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I was terminated from a job via the email, and the email was

I was terminated from a job via the email, and the email was sent to two managers who worked above me, but was also CC: to a third party unrelated and did not work in the same building

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Allen M., Esq.

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Type work sites, what are the employer's legal

For construction type work sites, what are the employer's legal obligations regarding bathrooms? Such as how far from the job site, etc. Thank you.

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Ely

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Can my supervisortake disciplinary action if I had my cell

can my supervisortake disciplinary action if I had my cell number change and did not give it to her

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RobertJDFL

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My wife has worked bank in Tulsa 17 years. About 15 years ago she was prom

My wife has worked for a bank in Tulsa for over 17 years. About 15 years ago she was promoted to Vice President of Operations by the second president of the bank. About a year ago, a 5th president came on board and almost immediately stared belittling her performance and not too long after that (3-4 months ago) took away her title. She was able to keep her salary however. They w Last week she was told that her salary was going to be cut in half, she would have to move out of her office and into the bank lobby and be a receptionist!This is a woman that's been a loyal employee for over 17 years. She's never had any discipline issues and this is only the third job in her life! She is 66It seems to me they are attempting to make her quit. That could negate her ability to draw unemployment. It would also keep her company from offering any type of severance package.Is there anything here? Do we have a legitimate complaint?Thank you in advance for you time and help.M

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I was terminated from a director position in AZ after relocating

I was terminated from a director position in AZ after relocating from TX because the staff members within the dept. rejected reasonable guidelines/expectations and made untruthful statements which has now jeopardized my career and reputation. As a director I was afraid to implement anything thereafter and was also still being bullied by staff. I believe this to be wrongful termination.

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Allen M., Esq.

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Is it legal (in texas) manager to mandate no baseball

Is it legal (in texas) for my manager to mandate no baseball caps worn inside the building for maintenance personell (and there is nothing in the company policy about hats) and also production operators are excluded?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I overheard someone say they were going to try to get me fired

i overheard someone say they were going to try to get me fired spoke with supervisor about it then this person got told to go do something wlile standing around now this person has vowed retaliation something to do with workplace environment issues maybe

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Allen M., Esq.

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4 years ago I hired on at my employer as part of a succession

4 years ago I hired on at my employer as part of a succession plan for my supervisor's retirement, e.g. when he retires I take his job and backfill the one I had.In December 2014 the division of the company I am in was sold to a new owner and, at that time, a new organization chart was put out which was identical to the old one, but my group now reported to a corporate manager instead of a local one. That corporate manager gave one of the three manager's below him the additional title of "Team Leader" with the email explanation that the Team Leader would be coordinating the three manager's to make sure the company was doing things consistently across the regions. No job description was developed for the role of Team Leader and the organization chart was not changed. Since that change the individual with the additional Team Leader title has asserted that he is my direct supervisor, that the promotion I was promised when I hired on no longer exist, and I will report to him upon my manager's retirement in my existing role.This arrangement lead to an issue in February in which in my role, I was responsible for securing permission from our state government for a project. The manager of the project refused to provide the information the state was requesting to the point where the manager of his department called my manager to yell and scream at him and, when that didn't produce a different result, called the "Team Leader". The Team Leader then instructed our group to refuse to provide the state the information they requested and declare that we didn't need the state's permission for the project to proceed. I stated that I did not wish to be a party to that action due to ethical and legal concerns; however, another manager eventually produced the information the state requested and I rescinded my objection with the understanding we would submit that information to the state to which the Team Leader said "Thank you." This entire exchange over the course of two weeks is thoroughly documented via email. The next week, the Team Leader, once again stopped anyone from sending information to the state stating that he had scheduled a meeting to review the issue, invited my manager, but not me. As the principle employee working on the communications with the state, I asked why and was not provided an answer until I called the Team Leader.The Team Leader began yelling at me, telling me that he wasn't going to deal with me, telling me I professionally incompetent and other various personal attacks. I wrote down his attacks and immediately contacted HR. Our local HR representative stated she would open an investigation, but came to me a day later stating that the head of HR was taking over the issue and wanted to meet with me instead.The first meeting with the head of HR was poor with the primary focus of the meeting being the head of HR relaying various complaints and personal accusations against me resulting from the recent disagreement between my department and the project team. I did have an opportunity to state my complaint, that I felt the Team Leader's attacks were part of a targeting effort, and that I had concerns about my professional safety with regards ***** ***** Team Leader's assumed role as my direct supervisor. The head of HR stated he would speak to that individual, but I left the meeting with the impression he was blowing me off.A little more than a month later, the head of HR, my local HR rep, the Team Leader, and I had a meeting at the request of the head of HR to "discuss the issue and come to an understanding where we can both work together". Based on the results of my first meeting, I elected to record that meeting which lasted 101 minutes, the first 90 of which were mostly personal attacks against me or accusations of under performance for following the instruction of the state during the recent conflict. The Team Leader began his portion of the meeting apologizing for his behavior during the email disagreement regarding what information our company would provide the state followed by a bulleted list of performance expectations from me. In the final 10 minutes of the meeting, when I refused to accept a resolution because the complaint I had filed had not been addressed, the HR manager stated "he already apologized, what more do you want" at which time I explained that I wanted to know what protections I would have against the Team Leader's personal attacks and attempts to retaliate against me through performance reviews or other mechanisms. No future direction was given; however, HR stated that my manager, not the Team Leader conducts my reviews.We recently had our annual merit increase, mine was lower than my site's avg. and I learned that the Team Leader conducted my review. I approached HR and asked to see the results of their investigation regarding my complaint which they stated they did not have and I suspect was never conducted.What recourse do I have?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I recently filed a violence in the workplace complaint and

I recently filed a violence in the workplace complaint and the supervisor of my supervisor and my supervisor were both named in the complaint. My supervisor's supervisor counseled me today based on the issues I brought up in my complaint. Is this retaliation or reprisal?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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