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I've been bullied by my direct boss 10 months. Culminated

I've been bullied by my direct boss for about 10 months. Culminated by a poor review based on opinion that has not been explained or discussed. Attempts to discuss have been agreed upon, then delayed, circumvented, ignored, and refused. HR involvement has not helped the situation. The review contains factually false statements that are defamatory, and compensation and career progression have been affected.Do I have legal grounds?

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Dimitry K., Esq.

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the band teacher was constantly telling my child he was going

the band teacher was constantly telling my child he was going to be kick out of the band last week he called him one day before because he was going to miss a competition because we enroled him in a conference now he said he cannot compete anymore

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During the past 3 years I have been subjected to a work

During the past 3 years I have been subjected to a work environment that no employee should have to endure. I have been the victim of unreasonable actions and false accusations directed towards myself by Ruth XXXXX, Director of Customer Service, which included intimidation, degradation, and humiliation. The on going attacks undermined my ability to function as a productive employee in my department. These actions also produced risks to my health. The abuse and misuse of power that was targeted towards me created feelings of defenselessness and undermined my individual right to dignity at work. I have been the victim of unreasonable actions and false accusations directed towards myself by Ruth XXXXX, Director of Customer Service, which included intimidation, degradation, and humiliation. The on going attacks undermined my ability to function as a productive employee in my department. These actions also produced risks to my health. The abuse and misuse of power that was targeted towards me created feelings of defenselessness and undermined my individual right to dignity at work. I experienced apprehension about going to work; anxiety while there, never knowing when a surprise, agenda-less meeting would be called to humiliate me. If I socialized with my coworkers, I would receive an instant message from Ruth XXXXX, stating “too much socializing not enough work being done”. When I made a conscious effort to work without socializing I was told by Ruth XXXXX, I was being rude, short and disrespectful to my coworkers. • I was repeatedly told my coworkers were uncomfortable working with me • I was repeatedly told I was rude and disrespectful towards my coworkers • I was accused of inappropriate attitude and actions toward customers and/or coworkers • I was accused of making negative comments to my coworkers regarding their personal matters The list goes on. This is not who I am. Ruth XXXXX has written me up repeatedly with no proof of accusations, the last resulting in a Lost Time Suspension. Repeatedly I went to Liz XXXXX, Director of Human Resources and was given no support except the suggestion to work this out with Ruth. Eventually to my dismay, Liz became a strong ally to Ruth, refusing to speak with me without Ruth present. On August 15th, 2013, I followed company Policy and Procedure and filed a fifteen (15) page grievance to Ralph XXXXX, the CEO of XXXX Communications, explaining the working environment I had been subjected to for the last three (3) years. At that time Mr. XXX expressed that he would investigate my grievance and if I had further information to feel free to bring it to his attention, which I did on two separate occasions. Per company policy Mr. XXXX had “three (3) working days to respond to my grievance, this may be extended to seven (7) working days at the discretion of the appropriate management official and upon written notice to the aggrieved employee.” I contacted Mr. XXXX via email on August 22nd, 2013 and again on August 29th, 2013 regarding a response to my grievance, each time being told that the investigation would be complete at the end of the week. I was finally called to his office on September 6th, 2013, where he gave me letter stating his response to my grievance. August 15th, 2013 to September 6th, 2013 is clearly not three (3) or seven (7) working days. Mr. XXXXX’s letter stated that the delay for his response was the result of the necessity of attending to his daily responsibilities as XXXXX CEO as well as his intent to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation in to the issues I presented. The letter also stated at the conclusion of his investigation he could conclude that any substantive violation of XXXXX policy had occurred. On August 12th, 2013 I was called to Human Resources and informed that I was being put on PIP, Performance Improvement Plan, and would have to write my own plan and submit it to Ruth XXXX and she, Tosha XXXX and Liz XXXXX would decide if I had written an appropriate plan. There appeared to be no end to the torment, psychological harassment, personal and professional destruction aimed at me. The demeaning comments, the misleading digs and complete lies have all come together to exact their intended effect, my constructive discharge or eventually termination. I strongly felt the only alternative was to quit. I went to Liz XXXXX, Director of Human Resources office on August 12th, 2013, and expressed to her that I did not want to, but felt I had no other option except to quit. What are my rights, this is a publicly owned Cooperative with a Board of Directors.

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I WORK IN AN AREA WHERE THERE IS A WELL ESTABLISHED CLIQUE.I

I WORK IN AN AREA WHERE THERE IS A WELL ESTABLISHED CLIQUE.I HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF REPEATED AND ONGOING PSYCHOLOGICAL HARASSMENT MAKING MY JOB VERY DIFFICULT TO DO.SINCE MOST OF THE OTHER EMPLOYEES BELONG TO THIS GROUP,THERE IS NO WAY TO PROVE ANY ALLEGATIONS.MY SUPERVISOR IS UNWILLING TO ACT BECAUSE SHE IS LONGTIME FRIENDS WITH THIS GROUP.THERE IS A PAST HISTORY OF SIMILAR SITUATIONS IN THIS DEPARTMENT WHERE THE EMPLOYEE WAS TRANSFERED OUT BY MANAGEMENT OR LEFT BECAUSE OF UNBEARABLE STRESS.I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE MY JOB.WHAT CAN I DO?

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i been having problems at work, the teacher of working with

i been having problems at work, the teacher i'm working with continues to bother me and embarrassing me in front of people. I'm very affected by this. I even went to my doctor to get a prescription medicine for sleeping pill because I cannot sleep. does this consider psychological harassment?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If an employer conducts a misconduct background investigation

If an employer conducts a misconduct background investigation on an employee including interviewing neighbors, friends,etc. Can the results of the background investigation be revealed to the people that are being interviewed? And, can the person being interviewed know all of the details as to why they are being interviewed?

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TJ, Esq.

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I have been psychologically harassed by employees at my firm.

I have been psychologically harassed by employees at my firm. I filed a complaint one year ago. Ever since, my complaint has been teased, I have been picked on, stared at, gossiped about, there is tention with management. My work place is hostile. I am suffering from depression, mental anguish, and low self esteem. I am resigning in about 3 weeks. Can I collect employment benefits and/or if I am denied benefits, do I hire a lawyer to represent me at the appeal. I am assuming this would be constructive discharge. Based on your experience, what advice do you have for me. Thank you.

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I was employed part time at a local credit union. I worked

I was employed part time at a local credit union. I worked there from 1/29/08 to 5/20/09. Never called in, worked flexible hours to accommodate, and tried very hard. The branch manager repeatedly broke several company policies, including confidentiality of account information and employee personal information, and psychological harassed me. I filed a formal grievance of harassment and retaliation in 8/11/2008 and complained about her breach of confidentiality policies. The HR dept basically ignored the situation and she became worse. Overall, I was a good employee with only few occasions of simple errors. Errors everyone in the banking industry makes daily such as being off a few dollars, etc. In 02/2009, I cashed a check from a member that ended up being a fraudulent check. The check stated it was from the State of Florida. Under the credit union policy, it said you could cash “well known” or government entity checks without compensating balances. The manager made false claims stating I failed to follow company policy and terminated my employment. I had no previous warnings or counseling concerning check problems. I feel it was a direct way to retaliate against me. There were several instances where I have proof she demeaned me to members and out side personnel. I even have a recording of her at a public restaurant talking about me, her complaints to HR about me, and about her conversation with her supervisor where he called me a bad name. I am unsure if it can be used in Florida because of recording laws, but she was at Applebee's with another individual and did not notice a member sitting behind her. This member overheard her conversation and thought it was highly inappropriate and recorded it for me to hear.

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When clocking out of work I heard employees talking about our

When clocking out of work I heard employees talking about our director & a criminal record that was found on him. I was invited in the conversation by one of my peers where I recomended she go to our director if she was concerned. I shared this information with the director and within 4 days he held a manditory meeting for all. At which time he address the conversation with everyone and treatened jobs should this become an issure.Privately with another mgr he thanked me for watching over him & offered me a management position starting July 2009. After going away on a business trip I came back to a hostile work enviorment. No one was talking to me & Im being called names like Benedict Arnold. When I addressed this with my director he said"i know, its all good". When i would ask about the promotion it was ignored & finally denied. It is apprent that because the peer who was talking about r director criminal record was also a top producer in the office r director chged What can i do.

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