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First time doing this, just want to make sure this is

First time doing this, just want to make sure this is working and someone else is on the other end.

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I was informed of a harassment allegation by my manager and

I was informed of a sexual harassment allegation by my manager and Human Resources today. It doesn't appear that I have a leg to stand on here. I told them that I wasn't answering any questions today. I don't know if that was a bad move but they caught me off guard. Can it be better for future employment opportunities if I ask to resign instead of waiting for termination ? Thanks.

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John

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After I was denied time off to escort my son to a college in

After I was denied time off to escort my son to a college in another state (having given 4 weeks notice of the need to go) I was denied the time. I tried ti swap time with other employees but no one would do that. so, after 18 years with the company, I resigned my position effective immediately so I could do what I needed to do regarding getting my son into his first year of college out of state. This occurred last August. I have applied for numerous jobs in my field but have been denied interviews. I just had an interview set up sor Thursday (day after tomorrow) in VA but received an email stating I was no longer being considered for the job. I believe my former employer is blackballing me when he's called what can I do? My record with the company had one suspension in 2004 for "not cooperating with an investigation" because I would n ot lie and state that I saw another employee break a company rule.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Last Friday I was told I would be terminated from by position

Last Friday I was told I would be terminated from by position as a Registered Nurse in a Doctor's Office. I have only been there for 3 months and during that time I have been harassed, humiliated, and worked under hostile conditions with Office Manager.JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years with Memorial Hospital which is part of UCC Health in Colorado Springs. Last March, 2015 I had to have back surgery. I was on Short Term Disability for 9 months before returning to work. After Surgery I have had continued back pain and my doctor said the pain was exasperated by being on my feet 12 hrs ad day when working my shift and he advised that I ask management for a position with less hours and not having to be on my feet for 12 hours. Hospital HR agreed to help me find this type of nursing job. The job they found was in a Doctors Office. I was qualified for the position having worked in another doctors office before going to work at the hospital. Almost from day one the Office Manager harassed me, did not provide proper training and basically was doing everything she could to make my life miserable. The former Registered Nurse had quit this position for the same treatment. Last Friday, she and the HR representative for the hospital notified me that I was being terminated. The said I would be on Administrative Leave until they could put together the Termination Document. Do not know what to expect in this document but am devastated by having my 20+ years career as a Registered Nurse terminated because an Office Manager did not like me. She told me not to work any overtime because I was too expensive. Think she disliked me from the start because I made more money than she did. Do you have any advise for me before I have to meet with HR and not knowing what kind of Termination Agreement they may ask me to sign. I am very concerned what this may do in my being able to get a new job.JA: 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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Patrick, Esq.

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I quit a transportation company,now they wont responde to a

I quit a transportation company,now they wont responde to a employement verification request.what recourse do I have?

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Patrick, Esq.

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On Monday I privately & verbally informed my boss I'm conside

On Monday I privately & verbally informed my boss I'm considering leaving.On Tuesday, I downloaded details of the project I worked on, onto my personal USB stick purely out of sentimental reason with NO malicious intent to share, publish or profit from it after my departure.On Thursday, the company found out and I have cooperated and turned in the USB stick to the HR department. I'm now on administrative leave (paid) while investigation is being performed.On Friday, I emailed HR letting them know my intent to fully comply and be willing to prove I have never had any malicious intent by allowing them to check my phone record, email record, social media chat history, bank & credit card statements...etc.2 details:* So far I have NOT submitted a formal resignation letter. I have NOT signed the exit document indicating I no longer possess company sensitive material with me.* I'm NOT a disgruntled employee and is moving on, only because I have lost interest in what I'm doing at my present job.* I already have an offer from another employer from no-compete company.Questions:(1) What is the worst that can happen to me? Will I be fired, or worse be sued even if it has been proven I had no malicious intent?(2) Will there be a record? Am I supposed to reveal this to my new employer?(3) Should I resign now, while I'm on administrative leave to pursue the opportunity with this new employer?

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Dwayne B.

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My name is ***** *****, This past spring I agreed to

Hello my name is ***** *****, This past spring I agreed to signed a separation agreement and resigned from my teaching job. As part of the agreement the school paid me health benefits and two months salary. They said I need to find my own references and I they are called in regards ***** ***** employment they would only provide name, rank and serial number. My fear is that when looking for another teaching job how do I know that I won't be black listed without ever knowing it. I have an exceptional career of over 20 years and do to a serious blow out with the new administration this past year I'm afraid I'll never land another job teaching.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I had a parent claim that I was neglecting their child by not offering them the same opportunities as other students. The parent wanted me charged with neglect. So my administration filed a DCF investigation in the charges. At the same time I was in a battle with my administrators over a disagreements in the new schedule changes that were coming for the following year which would impact student opportunities to take elective courses. I Spoke out greatly against the new schedule and was labeled as not being a team player and a trouble maker and the new incoming administration including the superintendent wanted me out after being there for 10 years. My union rep said it was up to me as to signing the agreement or fighting it. They said if I fought it and any indication of neglect was found I would lose my job. So fearing the worst I resigned with the hopes of finding another job. A month after I resigned I received a notice from DCF that there was nothing found to substantiate any claim of neglect.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $36 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I have been on disability leave since 10/28/2015 am out of

I have been on disability leave since 10/28/2015 am out of sick, vacation, FMLA and bank time with the employer I have worked for, for nearly 19 years. All performance evaluations have been exemplary and I have never had any disciplinary or performance counseling or write ups. My disability attorney in 01/2016 said have no more contact with my employer. I will be recommended for separation/termination on 02/18/2016 and don't know if it will be honorable or dishonorable. I want to make sure honorable in case I am ever able to return to work. I was only able to consult with my disability attorney today and he said contact an employment attorney.

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Patrick, Esq.

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How can I find out what my past employer is saying on a reference

How can I find out what my past employer is saying on a reference check?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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