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I have questions regarding my rights as an employee who

I have questions regarding my rights as an employee who feels that I am being treated differently than others in the same situation as myself. I was part of a very small company that was acquired by a significantly larger company. It is an international company, but there is a separate entity operating in the US. It is headquartered in Itasca, IL, I report through a branch in Brookfield, WI and I am a remote employee living in Denver, CO.I'm a 58 year-old female who has worked in the technology sector for about 35 years. I've worked since the age of 15 and have never been fired or laid off. Because the acquiring company purchased a company they didn't fully understand, I'm caught in the middle. They are trying to force me, and me alone, into work for which I do not have the technical qualifications, but more importantly, I don't have the temperament for the kind of work. I'm advising them of all the kinds of work in that area I'm willing and able to do, but I'm saying I can't do this one particular task. I spent a great deal of time including working many hours of my own time to learn the product of the company they acquired and I don't want to be pushed into something else. I understand that they don't have billable work with my product, and that it seems perfectly reasonable that they lay me off. But can they try to push me into an inappropriate position only to fire me rather than lay me off.I had a call yesterday with my manager (a person who doesn't know a lot about what I do as he was assigned me and one other guy this January almost 1.5 years after the acquisition) and the HR Director. The HR Director was strong arming me into incriminating myself with a yes/no question that wasn't that straightforward. They now want me to fly out to Brookfield next week for a meeting with the 2 of them and I don't feel comfortable in that situation without someone looking out for my best interests.There's a lot more to all of this, but I was wondering if there is ever a reason where an employee in my situation would have their own legal representation at such a meeting?Laura

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I am a healthcare professional. I had fmla leave which

I am a healthcare professional. I had fmla leave which resulted in management retaliation for a month upon returning back to work. Then, 2 months later, I fractured my hand. I worked without restrictions, and never complained. 2 weeks later, my best buddy of 20 years died. I had a panic attack at work. I left 4 shifts for this. I was supposed to work this weekend. My manager asked to speak with me and then b had me sign a paper referral to EPA.(HR therapists) AND then she says that they will require a fit test before re-entry into work. This fit test required a drug screen. Unfortunately, after Aaron's wake, Mt friends of 20 years and I got together around a bonfire and smoked Marijuana. I hadn't done it since college. And now here I was in this meeting with a manager that dislikes me... breaking the news of a drug test.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I failed. They fired me on the spot. North Carolina.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I was a full time employee for WakeMed in Raleigh NCJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was an idiot and while sobbing- told the HR lady and the nurse that it was an idiot move at one of the lowest parts in my life. They know about the bonfire.

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I am an employer of a small business with 2 employees in

I am an employer of a small business with 2 employees in california. One employee had given two weeks noyJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: notice but was continuing to work. but he was in a disagreement with my other employee and walked off job. he state he could no longer deal with stress of the job., due to an employee who was drinking and smoking on the job, making everyones work more difficult. When he quit he came up and yelled in my ear that i would regret ever hiring that employee.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He has filed a law suit which i recieved last week with a lawyer and this week i recieved unemployment insurance claim.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the lawsuit includes accusation that i underpaid him, didnt allow him to hav breaks, late in giveing him pay checks and on and on.

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I already asked a question and am trying to get to my answer

hello. I already asked a question and am trying to get to my answer on my account.JA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?Customer: I live in new jersey. I work in health care. We do not have proper management at this time. We lost a director and 2 supervisors. We have one supervisor who is trying to manage everything, but he is depending on people who are rotten, cause problems, and create a lot of issues. I have been through discrimination, favoritism, nepotism, and cronyism. I realize this is all difficult to prove. About 6 years ago I was accused of smoking marijuana outside of my work. (different job) I went in front of the state board and was exonerated of all charges. I passed a drug test and they dismissed everything. Some people that I work with heard about this. Can they harrass and accuse me of anything pertaining to that?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: 6 years ago, it was reported...But I was exonerated and everything was dismissed and erased.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just what to know what my rights are. I was working in the NICU, last night. Me and a coworker had 11 ventilators and an oscillator. I had to attend a preterm delivery with a sick infant. I am not friendly with the people who they have in charge. They tried to pull my co-worker leaving me with unsafe working conditions. I have a doctor who called the charge person, but she did not answer. I am always afraid that these people will bring stuff up from my past to try to get me fired. I work hard and I am punctual and well liked by the doctors. I am hated by my respiratory department because I do not play the same games as they do.

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I started working in a new employment two months ago today.

I started working in a new employment two months ago today. Two other girls were hired along with me. It's been a challenge and we have continually be discriminated against in a matter of a few weeks of being there. We work in a big room with cubicles, about 8 to 9 people working together. One day there was a funky smell in the room. My supervisor came in the room and stated that it smelled like cigarette smoke. She accused me of smoking and started to smell my area. She then went about saying that it smelled like marijuana. Two co-workers were there to witness this. She then told the director what happened and the director of the non profit never spoke to me or other co workers, she assumed that the supervisor was right because they are actually friends. She asked all of us new girls to take a random drug test without having 24 hour notice, they harassed me all day, the same day they told us to get the test. They asked me 3 times in a matter of 4 hours left of the day. My supervisor even corned me and kept asking me when I'm going to take the test, she even said to me that i shouldn't be smoking at all, which on a personal view is none of her business. We no longer feel comfortable working there because not only did we take a random drug test and passed, they never gave us the legal amount of time and they falsely accused us. If it was because of the smell all 9 of us should have taken the drug test. Its only been 2 months and rumors are spread like live fire and I do not appreciate someone messing up my reputation.JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: Danbury ConnecticutJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I called the state of Ct human rights hotline but i have not been able to speak to anyone.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Thats all

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I got fired from my job because i tested positive for

I got fired from my job because i tested positive for marijuana. pryer to the drug test i was continually harrassed at work. I smoke so that I can sleep at nite. I have proof of the harassment.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: upstate nyJA: 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: I do not want that job back. I just want to know if I have any rites

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I had surgery on 2/16 for my left hand. My boss and I talked

I had surgery on 2/16 for my left hand. My boss and I talked about it before I went out he gathered all the doctors paperwork from me about the surgery he didn't give me any paperwork to fill out. He told me before I came back I need a medical release with my restrictions listed. I gave him that. It stated for me to take breaks during the day to rest my hand since I type all day and to go to therapy for my hand along with some other restrictions of no lifting etc which doesn't apply to my job since I type all day. My boss when I left was understanding to the facts that i was going to be slower at writing and typing and would be in physical therapy for my hand but now is complaining that it is a problem for his schedule. Can he not allow me to come back even though I am release? Also he hasn't taken out my medical and he said they are deciding if they have to. I thought I had to pay my part or my insurance could be dropped?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Louisiana sorryJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time not a union private company of about 50-75 employees and he has allowed people to work with restrictions before but he claims they were all workers comp patients. I don't remember them all being that way I work in HRJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Sorry messaging seems to be frozen

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Hinds. I've been a cargo er for the pass four years with one

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I've been a cargo er for the pass four years with one family. Six moths ago, things stared changing when my boss moved his girlfriend and her daughter in, with two cat that wasn't litter box trained. No discussion was made that I has to to extra work or paid extra. Things started going downhill when they both started drinking heavily, and smoking cannabis. I spoke about it to him and was told I need to say out oh his personal life. On Monday of this week, after picking the kids up from school, when we entered the home, the smell of cannibis and cat feces was so strong. We left, and I text him about the situation, and told him I'm taking the kids out for dinner,when he got home ,he didn't say much,I left for the day, only to get a text saying I was fired. What I'm I supposed to do nowJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: We signed a contract, and it was full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes the neglect of his children and the treatment

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I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them

I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them to approve surgery. I'm sick of going to pain management, it's not helping. But I still need disability notes to get paid from WC in the meanwhile. My surgeon says he don't need to see me until he gets approval. What is the longest disability note I can get from a doctor that Workers Comp will accept? I would like to get a 60 to 90 day disability note so I don't have to keep going back to a doctor I dont like and don't help me every month.Thanks

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