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I am an educator and i am being promoted to administration

hi. i am an educator and i am being promoted to administration (NYC DOE). before i am approved they need to do another background check. the reason i am concerned is that my wife called the police on me once. she was acting crazy and wanted to take the children. i simply sat in my kitchen with my frightened baby, and said that she can do what she wants, but not get in a moving vehicle with our children. angered, she called the police. they came. i explained that i was afraid of what she would do and did not want getting in a vehicle with my children. they talked to her and took some information, namely that she and i were arguing, that she wants to leave me and me to leave the house, and that she wanted nothing further from the police. i did not do anything, was not charged and was told i was well within my rights to have my children at home; i mean i was just trying to protect them from her. there is however an incident report out there and i am stressing about it.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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Was told by one of my upper management team I had been

Was told by one of my upper management team I had been disrespectful insubordinate and should be fired just to be made an example of, the yelling lasted about 30 minutes via phone. have email proof I did nothing out of normal company policy. I'm not the first person this has been done to, last gentleman fired and had a stroke shortly after. A year and a half ago the manager of my departments died of a heart attack at work, would just like yo know if it's worth finding a local lawyer to talk too about intentional emotional distress

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I have a question regarding a possible defamation situation.

Good Afternoon:I have a question regarding a possible defamation situation. I worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Indianapolis Field Office, as a Program Analyst for more than 10 years. I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me but was passed over as management hired four people for outside. At the time I didn't protest the action, but later was directed to train them. In protest , I did take the new hires onsite with me as a part of their on-the-job training. However each time I returned to the office, they complained to management about my professionalism. Eventually I was suspended. I filled a complaint with the EEOC, and during the hearing I discovered that the Field Office Director wrote a document to our Head Quarters stating that I was terrorizing the office employees. Well during the hearing I discovered that an investigation was conducted by our Head Quarters, and found the all of the allegations written by the director were found to be without merit. I have copies of documents that were written and emailed to our Head Quarters which caused me to lose my professional credibility and a weeks pay as well. Does the statement written by the Director against me constitute the meaning of Defamation, if so what avenue of defense can I pursue at this point? We are still awaiting a decision from the EEOC Administrative Law Judge.

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Infolawyer

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Juris Doctor.

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I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job

I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job is over working us with not enough staff and I am freaking out about being the only nurse in the building and being responsible for 23 residents in memory care lock down unit and about 28 to 30 residents in personal care unit. With no nurse from 2-10p in the memory care unit only a CMT. I have to pass meds on 2 floors before dinner and night meds. I have email the executive director letting her know this is impossible to manage especially when incidents occur or falls or if I have to send someone out to hospital. I notified my supervisor but won't get anyone to work due to no overtime is allowed. We do have an employee handbook and I have been here for 4 years and I really am at that point I want to quit. We are losing our nurses because of terrible management and being over worked. What I mean by being over worked is doing more duties two people should be doing instead of one.

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I am employed by a large company I have been with the

Hello I am employed by a large company I have been with the company since August of 2000 my current title is senior mechanic my job is a union job and within my classification I am the highest I can be which is topped out at a base pay all around 75k 3 years ago I applied for a job that was a non-union job and it's pay scale ranged from 75k to 122 k with some unofficial sidebar conversation with the hiring supervisor I told him if he would offer me 90000 I would take the job knowing there was nowhere to go but up later I was told that my current leadership said they could not function without me I was too valuable to lose but because I have a union job where pay scales are negotiated they cannot offer me no more money this has happened 4 times in the past three years to at least 3 employees are there any laws that protect you from that

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I have recently had a shift in reporting structure due to a

I have recently had a shift in reporting structure due to a merger. My new manager is making me "retrain" on an electronic learning management system that i have been working in since January when she was supposed to provide the instructions for making administrative changes. I am at the top of the payscale and a Senior in the role. I feel as though I am being singled out as No ONE else is being asked to do this. She is not offering to provide the instructions for this process.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Due to the merger, many upper management have been offered "packages" and have left the company. I feel as though they are targeting top level pay to sort of push them out to replace with younger new folks. I am 60 years old and have been with the company for close to 9 years

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I was raised to a general foreman got a $6 raise an pay was

I was raised to a general foreman got a $6 raise an pay was retro to when I got promoted a week later got a call from head office said everyone w that title gets paid the same an took $4 hrs from me an money I was paid. Later a Hispanic was moved to general foreman an threatened to leave they paid him $40 hr w same title and gave him a new truck. The individual who took back my raise is a VPN and did nothing to him he is also Hispanic

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Alex Esquire

Managing Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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My 34 year old daughter works for a Catholic school--has for

My 34 year old daughter works for a Catholic school--has for three years with outstanding job performance. She has an MA from Catholic University.The priest in charge of the school did not renew her contract and denied her a new position for which she was selected; citing a dioceses policy. When challenged, he admitted that there was no policy but that he was saying there was to protect her reputation because there were "rumors all over town" that she was having three affairs. The accusations are absurd and would be easy to disprove. One of the men he accused of having an affair with works at the school and was given a promotion as she was released. He has tried to do everything possible to try to show that the accusations were ridiculous.Then a conversation shown on a computer turned up as evidence. It is easy to show when, where, and who it came from. The evidence has been doctored, again easy to prove. In fact, the top, bottom, and sides were cut off; as was the date, time, and names. The priest said that it was turned into the school secretary anonymously. The secretary has no recollection of anyone ever turning anything to her.The priest has made unbelievable claims to my daughter about men have no control if a woman looses weight and that Catholic woman should never talk to a married man.We have filed with the EEOC. The Chairman of the School Board is encouraging parents to write letters in support of my daughter. The Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, and the Monsignor have urged the priest to mediate. The Bishop has been silent and the Pruest has dug in. Besides having no real evidence, the Priest did not follow any of the due process guidelines clearly spelled out in the personnel manual.The Priest tried to bully my daughter to sign a release statement. He would not even let her read it! Because she would not sign it, he withheld her last two months salary and of course kept her severance. The church lawyersnickered at us for doing all this for a very low paying position.The bullying and disgusting actions of this Priest have had a terrible effect on this young lady and her family. We do have legal counsel.Are we taking the right approach? Should we share the EEOC complaint with parents and the local newspaper? None of this makes any sense to us and we wonder if going public would force the issue.

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Samuel II

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Doctoral Degree

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I am working an at will contract and I understand that the

Hello,I am working an at will contract and I understand that the company and the employee retains to right to demote, hire or fire as well as employees has the right to terminate their contract with justification.So my situation is that I think that I was demoted unfairly. The reason that I feel this way is goes like this. In my job we have to qualify with several different weapon systems and failure to do so is caused / justification for termination or demotion. A few months ago I failed to qualify and I was not terminated the company choose to keep me on board as long as I could take a weapons training course and get re-qualified at my expense and I did such a few weeks after the failure. Once I did re-qualify the company brought me back to job site but they did so two positions lower than what I was when I failed the qualification.Now, this is position or the issue that I have with the demotion. First of all there were other employees that this incident happen to and they were not demoted the first time that it happened to them. The second time it happened to them the company demoted them, unlike me they demoted me after the first incident. Since then another individual failed to qualify and had to re-qualify as well and the company did not demoted him at all.Another issue that goes along with this is this situation is that I went through and won a board panel to get promoted to the next higher level in my employment and still they decided that the process of the board did not warrant me losing two positions. Again people since the incident did not win a promotion through a board panel and still were able to keep their rank or same position status.I think this is unfair. The rule of thumb should be the same for all employees.I would like to know is this fair or legal.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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