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Well to make a long story short..i have been a registered nurse for over 25 years..nursing is almost impossible to do Recently. a family member filed a grievence on me..Because she did not quickly get answers she wanted,, My empoyer,,called me on mynday off..asking me to explain why it took an hour and 10minutes for me to call and schedule an x ray

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?

Feel like they are going to fire me

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

No..i got the call yesterday... I do think hr is capable of doing anything...Its the administrator that makes me fear for my job,,,every month or 2 , i am made to feel my job is on the line..its too much pressure..i want to know if i have any rights at all..i am willing to come in,, full time.. i work a lot of over time and been at this facility for just over a year.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I would like a appointment..I want to know if i have any options,,to sue facility or family member.... if i file any claims..do i have to quit my position

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Employment Lawyer: John, Employment Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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I'll need to ask you some preliminary questions before I can give you an answer to your question. Are you in a union or do you otherwise have a contract for "just cause" (as opposed to “at will" employment which is the default employment condition)? Do you think the administrator who treats you like this has another motive, perhaps your age, race, gender, disability or religious beliefs?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I dont know yet..i have not reciebed a answer.
Employment Lawyer: John, Employment Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Yur state, like most states is an employment at will state - meaning you can be disciplined or terminated for any reason that is not otherwise a violation of law. These exceptions are the civil rights protections (e.g., age, race, sex, religion), violations of public policy (e.g., fired for attending jury duty, for refusing to break the law, for reporting illegal activity by the employer (aka a "whistleblower violation"), or having some contractual right to a just cause employment (meaning the employer cannot terminate you without industrial due process - which basically ensures a fair and accurate investigation and decision). Without any of these exceptions, courts find that the employer has a legitimate business right to operate its business however it sees fit and the court will not second-guess the employer. These policies and decisions may in fact be awful and clearly not fair or even make good business sense. However, they are not ultimately unlawful. The type of treatment you've described is not illegal or an exception to the at will employment doctrine.

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