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It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and

It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and did evaluation based on that in workplace? I lost job last October and I was fired but I did not received work from customer long time. They should give me layoff but instead they let me go after giving me warning that I am not good at communication. I heard that Texas is 'at will' state so they can do what they want, but it look really unfair.

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RobertJDFL

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I'm a union member in goods standing. After bringing a

I'm a union member in goods standing. After bringing a complaint of a violation of contact against a contractor and recieving a reward for the violation per contact I was laid off with a reduction of workforce layoff. The job is just now maning up and I believe my layoff was a direct response to my reporting to my local of the violation.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not and my union is not aware of my looking for adviceJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: There were two of us involved

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Marsha411JD

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I work large company. I was given information about work

I work for a large company. I was given information about work schedules that was different from what I always understood the policy to be. I sent an email to HR because my supervisor had given me this conflicting info. The HR rep asked me who my supervisor was and I explained that I didn't want to give out that info that is why I was asking them. She then forwarded the entire conversation to my manager, who contacted me regarding the issue. The HR rep made it look like I was avoiding the question of who my supervisor was. I believe this is not suppose to happen and I am very upset at the treatment I have been receiving. I am 24 weeks pregnant and have been having issues since the beginning of my pregnancy. Also the comp sent out and email that they will be laying off 50 employees from my dept and I have a feeling I am a huge target. Thanks for you time.

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ScottyMacEsq

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I'm just accepted a job at a new company starting in early

I'm just accepted a job at a new company starting in early August. Today, I found out that my current company is willing to offer me a layoff/severance package. However, for the month of August they want to pay me as a regular employee and my severance to start Sept. 1.I'm concerned that I can't legally start working at the new company in August, while still technically employed at current company. Current company offering me August full salary and an additional 14 weeks of severance after that.Is there any legal way around this or opportunity to negotiate my severance?

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Patrick, Esq.

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After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director

After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director level I was laid off and given only 1 week severance pay. How do I fight for more fair compensation?

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Lucy, Esq.

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In the State of Maryland it is unlawful to give vacation

In the State of Maryland it is unlawful to give vacation benefits in a lump sum each year, they must be accrued on a regular basis throughout the year as they are earned. Is there a similar law for 401K contributions?

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Infolawyer

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I have been off 4 months after making an employment

I have been laid off 4 months after making an employment complaint together with 3 others re the officer of the company who was my direct supervisor. There were no investigation into the matter. I was moved into a different department and then put on the layoff list. Which I believe was a direct retaliation against me. I am to sign a separation and release letters with very minimal severance in a few days. What are my options here? What could be done?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I am employee in Illinois. I am being offered a severance

I am employee in Illinois. I am being offered a severance package if I leave my company due to layoffs. It would be voluntary but employers says would report it as a layoff and they do not know how unemp[loyment would handle it. My concern is if I stay I may be fired with no severance how likely could I get severance and unemployment.

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Allen M., Esq.

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Law, what are the options a job that will allow you to get

For CA law, what are the options for leaving a job that will allow you to get unemployment? Do you have to technically be laid off or is mutual separation also ok? What is the difference between these? And what else are you eligible for besides unemployment from a financial standpoint?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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