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Someone got me in trouble at my current place of employment over a personal (non work related) issue. I asked repeatedly what it was so I could fix it, but they ran and crying to my boss instead. But my boss told me the complaintant never told him what the problem was either.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

Not yet still trying to decide if I want to sue, I know I can change this whole thing but I've been banned from speaking to this person but she makes it a habit to complain about me every day over stuff you'd here about in a kindergarten classroom.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

No

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear of your difficulty.

Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.

1. Do you have a written employment agreement for a fixed term requiring cause for termination, discipline or demotion?

2. Do you believe you were treated differently than other employees due to race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No
Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get. I just ask that you not shoot the messenger.

Without a written employment contract requiring cause for demotion or termination, you are, in all likelihood, an at-will employee. As such, you serve at the whim of your employer. They can change your duties, compensation, schedule or even terminate for any reason or no reason at all.

The only exception is that any action taken against you may not be motivated by illegal discrimination (race, religion, disability, ethnicity, etc.) or sexual harassment.

If, upon further deliberation you think that may apply to your situation then you need to make a complaint to the EEOC as soon as possible.

Otherwise, without a claim, as described above, the courts view this as office politics and offer no judicial or administrative remedy. In other words, you would need to seek recourse within the HR department.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you spinning your wheels on this.

Did you have further questions? Have I answered your question? Please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I will talk to my boss and contact again ina few day
Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

That is a good idea. This seems to be an internal matter.

I am happy to continue if you have further questions.

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