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Does violation of the New York State SONDA law include a

Does violation of the New York State SONDA law include a male staff being told offensive comments in order to put down their masculinity?

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RobertJDFL

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I was bullied by my supervisor for one and a half years on

I was bullied by my supervisor for one and a half years on my job and was laid off for "poor performance" this past week. My supervisor was a nasty loon. I am in VA, so I understand about it being a right-to-work state. My question: I am still employed there until June 9. None of the people I actually worked for and supported nor anyone else were aware I was being let go. They were always satisfied with my work. I thought you got fired for poor performance, not laid off...? I was the only one let go, and I am an employee with pay and benefits until June 9. I would like to file an ethics complaint stating that she bullied me relentlessly (I have a 20 pg document in which I kept track of what she did to me and how she broke the company's ethics rules throughout my time there) and that I want my job back and to be supervised by someone else. Is it worth it to file a complaint. I also have additional detail to share once I begin speaking with someone. Thank you.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Prior to me being married, I was prized by my employer for

Prior to me being married, I was prized by my employer for my knowledge, experience in my field and dedication to my job. When I got married, I began being treated very poorly by my management. I was denied vacation time (that no one else was denied) and when I finally stood up for myself, I was told over and over, by a VP of my company that I was putting them in a spot and how I was making work harder for all of my colleagues.After having a child with my wife, which child had serious medical issues, I was routinely made to feel like garbage because I needed to take my child to regular appointments. I was required to work from my phone while at the hospital with her, I was required to be available for work despite the fact that I was made to clock out and gained no wages for that time.When I returned to my home state (where my company is located. I am a remote employee) for legal hearings for my oldest daughter's custody, I was singled out in my office. Treated like I was an enemy. I was given massive amounts of files that were not in my department, all of which were difficult and no one else wanted to deal with them. This is often referred to in my company as "Shit work". And it's generally reserved as a punishment.I am not afforded lunch breaks any more. I am no longer able to use the restroom regularly anymore. If my boss realizes that I am not at my desk for any period of time, I get in trouble.I have had nearly all of my files and responsibilities stripped from me and given to another employee, forcing me to have less to do during the day and garnering a response from my boss that I am not doing enough, although he is the one who created this issue, presumably on purpose.My boss knows that I have a wife and three children. He knows that I am up against a wall with no ability to quit and he is taking advantage of this constantly.Do I have a case of workplace harassment or discrimination?

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P. Simmons

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I have a question about hostile work environment. I have a

I have a question about hostile work environment. I have a fairly new supervisor, he has been there for six months, and the other day he complained to our director, his boss, that for him running this office is like running a daycare. This is because some employees have questioned his decisions/actions and have asked the union to look at it and the union has spoken to the director. When he made this comment about running a daycare it was in front of two employees, one being me. A few days later he brought in a child's spill proof cup and wrote "For crybabies only " on it with whiteout. This cup sits on his desk that we all walk past and can see. A few of us are annoyed at both his comments about us to the director and now his action with the child's cup and don't think its professional and creating a bad work environment. Has he done anything that should be addressed?

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RobertJDFL

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I have been accused of "inappropriate touching" of a female

I have been accused of "inappropriate touching" of a female employee at the restaurant I work at. What should I do? I did not knowingly touch this person. We all work in close proximity of each other. What do I do to protect myself?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet. I was confronted by a sous chef, friend of this employee, in the office telling me to lay off touching this person. I was dumbfounded.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The assistant manager on duty last night said she would have to confer with our general manager on what to do...

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RobertJDFL

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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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Law Educator, Esq.

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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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Law Educator, Esq.

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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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RobertJDFL

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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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Law Educator, Esq.

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