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I am a 52 year old female disabled veteran working for VA

I am a 52 year old female disabled veteran working for VA hospital in a department of 67 males and 4 females. I am the only female in my division of 35 males. I get treated differently than the males; I am not privy to all the information I should have to do my job, I am kept out of meetings, I have to chase employees around to get information, I am not recognized for accomplishments like the males, and everytime I complain to my supervisor he says he is the one who is being victimized because of his appearance (he is a biker). I asked my male union member to help me but he wants me to file an EEO. I am terrified of becoming a targeted employee. Do I have a case?

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P. Simmons

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In a meeting of about 10 people, a black coworker reacted to

In a meeting of about 10 people, a black coworker reacted to a funny conversation by clapping very quickly and animated. One of the white female employees said "that reminds me of that monkey toy", followed by another white female employee that said "oh, the one with the little symbols, followed by the black female employee laughing adding to the conversation "oh, with the little pill box hat (while making motions on a pill box hat on her head). Every one was laughing together then we went on with our work. There was no indication of intent to demean on the part of the white members and there did not appear to be any indication from the black person's reaction and contribution to the conversation that she was in the least bit offended. Following our planning session, the black employee went to HR with a complaint. Apparently after she had a chance to process, it bothered her. All of those who made comments were brought in for a face to face with HR. The complainant shared her feelings and the other two offered apologies and all left after some crying and hugging. The black employee said that she accepted their apologies. At that time it was indicated that nothing would go in their files. Three days later, the two white employees were informed that official letters would go in their files.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Is there any recourse as the complainant actually participated in the conversation?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I know a complaint was filed by the black employee and then official letters were placed in the personnel files of the white employees. What type of filing are you refering to?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just trying to figure out if there is any consideration that the black employyee participated in the conversation that was not in any way meant to be racist, but then latter act so aoffended.

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Phillips Esq.

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I work for a state department of correction. I believe that

I work for a state department of correction. I believe that the currant promotional process for correctional Lieutenants is unjust. The state breaks down ratings utilizing five different categories and then generates a promotional list based on your ratings in the five categories. The problem I have is the state places people who are 5 out of 5 excellent into the same superior category as people who are only 3 out of 5 excellent in order to create a larger pool of applicants to chose from.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If there is another federal civilian or contractor that

If there is another federal civilian or contractor that sends a slanderous letter to your boss & threatens the hq services with possible degradation if nothing is done to that person what can be done to that person? Or what should I do.I have a crazy lady who was upset because I CC'd her on most of my emails because she is in the Kaitlin to help and she was upset & emailed my boss but it was basically a hate letter & at the end said she hoped our services would not be affected ... how do you handle that I do not work with her & she made all kind of statements - and that if my boss didn't do something maybe our federal services would be effected. I am a federal employee

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P. Simmons

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I live in Illinois and was a manager at a grocery store. I

Hello, I live in Illinois and was a manager at a grocery store. I quit in February due to the birth of my son. I received a call from my former employer's attorney regarding a slip and fall accident that took place three years ago. I did not witness the accident but did write up a accident report that stated the store conditions and what I had gathered from the witnesses that did see it. Now they want me to meet with them to talk about the incident. I would like to know if I need to hire a lawyer for myself since these attorneys are working for the grocery store chain and if i have the possibility of being sued by the slip and fall victim myself if they do not win against the company.I have never dealt with this before and am worried about this situation.

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Loren

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I'm the victim of retaliation in the workplace, a hostile

I'm the victim of retaliation in the workplace, a hostile work environment, and discrimination based on race and sex, I filed an EEOC what's my next step?

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P. Simmons

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I believe I am a victim of age discrimination. After 15

I believe I am a victim of age discrimination. After 15 years of service to the organization, my position is being eliminated. Our group has experienced an increase in service and will likely need to hire more personnel in the near future. I have just turned 55, and am earning a top salary. What would be required to prove an accusation of age discrimination?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: 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: No.

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Marsha411JD

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A business in China wants to pay me an hourly fee to work at

A business in China wants to pay me an hourly fee to work at home for their textile business. They would hire me as an agent and checks for the US would come in my name, I would keep a 10% processing fee and forward the money to them. Is that legal?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in baton rougeJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full tim 40 hr weekJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They will send me funds to set up an office.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have a situation at work. I am a "partner" in a smaller

I have a situation at work. I am a "partner" in a smaller company. Partner is in quotes, because technically I am an employee, but I get a profit share upon sale or retirement. I am also one of the three upper management persons.We have a female employee that has taken this week off, and provided a photo of a doctors note for next week off as well. My boss (the actual owner of the company) asked for clarification of why she needed to be out, and what was happening. This time off would take her to 40 days of PAID time off this year, she has missed a ton of work, not including the half days we let her take to attend her kids functions.This all seemed very fishy, so we reviewed her emails and messages, and in fact she is not sick, she is interviewing for new jobs, talking poorly about the company and mentioned to her husband in a message she was going to a Victims Advocacy Group and Dr. to see what could be done about my boss "being mean to her" and "embarassing her." Basically she got yelled at for not doing her job and having a bad attitude. I do not necessarily agree with how my boss handles employees, but at no point did she complain to anyone about her treatment there, including to our director of HR. Also in her messages is quite a bit of talk about her going to purchase drugs on her lunch break, and how she can't pass a drug screen if her new job would require one.Basically my question is what would she need in order to have a case against our company as a "hostile work environment"

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Loren

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