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I need advice I'm shaking right now talking to anybody about

Ma'am I need advice I'm shaking right now talking to anybody about this.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Lousiana.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The pollution I haven't reported but i was involved in a sexual harassment case against my bossJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I broke my hand on a modified piece drill. I always need to report to osha before somebody gets hurt but I can't lose my job but something has to be done.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

4,146 satisfied customers
The VP of Finance asked me if i had come to work the day

The VP of Finance asked me if i had come to work the day before just to deposit an expense check for the CFO. I told him I was in my office the entire day working on multiple projects to get my job done before I deposited the check. He then tells me he had not seen me the entire day and asked if I had lunch. I told him I had not taken lunch and worked behind closed doors the entire day. He then asked me if I had used the bathroom to relieve myself. I was shocked by his third inquiry. I thought it was completely inappropriate for him to ask me that and I was embarrassed by his question. Is this line of questioning considered workplace harassment?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

50,096 satisfied customers
I signed a contract which contained the following retention

I signed a contract which contained the following retention bonus terms:"5. EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL: Information given in this correspondence, as well as your response, is not intended to create a contract, nor is it to be construed to constitute contractual obligations of any kind or a contract of employment between NCGS and any of its employees. Your employment relationship with NCGS is at-will. While we certainly hope that the employment relationship will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, both you and NCGS are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with OR without cause and with or without notice.6. COMPENSATION: Your pre-tax compensation wilt be an annual salary of One Hundred Twelve Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($112,500), which paid bi-weekly, is approximately Four Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty-Six Dollars and Ninety-Two Cents ($4,326.92). Additionally, you will be entitled to a pretax sign on bonus of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), 50% of which will be paid after ninety (90) days of successful employment, The remaining 50% will be paid upon completion of one year of employment. The full bonus amount must be repaid in the event that you quit or are terminated for cause within the first eighteen (18) months of your employment"in June 2016.In December 2016, the company released a company wide "mandatory non-compete agreement" that required a signature in exchange for continued employment and a Christmas bonus check. The non-compete agreement was extremely restrictive in that it stated that it prohibited one from seeking employment for a period of 2 years in any industry related to the medical field, including the medical field anywhere in the world.Further, the company engaged in quite nefarious practices and demonstrated a management style which would make almost anyone feel very uncomfortable and would make them not want to continue with the company. These practices include a potential claim of "slander".The question I want answered is, "is it legal for a company to offer a retention bonus, and after one has already signed a contract for such a bonus, change the employment environment to uncivil and unbearable including issuing a mandatory requirement to sign a non-disclosure agreement for continued employment, and still have a contractual basis to collect the money disbursed as a part of the original employment contract"?Also note, I did only received $5000 of the $10,000 and the disbursement was not a pre-tax disbursement. And, there was no terms for repayment listed in the original contract, yet the employer is attempting to get me to pay interest, and pay at a rate of about $900 per month to pay the $4400 back. They kept a portion of my last paycheck but allocated the money in a fashion such that they short changed me about $150 of the money retained from my last paycheck. And they have had the Human Resources Manager email me on at least 3 occasions with 2 other individuals on the email, one being one of 2 company attorneys and the other the VP of Finance, the person who originally signed the original employment agreement, demanding that I sign a repayment schedule of about $900 per month and agreeing to the interest payment.

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John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

8,006 satisfied customers
I filed a Wisconsin employee harrassement and a whistle

I filed a Wisconsin employee harrassement and a whistle blower claim...looking for attorney assistanceJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: wisconsinJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have until the 31st to respond on how I feel its connected with the whistleblower/retaliation law

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

112,750 satisfied customers
I am a protected class with multiple learning disabilities.

I am a protected class with multiple learning disabilities. For my professional exams I recently asked for unpaid time off and my supervisor and other management essentially retaliated by taken away my flexible schedule. I had been working on a flex schedule for 1.5 years and the change was made the day following my request for unpaid leave to study.3 Months later they are now giving paid time off to another employee for the same exams. I found out through someone other than my supervisor an exam program was approved and asked HR if I could have the days since the study program was approved. There was no real help there and my supervisor still has not informed me of the approval. The entire career is dependent on these exams and the current role I have is dependent on my exam progress. The other employees position is not contingent on exam progress which is usually the case for these exam programs and feels like I am being set up to fail.Would this constitute discrimination?

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Asad Rahman

Attorney

J.D.

4,146 satisfied customers
I am a nurse and the compliance officer for my company up

I am a nurse and the compliance officer for my company up until 1/11/17. I was revising our policy and procedure manual.My question is regarding the nurse scope of practice when the provider is out of office.Specifically is it legal, for a registered nurse to see patients and hand an prescription with out the provider seeing the patient. If the prescription has already been signed by the doctor. I am asking regarding controlled and non-controlled medications.I have been retaliated on for informing the nurses that this is not in our scope of practice.The administrator discharged me as company compliance officer and case manager, but is able to tell me I work well with the staff and the patient are thankful for services I have helped them with and hopes I will remain with company as a nurse.

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Infolawyer

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

39,128 satisfied customers
I'm just curious. I worked in the Food Service department at

I'm just curious. I worked in the Food Service department at a Monastery for 3 years and developed a close relationship with two of the Sisters who were Chaplains. I considered them to be my spiritual advisers. Last October, the adjoining Health System took over operations of our department and I was named the Assistant Culinary Director. The new operator committed several rules violations (NLRA and Medicaid) and I always brought my concerns to my direct supervisor with a "How can we fix this?" approach. About a week ago, near the end of my probationary period, my supervisor said that she had some concerns about my attitude and she felt that I was subconsciously trying to undermine her efforts in our department. I asked for a meeting with my supervisor and the CEO of our facility, which occurred, but the drama kept escalating. Last Tuesday, I sought the counsel of the two Sisters who I had always approached in troubled times. The next day, the CEO called me into her office and told me that I had committed the "ultimate betrayal" by talking to these two Sisters. I responded that the two Sisters were my spiritual advisers and that I had every right to talk to them. The CEO responded that I could speak with the Sisters but that I was not allowed to mention anyone's name. I told the CEO that I felt that she was violating my civil rights. I then filed a report with our company's headquarters. The next day, I was again called into a meeting with my supervisor and the CEO and at that meeting the CEO stated that she never told me that I could not talk to the Sisters. She also notified me that my performance during my probationary period was unsatisfactory and that my probationary period was going to be extended for another 90 days. Today I received a phone call from the Human Resources department; my employment has been terminated.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I was a salaried employee At WillJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,934 satisfied customers
I'm terminating an employee for a few reasons, some

I'm terminating an employee for a few reasons, some performance issues and a possible fraudulent activity. I am contacting the police tomorrow to have them begin an investigation. But, right now, there is no proof that she did in fact commit the crime. When I let her go, can I bring this up or not?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No. And I only have 3 part time employees so no HR department.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Part time and I will need to look back at any docs she might have signed but I doubt I had her sign anything. Would it be considered at-will if I/we didn't sign anything?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How does the fee for this service work? I didn't get a chance to read the info on the website.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,934 satisfied customers
I have been terminated from my position but I have

I have been terminated from my position but I have conclusive evidence im not being fired for a wrong...but fired on assosciation what can i do?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OHIOJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: 30 hrs full time, in Ohio its at WillJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If termination is valid, what would i deem a suitable termination reason? LIke what should i ask to replace termination stand

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John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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