I repeatedly notified my Direct Manager, who is the Plant
I repeatedly notified my Direct Manager, who is the Plant Quality Director as well as the HR Director of the industrial hydraulic plant I was employed with for almost 5 years of illegal refurbishment of defective product and resale to the same, or on some cases alternate customers as "new" product (this was being performed by the service department). On August 17th I found myself in a meeting with my Manager & the HR Director entitled "email from Heather Ragard". I had no idea what it was about. My Former Manager informed me that it was "a meeting intended to protect me" while we waited for the HR Director to arrive (he was 15 minutes late). When he arrived he had a written warning letter citing things such as "leaving the plant without authorization" (I had an approved / documented 1/2 day of vacation). Not submitting a report to Germany on time (I had an email from my Manager telling me he did not care about the report because he needed me to do something else). I honestly thought the meeting was to address my huge concerns over safety & reliability of the "refurbished sold as new" hydraulics. I have never had a verbal warning much less a "written" warning in my ENTIRE LIFE. I had a panic attack for 45 minutes which the 2 gentlemen watched. I gave my 2 weeks notice in an attempt to end the meeting because I couldn't breath & I thought i was having a heart attack.I had a follow up with my Primary Physican today (she has been treating me for stress & anxiety for over a year). I told her I was thinking about notifying the company ethics / legal department because to spite the fact that i have escaped the extreme anxiety, I'm still troubled deeply by the fact that something very wrong is going on & no one seems to care. My Physician said she agreed it was the right thing to do, but advised that I have an attorney of my own before moving forward (it is a very large company).Is this a valid point?
I have an employee Class A Driver whom has been employed for
I have an employee Class A Driver whom has been employed for 9 years, 65 years of age and has been having difficulties performing job duties and functions for the last two years. our company has always catered his work assignments to fit his abilities, however due to growth of company the ability to cater to his physical abilities is becoming difficult. he is going to be presented with a write up due to an infraction of hauling a load of Hazwaste that was not contained properly and then abandoned it in our company yard and left work stating he didn't have time to clean the truck leaving 5 personnel to finish his work. do we have grounds for termination? does he have any recourse against the company?
I was terminated in August 2016 - my manager committed many
I was terminated in August 2016 - my manager committed many violations against me. Barring me from a training and a meeting on the basis of being female. He slandered me telling male direct reports he was "getting rid of me" and warned consequences to anyone that told me. He took a document from my personnel file and shared it with former co workers. He admitted to HR his sexist comments stating he was kidding. He was defrauding a client which I objected to. He terminated me in a fashion akin to someone who'd committed a crime against the company. I was humiliated and blind sided. He has been fired and I received $50,000.00 special separation benefit which I had to pursue. I signed the agreement under severe emotional duress. I want to challenge the agreement as it is unfairly biasedJA: 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: My former manager was fired for his actions against me however I had no performance issues and expected to be employed by this company for the remainder of my career. The manager terminated me because I questioned him about unsavory acts and no one had ever done that
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My husband has been off work due to an electrical short in
my husband has been off work due to an electrical short in his heart that caused him to black out at work in a safety meeting, he was then allowed to drive away , had to stop to lift a gate, had another incident same reason, wet his trousers, and decided to come home to change his clothes before returning to work. on his way home, he had another blackout,driving excessive speeds and went extremely fast over a set of very high train tracks.je was driving a company truck when it happened, no one was with him and only he was hurtJA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: we are in ohio the truck is new 2015/16JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will verbal agreements the problem, in the truck accident my husband broke his back at T11 all the way through. .had someone tried to move him he would be paralyzed today. His boss said he never should have had the surgery, he'll never be the same again,,,anyway he's healed and released by the dr to be going back o work oct 15, but he was told he cant work in the building anymore, or be on their grounds, the insurance company says hes too big of a liabilityJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, sorry it was so long
My brother had a laryngectomy and speaks with an
My brother had a laryngectomy and speaks with an electro-larynx. He has a commercial driver's license and was recently hired as a cab driver. The manager who hired him felt confident he could handle the job, but the head office got wind of it and let him go, citing safety reasons--the cab has a two way dispatch radio and he essentially needs three hands in order to drive, talk on the radio, and hold his electrolarynx to his throat. Is there any obligation on the part of the cab company to provide a reasonable accomodation?
Law Educator, We discussed job accommodations with you last
Hi, Law Educator,We discussed job accommodations with you last week.I was wondering, what you think about this case and the opinion of the authors at the end.And what U.S. equivalent law would there be to the Canadian "Human Rights Legislation" (based on ALL reference to it) -- ADA is for sure. Anything else in door of hnjb
I was a project manager/salesman for a local GC from
I was a project manager/salesman for a local GC from January-September 9. I sold/got signed contracts and took deposits for jobs to be completed, from 8 customers. The GC I sold for, took all of that money and more from his various businesses here in Columbus and is now MIA with the FBI investigating his disappearance. Through all of this, I have discovered that his wife actually owned his businesses. She has a legal team representing her. She doesn't want me to call my customers and has done nothing herself to resolve the situation with the customers. My family's safety has been threatened by one customer and many more are threatening to sue the company or go to the media. IJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I no longer have my job, my reputation is being threatened and money was still owed to me. Columbus, OHJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will..... independent contractorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, just need advisement of how to protect myself
I have been an RN for over 21 years and with this hospital
I have been an RN for over 21 years and with this hospital for over 14 years in a Director capacity. I have had an exemplary career with positive job performance evaluations and never any disciplinary action. I made a report to my immediate supervisor (chief nursing officer), as well as the Director of Human Resources (HRD), that the work environment had become hostile and that I feared retaliation if I reported any patient safety issues. Shortly thereafter, our CNO was forced to resign and the HRD contacted me at home and advised me that I should accept the job position I had been offered by another hospital because of information she had learned. Essentially, that members of the new asministrative team were looking for any reason to terminate my employment and replace me with an employee from a sister hospital because they could pay said employee significantly less than my salary and that they needed to find a position for said employee because the sister hospital was overstaffed. I had conversations with this new team about my future employment and was overly assured that I was a valuable asset that they had no intention of replacing.
I feel like this is a little bit complicated because Arizona
I feel like this is a little bit complicated because Arizona supposed to be a right-to-work state I was fired for insubordination for asking to go to a family reunion twice then I was told I was being fired because the owner did not like our conversation now I have the recordings of the conversation I had with the owner which was very cordial I also have a conversation with the manager basically my boss saying that I had asked I had asked to go to my family reunion he said I'll try the second and ask I believe he never asked a first time after after I had gotten fired I asked for a letter stating that I was no longer working there because I needed to change my insurance for my children I had asked him 3 times to send me this paperwork he didn't never return it send it to me in fact after the second time he stopped answering my call I lost my insurance for my kids I also have recording saying that they were moving me from full time status to part-time status because I did go to school part time and I went during my lunch and the owner was surprised to find out I went to school again my manager never told her I went to school I do have the recording of me being fired for insubordination my boss telling me that yes you're being fired for insubordination for asking twice to go to a family reunion I was being told that the owner didn't like our conversation together I really believe that the manager we going to have issues with me and possibly the owner she only spoke to me twice with the manager though he would not go and talk to the owner about things I would ask him I asked him about a bonus he never talked to their own the rest of the office got it I did not I had worked more than 42 hours a week for the year the entire year I cannot get my vacation time or pay I would ask for supplies I would never get my supplies such as ink paper I actually I had to write a formal letter stating and asking why I did not receive my items why have I had to ask repeatedly for the things that I needed to do my job and when I brought up such as things that were needed in the office that are required by them such as first aid kit eyewash station because we did have chemicals on his property I believe once I started bringing up safety issues that made them feel they could fire me because not only with the safety issues about bringing up bonuses and how I was being treated unfairly how what they were doing to me was unethical and I'm not right and morally wrong I believe because I had wrote a formal letter saying that I needed supplies to do my job then I was I was told that I had to every time I stepped away from my desk I had to email or text my boss every time that was whether I had to go pee or went to go get a drink of water or had to go downstairs to have drivers or driver sheets every time and I had told them that that isn't right now is that my job and I was told it was my job to text every time I stepped away from the desk that is when I told them that it was unfair and not right I felt what they were doing was not right unethical that you do not treat people like that you not treat employees like that to make them feel miserable about everything they were doing but I had they had just hired a new girl and she was afraid to go to the bathroom because she felt if she went to the bathroom she might be in the bathroom too long I had called the other office because my boss and told me that the other office had to do this and I have spoken to other places and they told me know why would we have to email or text him every time they went to the bathroom got up to get a drink of water too get a pencil sharpened two hand another person a piece of paper so the boss had told me they had to do that I come to find out they didn't think he was only making me do it oh and the new girl they hired also after they had fired me no one had actually answered they stopped having people answer the phone in my office apparently it really wasn't my job to answer the phone with my boss said it was part of my job that I had to do this and I told them that I felt that they were micromanage mean so much to the point where I couldn't do my job and they were making going out of their way to make me feel miserable too or possibly hoping I would quit and I didn't quit and I felt and because I had stood up for what I believed was unethical and wasn't the ocean shoe writing a formal letter and asking for supplies my bonus my hours and why I was being moved to part-time from full time when I was actually working 42 hours a year weekly for the entire year because I begin to notice that my boss was not doing actually what I needed Ashton to do for me and to such as vacation family reunion to supply the things I needed to do my job I think he was afraid of the boss I wasn't I had actually said some things that I think made him feel emasculated because I brought up the point that if the owner had cut his balls off and he was afraid to ask her to for me to go to a family reunion was wrong but he would not do this AZ a manager shouldn't do this was not right 2 weeks after these things had been brought up and things I had complained about things I have needed I got fired that is why I don't feel like I was being singled out because I have brought up issues also I feel that there was a lot of discrimination towards me because I work in a completely different office then my boss I also feel that my boss maybe not the manager because I was a woman if I was a man I'm sure he would have jumper really quick because this is a Mansfield that I was working in mainly male-dominated so my question is did they have the right to fire me because I stood up for myself brought up issues that need to be taken care of brought up things that I felt were unethical not right how you treating people are human beings in general that I was being treated differently than everyone else I keep getting told that because Arizona as a right-to-work state they had the right to fire me if I picked my nose is this true do they have the right to fire me because of these reasons because Arizona is a right-to-work state because I felt like I wasn't being submissive enough to them do I need to get an attorney and is it hurt an attorney who is willing to take on my case feel like as if I have been walked on by my employers and if I need an attorney if they know that I am not capable of being able to afford an attorney what can I do is there an attorney out there who would be able to help me