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In Wisconsin, which is a fire at will state, is an employer

In Wisconsin, which is a fire at will state, is an employer breaking laws by terminating an employee when a week or so prior to being terminated, the employee informs the employer and a crew co worker that the employee is going to need to use earned paid vacation time off of work occasionally in upcoming weeks to testify in a Federal Grand Jury court case? The employer gave the reason for termination that "it just is not going to work out, and we have a lot of work coming up", never specifically saying it had to do with the court case, but performance issues. The employer said he would pay out the vacation verbally, but is now saying he will not.

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If the case worth, say, $500k in damages, how much should be

if the case worth, say, $500k in damages, how much should be reasonable to offer for settlement as a plaintiff, so defendants most likely will accept it, or counteroffer it?

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My employer wants every employee to sign a document that states... I

My employer wants every employee to sign a document that states...I immediately resign my position at "" I agree this position is not for me and my acknowledgment that "" management conducted staff meetings and spoke to me individually designed to counsel me in my position.. ( this stamens is not true about indevidual counciling) under is a place to sign..The next section states..I (blank) herby understand the expectations of this position and I promise to be the employee that "" hired me to be. I understand that I am to be focused on the job and detailed orientated. Further I agree..1. I will not use my cell phone for personal use during work hours unless I'm on my legally mandated break(which we don't get)2. I will treat the company property with respect and agree to take care in order to avoid unnecessary breakage and waste. I further agree to pay for any breakage and waste caused be my own negligence.3. I agree to assist "" management with any and all matters of guests concern created by my not being thorough with my job. I further agree to provide my personal email address in order to receive copies of correspondence so that these matters may be resolved.4. I agree to do my own job to the best of my ability and within my job description. I will be concerned with NO ONES performance but my own.5. I will immediately STOP the practice of recording my co-workers activities including taking photos and keeping a log book meant to discredit or have co-worker disciplined or fired for his/her position. Instead I will offer assistants to my co-workers. All of my actions will be with the intention of furthering "" because I know realize "" company supports me and my family.6. I will immediately participate in all training including researching on my own any topic that we assist me in being more knowledgable about my chosen profession..With a place to sign and put personal email

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My emplyer has told me I will be off but is offering to put

My emplyer has told me I will be laid off but is offering to put me on paid administrative leave instead of giving me a layoff severance package in order to give me a chance to transfer and keep my seniority and vacation benefits. I am not familiar with administrative leave, will this look bad to ther employers or internal divisions for transfer? I have a disability accommodation so I am guessing that the motivation for giving me the paid leave option is to make sure I sign a package of some sort.

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RobertJDFL

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I've got a question on a job in Minnesota. My wife applied

I've got a question on a job in Minnesota. My wife applied for a job with our school district. They had 2 job postings, one was full time, the other was not. She applied for the full time job only, she was interviewed, and offered the job, which she accepted. Then the school principle had assumed the pay and benefits of both jobs were the same, so he filed the paperwork for the job that was not full time and gave the full time spot to someone else. During this process he realized his mistake, and called my wife saying that the their was a mix up and the job now is less pay and no benefits. Can they do this? Do we have any options? During the time the paperwork was in process (about 2 weeks), my wife declined other interviews because she had already accepted a job.

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John

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I am a staff Registered Pharmacist at a regional chain

I am a staff Registered Pharmacist at a regional chain grocery / drugstore. The location I work at is in the Kansas City metro area. I have worked for this company for 32 years, working through high school & 2 college degrees, at different locations, in different capacities. I have always loved my company, but recently am very disappointed with something new they are implementing. As I stated earlier, I am presently a pharmacist. Recently, the managers of all the stores voted to have the pharmacists' schedules done corporately. In all my years & different jobs, I have always been asked to help out at another store, which I have done many times. With this new corporate schedule, we are now being told we have to work at another location. They are reimbursing us for mileage.My question is this, can they force us to work in another location? Speaking on behalf of many of the pharmacists, we all applied at the store where we currently work, they are short distances from our homes and our children's schools and it is very upsetting to be forced to work in another location when that was not our choice. There has never been any contract that was signed, nor did we agree to this corporate scheduling. Also, we are the only employees being scheduled this way. Isn't that discriminatory? If their reasoning is that these other stores need help, then shouldn't other departments be included in the corporate scheduling, so as not to single out the pharmacists?

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John

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Am i allowed to file a complaint on my company discipline

am i allowed to file a complaint on my company for wrongful discipline that has occured to me twice in 18 months where i believe i was unfairly treated and harshly disciplined. The company is Southwest Airlines and I am a .Flight attendant with them for 8 years

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John

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I am a full time xray tech on the weekends at a hospital. In

I am a full time xray tech on the weekends at a hospital. In September I started a second job as a safe sitter for suicidal patients, drug withdrawls and pysch patients. I would pick up extra hours sitting during the week for extra income. Dec 12th a nurse who was rude to my two patients and also to me, decided to email several upper management personnel saying I wasn't watching my patients and that I was being too compassionate with a young man going through withdrawls. I'm compassionate with all of my patients. I was immediately taken off the next three days of my sitting which was 12 hours each shift. I was not contacted until the fourth day by my xray director. I was told that they would investigate and let me know something in a few days. It's been a month and I have a meeting scheduled Jan 12 th.. To possibly be put back on the sitter schedule. Is it legal to take away my hours without discussing it with me and to take the word of another employee who obviously has something personal against me. In 25 years I've never been written up or had any complaints against me from a patient, doctor or anyone else. I never knew one could be too compassionate. What are my rights? My director told me they can revise the scheduling at any time, but I don't feel it was revised I feel like I was being disciplined seeing as how I haven't been able to sign up for any sitter hours for a month! Thank you for your time

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John

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I am at a job I have worked at two years doing case

I am at a job I have worked at for almost two years doing case management work. I have a boss who is approachable and every time me or my co-workers try to tell her what's not working and make suggestions she cuts us off and will not hear of any ideas. We get no support and are not allowed to voice our ideas or concerns. Her processes are unreasonable and the deadlines are unreasonable. Everyone is fearful for losing their jobs and I have had two serious panick attacks trying to meet her unreasonable expectations and everyone in my office feels their health is being affected and will also suffer panic attacks. She screams and yells at us telling us we will do what she says 28th no excuses or exceptions. She will accept no feedback. She verbally and psychologically abused us. Does the verbal and psychological abuse resulting in panick attacks that require medical attention...I drove to urgent care twice ..once in July and one in November while experiencing a panick attack documented due to the verbal psychological abuse and unreasonable deadlines and expectations ..does that count as workmans compensation? Are there any laws to protect against this abuse that has led to physical ailments from repeated verbal abuse and unreasonable expectations...I fear my co-workers will suffer next but my health is in jeapordy for poor management.

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