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I am a person with a disability. Is there anything I can do

I am a person with a disability. Is there anything I can do about workplace harrassment and abuse?

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Brandon, Esq.

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What is needed to sue for hostile workplace Is an abusive

What is needed to sue for hostile workplace? Is an abusive boss enough? If an employee is diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety and being treated for same can her firing be termed unfair?

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Ellen

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I have a boss who (was just promoted to our manager - Merrill

I have a boss who (was just promoted to our manager - Merrill Lynch office), when in a bad mood, becomes rude and nasty to me. He has embarrassed me in our office by being demanding and talking in a disrespectful manner. I am 10 years older and managed a group of 50 at one time in my career. I know that the tone he uses with me (which others have heard) is a form of abuse. Last Friday he told me (after 10 years of working together) that he could no longer work with me because while he was talking to me disrespectfully XXXXX XXXXX office door closed I abruptly opened the door he got mad and asked what I was doing and I told him I wanted the rest of the office to hear how he was talking to me. At that point he told me that "he wanted to talk and wanted me to just listen" and gave me orders re a project and abruptly dismissed me. Do I have any thing to be concerned about with this behavior? This isn't the first time he has talked horrible to me in front of others and ignored me for a couple of weeks at a time.

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Lady Themis

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I'm fighting a seniority bypass with my Union with the

I'm fighting a seniority bypass with my Union with the Auburn School District. I have been with this District for 16 years and even working at a high level than this job position of which I was bypassed. The District submitted their review of the interview panel questions and answers. I know that a much younger woman was hired outside the district. The letter reads, "junior employee was a better fit with the team in terms of building experience, demonstrated ability to work within the programs used in the guidance office, personality, and energy." I'm particularly concerned about the words "personality and energy." Knowing that they hired a much younger woman, it sounds like they are referring to my age here and discriminating against me. What do you think?

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Infolawyer

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Our full-time employees accrue 80 hrs vacation and 40 hrs

Our full-time employees accrue 80 hrs vacation and 40 hrs sick leave annually; not PTO. As a large Montgomery County employer (i.e., over 5 employees), should employees receive additional 16 hours of sick leave as a result of the Mandatory Paid and Sick Leave law effective October 1st?

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John

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I hired a subcontractor to tape and finish an office area in

I hired a subcontractor to tape and finish an office area in Plymouth MN, sent him a contract to sign and never received the signed copy back. He did show up to do job, but his work was not acceptable to the general contractor , so the general contractor back charged me for the work they had done ( which was more than my original agreement with my subcontractor )I did not pay him for his work because it wasn't accepted by general contractor, and I was back charged.He refuses to sign a lien release which keeps me from getting my final pay from job!I have sent him an invoice showing backcharges and materials I bought for him to do jobCan I sue him for back charges and a signed lien release?

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Asad Rahman

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My company sent me on a business trip with another employee

Good morning,JA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: My company sent me on a business trip with another employee for two week to got to the Springfield plant I was suppose to be given to that plant for two weeks, the other guy name ***** ***** had to do 3 weeks. Just to give you and a small overview. That man sexual assaulted me in my hotel room and I call my manager and the police to file a police report and they arrested him, and called me the next evening stating he had made bail in Springfiled. The comapny sent me back up to Sorinfgfield to finish my second week and bring back my police report for the investigation. When I came back last friday, I accidently dropped it on the finance guy desk while gving him my expense report, and I realized it when I couldnt find it. So when I came in on Monday, I asked the finance guy where is it, he said he sat it on Jason Parson desk Friday. So I went to jasn and I said the finacne guy said he sat something on your desk it was very confiedntial and t belonged to me can I have it. Jason replied aw its at home I took it home. He said surely you didnt want me t leave it and everyone read it did you. I said I need to turn it in ,he said its not big deal I will bring it tomorrow. So at that point I ran to my manager and she had to take me to human resources, because I was very emotional upset, because people from all didffrent departments keep coming to me asking me where is marcus I heard he got fires because of an incident that happen in the hotel room, I said i dont know, and I went to HR again and told them, now my business is being spread all over the orkplace. I am being victimized all over, and you all did not protect me you said it would stay confidential, and it has not, my work place is hostiale, I am constantly harrass, and all you all keep asking me to take a leave of absence, and its not right. JAson had no right to take my personal information home, and let alone notify you all or me that he even had it, if i had not actively serach for it, he wouldn't have never told me, and the HR director said that he will be dealt with an they will get my police report back monday, well i didnt get it back until I asked again on tusday and they stated that jason suppose to have gaveit to me at the beginning of the shift, and now it 3pm and it close to the end of my shift. Even today I am constantly harrass and very emotional, and all my company keep telling me that i am their number on e priorty however this harrass, and hostile eviroment is stressing me out. I been a rape victim since te age of nine, and my therapist that i have not seen since the last incident that happen with the comapny had to put me back on anxiety medicine to take 4 times a day. I need help this is not right its not rightJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Memphis, Tenneessee the Electrolix PlantJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Electrolux Plant on Paul Lowery RdJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We just had a union vote on yesterday and today it was announced that Electrolux won the union. It is a full time job

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I have an ESOP account with a previous employer. It has been

I have an ESOP account with a previous employer. It has been 3 years since I worked for this company. The account is managed by Principal investments. They are late in sending out the statements this year. They say there is additional reporting that they must do. Another lady told me they were being audited. I need to access my money. They seem to be holding my money hostage and will not send me the required forms to withdraw. What can I do to get my money asap?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I don't know how to pay the $5JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Everything is done. I was with them for 12 years. I just need to access my money. The company said that they hold the accounts from being cashed out for 3 years after termination of employment. the 3 years were up in July 2015. The companies fiscal year end was end of April 2016.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This is in Texas

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Law Educator, Esq.

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This is my first time on this site. I am looking for answers

This is my first time on this site. I am looking for answers to what is legally allowed by employers for intermittent leave of absence. Can they include your days off as part of the days/duration per month of the leave? Wouldn't it just be the days that I would normally work?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have only filled out paperwork that my doctor signed for intermittent leave of absence. I have issues with my back and have osteoarthritis in my knees, ankles, arms, hips, as well as in the lower vertebrae of my back.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of. Only, I was previously on leave for 9 months with a herniated disc and had applied for Social Security, and was only 3 months away from being approved. The employer's disability insurance company and my neurosurgeon sent me back to work, even though I continue to have alot of problems.

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