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I guess i need an employee lawyer.? I am a surgical tech at

I guess i need an employee lawyer. ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: I am a surgical tech at a hospital. I have worked there for almost 4 years. I have never needed health benefits or anything. A couple weeks ago, I found out that some of the employees receive "pay in leiu of benefits". When I enquired, I was informed that I didn't qualify for it. It is only for nurses. Is that legal? Then I found out that a surgical tech that recently quit was receiving it.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have been researching wage discrimination laws. I am a

Hello,I have been researching wage discrimination laws. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician in California, and I was recently forced to resign because my employer refused to pay fair wages compared to other organizations, and compared to other employees, male and female.My daily job responsibilities require much more stress and exertion of effort compared to majority of my similar level coworkers, within the same work environment. I have a degree and licensed credentials I put forth towards my position. I have similar exceptional skill level compared to my coworkers, and more advanced skill level that only a licensed professional can perform, I am only one of two licensed RVTs in the practice. I suspect my former male counterparts were once paid more than I, even though I had more experience, higher level of skills, and higher level of education towards the position.This year I will bring home a $20,000 salary, after three years of working towards this medical health position, with education and licensing under my belt, and my boss refused a wage adjustment to 15/hour from my current 13/hour. They claim that I am not eligible for a raise because of work ethic inconsistencies, which I think was NOT a fair assessment of job performance due to excelling in job performance reviews and daily higher job responsibilities.My coworkers, which includes receptionist, and veterinary assistants, who are paid higher than I, have worked longer for this employer than I have, so merit understandable, but my skill level, education, and daily job tasks are in no way taken into consideration for a fair wage.The cost of living in my area, is $28,000 annually for one person. And my employers establishment is very successful and I suspect makes a 2.8 net profit, within the top 15% of veterinary practices in California.

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Patrick, Esq.

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As we discussed yesterday, I sent the board a letter

Hi Allen,This is David Frank. As we discussed yesterday, I sent the board a letter requesting a hearing regarding the religious discrimination at work, and a written letter of how they plan to repair this with me, within 5 business days of the letter. The president responded today with an email, I am one of three items on the agenda. I am the first. The second is about revisiting the demands they put on me, in the letter they had me sign. They also want my time sheet brought to the meeting to approve the hours that I worked, even though I am on salary. The problem with this, is that if I don't get my timesheet in by 2:00 on the 31st, I will not get my paycheck on Friday, which is payday. I can tell by the agenda, that my issues are not being taken seriously, because the things they asked me to do in the letter, are the issues being discussed at the board meeting. My question is, how do I handle this? I wanted an unbiased hearing with them to hear my grievances, before consequences. Again, I am presumed guilty without being heard. Since we are a non-profit company, and our meetings are open to anyone, can I bring a witness to take notes on my behalf. I feel I have no one on my side. I feel that my letter had no impact. I look forward to your response.Thank you,David Frank

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For the past few years I have received negative evaluations

For the past few years I have received negative evaluations from my manager. She states that I do an excellent job with surgeons, however certain co-workers have said I have a negative attitude and that I rarely follow "Behavior Standards". I am not given examples and after 9 years of employment this may cost me a raise. I feel she is harassing me because I haven't heard anything about this issue since October 2015 until I received my eval today. Is there anything I can do?

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Allen M., Esq.

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Michigan question: I have an employer that has wrote me up

Michigan question: I have an employer that has wrote me up for performing duties associated with my job, there is unfair treatment and bias etc. i believe some civil rights issues may be involved when can I present a case to an attorney for revie? There has not been a loss of wages or wrongful termination at this point.

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My question may seem like a slightly odd one, but here

My question may seem like a slightly odd one, but here goes...I work for a large retail chain. My job title is Cashier assistant. This involves running for items, boxing up people's orders and generally doing whatever is needed to help the customer.Occasionally I will cashier. Cashiers are paid an extra 50 cents an hour more than an assistant, and when cashier ingredients in receive that extra money while on the register.I enjoy my assistant role and have passed on multiple opportunities to promote to cashier so that I can do what I enjoy.recently a full time cashier that has been known to be incredibly slow has started doing assistant work. The managers don't want him on the lanes because of his speed, and will not address the issue of his speed with him. I was told he has played the race card in the past, and thats why he is allowed to do whatever he wants. basically they're afraid of a lawsuit.The issue I have is that I am now being made to cashier in his place, while he is doing my job description. He also is continuing to receive the extra 50 cents an hour, because he is classified as a cashier. Is it legal for them to continue paying this employee the cashier pay for doing assistant work, while the rest of us assistants are payed less for the same job.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was written up for "working off the clock". (Wrote an

I was written up for "working off the clock". (Wrote an email while not clocked in.) Our general information guide for our company does not clarify exactly what working off the clock means and there are several instances where other people have done the same thing and other things that are work related, off the clock. Is this something that I can take to HR if I can prove that there are inconstancies on not holding everyone accountable throughout the company, not just my store, on this policy?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I had gotten a new job last month. There were two employees

I had gotten a new job last month. There were two employees myself and one other woman. She was leaving a lot of her heavy work for me to do. When I finally said something, after weeks of this, an upper manager came in to talk to the other employee. When I arrived to work, this upper management man showed me how all the work had been completed, but it hadn't been. When I mentioned it, I was told to"Quit my bitching". Is this legal? I had a legititmate complaint. Think there may have been some favoritism in there too.I was really offended. I'm a bitch because I have high work ethics?Yipes.Just wonderingThank You,Laurie

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I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by

I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by loss prevention. I am second in command and my district manager asked if I wanted the store manager position I said I would consider it and he put me in as "acting" store manager and sent me to store manager training out of state and verbally poised me the permanent position. When I got back he met with me and said that the senior VP of stores did not want to promote me but would not tell me why. I'm confused because my store was the top three in the company last year and I have a proven track record with this company so I feel I am being punished because of my previous manager's mistakes. Is this discrimination? It's my understanding they are still look for a store manager and they are waiting for me to complete my 90 days as acting store manager but I have a feeling they have already offered it to another, they are just waiting.

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