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According to my company policy, I was refused a copy of a
According to my company policy, I was refused a copy of a document from my personnel record because I refused to sign as I did not agree with content in the write up.I researched and found Illinois Personnel Record Review Act and it states that I am entitled to receive copies of all information contained in my employment file.Does my company's policy override this?
This is an update of my case and i want you to advise me on
This is an update of my case and i want you to advise me on whats the best route to take. I got a letter of reprimand from my principal and my attorney responded to that by asking them to provide a copy of the interviews conducted as investigations and withdraw the letter of reprimand or we will file a grievance. The lawyer of the school district on the side of my principal replied by offering a proposal that in leiu of me filing a grievance, they are willing to withdraw the letter of reprimand and give a positive recommendation. I asked my lawyer to write and asked for the case to be dismiss as well because they couldnt provide me with copies of the results of investigation they conducted if they really did.They replied that they wont dismiss the case but theyre willing to withdraw the letter of reprimand. Should i forego of the grievance and accept their proposal? If the case is open what else can the district possibly do against me?
Allen M., Esq.
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I am a store manager at a large retail chain, I recently
I am a store manager at a large retail chain, I recently received an hr complaint from my assistant claiming I made racist statements and they were found to not be factual. I have since been forced to continue to work along side him and recently he filed an additional complaint stating that he is being retaliated against. Which also is not factual. The employee states he does not want to be transferred and now I am being forced to continue to work with someone I don't trust and cannot form a healthy work relationship with. Now today there was an anonymous complaint that I was being mean to a different employee. I feel like my assistant is attempting to coerce other employees to turn against me and I do not feel like my rights as an employee are being protected. I don't know what to do!
I am seriously considering filing an EEOC lawsuit, but I
I am seriously considering filing an EEOC lawsuit, but I have no experience with litigation, and I need guidance. I am also concerned that my heavily racially biased city, Savannah, GA., and its own EEOC office, may not treat me fairly, being that I am a White male.I have evidence of probable illegal racial discrimination. This evidence is largely circumstantial, but it spans a number of years, as well as very recent. The recent evidence has caused me significant harm to my career, and my health. There are silent non-African Americans working for my employer who unanimously agree that the organization is severely racially biased in favor of African Americans. Indeed, approximately 90%, by my estimation, of employees are Black, most of them female. 100% of HR consists of Black females. I have heard many stories of racial prejudice by HR, of how very qualified applicants are turned away and under-qualified applicants are consistently hired, the only other difference being the qualified applicants are non-African American, and the under-qualified are African American.Can I ask you if my situation seems to warrant an EEOC investigation? Do I need to inform my employer I intend to file such a lawsuit? Can I tell them that if they do not investigate my claims and do so fairly, that I will file such a lawsuit? What are my rights in this regard?Thank you.
I was out on disability months and when I returned I was
I was out on disability for 6 months and when I returned I was demoted. I filled a complaint with HR and their response was that its his (my boss) group and he can do what he want. Now i'm being asked to transfer to another group after I complained of bullying via exclusion. Is this fair or legal
I have been employed with my company 11 years. I've had no
I have been employed with my company for over 11 years. I've had no disciplinary actions or difficulties prior to the last couple of months. My supervisor tells me there are "complaints" about my "communications skills" and that I am "borderline inappropriate". I've worked as a health care professional for over twenty years (I am an RN), and have held management positions and interacted with patients and families throughout that time, without a problem. She won't tell me who has complained or what has occurred but instead says "it's their perception and since they've never complained about anyone else, it must be true". Today I was given a written verbal warning and she said "Is it really worth it?". I have always followed the rules and have never hesitated to tell a superior if something was outside my ethics. In the midst of all this, I was asked to do something against federal regulations, which I refused to do. When that same supervisor refused to take no for an answer, i filed a "whistle blower" report with my Compliance Officer. He investigated, and someone at our corporate level intervened and redirected the activity into regulatory compliance. No matter what I've said or asked in my last two meetings with this supervisor, I come out of it feeling threatened professionally. I know she wants me to quit, and that would be the easy way to walk away with some professional dignity. Do I have other options?
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I signed a 1-year contract to work as a fitness specialist at the IMF fitness center. The company hired a new manager soon after. The manager had double standards and started to affect my second job, which helps pay the bills since I am a single parent. She knew I needed the second job, but stated "we all have to make sacrifices" and that my children were "old enough to care for themselves." In April, I asked the district manager if I could switch locations; she said no because of the contract the company had with the IMF. I continued to complain about the situation and finally turned in my resignation June 3, citing hostile work environment. The company said there would be a small financial penalty for breaking the 1 year. They just came back with a strongly worded letter that I would be barred from working for 6 months if I leave, or I could move to another location for less pay until January. The company does have the option to fire me, but they have refused to do so. Is this legal? What are my options? The situation at work has continued to deteriorate to the point where no one is to talk to me.