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About a month ago, I put an HR complaint at my job after one

About a month ago, I put an HR complaint at my job after one of my employees told me that my supervisor was soliciting information about me while I was on personal leave. (recuperating from a miscarriage and concussion). This complaint led to many more meetings. After so much emotional abuse, I expressed to my employer that I was actively looking for a new job. Today, a few weeks after expressing that I was looking, my employer asked me to put in my resignation date. I'm not sure how to proceed with this. Can I refuse to put in a resignation date? If so, what can I say to them?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I'm on a intermittent flma when I was awarded 30 hrs a month

I'm on a intermittent flma when I was awarded 30 hrs a month for my sickness, when asked loa to provided me how much monthly time I still had in my leave for the month they we're unable to grant me that... So now it's the end of the month and they told me that I ran out of time in my loa witch then caused me to go negative at my job witch is called for termination I was wondering if there's anything I can do legal wise if I get fired and if I would be able to get unemployment... Thank - Amazon employee

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Patrick, Esq.

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I live in Texas and the company that I work was raided from

I live in Texas and the company that I work was raided from the FBI, because I am a manager the FBI interrogate me for hours. My boss has become paranoid and has told some of my associates not to talk to me, because he believes that I am an informant of the FBI, he took some of the access of some departments away from me and is telling my associates that I don't longer doing my position. I want to resign it has been a nightmare, that last week I went to the hospital with chest pain. My question is because of the hostile environment I am going to quit, and file unemployment, have witnesses, and Doctors visits to prove. Should on my resignation letter provide the reasons, I am resigning.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Alright, here's my lengthy question... I was formerly a

Alright, here's my lengthy question...I was formerly a Network Administrator at the City of Englewood and Littleton/Englewood Waste Water Treatment plant. When I began my role there in December of 2014 as a contractor and was brought on as a full time employee a few months later. I got along with everyone at the city that I worked with, save one individual named Justice. This individual attacked me personally and began blaming technical problems that would crop up on the work I was performing despite the fact that root-cause-analysis would consistently show I didn't case the issues. After dealing with this abuse on multiple occasions, I set up a meeting between him, myself, my manager (Marcus), and the IT Manager (Kenny). After expressing my grievances and asking for an apology and for the targeted attacks to stop, he responded by calling me "racist" (he's an African individual from Ghana) and accused me of saying things I had never said. By this point in time, he had sent a group message regarding me saying, "I want to give someone a shovel at an undisclosed site to dig a hole 6 feet <>"Months later, the IT manager left the organization and after some closed-door meetings, Justice was promoted to an "Interim IT Manager" position. In the months that followed, I was treated differently than the rest of the IT staff. My requests for time off (or anything, really) were refuted without reason. Eventually, my direct manager (Marcus) left the organization and brought what had happened during that closed door meeting to light to the HR department. HR initiated an investigation into the matter, interviewing myself and other IT staff. At this time, I also emailed the City Manager (Eric Keck) to apprise him of my concern and give him clarification on all of the events that transpired. He replied to my email saying, "I want you to know that I really appreciate you raising this issue and can promise that there will be no retaliation for you coming forward. I do not operate in that way and want to have harmony and everyone singing out of the same hymnal moving forward." HR never followed up on the matter.At that point in time the city hired a new Assistant City Manager (Murphy Robinson - an African American individual who used to work for the city of Brighton). I'm not sure what was said by Justice to Murphy, but there soon came a time when the two of them decided to deny me time off I had already accrued. I asked for a meeting to be convened with HR and, at this time brought my friend with me who is a lawyer. It was clear they were denying only myself time off (flex days) that were accrued and no one else in the department but myself was affected by this targeted action. Following this meeting, Murphy and Justice granted me the time off that I had earned.Murphy and Eric eventually hired a new IT Director (Margaret) who was a friend of Murphy's from the City of Brighton. Margaret interviewed me for 30 minutes, asking only basic questions about my job and when my probationary period with the city was ending. 2-3 weeks after she was hired, she terminated my position, citing an inability to perform my job function as the reason. However, my former manager, the former IT manager and anyone else I worked with at the city would characterize my job performance as exemplary, exceeding the expectations of my job description and requirements. During my time there, I completed a great number of projects, not only for the city but for the waste water treatment plant as well. I was not terminated for anything related to job performance - I was terminated because I fought back when I was being abused in my position.Please let me know if you think I would have a case against the city. I have screenshots of the text messages sent by Justice, emails denying my requests by Justice without legitimate reasoning, an attempt to deprive me of earned time off by Justice and Murphy, and a letter from the City Manager himself containing a promise that I would not be retaliated against. I also have testimony from several former employees at the city who worked in the department and witnessed these events.Thank you,Nick

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have managed a popular small business for the past 10

Hello,I have managed a popular small business for the past 10 years. About 6 years ago, the company changed ownership(inlaws/husband&wife bought it) and I have worked alongside the current owners since. From the beginning, the one new owner, has made working there miserable with his general moral repugnance and terrible work ethic. He has made more misogynistic comments than I could even keep track of, and some racially charged ones as well. He groped my co-manager(who was also my partner at the time) and then they told her it was her fault and ran her out. That was almost 4 years ago. His behavior has been the same and his wife/co-owner does nothing to abate it.Fast forward to recently. A co-worker found some very disturbing material on HIS pc that he uses at work. Evidence - in the form of time stamped internet history - of him visiting disturbing websites, during business hours while the shop was full of customers and employees!!! We again confront his wife as I now feel he poses a threat to anyone who is female at all pretty much. Again, she has decided to tell us(my fellow coworkers and I) she will not get rid of him, and we need to get over it or quit basically.So. That brings me to my actual question. Do you feel my coworkers and I have a fairly solid case for proving hostile work environment? I want to quit because its become so intolerable, but am afraid they will deny unemployment if I do. Sorry for the novel.Thanks,Zach

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Asad Rahman

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My employer changed my hours and I can't accommodate them

My employer changed my hours and I can't accommodate them due to lack of childcare for my daughter prior to her going to school. I explained this to her and at first she understood but then changed her mind and became adamant that I work the new hours. She claims now that she told me in my initial interview that tgese would be my hours which is not true. HR got involved and said she wouldn't budge and that if I can't work those hours I needed to send in my letter of resignation. I contacted an attorney who advised me against doing that. He said that since I was told not to return to work because I couldn't wirk those hours that I should send a letter that my employment was terminated. I did that today and HR contacted me saying that it would be in my best interest to resign since I wasn't officially terminated. I would not do that. My Union got involved and said that if I didn't report to my desk tomorrow at 7:30 it would be considered job abandonment. These were not the hours I had agreed upon. I don't know what to doJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, I am a member of a unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Marsha411JD

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I live in Queens,NY. I got a hernia at work picking up box

Hi, I live in Queens,NY. I got a hernia at work picking up box which is part of my job. I also belonged to union of workers. 2 weeks after I was fired in unrelated issue. I am now collecting unemployment. I tried to get a routine colonoscopy today. The Dr. couldn't get far because of the hernia blocking. Should I be collecting disability too? Workman's comp or otherwise ? Thanks

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Asad Rahman

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I am being offered a severance package from my employer. I

I am being offered a severance package from my employer. I have resigned and my last day is coming up. I have asked for a copy of the severance package document, but my employer say the document is signed after the last day of work and not prior. Is this true that you and the employer would sign after?

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Dwayne B.

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I was let go from my job 2 weeks ago and offered a severance

I was let go from my job 2 weeks ago and offered a severance in exchange for signing a "voluntary separation and release agreement". I have done some research and I don't believe signing this agreement would prohibit me from also collecting unemployment while I search for a new place of employment. I also would like to ensure the wording in the agreement is standard. Thank you.

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Patrick, Esq.

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