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First of all, are you a real person? Alright, thank you. To

Good evening. First of all, are you a real person?JA: I'm an assistant to the Employment Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Alright, thank you. To make a long story short, I was recently assaulted at work and pressed charges against the other employee, who happens to be the owner's son. I informed the owner and provided him with details and he said he would "take care" of the situation by releasing the other employee. That didn't happen. The offending employee didn't show up for work for nearly a week, because the local police had a warrant for his arrest. There were several witnesses and they all filed a report. I refused to drop the charges, even though the owner called me three times the following week asking if I'd reconsider. I did not drop the charges and eventually the employee turned himself in to the police. He was bailed out the same day and back at work not even an hour later. However, I now have no job because the owner cited "lack of work." I also feel as if his son, the offending employee, targeted me due to my views on religion. It's a complicated situation and now the son is basically slandering my name by telling the Georgia Dept. of Labor I was "fired" because I could not maintain a "professional attitude" at work. This could not be further from the truth. He assaulted me and used profanity in front of other employees and customers on the day in question. Do I have recourse? I've been a pharmacist 23 years and never encountered anything like this.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: There was no contract, but I'm guessing it was part time.JA: This sounds important. The lawyer will definitely help you with this. I'm going to connect you with a lawyer who has 8184 happy customers and a 4.6 out of 5 Rating. Anything else we should know before I connect you?Customer: It is my opinion the son began setting his sights on me after discovering my political affiliation as well.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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My former employer claims that I have stolen money by

My former employer claims that I have stolen money by receiving spiffs from vendors after using their company and products. These are products that we used daily in our work environment. It is an individual owned business and never dealt with any form of governmentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm not sure what at will employment isJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It was a full time job. And no that's all

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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I got a phone call a few days ago from an ER doc a bout

I got a phone call a few days ago from an ER doc a bout something that was untrue about me. It was total slander. Even if it was about me (it was my best friend) it is a hipaa violation, defamation of character and because it wasn't me slander.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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My former Employer has emailed on a few occasions and the

My former Employer has emailed on a few occasions and the content has been disturbing, the most recent email was sent to me, copied to my current employer and I believe employees in my former office saws this as well. It had accusatory tone and innuendo..JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia.. I don't know if I need Employment or Libel LawyerJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No nothing, can you look at what he sent? We represent the same Company and I am worried that my 32 year reputation has been tarnished and may hinder chances of employment in the futureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Debbie,I received your email asking me to forward the rest of xx and xx policies to xx agency. I was unaware that all policies had not previously been transferred and will do so immediately. As you are aware, I have been disappointed with the number of policyholders who have transferred from my agency to your agency. I anticipated family members and a few immediately after your employment with xx. This has gone on long enough. I am disappointed with this transfer as I have done all possible to assist xx and xx with their insurance. I spoke with xx the week previous to xx accident and assisted her with a payment situation. Therefore, I was really caught off guard when I received the email she had contacted the company to transfer their accounts. xx gets injured on Sunday and she thinks to transfer their accounts on Tuesday while her husband is in critical condition. I called xx when I received the email as I was unaware of xx condition. She had previously told me of situations in their household and I thought we had a good professional relationship. xx explained she thought highly of me but considered you as family. I told her I have no hard feelings toward her and xx and wish them the best which is the case. While she was mentioning the situation to me, I was planning to discuss the possibility of a disability waiver related to xx policy. When I mentioned this, she said you had already discussed this with her. She also said she knows I am out of my office a lot which was a factor in her decision. I do not know where she got this idea.Obviously , xx and xx can choose any agent they desire and I certainly saw no reason to discuss anything additional as everyone needs to be concerned with xx health. All the rest of this is trivial in the big picture.Ed

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I am being sued for harassment. The case has no merit. I

I am being sued for sexual harassment. The case has no merit. I actually only worked with this part time employee 6 times over 4 months.I hired her to work on my days off. She was fired for being late 9 times in 4 months. It is getting close to the court date and they have come down from a bazzilion dollars to just a few grand. It will be about the same amount for us to go to court. This is just legal black mail. My Attorney says this is just part of doing business. But its my name ! I want to sue for defamation but my Attorney says I can't ? She also said no judge makes anyone pay for legal fees when they lose. She said this person has a right to file a lawsuit. A lot of people don't understand when this went on the court dockets ? anyhow we got dozens of offers to help us fight it. That means one person read it, another typed up a response,another reviewed it,another mailed it...well you can see that means 100 or so local people have my name as a bad guy. Can I sue for defamation?

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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I work in a prison as a correctional counselor. Two

I work in a prison as a correctional counselor. Two correctional officers made false allegations about me, resulting in my being placed under an administrative investigation severalJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes.. I am under investigation now, however, the investigation is close to conclusion. I will be found not guilty.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just would like to know if I have legal grounds for slander and defamation of character.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to

Hi, I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to expect. I am in GA and started at this company as a contractor but was kind of pressured into converting to full time offer soon offer. Anyway, almost a year later, things are not going well and I see the writing on the wall. BTW, I am a female, over 40, though I don't want to go there, I do believe there is ample proof they actively discriminate here. Anyway, I do not want to have it on my "record" that I have been fired, as I do believe HR can tell future employers this info. I am looking for work but don;t want to make the same mistake I did with this company, rushing into something that did not feel right. My questions are: 1. I have a resignation letter at the ready and I am wanting to put language in their suggesting a meeting of the minds, I go away, stay available for potential info they will probably need for a month, and I get two months severance and a letter of reference - a neutral letter making clear I did a satisfactory job, etc. and a promise anyone calling will not get a bad vibe from HR or them. Does this seem feasible? I have been shut out for awhile, a new lead took over in June and he has made it impossible to continue there, but I have yet to receive a single negative comment or review, but neither positive. I feel they are pushing me out because they have gotten what they need out of me (I have provided detailed design style guides, etc, and I suspect they think that is all they need from my role). Also, the CIO, my boss, just sent out an email to everyone saying if they ever missed another meeting again, they would be fined $500. Is that even legal? Thanks so much! LauriieJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, and I started contract but went full time. I;d also like to say I was contract there only, but don't know if HR can specify that if called.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that I have never had any run ins, negative feedback, etc, but have been frozen out of vital meetings, email chains and conversations from the get go.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: What should I do next?

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I am currently working in the aviation industry. WE operate

I am currently working in the aviation industry. WE operate under the part 145 repair station. I have had many situations over the past year with our new president who does not agree with me as the quality Engineer and the only acting quality person for the company at this time. We currently have experience an issue that has not been disclosed to the FAA in the 96 hour deadline that is a safety issue. I am being asked to illegally give out our military governed manuals that I am directly in charge of. I have the only access to these manuals unless IT access the computer and gets them illegally. I have denied giving these manuals as directed by the company as I have siged documents to the military stating I would not. I have in the past been slandered by the president about my husband being older than myself him stating " I am married to a grandpa" until I came to the point I told my direct supervisor that if he did not I would report him to HR. THe president has shaken his finger in my face prior to audis and threatened me that nothing better happen to the repair station during these audits. with these situations my work environment seems to have gotten more and more hostile over the past 6 months until I can't hardly to go work each day. Do I have a right to quit my job and claim unemployment until I find a new job?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington StateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have reported this to my immediate supervisor and he has told him to not say anything about my husband.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

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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

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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