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I was interviewing with a company for a director spot at the

I was interviewing with a company for a director spot at the end of July I was asked to fill-out background paperwork. About two weeks later I inquired about the status of my background and was told in email "Thanks for following up. Your background check was a full pass. We don't normally contact references during the background check stage, and will use your passed background check as an indication of good standing. The next step, given that the entire team is in agreement, would be to make an offer to you. Unfortunately, I don't have an exact date on when you can expect an update but I do know we are aiming for October start dates". Yesterday I received the thank but no thanks email. I was very surprised and wondered if they broke any employment rules

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Alright, here's my lengthy question... I was formerly a

Alright, here's my lengthy question...I was formerly a Network Administrator at the City of Englewood and Littleton/Englewood Waste Water Treatment plant. When I began my role there in December of 2014 as a contractor and was brought on as a full time employee a few months later. I got along with everyone at the city that I worked with, save one individual named Justice. This individual attacked me personally and began blaming technical problems that would crop up on the work I was performing despite the fact that root-cause-analysis would consistently show I didn't case the issues. After dealing with this abuse on multiple occasions, I set up a meeting between him, myself, my manager (Marcus), and the IT Manager (Kenny). After expressing my grievances and asking for an apology and for the targeted attacks to stop, he responded by calling me "racist" (he's an African individual from Ghana) and accused me of saying things I had never said. By this point in time, he had sent a group message regarding me saying, "I want to give someone a shovel at an undisclosed site to dig a hole 6 feet <>"Months later, the IT manager left the organization and after some closed-door meetings, Justice was promoted to an "Interim IT Manager" position. In the months that followed, I was treated differently than the rest of the IT staff. My requests for time off (or anything, really) were refuted without reason. Eventually, my direct manager (Marcus) left the organization and brought what had happened during that closed door meeting to light to the HR department. HR initiated an investigation into the matter, interviewing myself and other IT staff. At this time, I also emailed the City Manager (Eric Keck) to apprise him of my concern and give him clarification on all of the events that transpired. He replied to my email saying, "I want you to know that I really appreciate you raising this issue and can promise that there will be no retaliation for you coming forward. I do not operate in that way and want to have harmony and everyone singing out of the same hymnal moving forward." HR never followed up on the matter.At that point in time the city hired a new Assistant City Manager (Murphy Robinson - an African American individual who used to work for the city of Brighton). I'm not sure what was said by Justice to Murphy, but there soon came a time when the two of them decided to deny me time off I had already accrued. I asked for a meeting to be convened with HR and, at this time brought my friend with me who is a lawyer. It was clear they were denying only myself time off (flex days) that were accrued and no one else in the department but myself was affected by this targeted action. Following this meeting, Murphy and Justice granted me the time off that I had earned.Murphy and Eric eventually hired a new IT Director (Margaret) who was a friend of Murphy's from the City of Brighton. Margaret interviewed me for 30 minutes, asking only basic questions about my job and when my probationary period with the city was ending. 2-3 weeks after she was hired, she terminated my position, citing an inability to perform my job function as the reason. However, my former manager, the former IT manager and anyone else I worked with at the city would characterize my job performance as exemplary, exceeding the expectations of my job description and requirements. During my time there, I completed a great number of projects, not only for the city but for the waste water treatment plant as well. I was not terminated for anything related to job performance - I was terminated because I fought back when I was being abused in my position.Please let me know if you think I would have a case against the city. I have screenshots of the text messages sent by Justice, emails denying my requests by Justice without legitimate reasoning, an attempt to deprive me of earned time off by Justice and Murphy, and a letter from the City Manager himself containing a promise that I would not be retaliated against. I also have testimony from several former employees at the city who worked in the department and witnessed these events.Thank you,Nick

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On yesterday my supervisor approached me and stated he

On yesterday my supervisor approached me and stated he needed me to signs something.It was a payroll deduction form for the deductible to repair damages done to the ambulance that I had an accident back in June. I asked how much was the deductible. He stated it was $1000. I ask was it going to be divided between me and two other employees that had accidents in the same ambulance causing damages on different areas of the ambulance. He then stated that we would all be required to pay $1000 individually, that there will be 3 separate deductibles paid. When I stated that you only pay the deductible once and since this is the first time the vehicle will be repaired how is it 3 different deductibles. I talked to my two coworkers that were involved in causing damages to the ambulance, they had no knowledge of this and were not told anything about paying for repairs. I also asked my supervisor why was the company not paying for the repairs, he simply stated because I caused the damage, but to my knowledge there is nothing in the policy stating that an individual would be held accountable for damages and I cant get straight forward answer to any of my questions. I dont have a problem with paying my part of the deductible, but I simply refuse to pay the entire thing if I wasn't the only person to cause damages. I am aware of how my employer operates, so if I refuse to sign and agree to pay the $1000, I will more than likely not have a job anymore.

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I was an independent contractor for a delivery co.The hub

I was an independent contractor for a delivery co.The hub manager employes her family as Independent contractors as well,and pay's her family members 3 to 4 times what she pays everyone else.Is she violating any laws?

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There was a Captains position which opened up in the police

There was a Captains position which opened up in the police department I work in and the Mayor which is a close friend of the family of an officer which was also applying for the position. Would this be conflict of interest since the mayor did the interviews?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As in?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, just I had filed a EEOC claim in 2014 and still pending.

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I was chatting with my colleague about a promotion. My

I was chatting with my colleague about a promotion. My manager sent an email responding to that cc-ing HR,He claimed in the emal :"Its very disapointing".Is this a threat to fire ? Am i allowed to ask why some one got promoted ? is he supposed to answer me what was the contribution that lead to promotion ?A colleague of mine got good rating. From staff software engineer he got promoted to Solutions Architect. Next promotion to him would be Sr.Staff Software Enginner.That year 2015 to 2016 he did not contribute to anything quailifying him for promotion as architect.Does the employer need to take into account prior title before hiring ? is it legal for me to ask for correct title with in the group ? Though he was looking for senior software engineer, my title and experience was higher, he did not give me title i needed.Please advise if i can complain to DOL to get my title revised.

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I completed an application for employment in Connecticut. I

I completed an application for employment in Connecticut. I received my signed offer letter. The only requirement was a background check. Can they now also conduct a drug screening or are they not allowed to?

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Title: Wrongfully Terminated I was wrongfully terminated

Title: Wrongfully TerminatedI was wrongfully terminated because I was ask to be addressed by my name instead of endearment and You ALL or Ya'll.

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I failed a drug test and i do not use illegal drugs i dont

I failed a drug test and i do not use illegal drugs i dont even smoke cigarettes and when i requested a retest they stated that i would have to pay up to $270 for that. I need to know my right and how to contest this cause i can not let this reflect on my record because of my CDLJA: Can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: No union im a contract owner operatorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No just would like legal advice on how to handle this situation in the appropriateate manor

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