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I was terminated from my full-time instructor position

Hello,I was terminated from my full-time instructor position on Monday May 9. Prior to this, I had a stroke in May 2015. I had some loss of fine motor skills in my right hand and a very slight slurring of my speech. My condition has improved. However three weeks after hospital discharge (I was in the hospital for about four days after the stroke), I went back teaching at the college.The semester after my return to the college, I was placed on a substandard performance review, due to teaching complaints before my stroke. I was informed that I must write detailed notes for my courses (in spite of my difficulties writing), teach lectures, labs, and perform a substantial amount of advising. All labs and lectures that I taught were attended and reviewed by the division dean or my department head. It was very difficult for me to perform the large workload after my return from . As a result, I discussed going on family medical leave starting in January 2016 with my doctor. I went on FMLA on the approval of my doctor.While on FMLA, my supervisor moved my office without my notification. All of my office books, notes, and personal belongings were packed in boxes and moved to the new, very small noisy office without my consent. When I returned from FMLA, I immediately discovered my office was moved. About three weeks later, my academic suspension review continued. I was given additional lecture and lab notes to create and additional student advising. My lecture and lab notes were evaluated as satisfactory or good throughout the academic review process. One of the only problems with my performance is that a couple of times I did not pass around a student attendance sheet. (I believed all registered students were in attendance and mark the attendance as such.). The other "problem" was that my department head stated that she believed that I did not write enough comments on one set of notes that I created. (No other set of lecture notes were judged as unsatisfactory.). At the end of the performance review on Monday, May 9, I was was told that I was to be terminated since my performance review was unsatisfactory.While teaching at the small community college I have been recognized by Merlot.org as developing an exemplary online science course along with five prestigous international universities. (Merlot.org is one of the largest international, peer reviewed, higher education online learning objects repository). Since my abrupt and unexpected termination I did not copy my session reviews by human resources. I was not given an opportunity to quit or opportunity for reassignment to another position.There are other aspects of the situation that did not not seem ethical but I will not address these because of note length. I have been urged by some faculty to discuss the dismissal with a lawyer. Many have stated that the satisfactory to good evaluation of my performance coupled with the occurrence of my stroke, suggests my termination was suspicious and unethical. Should aspects of my situation be legally pursued?I apologize for the length of this note. Thank you for your time.Phil G.

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TJ, Esq.

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I am a locum tenens board certified emergency physician and

I am a locum tenens board certified emergency physician and I was working in New Hampshire and the hospital canceled my contracted hours abruptly after I objected to the mismanagement of a patient. I had scheduled 14 more shifts over February & March that by contract they owe me for. They undertook a smear campaign and found any staff member that could say anything bad about me to do so and turned those complaints into the medical board. I am now without the money and have to contend with a board complaint that the hospital never asked me my side nor initiated peer review proceedings. What kind of legal remedies do I have at my disposal if any, and how do I find a New Hampshire attorney that can help me with both the board complaint and the contract issue?

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Phillips Esq.

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HelloMy name is K*** and i signed a non compete paper and

helloMy name is K*** and i signed a non compete paper and they are trying to make me quit work because of this paper. I got let go after 4 months, i moved here for that job, but on the paper work it was owned by another company and these guys bought them out after i signed the papers. and when i got the copy of the papers the old owners name was crossed out and they wrote in there name, and changed the presidents name to their own, is this contract still legal

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attyadvisor

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A Dear friend of mine was receiving unemployment benefits

Hi, a Dear friend of mine was receiving unemployment benefits until today. The organization he was working for fought his benefits. He had a phone hearing with an unemployment Judge, unknown to him the people from the organization that he worked for were present. Until the date of the hearing he was never told why he had been fired. He worked with children as a foster parent which they lived in a children's village. They claim that he was fired for unprofessional misconduct with a minor. He heard during this on phone hearing accusations that blew his mind. At the end of the on phone hearing he was told to continue to certify and that he would get a letter with the findings within 30 days. He received that letter today stating the has to pay back over $1,000.00 back and that he will no longer be paid. It states that he should had known better than to deal with a minor in such manners as they accused him of. During the phone hearing he felt as if he was on trial for the accusation and not his unemployment benefits. When the Judge asked the representatives of the Organization if DCFS was involved and made a decision yet, they stated that yes DCFS was involved but had not made a decision yet if they were going to press charges or not. My question to you is, was this legal to question him the way they did and can the Organization use the findings of the Unemployment Judge to bring charges on my friend. The accusations are not true, however they used their rules to go against him....the foster parents are not to hug have any physical contact with the children, he consoled the girl when she was upset, she's a cutter and he feared she would hurt herself. He was mentoring her in her poetry and with permission from the foster mother took her to Poetry slams and readings to give her exposure to reading in public, one of the places he took her too was my cafe along with two of her friends when she graduated her class on the way to her graduation along with her foster mother he stopped at office depot and bought her writing material as a gift, one of their rules is not gifting the children.....the girl admitted to the organization that she had a crush on him, he did not know this. however they are making it seem as if he was taking advantage of her crush. They have simply turned his good efforts into a nightmare. This man has impeccable teaching and counseling history and works WONDERFULLY with children, this witnesses by myself, my staff and his coworkers. I fear that they are out to destroy him and fear that they may use the unemployment hearing against him. He was not represented by a lawyer during this hearing, he had no idea what was coming his way, he thought it was simply to discuss his ability to continue to get paid. What should we expect next?Respectfully, Mary

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Allen M., Esq.

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Ok, I promise only one more question. Do you have a lawyer

Ok, I promise only one more question. Do you have a lawyer in the Dupage County Illinois area that you can recommend to us that is an expert in employment law?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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Offered a job, resigned by job then job offer recinded

offered a job, resigned by job then job offer recinded

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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Its Brian again, I was wondering if I should telegraph my

Hi its Brian again, I was wondering if I should telegraph my complaints in my resignation letter? Do I let them know I believe that I have a case and I am going to file? Do I let them offer to "make me whole"? I dont want to blackmail them just pay mewhat others were paid. The false pretenses of my hire should allow me to collect all my expenses involved in taking this job...is this legal? I dont want to give away the evidence I have as well.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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I've been asking you questions specifically and no

for john, I've been asking you questions specifically and no reply whats going on? I always gave you an excellent rating.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I have MetLife disability insurance thru my employer. I had

I have MetLife disability insurance thru my employer. I had shoulder surgery for froxwn shoulder in march. Metlife has denied my claim and has denied my fmla. What recourse do I have?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,444 satisfied customers
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