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My son was red as a police officer in a small village on

My son was hired as a police officer in a small village on Long Island, NY. He was trained at the Suffolk County Police Academy. In NY a civil service employee may be terminated for any reason within the first 18 months. He was asked to resign after 17 months and was told that he would be terminated if he did not resign. He was given no reason. There have never been any on-duty or off-duty incidents. He was never reprimanded for any reason and was told by the chief that he was doing a good job 1 month prior to his termination. His direct supervisor checked his file and there are no negative comments. In addition to his time on the police force he also has 4 prior years experience in security forces in the USAF.The village police force consists of 17 full-time officers and a few part-timers. The part-timer training is considerably less than the full-time officers.One month after he was terminated it was announced that one of the part-time officers had been promoted to full-time status. The replacement officer is female. Prior to this the force had been all male. My son's qualifications are vastly superior to the new officer both in training and experience.On the surface it seems that the police chief and village government made a decision to gender diversify the force and sacrificed my son for this purpose. Do we have a case of reverse discrimination?

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On Friday May 27th, my fiance was involvedbin a motorcycle

Good afternoon,On Friday May 27th, my fiance was involvedbin a motorcycle accident that occurred in Fredericksburg VA. Thank god, he is ok but he was transported to the ER where he was diagnosed with a broken humerus/shoulder 6 stitches and lots of road rash.In any event he was referred to follow up with an orthopedic that they recommended this week, howeve when we called to make the appointment, the desk staff was out to lunch so we waited for the return call where he is unable to be seen for another week. We called the ER as they had perscribed him nausea meds as well as 5mg Norco/hydrocodone x15 tablets. It being a holiday weekend and knowing he would run out, the ER staff advised he go see an urgent care facility near our home and that they would be able to perscribe him a refill for his pain meds, or we would have to travel the almost 60 miles back to get a script. So this morning we crossed over to our local NEXTCARE, Galveston Court, Manassas location, where I (his fiance have been going to as well as my minor son for 10 years thatbI have neighbored this care place. 1st and foremost I beleive my fiance was automatically judged and stero typed (possibly from being tatted up from head to toe lol) we ride Harleys and have prfessional jobs, own our home , cars etc...(not their place to do, but they did)from the moment we walked on the door. We had empty pain med bottle in hand, x-rays, and all ER paper work in hand and provided it to them upon arival. The desk guy went to the back, cane back out, saw the Dr. On duty peep around the corner and we were advised that they couldnt see him, or perscribe him any pain medicine. So i simply said wait a minute...we were instructed to come here and we are willing to pay out of pocket to be seen if necessary, and you mean to tell me you are refusing him medical treatment???!! We asked to speak to a supervisor or Dr. On duty, manager ...anyone other than he. So he goes to the back anx same guy returns again, to say "she is not goingbto see you and will not perscribe you narcotics, ....no other recommendations, for even another type, kind of pain medicine or anything, then the manager a very disturbed individual to saybthe least, came out with an attitude and while there was one other patient waiting and overheard this entire ordeal, as well as I had my brother on the phone listening also, he told us to leave!! I asked his name, he said DON! THE MANAGER! Inthen proceeded to ask if theybwere refusing my fiance medical treatment, he said No, I will be happy to check you in and take a payment from you, but itbis our Dr.'s preference NOT TO PERSCRIBE PAIN MEDICINE! Again, we were walked to the door by Don as well as a nurse staff lady and instructed to leave, and thatbwe could go down the street to (I think he said a Dr.Fatiema of we wanted Narcodics) at this point I am outraged and furious and if this sounds like a medical malpractice law suit to you???? As well as a descrimination law suit??!! Any advice you could give Id be most appreciative, as this facility, did not once even review the stack of paperwork that we handed them, not sure how in the hell they could have missed his arm being held in place by this contraption as well as all the road rash that was clearly fresh meat and visible due to us having to cut off 1/2 his shirt, in order to cover up his manliness! But this was the most unprofessional place and staff that are in their but I can assure you that I'llI'll be discussing this visit with an attorney. I've never in my life been more humiliated and embarrassed than I was with todays experience with this NEXTCARE FACILITY. I look forward to hearing from you very soon, and Thank you. ~Brandi

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Worked city years. Outstanding reviews and never been in

Worked for a city for 8 years. Outstanding reviews and never been in trouble, no warnings etc. Told by my manager my section was running outstanding just a few weeks ago. Worked my way up from coordinator to supervisor. Was in Union. Then they reclassified me into a manager not in Union. Had two shifts and both shifts agreed they wanted to have fun and discuss movies, dating, etc. We would joke about jello wrestling naked etc for fun. Everyone agreed to this so did not feel like any harassment. Plus had an open door policy anything someone did not like would be stopped. Our work was cleaning facilities so always had jokes about human waste etc. Then my female supervisor told me I was under investigation by HR and she was not suppose to tell me. She also said I am sorry I need my job you do not, I did what I had to do to survive I am sorry.I contacted HR and they put me on admin leave with pay. I was told I cannot contact anyone and they were following civil services rules. After a month they called me in and asked me questions. I told them what my supervisor had said about keeping her job and they said did not matter. She accused me of things I never did and told them I would be willing to take lie detector to prove I did not do what she said. She stated she was scared of me for over a year and I had stalked her daughter. I said no way. She was mad at me because I made her work and she did not feel she had to. During my time at home several of my coworkers contacted me and said this was a set up to remove me. Found out three of the women employees went to HR and filed a complaint. One of the three had a history of doing this and HR being all women said they did not care. I thought HR was suppose to be neutral but found out during questioning they were not. They said to me I was a bid guy, scary to the women and no one would come to me with a problem. Which I said was not true there are five other women in my department and they would tell you this is not true. City said they were planning on terminating me even with an outstanding work history. Plus never been in trouble before. I hired an attorney who said he knew the HR director and next thing he is telling me to take a separation agreement. He said they had a strong case. I was very upset since they were only going to pay out my sick time of 600 hrs and I would lose 1100 hours of vacation. I tried to tell my lawyer what would cause them to go so hard against me. Last year promoted and spirit ward winner for city. I talked with HR director and she said if I had not hired a lawyer would have been a different outcome. The separation agreement said I cannot talk about them/refrain or employees. Last week several of my coworkers contacted me and asked me to meet with them. I met them and out of 24 employees, 19 said I was getting screwed. They explained when called in they tried to explain our policy and HR said did not want to hear this. Some said they tried to twist their words. Also if they had good things to say about me they were asked to leave the room. I knew the HR director and helped her before in her facility issue. She had explained she was recent divorce and kept asking me to stop by and see her go to lunch. I never did. I was also told by my coworkers how I was set up. One of the females lied and said I made a statement about her going under my desk, and the other two females one supervisor one worker testified against me. The female employees who meet me said this was totally false as they were their when this happened I never said that to them. Now I am upset as this job I was making 70 and I am 56 years old--be hard to find a job. The separation agreement was has been signed and suppose to be followed. I feel the city has broke this agreement by still posting pictures of me saying anyone see me call police. Briefing city employees to be on the look out for me. I was told this by my coworkers and I went ahead and called the police.mthey said nothing on me, this was HR pausing the issue. Plus they has undercover cops come to my house completely out of their area. I feel harassment trying to get me to react. I would really like to break this agreement or at least file against the female supervisor who lied about me. She wanted to buy a gun off me and a shotgun. I did sell her several knives she bought for herself and husband but no guns as I had already sold them to another worker who would testified she was never scare of me. I know she set me up because I made her work. Please need help. The lawyer I hired I spent 5000 dollars and he did nothing for me but tell me to accept the deal.

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Hired as a part time employee, increased to full time during

Hired as a part time employee, increased to full time during training (due to another employee giving notice). Patient census dropped and another person was hired for full time and I was demoted to as needed. I was never evaluated by an RN regarding my skills or ability to perform tasks properly and I completed all paperwork and patient care in a timely and scheduled manner. I quit my other job and rearranged my school schedule to accommodate the full time position. Then worked a volunteer position in the company. I was just rehired as a part time CNA last week and have completed all of my tasks for this position. I was late getting in my volunteer paperwork and was let go from the CNA position. I have not been let go from the volunteer position. I am 19 years old and was told I need time to mature and that they may call me as an as needed CNA in the future.

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Defamation of my character and reputation by a co-worker,to

defamation of my character and reputation by a co-worker,to other co-workers,how do i legally respond to this

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Is it possible to win an unemployment case due to bullying

Is it possible to win an unemployment case due to bullying in the workplace if you are not in a protected class?

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I am a salary/commission employee with A floating commission

I am a salary/commission employee with A floating commission basis.If I increase my sales in 2015 above the sales in 2014, which I've done every month with my average number is ***** least 55 to 60% over the sales goal from the previous year.My employer has put a cap on my commission at 9% regardless if I'm 100% above my sales goal or 50% which means that I'm only able to make $1850.00 in commission regardless and my sales goal has been increased at the middle of the month and still only made $1850.00 out of the total revenue I sold for that month.My sales goal is much higher than my coworker that produces way less than I do.Our company was bought by BH Media and I have no idea what I'm going to make from one month to the next and was told that it was none of my business how my pay increases were figured.In short, regardless of how much I sell, I can never make anymore than $52,000.00 a year and they have taken $15,800.00 from me in revenue because I was being paid for obituaries that I have to set, visit the customer, etc. and I'm not being compensated. They are also going to start 1099 us on our mileage which is .21 cents a mile which means that I have to claim as income and pay taxes on it again. IS ANY OF THIS LEGAL in the state of Virginia?

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Allen M., Esq.

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Our company completed a merger with another. We had our defined

Our company completed a merger with another. We had our defined pension frozen in July 2015 and we are now on a Core Contribution 401K. The merged company is now giving us a retirement savings plan based on age only.It has completely done away with years of service. This does not affect me much but we have several employees that have 15-20 years of service that are in their upper 30's.Here is the core contribution chart:less than 35 years of age = 1.5%35 but less than 45 = 3.0%45 but less than 55 = 4.5%55 and older - 6%This seems like reverse age discrimination as the younger folks will need 17 more years to top out (37 years of service).Is this legal?

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I have coworker the has accused me of being a racist more than

I have coworker the has accused me of being a racist more than once. She even gone to HR on me and they ask people around the office about me. That claim ended up going no where.I have been with the company for a long time and has never had any issues with anything or anybody. This employee hasn't been with the company that long and is trying to make it bad for me so I will just quite and she can make it up in the company quicker. I am in next to get this big position and she has been making the last 7 months horrible for me. My boss just wants me to deal with it because if I want to keep going up in the company I will have to find a way to deal with it. I just think after 7 months of been in the hostile environment where I feel uncomfortable going to work with her every day since either I get called that or get talked down to like a dog or even her telling other people I am a racist and walking on egg shells around her. What should I do?

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