Fellow worker tried to slam a door in my face and I my foot
Fellow worker tried to slam a door in my face and I my foot was in the way and bounced back at him. He says that it hit his wrist. He is accusing me after cursing me in front a witness. My boss is having an investor come in and talk with about violence. I was not the aggressor or in his room. What are my rights?JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have contacted one an waiting for a call back. This investigator is coming in at 1:15 central time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Never had this happen to me? This individual has had problems with other employees to the point they will not talk to him.
I was at work andca CO worker came to my work station
HelloJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: I was at work andca CO worker came to my work station starting an argument. I asked her to leave me alone and then she hit me. I had a previous altercation with her 3 months before that and wrote a statement and gave it to HR and my manager and I was hoping that the problem would be resolved until last night. I'm a good employee I have never had any problems I make Above production and was just hired on permanent this person has is under production and has caused massive confusion in the workforce with several other employees but we were both suspended until investigationJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full tumeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you.
I was accused of making a comment that was deemed a "threat
I was accused of making a comment that was deemed a "threat of violence" but they will not tell me what the comment is until I complete a series of forms. This occurance was one month ago at this point and I was put on telework for the last two weeks. they still will not tell me what the accusation is or the comment and have scheduled a 5 hr interview next tuesday. Dont they have to tell me what the comment I made was. I am at a total loss as to what I could have said that would have been taken that way.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: I have asked my supervisor several times whom I can contact with questions and he has not given me anyone. he claims he knows nothing of teh allegations and is as much in the dark as me. All of my co-workers have been put under a "gag order" whatever that means and have been told not to talk to me as well outside of general work items as they do seem to still respond to emails and such. When I asked again on Friday I was told by the investigator as well that he cannot give me any additional information regarding the comment other than that it is a comment that was made by me on the morning of January 4, 2017 of which I have no clue what it could have been. I have all of the emails back and forth with my supervisor and the investigator. I also asked for some documentation of the process under which I was being investigated and who would be present at the meeting next Tuesday and nobody answers me. My boss says he knows nothing and the investigator says he cannot give me any additional infomrationJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will I believe and full time. I work for the federal government. The investigator is telling me I have a right to union representation even though there is no union within our region and my boss says no. Nobody seems to know anything.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I do not believe so.
I recently left my position as an Office Manager at an
I recently left my position as an Office Manager at an Independent Insurance Agency and worked there for 10 years. The agency owner and I were business associates as well as close friends during most of that time. Due to personal issues, of which there are many, I left the agency, not on good terms, in September, 2016. There are tons of issues involved here but to start, I believe my former employer is now manipulating my W-2 income. There are other employees at the agency and I am fairly certain that they will not be receiving amended W-2's...they have already received theirs. I will be the only one to receive an amended W-2 because of the owner's vindictiveness. This involves bonuses paid. The owner has never reported bonuses as income, which I warned her about for several years, since I took care of payroll, etc., according to her instructions. Can she single me out to add bonuses to my income without applying the same to all other employees? Thank you for any guidance you might provide to me as I work through this and other issues with her. ***** *****JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I did not sign any employment agreement with herJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She had her attorney send me a letter the week after I left the agency, asking that I make no contact with her or anyone at the agency, and that I had been warned about trespassing, etc. which is totally false. I have made NO contact with the owner since I left; however, she has contacted me three times since I left, just trying to keep things stirred up. I have kept HER attorney advised all the way along as to what has been going on and I do feel as though I am being harassed by her.
Is it legal for me to get fired for shoving a co-worker and
Hi, is it legal for me to get fired for shoving a co-worker and cussing him out because I lost my temper? He's been sexually harassing me and calling me names for a few months.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I think it's "at will" but it's for a major company with strict work laws. It is full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I think I have a solid case for seeking legal action over the situation because I was not the one that instigated the confrontation
What should I do if I have been threatoned with bodily harm
What should I do if I have been threatoned with bodily harm by another emplyee?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: yesJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The manager did not seem to be concerned about me
I have had some significant work issues with a few co-owners
I have had some significant work issues with a few co-owners of my company and more specifically a newly hired General Manager. I have been seeking legal council to work on investigating options for financial and how to move forward in my position, but this evening, things have been elevated to a new level. One of my co-workers and also a significant other (the relationship has been open and known by the company for over the year) noticed a threatening email regarding me specifically on the primary owner's computer in an exchange between the GM and primary owner. The exchange on email was in direct response to one of my email responses. The response included the mention of a "shot gun and one shot." As I sit here with my 7 and 2 year old boys before Christmas, I actually felt a significant amount of fear and deeply troubled. I asked the person to take a picture of the email exchange and forward the email to me. It would not be uncommon for her to use the primary owner's computer or access his email, as she is his primary personal assistant. I wonder how many more emails like this took place. I'm currently in fear...but also angry. I'm also in fear for my children. How do I move forward? How do I advise my significant other and co-worker to move forward? I feel like action needs to take place now. Please advise
I feel I was wrongfully terminated as a salaried employee. I
I feel I was wrongfully terminated as a salaried employee. I work in Pennsylvania as a production supervisor. We are a union shop so all my employees have rights that I have to follow with regard to any punishment I give out. We had an incident involving a male and female co-worker. As far as I know this was nothing more than words, because I have only here-say information from some of those who were formally interviewed by our corporate H.R. representative. There has also been talk that there may have been some mutual texting , some which may be considered flirtatious, between the two that boyfriend found out about. Said boyfriend also is an employee of mine and called accused and told him to stop and this is where the trouble really started. This is where it gets sticky, as I have been refused my interview papers or others even though my termination paper says, On numerous occasions Russ was made aware of situations between several members in his work department in which violence or other unprofessional behaviors were allowed to exist without any disciplinary action or follow-up from management. When interviewing me they ask me about the aforementioned incident and what I knew about it and what I did. People in our plant have words everyday and it is not common practice to babysit every he said she said incident as per our union contract the guidelines state that one goes to supervisor, if not satisfied, then they get the union involved. Neither of these things occurred, as the employee continued working and called corporate H.R.when arriving home from their shift. Maybe now would be a good time to point out that myself and our corporate H.R. representative have a past, as I was a 30 + year in the shop union employee, who was also for 6+ years chairman of the grievance committee. We have had our differences about some salary benefits, in particular our PTO, which we earn 1.42 days a month, and upon termination they refused to pay me the 24 days I had already earned. Can they do that? The second, and more serious incident involved both, the union and my boss, the plant manager who I personally brought into it who then handled the discipline which was nothing. The third was between said employee and his son, who is also an employee of mine, and neither of them came to me. I heard it through the grapevine, and was nothing more than a mouth battle. The other incident they questioned me about one employee came to me, told me what happen, words and said employee threw wrench. Then went to talk to other employee and said he didn't throw wrench at him, he threw wrench down and said fix it yourself. After letting things cool for a little accuser apologized, they shook hands and the matter was over. The accused, because of the first incident involving the woman was subsequently given 5 days subject to discharge, which the union has filed a grievance against asking for reinstatement and pay for all days off. When questioning me I was ask if I thought my department was a safe work environment, which I answered yes, and if I had anything else I felt they needed to know about investigation, which I gave them info about another female employee who was approached to throw dirt on accused that wasn't there. on both occasions I told them if they want more than my opinion on my shop and anything else needs to come to light on this matter I told them the better people to ask would be the people in the shop. I was told both times I DONT HAVE TIME TO DO THAT. They weren't looking for the truth. Please feel free to contact me at***@******.*** or(###) ###-#### Thank You Russ Kerstetter
What rights does an employee have, who is in a union,
What rights does an employee have, who is in a union, against another union member who has threatened work place violence i.e. "Don't let me catch you outside of work or on the street cuz I am going to kill you.", while the 2 employees are on the clock working? This is currently being handled as a union member dispute and with the company not firing the individual. How do I file a personal protection order?