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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.

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Allen M., Esq.

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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

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Dwayne B.

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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.

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TJ, Esq.

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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.

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TJ, Esq.

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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.

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Patrick, Esq.

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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.

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ScottyMacEsq

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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...

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Allen M., Esq.

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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.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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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!

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Loren

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