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My company just started direct observation of drug test..Its

Hi, My company just started direct observation of drug test..Its a non DOT test.is this legalJA: Can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No Tahnk you

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I am 56 year old female. I have worked for just bit over 2

I am 56 year old female. I have worked for just bit over 2 years for a very strict, mean, rude owner who lives in another city from the property I manage. Do see usually once a week or so.7 mos ago I brought in a 27 yr old male past coworker.Within in 3 mos owner was speaking to him about being a manager. (Original plan was he was to move into a front desk supervisor/mgr..my assistant as had been dicussed). Has no supervisor or management experience.First clue something going on---In February I found out owner changed my email recoveries for the office. Also managed to get in "my" personal google account, locking me out of my personal email and showed as a "connected device" in "my" personal email.(My fault, I had created a work email using my personal email for recovery and somehow both emails linked to my Google account..enabling him to gain access..?) nothing to hide but just upsetting and felt like he was being scandalous..maybe firing me soon, made me feel ill.This owner is unable to be pleased, always wants more out of you and never gives verbal appreciation. I have made great improvements over past years for him.Second clue--- same time frame..I knew of a expected pay conversation with this employee and owner ( to be my assistant..?).When I asked employee how it went, he beat around bush and basically said he did not want to displace the trust owner gave him. Hmm...**soon found out he has this employee doing General Manager training on our companies online university.(Not the same as 10000 class, but a step towards)Owner has been nastier than usual, yells, is demeaning and nik-picks me each week.I recently decided to tell him I wanted to take a vaca week and maybe the following mon, tues due to flight being much cheaper.Owner said to me-- "you can take 2 or 3 weeks off, I don't care" "will talk soon about your wages, if I have to pay 2 managers there will be changes, I can't be paying both of you". Says he will talk to the other employee about what responsibilities he will take on and that we would be having another conversation concerning my change in pay....! He must be planning on taking my vaca away from me-- no pay.? I haven't been off a week since march 2016. Never signed any contracts nor does he have employee manual. Only email saying outline of position, mentions bonuses and vaca time.Also then told me to quit using the work email I created my first week over 2 years ago and is in my business cards...?I work my butt off for this guy. Required to work 6 days a week 8 plus hours, cover shifts also. Nomal work 110 plus. Have stayed these 2 years because didn't see him often, need the money, does do nice bonuses at times and I love the business itself.Trying to hang in there-- thinking he going to fire me, last Manager was offered $12. (Was 40000). Asst position.- he then quit after training me. I was 5th manager in 12 mos period. Think longest he's ever kept or maybe it is.. dumb enough to stay.Kind of embarrassing, humiliating, sad, mad. Worked to hard to be treated badly and worried bout monies. Hard to continue to be a good worker and train my replacement...Obviously would love to quit...Looking for any advice.... Will I get unemployment if I don't except his change in my pay or if I quit because of the whole situation? Train my replacement?Age discrimination. Or sex discrimination.Our scores and rankings are good, no bad complaints on me as a manager and he has never written me up for anything.Thanks for reading... Appreciate your thoughtsTriciaC

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A mnager ( female) grabbed my breast inappropriately at a

A mnager ( female) grabbed my breast inappropriately at a work event last weekend, I have completed the investigation with HR and decided to resign my position. Can I seek damages?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IdahoJA: 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: The manager grabbed my breast and commented to others that yep they were real, and state she HAD to check

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I have a friend who works for a cleaning service. Evidently

I have a friend who works for a cleaning service. Evidently she was accused of theft. The police were called and a woman from the cleaning service strip searched her. She was not read her rights. There was nothing found on her. She was fired the next day. She did not sign anything from this company that said she could have this done to her. Was this legal? Were her rights violated? We live in Ohio.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Part-time, Ohio is an "at will" stateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The young lady is a former heroin addict.

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I sent a pic while work in my office to a guy I am now no

I sent a boob pic while work in my office to a guy I am now no longer talking to he is threatening me saying I bet work with love this showing the picture that I previously sent him if he does go to my employer could they fire me over this??JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm so freaking out over thisJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Full time union but I'm Non bargaining

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I have a very terrible situation. I am a clinic manager with

Hi, I have a very terrible situation. I am a clinic manager with 3 doctors. I recently discovered one of the doctors was having an affair with one of his nurse practitioners (both married). I did not acknowledge this to either of them, but the security cameras are located in my office and he assumed I knew and has since harassed and humiliated me in front of staff causing unbelievable stress to my job. He has now posted a sign in the building that I am no longer associated with "his practice" even though he only owns 33% of the business with equal parts to the other 2 doctors who have told him I will not be fired, since he can give NO reason of anything I have done, even after 4 meeting of him being directly asked. I need to know can he post papers in the building to staff regarding just me that I feel are humiliating and harassing?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: alabamaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: the state is at-will, but I have a contractJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: he has told the staff not to speak to me, has created his own "team" and told them not to speak to anyone else, not to eat with anyone else, basically divided the entire clinic against one another

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I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a

I am Transgender and I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a protected class as far as discrimination is concerned. I am the VP of Engineering and recently complained that my boss, the CEO, was discriminating against me. His management of me has caused stress, anxiety and depression. The company, 50 employees has a lawyer coming in on Friday to act as an independent assessor of the situation. Here is my evidence. Please tell me what you think about its strength and which elements are the most important for making my case.1) Continual mis-gendering2) Expecting me to do menial tasks.3) Second guessing & micro-managing things that I do.4) being picky and not consistent with others regarding timekeeping5) Different rules of conduct for him and for me.6) Squashing financial consideration awarded me by CFO/HR7) Isolating me from others in the company.8) Not considering my 34 years of technical expertise9) Supporting Trans but picking me up on the slightest slip up. E.g. dress code and bathroom policy10) Expecting me to do the jobs of three people. manager, engineer and technician. Staff left/moved not replaced)11) Insisting I meet with him alone to discuss difficult work topics rather than be there with two of my peers and then complaining that he didn't want a meeting with 18 people. (Silly I know but that is a real situation)Is the above sufficient or am I trying to ride a dead horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11)

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I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and

I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and anxiety with panic attacks that i feel were caused by a change in management and repeated altercations with the new office manager. do i have any kind of case??? i am also still battling with them over errors in payroll deductions which was a big part of my altercations with them.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: illinoisJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: after leaving the job i went to my doctor who did provide me with a letter stating that i left do to these medical reasons there were triggered by the job. i have applied for unemployment but am waiting to hear back.

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I am a 59 year old widow with a disability. I have been

I am a 59 year old widow with a disability. I have been employed for the last 6.75 years at a school district, trying to stay working until I can retire. I have been harassed to the point I am on FMLA, on anti depressants, hanging by a thread. Once I reported my problems to the superintendant-I am opposed to her using words like f**king c**t and f**k ALL THE TIME-it has become her favorite word as well as other staff members. I have never been liked by my supervisor. I live on a single income.I am being blocked from speaking to the superintendant. I cannot return to the humiliation any more. EEOC felt I had a weak case for age discrimination. I am looking for a lawyer to consult with regarding my future employment.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 will, I work full time. I work under a Head Start grant which is federally funded. The grant is held by Monroe County Intermediate School District.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My health has taken a rapid decline. I am panicked no one will want to hire me with a disablilty and due to my age. I need medical insurance and it is excellent through the schools. I am losing everything I have worked so hard for if I cannot fight this battle.

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