State is WV. Wife messed up. After 25 years working for the
State is WV. Wife messed up. After 25 years working for the same state agency she got overwhelmed and forged a signature for some auditors. She was immediately escorted out of the building and given work to do at home.This was a week and a half ago. She received no written or verbal notice of firing. She has a meeting with HR this coming Wednesday. I read the employer policy and they can give her a warning letter, demote her or fire her, as what she did is considered gross misconduct. Policy also says they have to give her a written letter of intent to fire before they fire and so far this has no happened.My thoughts are whatever she does, don't quit. If she is fired she can get unemployment and she'll also get her annual leave that stored up as per policy, it's five weeks and that would be very helpful to our family.Any other suggestions? Not sure why she did it, at this point it doesn't matter, she got overwhelmed but the point is it's done and now we're just trying to respond in the most favorable way as our family moves forward. She makes more money than me and has our health insurance and we have three children.
I am under investigation for altering a date in a document
Hi I am under investigation for altering a date in a document what are my options?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Yes they are investigating, I told them what happenedJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
Our business in located in Tennessee. I have an employee who
Our business in located in Tennessee. I have an employee who is under a workers comp claim and receiving physical therapy for a back injury, however she is able to complete her 40 hours per week under the current work restrictions.Just before she hurt her back, we were getting ready to reduce her to part-time for financial reasons as well as performance reasons.Since returning to work, she has violated her work restrictions (reported working a 10 hour day despite doctor's orders to work no more than 8 hour shifts per day). She changed her own schedule to reflect hours she claims to have "worked from home", all without our knowledge or prior approval. She often works unsupervised in our office and we know that at least once she has shown up later than her scheduled start time.We have also caught her being dishonest about completing work assignments and her productivity has decreased since returning from the injury.I no longer have any trust in her as an employee, but do not want to have to micromanage her every move, especially since I work in a different office.My question is, are we able to terminate or at least reduce her hours for reasons totally unrelated to her workers comp claim?
My company was bought out 5 days before my 7th year
My company was bought out 5 days before my 7th year anniversary. Everyone that had their anniversary by 7/31/16 was paid their unused vacation, I did not get any, I was fighting that I should had been paid up to 7/31/16 because i earned vacation from 8/5/15. Employee handbook states:"All employees who have completed 1 year of continuous service may receive vacation with pay. Vacation pay is based on your regular straight time rate of pay and the hours you normally scheduled to work on a work day(excluding overtime). Vacation is allotted on an annual basis in accordance with the following schedule: 1 year but less than 3 years - 2 weeks, 3 years or more - 3 weeks. Vacation must be taken within one year after being granted. Vacation accumulations which are not used may be carried over for 1 year with written authorization from your supervisor. Vacation accumulations which are not used withing the proper time period will be forfeited. Employee with more that one year of service will be paid for any unused vacation that may have, up to a maximum of 4 weeks, upon termination from employment or upon resignation. However, employees terminated for misconduct shall not be entitled to payment of unused vacation". I did not resign or got terminated. The reason they did not pay me is because vacations are granted at your anniversary but this employee handbook did not specify this. Am I entitled to a vacation pay-out?
I was terminated from my job of 20 plus years, it was found
I was terminated from my job of 20 plus years, it was found that I was not discharged due to deliberate violations or disregard of standards of behavior in my appeals hearing for unemployment benefits. could there be a case of wrongful termination
I was wrongfully terminated, my employer protested against
I was wrongfully terminated, my employer protested against my unemployment benefits, we went for a hearing and I won. Now, I'd like to file a lawsuit against my former employer for a wrongful termination and subsequent damages caused to me and my family.
I am currently on a medical leave and was notified by my
I am currently on a medical leave and was notified by my company that my job will be eliminated as of July 10th. I have never heard of a company doing this while an employee is on a medical leave. It feels like they are retaliating because I am on a medical leave. My FMLA was approve. Do I have a case?
I was terminated about 90 days after a 7 month medical leave
I was terminated about 90 days after a 7 month medical leave of absence. When I returned to work I was put on a 90 Day performance review. In the commercial insurance business, it can take a year of so to land an account. The day I was terminated 5/9/2016, I was told that " the company made a business decision to move forward without me". Since then I filed for unemployment and have been denied benefits pending an investigation. My employer stated to unemployment that I was terminated due to "misconduct". I do not feel that I have done anything wrong and that they have manipulated my personal file after the fact. Why would they not discuss my misconduct with me first before terminating me if that were the case?What can I do?Thanks *****