To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Can a place of employment do things of certain nature legally?
I was employed 4 years at a dealership in Knoxville, TN, "owned by AMSI in Florida." I worked in the Accounting dept., and during this time I was matched with a team mate who was very hateful, from day one, she spoke to me with disdain and to other co-workers as well, and she did not train me properly, "although the office mgr. and comptroller instructed her to do so". I was under a lot of stress. When I asked why my teammate was so hateful, I was told "many times" by the office manager, I should not to take it personally, because that was my team mate’s personality.
Aug 28, 2015, I was fired, because I spoke to the HR manager in a harsh voice, which he considered disrespectful. I told him I was sorry, but he replied to me in a very hateful manner that I should be thankful and consider it a privilege just to have a job.
I am due nine accrued days of vacation from my employer, for which I have not been compensated, but I wasn't sure if I would receive it because their amended handbook
indicates this, if no longer employed by the company.
At my husband's encouragement, I applied for unemployment
, but told by an unemployment rep., the chance of my receiving benefits were very improbable, but if my employer refused my benefits, I could appeal, although I don't know what this entails.
I'm 64, and I filed for my SS retirement, for which I'm supposed to begin receiving Oct 14, 2015, and I'm very thankful to God.
My husband says we should contact the labor
board concerning the bullying
I endured, during my employment, and "in essence"- he says he endured it as well- because I called him during my lunch break
-telling him how hateful my team mate was, how stressful it was, and hated it so badly I wanted to walk out, but my husband would tell me I needed to keep my job.
I can recall many days, how the HR guy would say to me upon my return from lunch, "There’s Pat, she came back" and we would laugh together.
I liked my job, but I hated the atmosphere in my team mate’s area, and each day I came home from work so stressed to the max -to the point, that I dreaded going into work each morning.
I would appreciate a reply.