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I was recently let go from my job, my question is do I have

I was recently let go from my job , my question is do I have any recourse. I was told my department was being shut down and not to worry I will be moved to a new program . I did not receive Ny training and had only phone and email contact with my manager. I raised a lot of question about the work quality from our allied contractors and feel that could have played a part in my termination. When I was let go I was told the reason was because my program shut down, but it was my understanding that I was moved to another program.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was told Friday that I was to be placed on involuntary

I was told Friday that I was to be placed on involuntary suspension beginning Monday July 18. I have not received anything in writing as to what/ why or length of time suspended. Have not spoke with HR. My clinic manager did state there were questions surrounding my board order. I am a nurse. I have a board order . I have worked for this company 18 mos and transferred from another clinic 45 days ago to take a charge nurse position at this clinic . I was actually replacing another nurse who had same board order as me. Not sure why it's a question now. My manager misstated herself initially telling HR there were times I was alone that response got me suspended however after she thought about it she was reminded that I'm always with 2 nd shift nurse or the CM is in the building. Bot***** *****ne I have not been alone and I have met all criteria of my board order. I have also been told from regional director that I will be paid during this time. I have not received any handbook or company policy on this. Shouldn't there be something in writing. What are my options

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Patrick, Esq.

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In the state of Georgia, if an employer lowers or cuts your

In the state of Georgia, if an employer lowers or cuts your pay by 20%, you can file for unemployment benefits. If an employer drastically changes your responsibilities and title - as well as your salary - can you still (successfully) file for unemployment?The details of this situation would be that I was originally hired as "Office Manager" and in charge of all accounting, human resources and all office administrative functions, making a salary of $50k. If they changed my title to "Accounting Assistant" and made me only responsible for assisting with accounting functions and cut my salary to $30k, would I be able to file for unemployment?

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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

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Patrick, Esq.

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I work as a server at one establishment owned by my

I work as a server at one establishment owned by my employer. I previously worked as a server, and events coordinator at another location of theirs before moving to the current location. After moving to serve at the current location I continued to coordinate events for the original location. I held this postiton for 3.5 years until last week.Several times in the last year I have requested a meeting with ownership to discuss reorganizing the event structure. In the last text (our primary method of communication) I also requested to discuss a raise as I had not received one in 3.5 years. There was an immediate response that the owner's wife (who held the position before me) was going to take over the event's position since, as the owner stated " you hate it". I replied that I did not hate it, but that it could be frustrating at times, and it was not worth the time and effort at under $100 a week. For 5 days there was no additional communication from the owner. I texted on the 5th day and asked if the owner's wife would be taking over in the morning as the pay period was ending. he said yes. I have never been reprimanded for poor performance or misconduct. Am I entitled to file for unemployment for the lost wages?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have qualified insurance in Illinois. Can I be

I have qualified for unemployment insurance in Illinois. Can I be disqualified for unemployment benefits if for one week I did not actively look for work?

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Taylor

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My son, a 5 yr Wal-Mart employee was fired by the AP guy.

My son, a 5 yr Wal-Mart employee was fired by the AP guy. Clocked out at the time and went thru the self checkout. Someone had left a $20 Bill behind in the change slot ,the self check associate was assisting a customer. He clocked back in and worked his remaining shift but had forgotten about the 20 dollar bill. He had every intention to turn it in. Immediately the AP called him in and ask him what kind of person he was not simply asking him if he found 20 dollars. He had it in his front pocket and gave it to him. What if that had been anyone else that had found it ? Like another customer. He was a loyal employee that worked his ass off for them. How is this justified termination when he was off the clock and committed no loss to the company. The guy said they had to give the customer their $20. Why ? If it was me as a customer they would have said sorry for your luck. Naturally he is being denied unemployment.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Pretty much covers it, he tried to tell the AP that it had slipped his mind but they didn't want to listen. Didn't give him a chance in my opinion. His work records speak volumes, always good review's, good attendance. Had over 100 hours of pto time.

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I am an LPN working with a 5 provider medical office in

I am an LPN working with a 5 provider medical office in Connecticut for the past 16 years. Recently, management sent the 4 nurses in our office an email stating that they were going to "share" the nurses with another MD who is not with our practice, but in a solo practice about 5 miles away. They are telling us that when he needs a nurse because his is out sick or on vacation that we will have to go and work at his office until she returns. I was not asked and have never agreed to work at any office other than the one I am stationed at. In addition, his hours are longer than my normal workday--I work 8am to 5pm and his hours are 830am to 730pm and this presents a hardship for me as my husband works 3rd shift and leaves for work at 730pm. My question is this: Can I refuse to work at another office on the grounds that I was not asked and this has never been part of my job, and the hours are outside of my normal hours. Is this legal? I will leave this job and find another one if I am force to do this. Also, if I am not given a choice, could I leave on these grounds and collect unemployment while I search for another position.

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Alex Esquire

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My son who is an asst. manager fast food chain since 2009

my son who is an asst. manager for a fast food chain since 2009 was called into work and told that an employee accused him of sexual harassment. He was totally shocked as he can't even recall what he could have said to this employee plus they never even mentioned to him that they didn't appreciate his words or actions. The company told him that it was in his best interest to resign instead of being fired. Without knowing what his rights are, he quit and the GM and owner of the franchise said that they would investigate. However, he is now without a job and is out searching for something new. I am just wondering what recourse if any he may have?

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