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I'm going back to work next week after being on maternity

I'm going back to work next week after being on maternity leave, but my company restructured while I was out and now I'm coming back to a new job and a new boss. Unfortunately, they told me that the new position they put me in requires 40% travel nationwide, which I definitely can't do and they know I can't do... before I only had to do less than 10%. I believe they put me in a position that forces me to quit.

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We are a small company (21 employees) in Texas and have an

We are a small company (21 employees) in Texas and have an employee that is planning on taking maternity leave. We don't have a maternity leave policy in our employee handbook and was wondering what are we required to do and what form should the employee sign?

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I was fired due to policy violation I worked for Wells Fargo

I was fired due to policy violationI worked for Wells Fargo for almost 3years. I was hired as as a teller March 2014 and 11months later I became a personal banker. In October 2016, two weeks after coming back from my maternity leave I was terminated due to policy violation.When I was a teller in April 2014 I took my parents to Wells Fargo to open new accounts (requirement to meet sale goals). Wells Fargo requires the personal banker to open the account for the customer and get them sign up with at least 4products when opening a new acct which are checking, savings, debit card and online banking! When the personal banker who helped my parents open their accounts he asked for their email and my parents don't use emails, so the personal banker asked for my personal email and used it to set up their online banking. I became a personal banker February 2015 and I was always pushed to get more sales and more products from customers, every time I would let a customer walk away without online banking or a savings account my manager will question me and say I didn't push hard enough or asked enough questions to get them set up with all the services required!!! I would say they don't have an email address or they don't neeed a savings. In different occasions she even said I should grab the customers phone and check if they had an email that way I could set up online banking for them. As a personal banker I brought a lot of friends and family members to open new accounts and most of the time they didn't need a savings or didn't want online banking but due to all the pressure I had I would push them to get that extra savings and offer to use my personal email to set up their online banking. Since the personal banker who open my parents account used my email to set up their online banking I didnt see a problem with using my personal email to set up online banking for friends and family. I went on maternity leave June 3rd 2016 and went back to work on September 23rd 2016. Two weeks after coming back from my leave investigations department called me and started questioning me about my personal email address and why so many people had that email on their accounts, at this point I had completely forgot about that other banker using my email to set up my parents account so it looked like I came up with using my personal email all by myself. After being on the phone for about 30mins they said they had no more questions two days later I was terminated. Was my termination justified? Can I sue Wells Fargo for not giving me a warning or can I get any kind of compensation? customers most of them my family but a few were close friends or good customers of mine

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Ely

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I have been working for a company for 8 years. They recently

Hello. I have been working for a company for 8 years. They recently moved offices and I now have a 50 mile commute. My boss told me to try it for a couple months and if it doesn't work out he would lay me off and give me a serverance package. I have tried it for 2 months and it's bit working out. How do I go about resigning?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been employed with my agency for 5 years and during

I have been employed with my agency for 5 years and during my tenure in the office that I am currently working I have not been promoted. The position that I started with had promotion potential to a GS 13 and after years of not being promoted under my previous supervisor, I transferred to another unit within the office, a position that I feel was menial in nature in hopes of having a better chance of getting promoting. I have worked with this unit for two years now and I still have not been promoted. I have received an outstanding performance appraisal and performance award when I first began and after I returned from maternity leave in April 2012, I have not been promoted and I have received satisfactory performance ratings. When I moved to my new unit, my position changed and my promotion potential dropped from a GS 13 to a GS 12; however, I still have not been promoted and I am still a GS 7, the grade I was when I started. I don't know if i have a strong case, but I do feel that there are some concerns about not being promoted in 5 years and I do not have any documentation provided by the managers that would justify not being promoted.

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In Illinois, we have 3 employees out on maternity leave and

In Illinois, we have 3 employees out on maternity leave and would like to create an up to 4 weeks pay effective immediately. However, they are due to return to work in a couple of weeks. Can we reimburse them the 4 weeks without being at risk of having to reimburse those whom were on maternity leave months and years past.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Patrick, Esq.

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In September my employer backdated my termination date to

In September my employer backdated my termination date to 5/31 even though I was covered under fmla for 12 weeks after giving birth. I didn't return to work after my leave was up. Now my insurance company is denying all claims made during leave period. Is my employer alloyed to do that legally?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months

I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months now, my responsibilities have not been returned. The consultant hired to take my place is still working on my responsibilities. I have not been given clear notification of when I will be given back my responsibilities. I work on odd and end projects. What are my rights?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have an employee who is coming off of maternity leave. She

I have an employee who is coming off of maternity leave. She has a letter from her MD stating she is cleared to return to full time employment. I wish to terminate her due to poor performance over the course of the past year, nothing to do with her maternity leave. Can I terminate her on the first day back?

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