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My friend was just let go from s job. After working year and

My friend was just let go from his job. After working for a year and a half, the organization only offered him two weeks severance. He was highly qualified and received positive feedback from the Directors. We are not sure why he was let go. The Executive Director explained that they are "restructuring". In February following his performance review, he received written notification that he earned a bonus for $5,000. Shortly, thereafter his supervisor told him that this would be pro-rated. His supervisor was let go roughly two months ago. Now that he has been forced out of his job with just one paycheck, he has asked for the remainder of his bonus. The HR manager has responded coldly telling him that the bonus should not have been prorated and has told him that he would not be getting this money in his closing package. Is there anything he can do to fight this? Please advise.

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I am trying to retire and I have asked pay of about $6000 to

I am trying to retire and I have asked for severance pay of about $6000 to help me pay my medical insurance until I am 65. I was told by the Human resource dept that the only way I could get it was that my position would have to be terminated??? Have you ever heard of this I can't find that anywhere on line that states that nor is it in our employee handbook

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I got fired from FedEx after 26 years of service integrity

I got fired from FedEx after 26 years of service for an integrity issue. My second in command was also fired and she had 13 years of service. We are both lesbians. We gave some advice to cheat the system during christmas peak time and the independent contractors told upper management that we gave this advice. When we were investigated we denied the allegations. We were only given less than one month of severance pay. Is there anything that we could do?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: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: There are at least five other lesbian managers that have quit prior to termination or been terminated in the last several years.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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I have been working on a contract assignment 3+ years with a

I have been working on a contract assignment for over 3+ years with a company that is located in Pennsylvania. My assignment and only assignment has been with a company located in Wisconsin. I am physically living in Illinois though. My company does pay for travel, tolls, hotels, meals and such all related to travel. My question is I have been informed that the company would like to change business direction and change its focus from consulting to strictly application development. My current assignment will be ending end of July and normally it is the companies responsibility to search and find other assignments at other companies. Due to the change in business direction, I am being told I am out of job and for me to search on my own. I have also done application development as well in the past and asked if it would be possible to transition to a position within the company doing application development instead, but this does not seem to be a viable option or alternative that the company is looking to entertain. Since I am being terminated due to no fault of my own and more to due with change in company direction, should I be eligible for some type of compensation or severance pay since my job is being terminated and at this time providing nothing else further than July wages and any outstanding and accrued vacationJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The employer is located in Pennsylvania. My contract assignment is with a company in WisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: They are requesting that I am signing also a document where they are mentioning that the cause of termination is loss of the contract with my current assignment and lack of work, when in fact that really is not the caseJA: 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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I was fired yesterday. Reason they use is I didn't move to

Hello, I was fired yesterday. Reason they use is I didn't move to the Bay Area as I allegedly agreed to on July 1st - that's it that's the reason. They sat me down and in hindsight I felt very coerced into signing paper work. Which included a severance package of about $3k, 2 weeks work, and after reviewing copies they gave me I also see what appears be a separate piece paper about non solicitation agreement. WHAT IN THE WORLD DID I DO. I'm upset with myself I was distraught getting fired and they said sit down and put papers in front me saying sign. Anyway I need know how correct this. The severance says I have 7 days cancel but somehow this non solicit agreement appears separate. It was on top of severance sign page but looks separate agreement. I wasn't given any consideration for that either. This company is deceitful. How can I go work another place if I can't call customers - the competitor companies I'll apply to all have the same large customers. That agreement wouldn't allow me to work for 1 year. How can I proceed and revoke both? Also they only had 1 check cut for me and it included the severance so of course I cashed it yesterday. My office doesn't cut checks so there no way they could have cut another check. Do I have to return the severance if I revoke? I also feel they owe me for back overtime mid classify me as exempt.

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We went out to drink after work a few weeks ago and everyone

Hello,We went out to drink after work a few weeks ago and everyone got a bit drunk. I am a girl and was giving one of the girls a hard time. She wanted to go home early and I was pressuring her to stay out drinking. She was fine and thought nothing of it. HOwever one of the other people who were there lodge a complaint with my work saying that my behaviour was rude. At first I dimissed it as the girl I was giving a hard time to had no problems with this and was fine (I spoke to her and apologises). However my companys HR department is really looking into this and investigating, asking a lot of questions and I am starting to feel they are going to use this to try to fire me. This is the first incident of it's kind and a don't really drink at work functions, this was a one off incident. What are my rights here? The direction this is going at work is making me very nervous.

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Lucy, Esq.

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After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director

After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director level I was laid off and given only 1 week severance pay. How do I fight for more fair compensation?

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I was fired on 7/1/2016 and am 12 weeks pregnant. I didn't

I was fired on 7/1/2016 and am 12 weeks pregnant. I didn't explicitly tell the company co-founders I was pregnant, but I suspect they knew due to other people in the company knowing. I was offered only 2 weeks of severance pay and no insurance benefits, and there was no warning of impending termination or attitude/work performance issues. I'd like to know what my options are for negotiating severance and if I have any leverage due to being pregnant.

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I enrolled last week after being released from my job on

I enrolled for unemployment last week after being released from my job on June 16. I have a 401-K with approximately $950.00 in it. I'm not planning on cashing it in, but rather transfer it to an IRA when I get another job. Will this prevent me from getting unemployment?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in Arizona and I am 65.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have no idea. I did receive severance pay of approximately $8600.00 plus two weeks pay.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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