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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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I quit my job as a supervisor because I refuse to take a

I quit my job as a supervisor because I refuse to take a drug test, is it possible to collect unemploymentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California, and I quit because it was made publicJA: 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: I had just give a employee a wright up, he then got upset and accused me of using drugs

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This is in reference to work place discrimination at my

This is in reference to work place discrimination at my Department. It is very disheartening, discouraging and un professional; the events that have taken place in discriminating against me. I moved from New York City to this city, in hopes to have a fruitful 25 year career. I have spent several weeks in the post academy, where I felt equal, and accepted by the police department. After passing the post academy, and entering the Field Training program (FTO), I was awaken by the concentration of my Origin(being from NY), views on specific sport teams(having an issue with a co worker because I am a Yankees Fan), and experience by my peers(I worked in NY and in FL its a more "gentle policeng" then what I am probly use to). Events that took place in the Field Training program, took place with disregard to my side of the story by supervisors. This led to a memorandum of counseling for myself and a slap on the wrist to another. In addition, Hearsay, led to the supervisor questioning me about what he believed, about me investigating him. After successfully passing the FTO program, I was assigned to a Squad were I felt welcomed. Although, it was disclosed to me by a fellow peer, a "heads up" was given about me, in lieu of the FTO program of me keeping logs of my FTO's. After spending a month on the squad, I was transferred to a supervisor, who disciplined me in the FTO program, who did not take my concerns serious, and who felt I investigated him. This led to separation among squad members, the feeling of un acceptance by the squad, discipline, hostile work environment, and given un wanted assignments because of my payroll number. My current Sgt. has expressed extra scrutiny because I found out he was under investigation at work for watching porn on his work computer on and off duty. He has disciplined me for issues that could have been just verbal counseling and instead he gave me a write up. Since this question has a word limit, I cannot go in much detail.

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The employees accused the manage of workplace harassment

The employees accused the manage of workplace harassment when being addressed with employee performance issues

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I was bullied and harassed by the VP of my company. I would

Hi, I was bullied and harassed by the VP of my company. I would like to resign as it has become a very hostile environment but I would also like to write a grievance or complaint letter before leaving. Should I combine that with my resignation letter? I feel I'm being forced to leave due to her intimidation and belittlingJA: Because laws vary 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". No union. Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was planning on resigning tomorrow, this is causing me a great deal of stress.

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At my previous employer I believe one of the supervisors

At my previous employer I believe one of the supervisors named William intentionally made belligerent false statements about me to cover up for his own inadequacies. I believe this situation lead to covert workplace harassment and me quitting the job. Do I have grounds for a lawsuit? I quit less than one year ago.

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Would a judge likely throw out or not hear a case just cause

Would a judge likely throw out or not hear a case just cause my employer decides to throw in some irrevlant and silly information to the case!

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