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I recently left a very secure position as an Activity

I recently left a very secure position as an Activity Director to accept a position w/ Hoamco as their Activity Director. It came with 3 interviews 3 separate dates. 1 With the property mnger 2 With the Board of 5 Directors 3 the Executive Director. After all the interviews the ED asked me to take a personality skills test & a software test was also required but she opted to not give it to me. She said your already hired so you don't need to do the software test. After being there 1 wk the BODs made changes to the position & added more software to my responsibilities. The training for the initial software was set up to be via conference call with the former employee who had my position. I was told by the BOD that she still wanted the position. The calls for training were from her home with many interruptions. Dogs barking, contractors interrupting as she was having her home renovated. She had to call back twice. She informed the ED & BOD I wasn't grasping the training & I was fired.

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Is there anything we're legally required to do when

Is there anything we're legally required to do when cutting staff due to work performance?

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Law, what are the options a job that will allow you to get

For CA law, what are the options for leaving a job that will allow you to get unemployment? Do you have to technically be laid off or is mutual separation also ok? What is the difference between these? And what else are you eligible for besides unemployment from a financial standpoint?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I am thinking about firing one of my employees about

i am thinking about firing one of my employees for lieing about completing job duties. i checked the cameras and found out but i cant afford to pay unemployment right now. In ohio am i safe to fire him?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ohioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I'm not sure if it an issue or not. In early 2014 I was

I'm not sure if it an issue or not. In early 2014 I was demoted a step down the career ladder. This came as a shock. I petitioned the demotion and was told it was staying as is. My manager & director agreed to review with me and advise the areas I was falling short. Meeting never happened. I got HR involved & still no resolution. This carried on into 2015.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in Delaware, but HQ is Florida. Mid February 2015 I was involved in a random physical assault (not related to work). I went through all my vacation and sick time and had an approved unpaid leave of absence. I ended up being separated in September 2015. Still no reason/resolution to my demotion and HR said could not discuss while on leave. It is still very upsetting & I don't know what to do.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not. I was just searching for information when you encountered me!JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was employed for nine years and two months at the time I was separated. I have been in recovery (physical, emotional, psychological) and am now working with Vocational Rehab and my therapist to re-enter the work force. I just can't seem to bring myself to a point where I'm not thinking of what was so egregious that I was demoted. The alternative would have been to keep me at the Senior Staff level and let me know I wasn't cutting it. I would have been reviewed again in a year instead of the usual review every two years. Hopefully this makes sense.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was placed on administrative leave today without pay with

Hello, I was placed on administrative leave today without pay with an appointment to HR next week to see if they will keep me unemployment or put me on some type of administrative action.I received no written paperwork of what I did wrong. In fact, I am in a six-month introductory period where I am in month five. Last week was my first check in with my boss since several months. She was very rude with me and basically said I was being trained by a person in a lower position than myself and a concern that I had earlier in the beginning of my employment of not having a preceptor was unfounded and she said that I would not have a preceptor and they would probably never have a preceptor in the unit. Today when I received my administrative leave letter from her and HR she said in front of him that they had concerns that my knowledge in the EMR (what we do here)was not up to par. I was shocked, and I went home.And I have several questions that I sent to HR and wanted to get your thoughts. I asked HR what type of evaluation did they use to evaluate my lack of EMR knowledge. I also asked why I was put on administrative leave without pay and not having any type of written reasons or anything leading up to this since I was not checked in with for several months. The administrative paperwork says I may have broken a policy, I believe today HR was saying it was about my six-month introductory period. I also asked them that if my lack of knowledge in the EMR was so lacking then why was I able and allowed to train a superuser class the week before, create curriculums and basically work independently like my peers? I let them know that my first two months of check and my supervisor had said everything was fine. I also reminded them that my immediate supervisor had just returned this week from having been gone the whole month. So again I asked what does that hospital do for evaluations? Am I being valuated like everyone is evaluated?I also asked HR that if they have a policy of being put on administrative leave for management personal reasons. Although I don't have proof I feel this is a personal reason and not a skilled reason. Especially since there's no paperwork or even evaluations for my skills. Is there anything I can do about this? I most likely do not want to work here anymore since this happened however I don't want to be pushed around either.I am in several protected classes(female, Hispanic, gay) and this is an at will employment employer. As far as I know there has been no complaints about me.

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I am a physical therapist on an work visa and had to sign an

I am a physical therapist on an work visa and had to sign an agreement with the company to work for 3 years . I have completed 2 years but they are not able to give me full hours and I get only 25 hours or so per week. I repeatedly requested location change but they come back with response of no available vacancy . Now they expect me to pay $5000 for breaking the contract which I think is unfair . Can I request a response to tell me If I should be paying this amount to company especially when I lost wages in last few months?Thank youS

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I was wrongfully found in violation of company policy; what

I was wrongfully found in violation of company policy; what should I do?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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I was terminated from a job via the email, and the email was

I was terminated from a job via the email, and the email was sent to two managers who worked above me, but was also CC: to a third party unrelated and did not work in the same building

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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