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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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A friend of mine is on unemployment. She is chinese and

A friend of mine is on unemployment. She is chinese and speaks very broken english. I agreed to help her with her unemployment each week. She just got a notice that she is being audited for two weeks of claims. Week ending 6/3 and 6/10. I filed for her those two weeks on 6/11. She needs to apply for four jobs a week, each week. I filed for her one 6/11 for both weeks. I selected that I applied for the jobs on 6/2 (for week ending 6/3 and on 6/9for week ending 6/10) but in actuality I filled out the applications on 6/11 for both weeks. Furthermore one was bounced back and she didn't tell me, so only 3 were filed that week because one would be invalid. And on the other week 1 is deleted from her email, I am not sure why. Furthermore she got a response from two employees and she deleted them without telling me. The auditor would like copies of all emails and all response. I am not sure what to do. Supply the emails , which will show the incorrect dates and will show bounced back information, etc. or ignore the auditors request and allow them to come to a determination without any additional information.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It's unemploymentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Legalease

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I was fired today for tardiness, my manager really doesn't

I was fired today for tardiness, my manager really doesn't like me. I am tardy quite often maybe 15 min later about once a week . But most of all the employees are and they are not warned . I have never called out sick once and other employees are excessively calling out. She is picking on my and then chose to fire me. I feel that the policy is not equally treated. I live in Florida can I collect unemploymentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so

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Loren

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I work for a company that headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

I work for a company that headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. The company is a global banking services firm. The department I work in his incident management and we are required to be on call on different days, different evenings, our nights, as well as an entire weekend from Friday evening until Monday morning. My question is, are there any laws related to employment even though I am salaried, that the organization might be breaking by requiring us to work so many hours?Basically, even though they are somewhat negotiable as to what days or times we are on call, we have no right to say we cannot be on call unless we have absolute reasons why not such as death in the family work injury. My concern is that they must be breaking some kind of employment law especially in California where there is some strictness as to the expectations employers can have on exempt employees.

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LawTalk

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I am the dance studio owner we talked earlier last week. Can

Hi Pearl, I am the dance studio owner we talked earlier last week. Can you draft a cease an assist letter so I can send this to our former employee? He is calling an in contact with our current students.ThanksJon

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Question, if an employee gets in a fight with another

question, if an employee gets in a fight with another employee's significant other after a work event and is injured can the company be implicated or held responsible in any way?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There was an evening event, drinking involved. after first place a bunch of people went to another place to continue drinking, the tab was put on company cc. When leaving a few employees took a ride back together, at one of the homes a spouses boyfriend attacked the male driving and they fought. Girlfriend was injured too the man involved went to ER the next day he lied on police report and said he was jumpedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i just want to know if this can at all be directed at the company or employee who's boyfriend it was?

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Loren

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3. Covenants. (a) Employee acknowledges, understands and

quot;3. Covenants.(a) Employee acknowledges, understands and agrees that, during Employee's employment, Employee will have access to and will develop relationships with clients and employees and other agents of Callidus Techand that Callidus Tech's relationships with its clients, employees and other agents are extremely valuable assets in which Callidus Tech will continue to invest substantial time, effort, and expense. In view of these considerations, Employee agrees to undertake the following obligations which Employee acknowledges are reasonable, designed to protect the legitimate business interests of Callidus Tech and do not unreasonably or unnecessarily restrict Employee's remunerative opportunities should Employee leave Callidus Tech:i. Except in furtherance of Employee's services for iCallidus Tech, Employee shall not, during Employee's employment with Callidus Tech and for two (2) years after the date on which Employee's employment with Callidus Tech terminates for any or no reason (including, without limitation, voluntary resignation by Employee or termination at the request of Callidus Tech), directly or indirectly (whether as sole proprietor, owner, Callidus Tech partner, principal, investor, joint venturer, shareholder, associate, employee, member, consultant, through other contractor company or otherwise): (I) perform or provide or assist any other individual, person, firm or other entity in performing or providing consulting services for any Client or Prospective Client (as those terms are defined in Sections 3(c), 3(d) and 3(e) below); or (II) solicit or assist any other individual, person, firm or other entity in soliciting any Client or Prospective Client for the purpose of performing or providing any consulting services.ii. Except in furtherance of Employee's services for Callidus Tech, Employee shall not, during Employee's employment with Callidus Tech and for two (2) years after the date on which Employee's employment with Callidus Tech terminates for any or no reason (including, without limitation, voluntary resignation by Employee or termination at the request of Callidus Tech), directly or indirectly (whether as sole proprietor, owner, employer, partner, principal, investor, joint venture, shareholder, associate, employee, member, consultant or otherwise) solicit, employ or retain, or assist any other individual, person, firm or other entity in soliciting, employing or retaining, any employee or other agent of Callidus Tech to perform services for or on behalf of, or in affiliation in any manner with, Employee or any individual, person, firm or other entity with which Employee is or becomes employed, retained or otherwise associated.iii. During Employee's employment with Callidus Tech and for two (2) years thereafter, Employee agrees not to negotiate for or accept a position with any Callidus Tech client without the express written consent of an authorized officer of iCallidus Tech (or his or her designate), whose consent shall not be unreasonably withheld."Query - What are my options? I read this as telling me that I can't work for another company or start my own business that may compete with them for up to 2 years. Did I read this correctly?

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Lucy, Esq.

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