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I filed a harassment and defamation of character complaint

I filed a harassment and defamation of character complaint against my manager (who is the VP of Client Services) after learning that she lied to me and told me that my client fired me from their account and asked for someone more experienced in client management. After learning she lied to me, I realized that she has been intentionally siloing me this year and that by removing me from my largest account, she was setting me up to fail. My company investigated and sided with my manager. Meanwhile many of my colleagues were told that the client fired me, which makes me look like a total idiot. I have 19 years of professional experience and almost 9 years with the company. I was replaced on the account with a 30 year old man with 8 years of professional experience and 2 years with this company. The client told me that they asked my CEO to put me back on their account. My company chose not to share this with me or honor the client's request. I have a new manager and they adjusted my role slightly so that I am required to do more billable work. They have just told me that I have to take on Project Manager work. I am an Account Director and haven't done that type of work in more than 3 years, after I was promoted. I have an excellent work history, really good annual reviews and have been a top performer before this year when the issues with my boss started.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sure, california my company is based in VA I work remote from CA, so I believe CA law prevails, right?JA: 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: I have sent an email to HR letting them know that moving me to PM work is a demotion and I view it as retaliatory.

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Ely

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New dr bought our practice, he is lowering our pay we are

New dr bought our practice , he is lowering our pay we are going from salary to hourly we are going from 4 day work week to 6 days ( also longer hours) we are expected to be on call for patients at night also - some who have been there for years and earned 3 weeks vacation are now bent told they do not have it unless they were working at the practice for 10 or more years . Can I quit and collect unemployment while I seek a new position? I can not work the hours he requires ( basically anytime he needs us day or night - it's in our new handbook) do we have ANY rights? Even just to leave and pursue new jobs while collecting unemployment ?

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I have an aunt who is 93 years old. She had 2 separate bank

I have an aunt who is 93 years old. She had 2 separate bank accounts. 1 my wife had control of to pay her bills, the other my cousin was in charge of the account which my aunt has stated that the money in that account was for her funeral. My aunt had to be put in a home and they went through her bank statements to see what she had in it and what services she qualified for. She was there for about a month and the home said that she needed to go home because she ran out of money. Turns out my cousin was in charge of another account (a 3rd account) that there was $90,000 in but is now empty. My cousin wiped my aunt clean. She had previously told me that she used some of her aunts money to help pay for her daughters college. Now that third account would have been more than enough money to keep my aunt at the home and her funeral. My aunt has no idea that these accounts are now dry. I am not sure this is the right law. But this has to be some sort of a crime.

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Heres the Scenario... I live in the State of Connecticut

Heres the Scenario... I live in the State of Connecticut1.My son, who is a problem driver has moving violations and two serious accidents.2. He still lives at home and is currently covered under my auto insurance policy3. He is buying his own car valued at $2,500. I want to move him off my auto policy and he will get his own policy 50K/100K/50K.Question:If he gets into an accident that is his fault and causes serious injury to the occupant of the other car, lets say $500,000 in bodily injury, his policy only covers $50,000 would I ,as his father, be on the hook for the other $450,000 because he lives in my house? Please advise. and remember he owns the car, he insures the car but he lives in my house

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I was fired from my job on September 1, 2016. It was a least

I was fired from my job on September 1, 2016. It was a least partially my own fault since I would not give my employee number to a caller on the phone because of his hostile attitude. I was given a warning about a similar incident about two years ago but I never for a moment thought that my job was in jeopardy. The entire event left me very shocked and upset so I didn't really ask the type of questions that I should have asked.The manager who fired me insisted that I accept a small pamphlet that gave instructions on how to apply for Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance benefits. Since I was fired I fear that I will not be able to get these benefits. Although I certainly don't see how my termination could be considered gross misconduct. I would also like to know if applying for unemployment benefits and getting declined could impact apply for new jobs? If I do get declined is there any legal recourse?In about 6 weeks I will be certified as a Medical Billing and Coder. I've put nearly 400 course hours into that effort. I will be trying to launch that new career soon and I would really hate to have this mistake of mine damage my chances.

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I accidentally sent a nude chest photo text to a co worker.

I accidentally sent a nude chest photo text to a co worker. I called him and apologized and said it was unintentional. He said he deleted it and not to worry. Besides being mortified I am extremely concerned about my job. It was accidental from my personal cell phone while not at work.

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I am getting off of a ten year probation sentence in a month

I am getting off of a ten year probation sentence in a month and need to know if there are any legal rules I must still follow. My crime was 4th degree, sexual misconduct. I did complete classes and all the requirements set by the court. Can I drink again, can I move to a different state, can I travel around the US? Please let me know if there is anything the courts can hold me too after I am off probation next month. Thanks for your help.

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If they have decided to take the "you returned car late" do

if they have decided to take the "you returned car late" do I still go ahead with reporting them to above mentioned institution? no negotiating before playing hardball?

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I am being accused of misconduct at school. I might be

I am being accused of sexual misconduct at school. I might be kicked out. I have been told that a lawyer can't help me. What do I do?

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