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I'm 62 and have been in my position at work for 21 years.

Hi, I'm 62 and have been in my position at work for 21 years. the company has just been purchasedJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As in?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am at a higher salary than new comers and I believe this is a problem for the company and I was move form my route of more then 3 years to a new area and new supervisor to be flex and go to different routs and different areas on different days at he's discretion. the new supervisor gives me unreasonable task and timeframes and then accuses me of wasting time with out giving me all the details or allowing the time to compete the job correctly, then comes behind me and criticize my performance or my speed. I believe he is attempting get rid of me. do I have options

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State CA. I was let go of my job this last Monday for not

Hello. State CA. I was let go of my job this last Monday for not meeting sales quotas. There are 3 other reps that have been there a little bit longer. When I was being recruited I was promised no sales quota. Offer letter does not state sales quota. Within 2 months I was given this unrealistic quota. I was the only one of the 3 with quota. My low numbers reflect the poor service this company delivers.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I disclosed to my supervisor and the company owner that I have suffered severe depression and anxietyJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: California, San JoseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: at will full time

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I just got hired for a new job after several interviews. I

I just got hired for a new job after several interviews. I have small gauges in my ears, which were visible during the interviews. The employee handbook they just sent me says absolutely no earrings or jewelry. Now, I will have visible holes in my ear if I follow this policy. I don't know what to do except put small, skin colored earrings in the holes. I am feeling worried about work and how I can negotiate this. They didn't say anything during the interviews.

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I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a

I am Transgender and I work in Alachua County, FL that includes Trans in a protected class as far as discrimination is concerned. I am the VP of Engineering and recently complained that my boss, the CEO, was discriminating against me. His management of me has caused stress, anxiety and depression. The company, 50 employees has a lawyer coming in on Friday to act as an independent assessor of the situation. Here is my evidence. Please tell me what you think about its strength and which elements are the most important for making my case.1) Continual mis-gendering2) Expecting me to do menial tasks.3) Second guessing & micro-managing things that I do.4) being picky and not consistent with others regarding timekeeping5) Different rules of conduct for him and for me.6) Squashing financial consideration awarded me by CFO/HR7) Isolating me from others in the company.8) Not considering my 34 years of technical expertise9) Supporting Trans but picking me up on the slightest slip up. E.g. dress code and bathroom policy10) Expecting me to do the jobs of three people. manager, engineer and technician. Staff left/moved not replaced)11) Insisting I meet with him alone to discuss difficult work topics rather than be there with two of my peers and then complaining that he didn't want a meeting with 18 people. (Silly I know but that is a real situation)Is the above sufficient or am I trying to ride a dead horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11)

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Am I being discriminated against? I was called into my

Am I being discriminated against?I was called into my manager 's.He wrote me up for poor phone manners and not getting a long with employees.Nothing is further from the truth! I am very well liked and respected. My co worker are shocked!I have been doing this job for 20 years. I have been at this place for 6 years.He singled me out. I am 69 years old.I work at a car dealership there is absolutely not one person there that does not talk about employees and customers.He also stated that the reason so many cashiers have quit ,it is me. Why now,why not fire me years ago. He sent me home today. I did not see this coming. I feel singled out and discriminated agains!!

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I'm looking for verbage for unfair treatment, yes I have.

I'm looking for verbage for unfair treatmentJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: yes I have.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: here's the scenario. I am currently a full-time permanent employee and was offered a federal job. All the hiring processes were completed and agreed upon by both HR departments. On my last day, I received a email notification stating they are withdrawing my job offer. Mind you, I had already moved out of my apartment, sister on flight, and my vehicle packed.

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I live in state. I am an exempt salaried employee. This year

I live in Washington state. I am an exempt salaried employee. This year my company announced a change in PTO policy stating that if we have non-billable hours during the week between Christmas and New Year's we must use PTO hours to cover the difference to achieve 40 hours for the week. While the policy applies to all salaried employees, it is only enforced on those that have fewer than 40 billable hours for that week due to current staffing assignments. Is this legal in general and specific to WA state?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: consequences if an employee does not have accrued PTO to cover non-billable hours during that period.

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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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