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Is a company obligated to pay pay increase that was verbally

is a company obligated to pay for a pay increase that was verbally stated instead of written on a document. promise was made due to promotion

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I tested positive what legal rights do I have?

I tested positive for marajunia what legal rights do I have?

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Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that

Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that dated without declaring the relationship and how forthcoming I should be in sharing personal details. I dated my lead, I am not a direct report. However I think they see it as same. It got serious but only for a couple of mths. We have split. My father died during the same time. I had difficult time coping but work output did not suffer from all accounts. When questioned. I downplayed the whole thing & said there was no issues & was not ever pressured - that was asked multiple times. I do not feel I was sexually harassed and do not hold company liable. I am worried I did not respond in my best interest. They seem to know the whole story, and that I was covering. Need advice. Want everyone esp me to keep job.

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I am 55 years old and have 5 years experience with the Red

I am 55 years old and have 5 years experience with the Red Cross Blood Services. Lately they have been offering newer, younger staff to be trainers at a higher rate of pay. I asked if I could be considered I was brushed off. They said they'd look at my qualifications and get back to me. They did not. I get consistently good job assessments and get along well with all of the other employees.Do I have an age discrimination claim?

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Dwayne B.

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My sister has MS and works at a library. Her 20 year work

My sister has MS and works at a library. Her 20 year work anniversary is approaching in Nov. and yesterday her boss and the HR rep ambushed her with a meeting asking her to retire in Jan 2017. They say she can no longer perform the role she was hired to do. The manager has been documenting incidents, most of which are exaggerated, and in one case, she was blamed for something a co-worker did. The HR rep says she must apply for FML by July 1. She works for a larger system where at least 2 other co-workers were given promotions without so much as an interview. A different co-worker was allowed to retire and arranged it so that she could come back in a p/t position that was just vacated, also without interviewing for the position. A different employee (who upset her branch manager by spreading vicious rumors) was allowed to transfer to a new location. She also has MS. All of these moves happened in the last 2 months. None of them were for medical accommodations.In all of this, could there any precedent set that my sister could use in fighting her "forced" retirement? Maybe something she could use to secure a position change to one that suits her abilities better? After all, it seems they can make room for other people and give out promotions and such like it's candy, for those who are able-bodied. We do have depts where people do not have to be able to walk to work. My sister can walk, but needs a walker to go longer distances. There is also a man on staff full-time with Down Syndrome whose position is completely tailored to his disability. He has worked for the library more years than my sister.Thank you for looking into this.

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I have worked at this company in Skokie years now and I

I have worked at this company in Skokie for 11 years now and I can't get proper a raise, promotion or title change. Unknown positions have been filled with friends and promotion of only certain people. What can I do?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I have worked at horse farm 1.5yrs and Friday my boss texts

I have worked at horse farm for over 1.5yrs and Friday my boss texts me saying "due to budget constraints he was going to have to cut back for 2-3 weeks. Said he simply cant afford to pay full staff for 5 horses, it is only temporary bt I understand if you cant wait 2-3 weeks". 2 days later, I went to the barn to find the only person who got hours cut was me. I am not on the schedule at all! He didn't even give me a 12 hour notice, he text it, and lied about it on top of that! I am a single mother finishing school to get my bachelors degree in health science, I must have $ coming in. Is there anything I can do?

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I have been on short-term disability past few weeks. I was

I have been on short-term disability for the past few weeks. I was recently cleared to return to work and reached out to my employer to see when I could return, but have been getting the runaround. Am I permitted to just return?

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I work company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and

i work for a company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and Thursday this week. the retreat includes a*****there and back and also staying over for two nights. I've been diagnosed with degenerative lumbar disease and felt the retreat (sitting 8 hrs) and the drive might be too much for my back. I requested if i could use PTO for those two days and was granted the PTO. Last week the owners of the company told everyone they could have that Friday off as "holiday" pay. HR assured me I was also entitled to Friday Holiday time because the office will be closed. Today I was sent an email and was told that the people not attending the retreat would not get paid for Friday or they would have to take it as PTO. I'm the only one not attending the retreat. I feel this is discriminatory, since I would like to go on the retreat but am concerned about what it would do to my back. HR also knows that I'm seeing a Neurosurgeon in July. I'm an hourly employee. Most of the other employees are salaried, but there are a few other hourly employees so I feel I'm being singled out for something that I can't control.

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