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My supervisor red me as a nurse in workers compensation. She

My supervisor hired me as a nurse in workers compensation. She knew that my background was in medical bill review, case management and geriatrics. She is constantly calling me into her office to discuss why I am not asking more questions. She demands that I send my questions to my colleagues and also to her. I really don't have a lot of questions. If I do go to a colleague and ask a question verbally I am reprimanded and told that I must submit my questions via email. I recently verbally asked a question and my colleague reported back to my supervisor that I got huffy. When she abruptly responded that she did not have time for my question I just said, "whatever I guess I'll work on it later" and just walked away. I would not describe that as huffy. My supervisor also regularly asks my medical director if I am giving him all the information he needs for review of cases. If there is even one thing that I missed she brings it to me as if I am the worst employee in the world (this happens on a weekly basis, sometimes daily)I recently had a situation where an MRI clearly stated that there was a meniscal tear and the medical director advised that there was not a tear and advised that we should not pay the claim. The claims adjuster brought it back to me to find out why he said there was no tear. I told him that was what our medical director said. We went back to the medical director and he again said that he did not believe there was a tear even though it said on MRI that there was. He agreed that we had to cover it because it the said it was there. He said that sometimes doctors will say there is a tear to justify doing the surgery. Personally I think that he did not see the tear the first time that he looked at it. Now every time that I bring a case to him to review, he tries to find something that I missed and point it out. I am starting to feel uncomfortable and isolated at work. What can I do about this?I think my supervisor and teammate are conspiring together and now because I found something the medical director did not see he is now causing me issues. My supervisor states that I have not progressed the way she would like. I have never had any complaints on my claims and I guess I just don't understand what she is referring to. I had a claim today in which the guy was injured when a suitcase fell of a desk and he tried to catch it and injured his lumbar spine. A couple days later he was attacked by one of his autistic clients. When I took it to our medical director he asked my about the attack that was noted and I told him that the gentleman was attacked an his glasses were pulled off and he quit his job after that. My supervisor obviously asked him about the cases I reviewed with him and he pointed out that I did not initially mention that the gentleman was attacked after the initial injury. Even though I did answer him and tell him about the details of what happened. It seems as if they just try to find things to bring to me on a regular basis. I am really frustrated and I feel almost harassed. What can I do?

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Dwayne B.

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I started a position in April with a nationwide company.I

I started a position in April with a nationwide company.I went through background and employment checks as warranted for my position. Last week I got a call from an investigator ( I'm not sure with HR or affiliated with company) asking me questions about my social media (facebook, google, etc) even as far back as last year when I wouldn't have had access to this company's equipment anyway as I was not an employee. At first I thought it stemmed from a woman who disagreed with my political views at a sales dinner and that she had prompted this. However, now I am not so sure. . I answered the investigators questions and she came back and agreed that my facebook info and my web searches were within reason. I thought this was over with. After a few more days, I get another email. She is now questioning my visit to some porn site of which I have no knowledge. When I told her that had to be a mistake, she insisted her "forensic team" advised this is definitely my computer. Again, I went back and denied this, most companies block access to any offensive websites anyway, wouldn't even had considered it. I advised that I had cooperated with her "investigation" whatever it is about but that I would not try to explain something I had no knowledge of. She advised we will talk later. I told her my job was in sales and that I had enough to do with contacting businesses and securing new business. That I am busy with my job and clients and that this distraction surely isn't warranted and that I would like to know what prompted it and when does it end. She advised she will call me, the call will be recorded but that the conversation is not to be recorded by me. What am I supposed to do with this. I have been doing this type of job for 21 years, I have never had this type of issue to deal with and quite frankly don't know what my rights are.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

 
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I was off today. I'm 62 year old, female. I worked company

I was laid off today. I'm 62 year old, female. I worked for the company for 18 years. The position I've held was a brand new position when I took it (I've been in the position for 13 of my 18 years). I'm the only one in my division that does my job. I have never had a poor performance evaluation, in fact they have always been good or excellent. I was told today that my position is being eliminated (however every other business unit within our corporation has the position and most times, it's held by at least 2- 3 people). I was at a off-site team meeting last week and our boss showed an org chart with two open positions (albeit not the same title as mine). I'm quite sure, once the two open positions are filled, those people will do what I'm doing. I'm quite sure the reason I was let go was because of my salary. Do I have any recourse? I'm not sure I want to do anything but I want to cover my bases. I am being given a severance package, quite honestly I was so distraught when they let me go (on a conference call!) that I didn't absorb everything the H.R. person said to me. I believe I heard her say I will be on the payroll until August 22nd. Of course, I am free to apply for other positions. I look forward to any insight you can provide.

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Delta-Lawyer

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I was recently terminated from my position due to a

Hi, I was recently terminated from my position due to a contractor advising the company I work for to to fire everybody who worked on a specific job. There were seven members who worked on the job, two of which, including myself, were the only ones experienced with the job type. I was called into the plant manager's office yesterday and told that the contractor advised everyone be fired but I was the scapegoat and the only one terminated. I have never been reprimanded and have an excellent work ethic. Do I have a case for discrimination?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my

I returned from a vacation to find out while I was away my direct supervisor started an investigation in my store, interviewed all my managerment team and I was told that the investigation will be complete next week and I am not to disuse anything with my team or I will be harassing them and terminated, I can not work while the investigation is taking place should I request an administrative leave.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have had on going disagreements with my direct supervisor in regards ***** ***** schedule for the past year and believe this is what she's targeting, I also dont believe she should be conducting the investigation because she will not be fairJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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I am an HR generalist who was subject to a hostile work

I am an HR generalist who was subject to a hostile work environment by the owners and was terminated. I and a number of inviduals were terminated as well and would like to take action. I am not certain what category this would fall under.

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Delta-Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

 
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If I accept a new sales position based in California, my

If I accept a new sales position based in California, my employer wants me to sign a 1 year "non compete" agreement, with "Choice of Law and Forum" clauses/agreement tied to the state of New Hampshire laws. Since I will be an "At Will" employee, if for any reason I leave or am terminated, can this agreement be enforced if I were to go to another competitor in California?

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Patrick, 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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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

 
11,594 satisfied customers
I was sent home from work today pending an anonymous

I was sent home from work today pending an anonymous accusation of my time sheetJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing I can think of. I don't think I did this. If I made an error, that would one thing. Purposely cheating my time no wayJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

 
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