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I am an Operations Manager, and a Director of Operations

I am an Operations Manager, and a Director of Operations that is deliberately creating an environment of instability and dysfunction as it relates to my leadership by making statements to my subordinate leaders, such as "I have no confidence in his ability to lead" or asking my Supervisors about leadership my leadership decisions when this should be directed to me.

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What can I do to report my boss for abuse and because I

Hello, what can I do to report my boss for abuse and because I believe she is trying to get me fired for no justifiable reasons?I have been working in an accounting, HR, and assistant management position for over a year. My inmediate superior is a very rude, nasty woman who is always criticizing me, yelling at me, and abusing me verbally. She has been disciplined by her superiors many times before about her lack of communication skills with employees because there has been many complaints about her and how bad she treats people. Her inmediate superior, who also oversees my work is very happy with me and he knows how her personality is, and is surprised I has been able to work with her for so long, even though we've had our fights and conflicting opinions. Recently, she received a poor perfomarce review from her superior, and now she has given me a poor performace review to me, making me sound like I am unable to perform the work. She has also look for people to serve as witnesses to speak against me with petty accusations. I think she is trying to get me fired because she thinks she might get fired and that I could replace her. I want to file a formal complaint against her for workplace violence, because she abuses me verbally, she intimidates me and she instilles fear in me with her actions. She has even manipulated my hours affecting me financially. I'm afraid I might get fired, what options do I have to sue if I get fired? what is the best way to file the complaint in regards ***** ***** appropiate language? Please help. I can even send you a copy of the evaluation review she gave me for you to see what I mean. Thank you.

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I got fired from my job because i tested positive for

I got fired from my job because i tested positive for marijuana. pryer to the drug test i was continually harrassed at work. I smoke so that I can sleep at nite. I have proof of the harassment.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: upstate nyJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I do not want that job back. I just want to know if I have any rites

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Had a question about from couple days ago couldn't finish

Hey Pearl, had a question about from couple days ago couldn't finish asking about hostile work environment and harrassment at work Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I work for CVS my boss picks on me more than the other employees and I do equal in work performance if not better than the other employees

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I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and

I recently left my job of 6 years due to depression and anxiety with panic attacks that i feel were caused by a change in management and repeated altercations with the new office manager. do i have any kind of case??? i am also still battling with them over errors in payroll deductions which was a big part of my altercations with them.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: after leaving the job i went to my doctor who did provide me with a letter stating that i left do to these medical reasons there were triggered by the job. i have applied for unemployment but am waiting to hear back.

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The VP of Finance asked me if i had come to work the day

The VP of Finance asked me if i had come to work the day before just to deposit an expense check for the CFO. I told him I was in my office the entire day working on multiple projects to get my job done before I deposited the check. He then tells me he had not seen me the entire day and asked if I had lunch. I told him I had not taken lunch and worked behind closed doors the entire day. He then asked me if I had used the bathroom to relieve myself. I was shocked by his third inquiry. I thought it was completely inappropriate for him to ask me that and I was embarrassed by his question. Is this line of questioning considered workplace harassment?

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I have had coversations with my supervisor in past about her

I have had coversations with my supervisor in past about her tone in speaking to me before she became my suoervisor. Before I went on medical leave to take care of a very ill parent, she gave me a review and mentioned problem with my tone, which is the first I've heard before in my 15 years at my company. I responded in writing to her accusation on the review form. She was aware I was getting ready to go on leave to take care of a very ill parent. On my first day back from leave, we were scheduled to have our usual 1 on 1 meeting. When she entered the room I said "good morning, happy new year". I thought she did not hear me so I said "Happy New Year" again. She yelled at me and hit the desk with both hands, "Melanie, I don't have to say happy new year to you, it's not a good year.I told her, maybe this is not the best time to speak, then I slowly started to stand up. She immediately yelled again, "lets go HR right now" two times. I felt verbally assaulted for just attempting to be courteous. In our meeting with HR, she mentioned my response made on the review form and stressed how busy and backed up the department is during her rant. All of this which left me feeling she is retaliatingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois. I felt verbally assaulted. She has done this before to others with witnesses.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will and part time. Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm a 34 year diabetic with illnesses that happen when highly stressed which she knows about. I am a 57 year old snd she is in her early 30s.

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I believe that my current workplace is a hostile work

Hello - I believe that my current workplace is a hostile work environment with many underhanded activities happening on a regular basis.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is a complicated question now. I'm based in Colorado, our corporate headquarters are technically NYC, but we were recently purchased by a Swedish firmJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will and FTJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There is a very long background from the 15 months I've been on board. To sum it up: My title and role was changed within 90 days without any notice or explanation. We were informed that there was illegal accounting activity happening, but nothing came from it. I have had opportunities and money denied me that I should be owed based on my employment agreement and multiple conversations with our CCO. Our CCO also advised me to buy stock ahead of our company purchase, which is insider trading. I didn't follow his direction. There is so much more, but the information can be relayed easier via phone.

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I work for a small consulting firm based out of DC. I am a

I work for a small consulting firm based out of Washington DC. I am a remote employee located in California. I've been with this company for nearly 3 years. During the first 18 months I worked under a boss that praised my work and recommended me for many accolades and prominent projects. Unfortunately that boss moved on to another company and my new boss has a personal grudge against me. This individual takes every opportunity to berate me to colleagues and destroy my credibility to the owner of the company (who is very active in the day to day operations).I've had several, one on one telephone calls with this manager that go beyond inappropriate. He has made outlandish claims against me, threatened me and my job and takes every opportunity to harass me in front of others - both in writing and verbal.Things have escalated to a new level where the owner of the company has recommended that I no longer do my job (a job that I have 20 years of experience) and now focus on a new job all together. This is based entirely of the negative feedback and slander committed by my boss. He suggested that I am terminated from the company. My boss manages another resource along with myself. The company is late on 2015 review (which have a performance bonus attached to the review) but my boss scheduled a meeting with the other resource to go over her review. He refuses to do the same for me despite my request.My question -- do I have any legal grounds against this individual or company? I have never received a warning or write up about my job performance. I have only received positive feedback during my tenure with the company. I won an award in my first year and a positive review in 2014.

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