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Can a company terminate you for breaking a law that you were

can a company terminate you for breaking a law that you were not aware of nor did they make any laws that you should be aware of known. As of today, I had been working for a Home Health agency. I told them when I was hired that I had not done home health in over 7 years and was not even in this state of AZ. Last week on a Tuesday I had a patient's spouse ask me to dispose of his deceased sons medications. Before leaving his wife my patient gave me 2 bottles to add to the bag. I took them to the Sheriff's department where they have a disposal center. This patient was recently released from the hospital for accidental overdose, she had been taking mediation's that she was no longer prescribed and some of her sons. There was no issues, I even went again to see this patient with no incident. Then the patient called our company and my boss and stated I took her medications without permission and that is also what she told her PCP. It was this past Friday that I was even informed that her husband whom gave me the medications has Alheimer's. So of course now he doesn't remember giving me the medications. Now her PCP is going to report my license to the board of AZ and today is when I found out about the law that has been passed in 2013 along with being terminated for breaking such law. Shouldn't the company be held accountable as well since they knew of the law and did not inform me of laws i should know about working as a home health nurse?

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I recently left my position as an Office Manager at an

I recently left my position as an Office Manager at an Independent Insurance Agency and worked there for 10 years. The agency owner and I were business associates as well as close friends during most of that time. Due to personal issues, of which there are many, I left the agency, not on good terms, in September, 2016. There are tons of issues involved here but to start, I believe my former employer is now manipulating my W-2 income. There are other employees at the agency and I am fairly certain that they will not be receiving amended W-2's...they have already received theirs. I will be the only one to receive an amended W-2 because of the owner's vindictiveness. This involves bonuses paid. The owner has never reported bonuses as income, which I warned her about for several years, since I took care of payroll, etc., according to her instructions. Can she single me out to add bonuses to my income without applying the same to all other employees? Thank you for any guidance you might provide to me as I work through this and other issues with her. ***** *****JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I did not sign any employment agreement with herJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She had her attorney send me a letter the week after I left the agency, asking that I make no contact with her or anyone at the agency, and that I had been warned about trespassing, etc. which is totally false. I have made NO contact with the owner since I left; however, she has contacted me three times since I left, just trying to keep things stirred up. I have kept HER attorney advised all the way along as to what has been going on and I do feel as though I am being harassed by her.

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I was demoted and moved from my position as an Account

I was demoted and moved from my position as an Account Manager with one of my company's customers at the customer's request even though I was performing at a level that met or exceeded my company's expectations. The reason given for the demotion was the customer had a bad "perception" of me. My company kept me on an account with the same customer in a lower position and at a reduced level of compensation and placed my subordinate in my old position. I was told I would not be allowed to move up in position as long as I stayed with this customer, yet my company refuses my requests to move me to an account with a different customer. Do I have any options, legally, to seek recourse?

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I was fired due to policy violation I worked for Wells Fargo

I was fired due to policy violationI worked for Wells Fargo for almost 3years. I was hired as as a teller March 2014 and 11months later I became a personal banker. In October 2016, two weeks after coming back from my maternity leave I was terminated due to policy violation.When I was a teller in April 2014 I took my parents to Wells Fargo to open new accounts (requirement to meet sale goals). Wells Fargo requires the personal banker to open the account for the customer and get them sign up with at least 4products when opening a new acct which are checking, savings, debit card and online banking! When the personal banker who helped my parents open their accounts he asked for their email and my parents don't use emails, so the personal banker asked for my personal email and used it to set up their online banking. I became a personal banker February 2015 and I was always pushed to get more sales and more products from customers, every time I would let a customer walk away without online banking or a savings account my manager will question me and say I didn't push hard enough or asked enough questions to get them set up with all the services required!!! I would say they don't have an email address or they don't neeed a savings. In different occasions she even said I should grab the customers phone and check if they had an email that way I could set up online banking for them. As a personal banker I brought a lot of friends and family members to open new accounts and most of the time they didn't need a savings or didn't want online banking but due to all the pressure I had I would push them to get that extra savings and offer to use my personal email to set up their online banking. Since the personal banker who open my parents account used my email to set up their online banking I didnt see a problem with using my personal email to set up online banking for friends and family. I went on maternity leave June 3rd 2016 and went back to work on September 23rd 2016. Two weeks after coming back from my leave investigations department called me and started questioning me about my personal email address and why so many people had that email on their accounts, at this point I had completely forgot about that other banker using my email to set up my parents account so it looked like I came up with using my personal email all by myself. After being on the phone for about 30mins they said they had no more questions two days later I was terminated. Was my termination justified? Can I sue Wells Fargo for not giving me a warning or can I get any kind of compensation? customers most of them my family but a few were close friends or good customers of mine

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I need to know if judge can reverse his order after appllet

I need to know if judge can reverse his order after appllet court decision.2014 awarded maintenance, husband agreed.2015 husband tried stop or reduce maintenance, but judge denied.2016 judge made decision that " no maintenance after judgement of divorce ", but later according to my lawyer, he made mistake.2016 judge awarded appellate court fees.2016 Apdiv's decision was " no maintenance, postnuptial agreement was clearly stated no maintenance "*****lawyer is troubled by Apdiv's decision, " against public policy ", suggested go appeal to review Apdiv's decision.I still receive temporary maintenance, my qetion would be:My husband can stop temporary maintenance?Judge can reverse his previous order?Judge can order stop temporary maintenance?

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I am facing probable disciplinary action if not termination

I am facing probable disciplinary action if not termination because I reported a coworker who was disrespectful ,like yelling,at me or embarrassing me.I need a legal representation to help me with this because I am harassed like they are forcing me to have an interview even I am not prepared to do so. There was no prior communicatio. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I am a paraprofessional and I work with preschoolers . Like 3 or 4yrs ago I was reported by a teacher that I picked up a student , I did not know it was not allowed because I saw a teacher did the same. The dept. Head and the supervisor came to interview and gave me warning that if I do it again I will be fired.I was surprised by what they said and told them that same thing was done by a teacher. They said they will talk to her but presumed they did not because same teacher asked me to pick a kid after that. After thehe teachers wrote controversial evaluation which I wanted clarified.I asked for a meeting to make things specific and leave no room for confusion.The principal agreed to set a meeting but changed his mind after and sent my evaluation without a my signature.After I found out it was sent to HR I went there and told them what happened and I requested an interview which they granted but surprisingly after like 2 days they said it could not be done. There wa

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I have been employed for 5 years with my current company and

I have been employed for 5 years with my current company and I am in fear of loosing my job because I have spoken with my current operations manager and he informed me that upper leadership asked him to start building a case on me to terminate me. I am in fear of losing my job and don't know how to handle it. By upper leadership I mean the operation 2 manager the facility manager and HR. What steps can I take?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is it legal for them to conspire to fire me for no reason, no write ups no counseling's nothing.

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I have been terminated from my job for something they have

I have been terminated from my job for something they have no proof of me doing(filling out customer surveys online). I found out my wife was the one that was doing it because I was stressing to her about my score. I have no control over what a grown adult does. Is it legal for them to fire me for that? I also believe they have an alternative motive for firing me considering my previous boss had stepped down form his position and is currently managing the store I was store manager at. Do I have a leg to stand on?

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Was wondering if my firing for a personal text I sent to

Hi. Was wondering if my firing for a personal text I sent to another person is legal? Two non-company phones; one friend to another.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: I have received the text from HR after I was fired. Text was sent 9/26. Fired 11/1. They are stating that it was the "final straw" (or something to that effect). No other write-ups, no documentation. Anti-harrassment policy violation, they say, that is grounds for "immediate dismissal." (so why wait over a month?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, of course. Wondering if this is a 1st Amendment issue.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that I know of...but...i'm not an attorney!

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