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I'm was going to sign a contract with my boss about libel

I'm was going to sign a contract with my boss about libel and slander because he does some not so goo d things and I have learned about them. He wants me to sign this document. Does this prevent me from telling the truth in a court action or interview, or published document. Meaning if I have prove that what I saying is completely truth would this be considered libel or slander behavior. Just wondering...

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Ely

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I have been accused twice by HR for harassment by the same

I have been accused twice by HR for harassment by the same associate while my leadership has disagreed because the associate publically praises me as a leader both written and verbal. I have the highest engagement survey results of any team, however HR has twice accused with no investigation (just the associates wording).JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will - full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

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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

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I gave my employer notice that I would leave the 13th. They

Hello,JA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: I gave my employer notice that I would leave the 13th. They are saying that because I'm a teacher I have to work for them until they find me a replacement. I'm leaving because I'm a graduate student and court load is heavy.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: They are also saying that they will take my teaching license (which I'm not going to use anyway). VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Has what been filed?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I just want to leave with them releasing me and not slandering me when future prospects call.

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Infolawyer

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Juris Doctor.

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I worked for a large Financial Services company and left in

I worked for a large Financial Services company and left in the middle of a large project. I was then blacklisted by certain contracting companies but i found a contracting job with an old colleague. When i went back to the same type of contracting that I had been doing after two years had lapsed (working the whole time) I was blacklisted again but this time no one will talk to me in the industry. What can I do to fight this?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: 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: Just that I have not been unemployed involuntarily in in 29 years in the industry. And i have been contracting more than half those years.

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Asad Rahman

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My 17 year old was terminated because they said she took a

My 17 year old was terminated because they said she took a bottle of water without paying for it and before 3 adults was told to sign a paper to that effect. Later I checked her bank statement and found the debit where she had paid. Also she not knowing it was wrong accepted a store incentive as a gift from a parent of a fellow student. She was also escorted out of the store whith out a ride home, at night. I would like to know if whatever she signed is binding and what if any recourse she has.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: From my understanding the papers were sent to hQ. they also said they looked at records and couldn't find the transaction.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: She was hired seasonal and a day or so before termination was told she was hired permanent and filled out an availability form .JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: All of this took place 2 weeks and over a month ago without them saying anything about it.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Two weeks ago I was working for UT Southwestern Medical

Two weeks ago I was working for UT Southwestern Medical Center (I got the job through a nursing agency)and while I was still in classroom training, and was called to my new manager's office and she told me my contract was canceled. The reason stated was they found a nurse within the company who was doing a lateral transfer but told me it was not for any other reason. I called my agency and they told me a different story. They said that a doctor I had worked for claimed that I shoved them and yelled at patients in the waiting room. They said this doctor could not provide any specific information on the incident. I have been a nurse for 8 years, and I had to pass an FBI background check to get this job as well as I had to give 6 references who were nurse managers. I have always worked in hospital settings. The only doctor I worked for was Dr. Linda Davis, who is my aunt and I worked for her at her private Psychologist office, and she is my aunt. I left her on good terms, I never raised a hand to her or attacked any patients in her waiting room. I helped her close her practice as she was 75. A few weeks ago my aunt and my mother got into heated arguments. I think she may targeted me to get back at my mom. I never used my aunt as a reference, but I think UT Southwestern may have called her as I was going to work in a pain clinic setting instead of being a bedside nurse. My FBI background check came out all clear, I received great responses from my references.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in Texas.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: My question is can I find out the truth on why I was let go and prevent UT Southwestern from giving this information out?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It was contractual. I never got out of my orientation in the classroom when my contract was canceled. I had no contact with any medical staff or patients at this facility.

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Dwayne B.

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I work for a small consulting firm based out of DC. I am a

I work for a small consulting firm based out of Washington DC. I am a remote employee located in California. I've been with this company for nearly 3 years. During the first 18 months I worked under a boss that praised my work and recommended me for many accolades and prominent projects. Unfortunately that boss moved on to another company and my new boss has a personal grudge against me. This individual takes every opportunity to berate me to colleagues and destroy my credibility to the owner of the company (who is very active in the day to day operations).I've had several, one on one telephone calls with this manager that go beyond inappropriate. He has made outlandish claims against me, threatened me and my job and takes every opportunity to harass me in front of others - both in writing and verbal.Things have escalated to a new level where the owner of the company has recommended that I no longer do my job (a job that I have 20 years of experience) and now focus on a new job all together. This is based entirely of the negative feedback and slander committed by my boss. He suggested that I am terminated from the company. My boss manages another resource along with myself. The company is late on 2015 review (which have a performance bonus attached to the review) but my boss scheduled a meeting with the other resource to go over her review. He refuses to do the same for me despite my request.My question -- do I have any legal grounds against this individual or company? I have never received a warning or write up about my job performance. I have only received positive feedback during my tenure with the company. I won an award in my first year and a positive review in 2014.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have 2 jobs. 1st job is a 10 year medical career. 2nd job

I have 2 jobs. 1st job is a 10 year medical career. 2nd job is a supplement for income. This is pertaining to both jobs but instigated by my 2nd supplemental job. The bosses estranged wife has instructed two of my coworkers to steal medical documents from me and report a false complaint against me through HIPPA in order to remove me from her husbands business. Reasons are still unclear but I have my suspicions. Now because of their actions I am now in the midst of losing everything that i have worked so hard for. Do I have any recourse if I lose my career of 10 years due to these vicious people?

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Dwayne B.

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