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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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Doctoral Degree

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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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Doctoral Degree

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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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Doctoral Degree

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I accidentally hit the nozzle on a gas pump. I happen to

I accidentally hit the nozzle on a gas pump. I happen to work for the station I was at. I was not working at the time of the accident I was now a customer. There was an employee outside at the time and saw what happened. I pulled my car away from the pump and there was some damage to the nozzle and my car. The employee went in the store to get a out of order wrap for the nozzle. When he came back out I said well ok I'm gonna head out and he said ok. The next day my dad and myself went in to talk to the manager and let them know I would pay for the damage. I was told that there was no need for a police report since I worked there. The next day I was scheduled to work. I went in was asked to come to the back room and sign a statement which I did and was terminated right there. They said it was because I did not go into the store and report it. I'm sixteen and figured the employee outside knew I did it and I thought that was all that was needed. The employee's statement was all they took they did not take my statement.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MnJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is at will.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Why I wasn't warned before I came to work when I had been in the store to speak to management two times with my dad too and no warning was given that I could be fired and why did they take the statement from the other employee but not mine.Do I have any rights?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I am a California transplant, and I was wondering if an

Hi, I am a California transplant, and I was wondering if an employer needs to give any notice before a shift change / what the minimum time frame is for schedules to be posted.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington stateJA: 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: It is a common practice to have a driver open, take a few hours off, close, then open the next day. This isn't legal in Ca, and wasn't sure if it was protected here as well.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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If an employee entered in to a legal contract and owes the

if an employee entered in to a legal contract and owes the employer money by breeching the contract can the employer withhold their last paycheck?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: 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: no

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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Below is the letter sent to the employee HR wrote and had me

Below is the letter sent to the employee HR wrote and had me sign and send to the employee. Does anything present a problem in his termination? I was told he did not claim FMLA when he took his leave of absence. I want to make sure I am not personally sued and that we acted in a legal manner.DearI hope this letter finds you recovering well from your injury. You have been absent from work since October 1, 2016. You have exhausted all your accrued sick and vacation leave and the unpaid leave of absence granted you. You are ineligible for any additional leave of absence as required by state and federal laws, or under any company policy. As there is no leave status available for a continued absence and you are unable to return to work at this time, we regrettably must terminate your employment effective today, March 24, 2017.You opted out of the benefit plans offered by (“Company”) to its eligible employees at open enrollment; therefore, you are not eligible for continuation under COBRA of any health care benefits through the Company.Per the Associate Handbook, any Company property issued to you, such as computer equipment, uniforms, keys, ID badges, calling cards, cellular phones, PDA's, or company credit cards must be returned to the Company at the time of your termination. You will responsible for any lost or damaged items.

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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Can i fire an employee who has exhausted his FMLA and has

Can i fire an employee who has exhausted his FMLA and has not communicated when he can return to work?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: 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: no

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I worked for two month in a work place and had a friendly

Hello,I worked for two month in a work place and had a friendly relation with my coworker, I am 60 years old and my co worker same,one day he has wore a new green shirt i touched his shirt and told him it has a good quality, suddenly he attacked to with high yelling and screaming , later sent a text to me and said you have done sexual harassment tom, and few days later the up management asked me the issue and asked me did you touch him , I said no, I just touch his shirt based on the culture we ( aspersion have If some body buys new dress we usually touch is and say it has good quality) i didn't say any thing to him.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: In i am in state of Washington in SeattleJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Yes and then they fired me, I have a very good work history in my previous job for 3 years, it has not happened to me at allJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I had very friendly relation with him, I used to work very hard better than every body,

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Maverick

Doctoral Degree

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