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I was an employee of a consulting firm where I signed a non

I was an employee of a consulting firm where I signed a non solicitation agreement. Firm laid me off in January 2016. Firm hired me as a part time 1099 consultant (non W2 employee) in June with no written contract, just entered hours and was paid a fixed fee. Client I was working on decided to terminate the consulting agreement with the firm and then the client spoke to me directly about coming to work for the company. When I called the firm to explain the matter, I was fired on the spot from my consulting agreement, and then consulting firm and client engage in a verbal attach on each other claiming the firm (and my work) was not within the scope of the engagement and each threatened suing the other. To my knowledge, they decided to just part ways and to preserve the goodwill of the firm, the owner refunded the fees paid by the client.Note that NO REFUND was required under the contract in that I delivered 100% of the deliverables on the engagement one week ahead of schedule. I have documented proof of the deliverables. In any event, I just received a legal letter from the firm demanding he $4,700 they paid me in fees, when in fact I delivered 100% of the engagement and the firm is refusing to pay me the last 2 1/2 weeks of fees on the engagement (about $2,700).I really don't care about the $2,700 as I tried to do the right thing by immediately calling my firm and advising them that the client was going to terminate, but becasue I mentioned that they had an interest in hiring me, I am now having to consider hiring a lawyer just to have the entire matter go away. Any advice?

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Barrister

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I'm currently on an approved FMLA. In the letter I was told

I'm currently on an approved FMLA. In the letter I was told the next recertification must be from a Physiatrist a copy of this letter was sent to my direct manager. I feel like my rights have been violated because now my employer has a good idea of the nature of my illness. Is this a HIPAA violation. I work in HR and at a hospital. This is why it wouldn't be unreasonable to think they now have an idea

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Patrick, Esq.

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The Feel Good Store is a catalogue published, among others,

The Feel Good Store is a catalogue published, among others, by AmeriMark of Cleveland, Ohio. Last April, the U.S. Postal Service, at my request, sent this company its Prohibitory Order Number(###) ###-#### ***** order forbade the catalogue company from sending me more catalogues, due to my having formally complained about offensive content (i.e., sex toys). In last week's mail, I received another Feel-Good-Store catalogue containing the same kind of offensive content. I am returning to the post office today to file yet another complaint. My question: since this company ignored the USPS order, do I have grounds for a harassment lawsuit?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was discharged from a Walmart store twenty dollars

I was discharged from a Walmart store for stealing twenty dollars from register, which I did not do. They showed a video of me with the twenty approaching the register that now I can not even use my three years of exemplary services as an asset for my future employment I put the twenty into but the camera angle could not see, what happened. The evidence is inconclusive at . What can I do to clear my record

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Legalease

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Friday a man elbowed me repeatedly in the stomach and breast

Friday a man elbowed me repeatedly in the stomach and breast at work every chance he got it seemed like counted Oder 22 different spots on me very bruised Monday I went to the supervisor so she told me that she would look into it without even taking a report written from me and whenever I told her that I just want to make sure didn't happen to someone else that I could be a liability she proceeded to tell me that it wasn't their problem with mine and send me back to work as the morning went on The The person who did this to me return back to our area anxiety became very bad when they send me to break I was puking so I clocked out and told him I was going homesick I have not returned but before I left I tried to talk to you if you girls that I thought had been very nice to me it was quite obvious no one wanted to talk to me and they were worried about their job it seemed I have never felt more isolated and scared and alone in my life is there anything I can do about the situation

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Long story but in a nutshell my neighbor came over as I was

Long story but in a nutshell my neighbor came over as I was leaving in the car to go to work and started yelling and call me vulgar names - claiming my dog woke her up. When I started to drive away she stood in front of my car and said she wasn't going to let me go to work. I kept creeping forward until she moved out of the way, but she then came back to the drivers side of the car and slapped me. I did call 911 and the police office is bring me back the paperwork to prosecute the neighbor. Should I also hire an attorney to represent me in this case or would it be better off to appear by myself. I've never dealt with anything like this in my life and am appalled at my neighbors behavior.

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I work major city in Texas. I had an argument with a

I work for a major city in Texas. I had an argument with a co-worker on the floor. It took 2 months for the investigation and the other person was an asst supervisor. Last week the ADM and supervisor for the shift of the occurrence (I was working overtime) pulled me in the office say due to witness statements I started the argument. I was written up for disruption in the workplace. The other woman was not. The ADM then looked at me and told me he has seen changes in my moods and is recommending mandatory EAP. He is not my manager and I never see him. I am still stunned. I have already been using EAP due to personal issues. I tried to tell him this which he ignored. I then felt I had to give more info as to why which is none of their business. He still ignored me, called EAP for our City then put me on the line. Isn't there a HIPPA violation? I want to name him, the supervisor and this division in a lawsuit if possible. Please tell me I have a case. I believe am have been targeted my the Division for not going above and beyond like everyone else and being regular average which should by no means jeopardize my job. Thank you

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I am a RN and over the last 2 years at my annual evaluation

I am a RN and over the last 2 years at my annual evaluation my first line manager has made comments such as "you are a older nurse like my mother" and don't be like my mother. My evaluations are all exceeds expectations, the second year she made the comment referenced I confronted her and suggested that she consider reviewing information on the maine human rights website. I have also been outspoken about staffing -we often are working in unsafe conditions and am now starting to feel like I am being targeted what might my options be and how can I go about finding a very good employment lawyer in my state-maine

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My lawyers are about to submit judgement as

My lawyers are about to submit for summary judgement as other side not proving case. In event the judge denies, I want to know if we prove plaintiff not able to win any damages due to her being fired from us; but disclosing in deposition that she stopped looking for work 3 months later due to staying home with children and then learned she's had an online business before being fired from us...which my understanding is she's no longer allowed to be awarded damages...can she still sue for punitive/emotional damages and his legal fees; if were to win at jury?

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