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My doctor says I am suffering from abusive behavior on the

My doctor says I am suffering from abusive behavior on the part of my work supervisors. She is in the process of getting me a leave of absence to preserve my health. She used words like coercive and retaliatory to describe actions taken by my admin. I am to the point of crying whenever I talk about work. She prescribed for me an anti-anxiety drug "for the record". I have now researched traits of an abuser and my library site supervisor matches every descriptor. My doctor asked if the site supervisor is a person who has been moved around the library system. She has been at every library site but one. She has cultivated chaos at each site. When she leaves, the site returns to "normal."I have watched fellow staff suffer and decline under her "reign." I am a city employee and therefore am unionized. Our union rep reported that 12 staff members in the last two weeks have come to her about concerns, 4 of them in tears. The library director told her she was exaggerating. More the to story. .

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Currently in an admin position. The HR department and Co-Managing

Currently in an admin position. The HR department and Co-Managing Director have stated that the behavior of the executives that I currently support will not likely change. Though they will address the name-calling and general rude behavior of one particular executive, they stress that it is paramount that I work where I can be happy. The aforementioned name calling has been (behind closed doors) douchebag, bastard, jerk, asshole, and dirtbag; sometimes on the same day.I've been in my position for a year and a half. He has been asked to stop the name calling; for a time the behavior is corrected. As his overall demeanor/tone are less objectively quantifiable, I find it hard to question whether or not his 'actions' and the position of the company could be considered cause for further investigation.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I am trying to find someone who is familiar with New York State

I am trying to find someone who is familiar with New York State labor laws regarding harrassment and vulgarity in the work place.

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Faye Lee

JD and MBA and Masters of Law

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I have recently been downsized due to ...

I have recently been downsized due to "restructuring." However, I was a supervisor and my boss and I had different views on one employee that is friends with my boss. The employee was not performing to the standards, and the employee would tell my boss I was unfair. I have evidence of fairness on my part with this employee and all others. I was given a 4 day notice of the restructure, with a 20% decrease in pay. I was offered a lower position, but during my time as supervisor experienced, in my opinion and others in the workplace, harrassment from my boss. I asked my boss a month and a half ago if she wanted me to quit and she did not say no. I met with her and her boss, and her boss assured me the restructure is not due to my work performance. I have kept documentation of the treatment by my boss. Should I go to HR and/or file a constructive termination complaint? I do not feel the work environment is appropriate for me any longer due to the treatment i receive. thanks.

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Faye Lee

JD and MBA and Masters of Law

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If i terminated an employee for embezzling and she is suing

If i terminated an employee for embezzling and she is suing for wrongful termination, overtime, no lunch, defamation, mental anguish etc., can i counter sue for the money she embezzled. If so, how much could i counter sue for if i only caught her one time?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: "at will", non-union and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I was an independent contractor for a delivery co.The hub

I was an independent contractor for a delivery co.The hub manager employes her family as Independent contractors as well,and pay's her family members 3 to 4 times what she pays everyone else.Is she violating any laws?

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ScottyMacEsq

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On 9/14 at 6:50 pm I had a coversation, which I recorded,

On 9/14 at 6:50 pm I had a coversation, which I recorded, about how I was treated during a meeting that he, myself, and my dept supervisor had on 5/11 (which I also recorded). The meeting on 5/11 was about a date I was absent from work. The meeting was a result of false information from another employee which was later proved to be misrepresented and resolved due to lack of communication between the supervisor, team leader, and myself. Immediately following the conversation on 9/14 I walked on to the plant floor without my hard hat on. The plant manager brought that fact to my attention in front of three other employees, and I went to my car and retrieved my hard hat and put it on my head. The very next day I observed the plant manager and another employee without their hard hats on ( I have pics) working on one of the machines on the floor. I did not bring it to anyone's attention that day. On 9/26 when I punched in at 6pm, I observed another employee without his hard hat. I gestured at taking a picture of him and the plant manager saw me do this. ( I actually did not take the picture, just gestured). I proceeded to do my job but the plant manager was doing it instead. That's when I said: "You got on me about not having my hard hat on in front of other employees but he's walking around without his." He said "So what's your point?" I said: " That's some more of that double standard you said doesn't exist on May eleventh." At that point he started to say " Let me tell you something.." I cut him off and pulled out my phone and activated the voice recorder app. He then snatched the phone from me while another employee witnessed this, and erased what little was recorded. I threatened to file a grievance, (which I still intend to do) then called my supervisor to tell him I was going home to do so. He convinced me to finish the shift and promised to talk to me at the end of my shift which at this time is in 4 hours and 45 minutes. The plant is in a small town in Iowa and I have no idea who to turn to if not the plant manager. I can't afford to quit. I also feel that quitting would null my grievance. What should I do?

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I was chatting with my colleague about a promotion. My

I was chatting with my colleague about a promotion. My manager sent an email responding to that cc-ing HR,He claimed in the emal :"Its very disapointing".Is this a threat to fire ? Am i allowed to ask why some one got promoted ? is he supposed to answer me what was the contribution that lead to promotion ?A colleague of mine got good rating. From staff software engineer he got promoted to Solutions Architect. Next promotion to him would be Sr.Staff Software Enginner.That year 2015 to 2016 he did not contribute to anything quailifying him for promotion as architect.Does the employer need to take into account prior title before hiring ? is it legal for me to ask for correct title with in the group ? Though he was looking for senior software engineer, my title and experience was higher, he did not give me title i needed.Please advise if i can complain to DOL to get my title revised.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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My boss has been very crude towards me and is relentless

My boss has been very crude towards me and is relentless with questions to provoke me. He told me to stop the BS for a question he personally asked me with multiple others cc'd on the email. I was answering him honestly and didn't think anything I said was derogatory. He has been like this from the beginning however it is getting worse, like asking me to add e.g. 32 + 68 when it's clearly obvious I am more than capable of doing that. I am very cordial, kind and only doing my job. I am the research manager at our office. Can I do anything as I feel like he is harassing me? or do I start looking for another job which is a tremendous inconvenience. I was hired by another Doctor to work on his clinical trials and this other physician who is the president of the company, the physician who hired me is the Research Director, the other physician decided that I could take on his work as well even though I explained I couldn't do all of the work on my own and we would need to hire a research assistant. He has gotten to the point where he harasses me with emails everyday.JA: 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: There's so much, that is it for now.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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