek your advice--should I just accept the two weeks salary and moving expenses?Thank you in advance for your assistance.R
I was abruptly terminated in the middle of the day and was
I was abruptly terminated in the middle of the day and was told to gather my belongings and leave. I was humiliated and embarrassed because everyone was standing around watching. I was never written up and am still upset about the termination. Can I sue them?
I feel I was wrongfully terminated from my job of 13 years
I feel I was wrongfully terminated from my job of 13 years by a new HR person. I work for a group of 5 dermatologists and I feel I've been targeted by one of them because I found out she was involved in insurance fraud,. Since that time she made a remark to another employee stating if she took all the front desk people and put them in a room together they might have an IQ of ten. When she found out I knew about her insurance scam which involved an employee, an attorney and herself she pulled me into an exam room and told me not to tell any one because she was afraid she would loose her license. The HR person singled me out in front of other employees and told me I was not a team player,accused me of being rude to one of her new hires,which she brought with her from her former place of employment,and when I tried to defend myself she told me to get out
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
I was a Division Vice President of Sales of two markets
Hi,I was a Division Vice President of Sales for one of two markets under one roof. Given high praises, great job conversations throughout the last two years. There was a quick decision last week, to go to one Division Vice President no documentation during a half year review conversation with my Division president . Currently now the sole VP was hired after me, 20 years younger and has less tenor by a year and half. The sole VP assumed responsibility of my staff and I was given a lower title without being asked to assume the role and keep my position, BUT at the same pay. I was told I would mirror the same position as another Division that being a "VP of Business Development and Value Added Team Manager. The company announcement came out today stating my new title of Business Development Manager. I feel demoralized, humiliated and unappreciated. Their are no gold watches in this world in business and I am truly thankful for the job I have, but is this legal, was this handled correctly? I am 51 years of age and have always tried to be fair through my years of management. Thank you for your time.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
What remedy is available in employer employee abuse.
what remedy is available for employee in employer employee abuse. employee receives verbal abuse from her employer. She is, humiliated, disrespected feels terrible and embarrassed and has to put up with it for the paycheck. there are witnesses. etc, eetc. how to proceed. she needs to get out of this abusive male employer work environment and continue to pay her bills.Concerned Boyfriend
Hmmm, i just typed a whole page. A hostile work environment
Hmmm, i just typed a whole page. A hostile work environment I would suppose. Ok, twice a year we have team outtings foe team building. The employees pay for the function themselves. We went did our thing and then went across the street to get food and drinks. We have a new manager, he stood the whole time at the head of this really long table while we were eating and taking. He decided to male this a team meeting, it started out good and tben ve turned it around and started slamming us for different things right after telling us how great we are. He's loud and there were other patrons a d restaurant employees just kind of staring at us. I was so embarrassed and humiliated. The next day I called the HR director and told her the story. She said that was unacceptable and would handle it. A couple of days later she called me and said it was handled and it wouldnt happen again. Now he's calling everyone into one on one meetings and telling everyone we should act like adults and go to him or our department VP if we have a problem, not to call HR. I ha e my meeting tomorrow and feel very uncomfortable and feel this is a retaliation. Your opinion pleaseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NebraskaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Im over 50 and other employees in our group are always passed over for special projects even when we ask for more workJA: 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.
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.