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. .
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.
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.
If I where supposed to be interviewed for outstanding
If I where supposed to be interviewed for outstanding employee in my companies newspaper, and I was denied that because two members of management are discriminating against me, based on me standing up to them both for being rude and disrespectful to me. What are my options and what areas can I claim the have violated?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
I repeatedly notified my Direct Manager, who is the Plant
I repeatedly notified my Direct Manager, who is the Plant Quality Director as well as the HR Director of the industrial hydraulic plant I was employed with for almost 5 years of illegal refurbishment of defective product and resale to the same, or on some cases alternate customers as "new" product (this was being performed by the service department). On August 17th I found myself in a meeting with my Manager & the HR Director entitled "email from Heather Ragard". I had no idea what it was about. My Former Manager informed me that it was "a meeting intended to protect me" while we waited for the HR Director to arrive (he was 15 minutes late). When he arrived he had a written warning letter citing things such as "leaving the plant without authorization" (I had an approved / documented 1/2 day of vacation). Not submitting a report to Germany on time (I had an email from my Manager telling me he did not care about the report because he needed me to do something else). I honestly thought the meeting was to address my huge concerns over safety & reliability of the "refurbished sold as new" hydraulics. I have never had a verbal warning much less a "written" warning in my ENTIRE LIFE. I had a panic attack for 45 minutes which the 2 gentlemen watched. I gave my 2 weeks notice in an attempt to end the meeting because I couldn't breath & I thought i was having a heart attack.I had a follow up with my Primary Physican today (she has been treating me for stress & anxiety for over a year). I told her I was thinking about notifying the company ethics / legal department because to spite the fact that i have escaped the extreme anxiety, I'm still troubled deeply by the fact that something very wrong is going on & no one seems to care. My Physician said she agreed it was the right thing to do, but advised that I have an attorney of my own before moving forward (it is a very large company).Is this a valid point?
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of harassment
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of sexual harassment where my male subordinates do not listen to me simply because they do not want to take orders from a woman. For example a particular employee, who would run his mouth to his subordinates that I will make him fire them if they don't listen to him, and getting the outside vendors against me. Every attempt I made to write him up he would refuse until my boss was present. In the meantime I had to put up with him constantly disrespecting and implementing ways of having other employees to turn against me. My boss was overseas and asked me to get all the write-ups and when he got back he would have a sitdown with him and have him sign the write ups and he will have 30 days to straighten up. I had to have an emergency staff meeting to go over the employee handbook on professional behaviors and he put his head phones on to ignore me. I wrote him up for insubordination and he refused to sign. I could not go over my boss head and fire him yet he made my life miserable and I could not run my business with such attempts. He ended up quitting and found another job. When that job fell through he begged for his job back apologized. we accepted his apology but he was not eligible for re-hire. He went and filed unemployment and was rejected. He filed an appeal and during the hearing he stated that I would cuss him out on a daily basis tell him he was worthless a dumbass and used the f-word to him and I made it a hostile work environment. The hearing was re-set. How can I protect myself legally?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tEXASJA: 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 is also a conflict of interest. the false testimony given by his witness the body shop guy was holding our limo hostage at the time unless we paid him an additional $7,500 - Our vehicle was in a wreck and he told us of we used him we did not have to pay a deductible and he would paint the whole car and put 4 new wheels on it. and the limo would be ready within 3 three weeks tops. the ex-employee and him created a false document after the fact stating we authorized all the repairs. this document was the trade for his false testimony and legally since our employee at the time signed off basically relieves them from taking him to small claims for not meeting his contract. The burden of proof is that I have the original estimate and I never signed anything. How can this be conveyed to the hearing as well?
Im a facility supervisor at one of a parking company since
Hi, my name is ***** ***** a facility supervisor at one of a parking company since August,2016. But, my payroll says that im a cashier while my pay rate is higher than the cashier. I have all the responsibility of supervisor. I have talked to the HR person but her answer was they don't have that title inside their payroll or they only use valet or cashier for their internal payroll system. I need your opinion on this please...?
Fortune 50 company informed me position was eliminated and
Fortune 50 company informed me position was eliminated and handed me what looks like a comprehensive release and separation agreement (in Company's favor). I had solid performance reviews my entire career at the firm, unlike some of the others whose positions were eliminated. The severance provides 1 week of pay for each year that I worked, I think. What kind of attorney would be most helpful without charging me lots of money that I don't have? What value would I receive by reviewing the release and agreement with an attorney? Could the payment be negotiated upward, for example? Could some of the release terms be removed? What release provisions should I ask of the company?
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