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Is this ground case against Blue Cross Blue Shield MN? I

Is this ground for a case against Blue Cross Blue Shield MN? I worked at BCBS for 4 years. In my last 6 months I had a new manager who worked agressivly to get me to leave, I earned Exceeds Expectations for 3 1/2 years then in the last 6 months after reciveing a superior rating on all 3 of my annual goals, she gave me an overall rating (subjective) 'Needs Improvement" which prevented me form reciving the annual CIP performance bonus ($15,000. to $23,000). Two days later I was notified my position was bing eliminated in 60 days, Merch 25th. She then hired her former co-worker (same level as me) and smoking buddy from her prior company. My responsibilites were given to him and a few others. I am 64 he is 30s/40s as is the Manager. As of 5/31 I am at Anthem as a Performance Audit Manager. I filed an EEOC complaint - I recieved a response on 6/6/16 stating: Based on thier investigation they cannot conclude a voilation...This does not certify the respondent is in compliance...etc"

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Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another

Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another employee. One year ago she took me to HR for what turned out to be lies about me/don't think it was ever reported. Last month we had an incident where I told a manager about her refusing to do her job/that I ended up doing. She was so angry she came at me yelling and screaming at me in the aisle with customers walking around us. I kept calm the whole time never raised my voice. I went to HR and told them she was screaming and getting crazy/he told me to ignore her. The next day she told HR that I created a hostile work place/I said to HR/GM she was yelling at me and I am the hostile one. Told them my side of the story and they were investigating the issue/well she had no evidence and it looked like it was going my way. This has been a month/well a week ago someone followed me home at 11pm from work/had to drive fast pass my house and ditch them/2 days later the HR calls me in and said someone emailed the ethics and said that I told her that I bragged about being a non smoker and I have been smoking the whole time/and she saw me smoking a week ago/I don't know if I was smoking when I was followed/I might have been/I don't know if she has proof of that, at this time. I lied to HR because I got scared/I started smoking again 3 months ago when my sister in law died than my uncle and because of the stress with her. I want to quit. So now I am be investigated by the ethics people I think/My GM & HR don't know that I was followed and 2 days later I got the ethics complaint//What should I do tell the GM and admit I lied about the smoking??? Would the insurance drug test me for nicotine??

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I worked zero tolerance company. They have had many

I worked for a zero tolerance company. They have had many employees come to work drunk and hungover many many times and nothing was ever done about it. I came up with THC in a random test and was fired. Would this be considered discrimination? Also I was a supervisor and had been on a 600.00 a week salary for 3 years up til my last paycheck then they only paid me for 12 hours of pay. Is that legal and do I have a case?

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I was recently terminated from my job. During the

I was recently terminated from my job. During the "investigation" I was held in a small office and not allowed to go to the restroom, get a drink of water, have a smoke or anything. I was told I could not leave the office. I was held there for approximately 3 1/2 hours during this. Wouldn't this violate my civil rights? Isn't it considered false imprisonment?

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I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having

I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having taken gross advantage of my skills over several years, performing 2 jobs, but only being paid for one. Specifically, I work for the state of Georgia at a mental hospital. From 2012 to 2015, I was working as the Director/Research Coordinator of the Office of Research, and working as a Behavior Specialist, teacher, and counselor; but I was only ever paid for the latter...a significantly lesser paying position. The research job turned out to never have been actually created at the home office level, even though I was told it was legit, and received a formal letter from the Clinical Director affirming my appointment to the research position. In May of 2015, I was called in to a high-level meeting with HR, and my new superviors, and the clinical director, during which they informed me my research job was never properly authorized, and I was to be moved back to Behavior Specialist only, essentially amounting to a demotion. I was never compensated for my research job, even though I performed the duties of both positions at the same time. This sudden change of my position caused the canceling of a major study I was involved with, consisting of a team of IBM scientists, Cornell University, and the CIO and Assistant Deputy Commissioner of my state division... a project, that if successful, would have easily save the state millions of dollars per year, and saved lives.I recorded the entire length of the high-level meeting. During which, parties involved admitted their part, and therefore guilt. I did not inform them I recorded the meeting; but I know Georgia law allows for such recordings, as long as I was party to it.I want to file a lawsuit. I have given them ample time to resolve my concerns about this matter, and to fairly compensate me; but they have blown smoke screens, deferred to grievance policies that put my complaints in limbo, and have since May of last year tried to create an environment for me that has been so toxic as to force me to resign. I have evidence of this too.I need serious legal help, and I need it right away.

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Would this qualify as "race?". The "not a

I am East Indian. Would this qualify as "race?". The "not a good fit" statement. What does that mean?

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I am a professional property manager and I've been working

Hello,I am a professional property manager and I've been working for people who have a “hot” standard. By this I mean that I was told by one of the male owners of the business that he wanted me to implement “Smoking Hot Friday”, in which the female staff members wear “short skirts and stilettos” to work and then go out to happy hour to flirt with men and promote the business. Another one of the male owners, upon finding out one of our residents was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, sat in my office and watched her audition video repeatedly for about 30 minutes. It was so uncomfortable I had to leave the room. My female supervisor instructed me, in front of Cheerleader boy, to flirt with the city inspector, ask him dumb questions, and “use the assets God gave me” to get the Certificate of Occupancy. I'm not sure if this would be considered sexual harassment or if it's just degrading.Thank YouMandy

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If I wrote a letter to my company with the sentence: "As of

If I wrote a letter to my company with the sentence: "As of 4:45 today, I will be resigning from ABC Insurance Co."Does that count as a formal letter of resignation? The Insurance Company, where I worked for 32 years, pressured me into resigning when they were terminating me for not meeting my yearly quota, but at the last week, said I could resign (they said it would look better on my resume'). I didn't want to resign. The reason I didn't meet my quota was because I was involved in 4 car accidents (2 were major), my mother died, and I got a divorce, all within 12 months. But the last day I faxed that letter including that opening sentence. That afternoon I sent another letter, but my fax machine was not operating right so I mailed it, saying I did not want to resign, that I felt pressured, so to go ahead and terminate me. Two days later, I got a letter from the company saying I was terminated, so I thought everything was ok. Then 5 days later, I received another letter from them "accepting my letter of resignation" and reminding me of the 2 year non-compete clause. Louisiana is a Right to Work State. I emailed them and told them I did NOT resign, I wanted to be terminated, and to send me a corrected letter stating I was terminated. No word from them. I had been told from an attorney that I had a better chance of getting out of the non-compete clause if I was terminated. Also, two weeks after I left, before I could notify clients, the company sent out a letter FROM ME, to my 1,250 clients, with my computer signed signature. It was an annual review, asking if they had any changes and had needs for more life insurance, annuities, etc, which in the past, I always got replies and would be able to sell more insurance. I guess now they wanted to agent who was assigned my book of business, a head start on writing some new insurance on MY clients. My objective is to get my non-compete clause waived, which states I can not sell my clients any new insurance or replace their old policies. I don't plan to replace any good policies, but I just got a call from a former smoker who has quit smoking for 2 years, and I can get him a 50% less expensive premium for 20 years. It is in his best interest, but I can't sell it? He knows I left and wants me to be his agent, as I have been for 25 years. I need help.

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My employer accused me of misleading a customer on the time

My employer accused me of misleading a customer on the time it would take to complete a job. He went on to accuse me of smoking dope, taking drugs or having a mental issue that would cause me to do this. I had not misinformed that person, but in the conversation about the job this customer made the assumption it would be a very short time when in fact it would take 3 or more hours. At least this is what was thrown back to me by my employer. This was not the first time. Any mistake made was met with this type of critique and further accusations of intimidation. Yet he would leave me in charge of the business many times. The end result is I walked out. He had upset me to the point I was crying uncontrollably. I am 61 years old, worked my entire adult life and have never met worked with someone as verbally hostile as he is with the temper tantrums, cussing and slamming and throwing of things. He is 38 years old. Good at what he does and makes mistakes. But for me or another employee to make a mistake would flip a switch into one of his rages. I am not the first to walk out on him nor do I expect to be the last because of this verbal abuse and cussing and accusations to character. What are my rights? Oh. He would let me come back to work. So I am now unemployed.

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