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I work for a non-profit organization. I was recently told

I work for a non-profit organization. I was recently told that my position was being eliminated. I realize I am an "at will" employee, and can be fired for basically any reason (as long as it is not illegal). My employer is letting me work for an additional 2 weeks, plus giving me severance pay. However, they have instructed me that I can't talk about my position being elimination. They have basically given me a "script" with what they want me to say. I do not want to lie to the volunteers I've worked with. Can the company retaliate against me if I state actual reason for my termination?

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Allen M., Esq.

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After 29 years of employment with my company I'm afraid I

After 29 years of employment with my company I'm afraid I might be laid off by the end of the year. Up until six months ago they always offered severance pay in the employee handbook. New president came in and removed it. Now I'm afraid I won't get it. Yet I read somewhere on the internet. That if you could prove other employees before you had severance pay you might have a chance on receiving it as well. Would I have a case if they did not give it to me?

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I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for 26 yrs, part-time evenings. I work 3 evenings, a total of 21 hrs/week. I have full benefits (i.e. 401k match, vacation, profit share, full medical). Along with my base salary, I receive 15% shift differential. I am also eligible for severance pay, which is capped at 25 yrs of service at 16 mths. Approx mid-July, we were informed that the dept will no longer exist, therefore, we are being transitioned into a 40 hr week, Mon-Fri. The position is considered lateral, but is an entry-level data entry position. We currently are titled as Loan Originators & duties included processing, closing, & underwriting duties. We also assisted with borrower's questions and/or concerns regarding their loan process. Shouldn't they have offered us a choice between displacement with severance and continued employment, since the work schedule & position are totally different?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Minnesota.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Of the 8 people affected by this, 3 are 55+ & have 25+ yrs service.

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I submitted a complaint about my boss to HR outside my

I submitted a complaint about my boss to HR outside my retail location. 2 weeks later I found myself on a performance plan with several moving targets to hit. I have since been terminated. Before being fired, I had tried one last thing to get some appropriate action; I submitted an ethics complaint to Lowe's employee relations. As a result, I received a letter in the mail for a “severance pay offer” that apparently Lowes set up for qualifying employees in about 2012. The offer they made is about half of what I think it should be, considering I would be restricted from working for a competitor for 12 months. Since the last 8 years of my career has been with Lowes or a retailer who could be a competitor, this poses a problem. I can't use my experience and skills to their fullest for 12 months…and that limits my income. I have found another job for much less money, so I'm not going to starve or lose my home.So, should I submit a counteroffer? And if my counteroffer was submitted with some sort of attorney involvement (ie. Letter head, or on behalf of…) would this be more convincing…resulting in acceptance of my counteroffer?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I was hired by a company to work in a sorority as the

hello...I was hired by a company to work in a sorority as the kitchen manager.....two weeks into my job, the HOUSE MOTHER didn't like the way I ran the kitchen, threatened the company with canceling their contract, and they let me go (had nothing to do with my performance as far as the company was concerned)..AND then they gave me NO severance pay for letting me go. what can I do?

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I would like to know if I'm entitled to my PTO that I

HelloI would like to know if I'm entitled to my PTO that I earned? I was let go from my job of over 1 year without severence pay package or my PTO paid. Corporate came in and let the DON ( with severence pay package and a letter telling her not to repeat any incidents that had occured at the facility) Administrator and I (Nursing Supervisor) go. The reason they said they needed to let us go was cause they wanted new management.I think the real reason is that a few months back I'm sure you saw in the news about a patient that died at a nursing home from being outside in the sun?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I'm getting terminated for making a mistake on a project

I'm getting terminated for making a mistake on a project that got fixed the same day and know I'm being terminated for it. When it was brought up they gave me 2 options resignation or termination and I need to file unemployment if I choose being fired but if I don't will I still or even be eligible for employment iether way. And I may have some contract work lined up so I'm not sure even if I should file for unemployment ? Please call me or email me I'm given untill Monday to choose.

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I was employed with a company for 1 yr and 11 months. I was

I was employed with a company for 1 yr and 11 months. I was laid off on Thursday. I received a severance pay for one month. Is that correct?

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I was recently terminated at work for using the N-word

I was recently terminated at work for using the N-word directed at my boyfriend but not my co-workers, I also don't remember because i blacked-out from too much alcohol consumption.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Just a friend who is a lawyer but not employment lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i have a separation agreement I want to fight and am discovering that I am an alcoholic.

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