Retaliation

Laws that create substantive employment rights protect employees from retaliation when they exercise those rights. Employees exercise substantive rights when they oppose discriminatory employer conduct, usually by making a complaint, and when they participate in proceedings involving the law, like providing witness testimony in a sexual harasssment investigation or lawsuit.

When Employers get Mad and Get Even

Retaliation claims require proof that:

  1. An empployee engaged in protected conduct;
     
  2. The employer knew it and took an “adverse action” against the employee; and
     
  3. The adverse action and protected conduct are causally connected.

See, e.g., Adair v. Charter County of Wayne, 452 F.3d 482 (6th Cir. Mich. 2006) (citing Williams v. Gen. Motors Corp., 187 F.3d 553, 568 (6th Cir. 1999)) (FLSA claims).

Retaliation claims happen because, when people get mad, they get even. Employees run a risk of retaliation when, for example, they report unsafe work conditions to OSHA. To encourage employees to report unsafe conditions, and to protect them from retaliation, Section 11(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act prohibits retaliation.

Protected Activity Defined

Protected activity means employee conduct that the law specifically protects from retaliation. As a general rule, laws that create substantive rights, like the right to be free from discrimination, or the right to a minimum wage and overtime wage, also prohibit retaliation against employees who exercise those rights. The prohibition may not explicitly refer to retaliation, though. The United States Supreme Court found that Congress intended to prohibit retaliation for complaining about age discrimination in federal employment by its definition of "discrimination,” which did not mention retaliation, on the theory that Congress intended to prohibit discrimination against people who complained about discrimination.  

Protected conduct typically includes employee complaints or reports of unlawful conduct, as well as employee participation in proceedings involving the law. Complaints can include verbal statements made to management, so long as the verbal statement is sufficiently clear and detailed that a reasonable employer can understand it as an assertion of rights and a call for protection. Anti-retaliation laws also protect:

  1. employees who participate in proceedings involving the law, like witnesses in an investigation;
     
  2. employees who did not engage in protected conduct themselves, but are closely connected to someone who did; and
     
  3. potentially, former employees, when the employer retaliates against them for filing suit, by asserting frivolous counterclaims against the former employee who filed the suit.

Tangible Adverse Employment Actions

Employees cannot go to court for every adverse action that happens at work. Employment retaliation law requires a tangible adverse action, like something that hits the employee in the wallet. Terminations, demotions and suspensions without pay qualify as tangible, adverse actions. Verbal reprimands, by themselves, do not.

An adverse employment action becomes tangible when it would chill a reasonable employee from engaging in the protected conduct.  An employee's unpaid suspension was a tangible, adverse action, even after the employer changed the suspension to a paid suspension, since the message made by the unpaid suspension, which took place over the December holidays, was enough to chill other employees from engaging in protected conduct.

Reasonable, Good Faith Belief

When employees complain that someone within the employer's control violated their rights, they might be wrong. That does not, however, make them fair game for retaliation. As long as employees have a good faith, reasonable belief in their complaint, the law should protect them from retaliation.

A belief may fail the good faith, reasonable belief test even if sincerely held, where the employee lacks a sufficient factual basis for making the complaint. The United States Supreme Court once found that a woman who complained about her supervisor's comment on the breasts of an applicant for employment was not protected from retaliation because supervisor's comment could not, in the court's opinion, support a reasonable belief that such conduct amounted to sexual harassment.   

Employees who make false complaints of unlawful conduct, knowing they are false, deserve to get fired. The law allows it. Employees should also avoid the temptation to time good faith complaints for strategic advantage, like by waiting until their final attendance warning to complain about their supervisor's creepy behavior. Engaging in protected conduct does not save employees from termination. It only protects them from termination because they engaged in protected conduct. If the employer has a legitimate business reason to terminate the employee, like too many attendance points, it is free to terminate for that reason. Engagin in protected conduct will not save the employee, and it may hasten his or her demise by angering the employer.

Causal Connection and Timing

The sooner an adverse action follows protected conduct, the easier it is to believe that the protected conduct caused it. The opposite is true too. If the adverse action happens months or more after the employee engaged in protected conduct, the causal connection becomes difficult or impossible to prove

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Whistleblower and Retaliation
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Harrasment and Retaliation for whistle blowing
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Retaliation for Filing Workers Compensation Claim
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continue retaliation
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Wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation
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Is being told I cannot speak to my boss without HR present a form of retaliation.
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Retaliation and or more
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Ensuring no conflict of interest prior to consultation
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Was my position eliminated do to retaliation?
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Need a lawyer that can win retaliation case for this bookkeeper.
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Punitive damages for retaliation in Florida
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What rights does management have?
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Retaliation after using FMLA
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Retaliation?
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isn't retaliation unlawful whether or not you can prove the discrimination was unlawful
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Am I protected from retaliation for blowing the whistle on a violation of company policy?
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Is it considered retaliation if your supervisor makes you work harder than the rest of your team?
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Retaliation
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Was cussed out by supervisor, day after turning him in made me do a drug test. Is this retaliation?
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Am I protected from retaliation for blowing the whistle on a violation of company policy?
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How can I find an attorney works on contingency for retaliation case
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What is the fastest way to stop retaliation?
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retaliation
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Retaliation after resignation announcement
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I filed a civil suit alledging retaliation.The defendant defence was that the status of limitation .
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Retaliation
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charge and retaliation
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physical assault and sexual harassment
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Is this a case of Employer Retaliation?
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Is it retaliation when I was fired when my boss found out I was requesting a meeting with her boss?
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Can I file a retaliation claim if I haven't been fired yet
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Is this Retaliation?
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I think I said it all.
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Husband filed a grievance against school that I work for. Now I got demoted. Retaliation?
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Is cutting my hours and not giving me a raise considered retaliation
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Question regarding retaliation after a colleague is terminated?
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How should I proceed with employer's retaliation & false theft claim?
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Retaliation for seeking other employment
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Retaliation/Harassment, Do I have a case?
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Retaliation?
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work place retaliation
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Retaliation
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Should I sue for what I feel is retaliation?
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Would this be considered retaliation?
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I complained about my supervisor smoking in the office and was given more work. Is that retaliation?
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Pattern of retaliation
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Can an Accussed person who was cleared of all charges sue for retaliation?
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Retaliation
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Can I pursue sexual harassment against a coworker who is currently pursuing harassment against me?
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETALIATION AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION?
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can you be fired as retaliation for filing partial unemployment?
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Did my employer retaliate against me for asking for corporate number ?
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When is too long for a retaliation claim if a pattern of discrimination exists?
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IS THE FIRING OF THE OFFICERS RETALIATION ON THE PART OF THE EMPLOYER (MANAGEMENT COMPANY)?
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wrongful termination,retaliation and misrepersantation of union
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Was terminated today without reason or explanation
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Retaliation and pregnancy discrimination, all-in-one!
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Severance and retaliation
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Is a write up, reduction in pay any demotion after refusing to falisy document be retaliation
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Harassment - Retaliation by Employer
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I am being falsely accused of harassment, discrimination and retaliation at work.
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retlation by removing pay increase.
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are the actions of my boss discrimination, harassment and retaliation?
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Can retaliation still be considered after time limit for filing EEOC claim has passed?
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I'm being denied overtime and my custodial manager is in retaliation mode every time I have a legitimate complaints she ignores them and then she retailiate
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Retaliation due to me quitting
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Discrimination, retaliation for FMLA or harrassment?
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Is this retaliation?
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but what about the right to be free from retaliation?
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Would this be workplace retaliation? Is this protected by the Ohio Whistleblower Law?
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I'm on FMLA due to anxiety that has exasperated due to my new manager. I blew the whistle on him for the hostile environment, sexual harrasment, misuse of company and his obvious retaliation towards me. To understand my position I run and ensure all SOP'S
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How to determine what to ask the courts to do?
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Help
I need to speak to someone about sexual harassment, breach of contract/estoppel, retaliation and defamation claims that I may have against my employer in New York City. ----PLEASE KEEP THIS QUESTION C... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer is using other employees to attack me
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retaliation
i filed a discrimination complaint against the worlds largets retailer in 1998. since then i have applyed for promotions and been passed over by less qualifed individuals. i have 15yrs with the compan... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I complained of harssment to my supervisor that an employee of our top customer had made to me. They said they would talk with him and get back to me which they never did. Since then I've continually been told how unhappy they are with me and my attitude
Bullying and retaliation from upper management applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Do i have a retaliation lawsuit?
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Worker's compensation retaliation
In April, 2000, I offered to resign when I noticed that my boss was not treating me right. Once I turned in my resignation, the manager over my boss call three us to a meeting after three days. I was ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

proving retaliation
should an employee have to prove they were treated unfairly before they can prove that they were reataliated against by being discharged for engaging in the protected activity of complaining of unfair... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I Was fired for thc in my system 2 days after i reported my co worker stealing time. Everyone at my job and around town knows this. Is this illegal? Was this retaliation with whistle blowing?
For 2 years, I reported to my supervisor that there was methamphetamine use and stealing time by my co worker. I had asked to speak to my boss/plant manager regarding my multiple complaints because my... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

will i quilify for unemployment benefits if i quit my job based on retaliation in oklahoma?
My husband filed a claim with the labor board against the company I currently work for, I helped him with his claim (of course) the company was ordered to pay him, since that time I feel I have been a... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

How can I prove retaliation?
I filed an Ombuds claim at work and two weeks was fired. My employer said it was due to performance but was not given any details or examples. I had no progressive discipline and was not on a performa... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Mistaken identity that resulted in retaliation and "employee discipline"
Question: Are their any legal ramifications when an employee of "good standing" is subjected to "employee discipline" in retaliation for a formal grievance filed within the company's HR by another kno... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

I was wrongfully terminated (retaliation) oct 2015 offered a severance package but never received it
I was wrongfully terminated oct 2015 via FEDEX letter of seperation. In my leter it offered me a severance package. As I was reviewing it i was notified i wasnt going to get the severance pay anymore ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Retaliation as a witness in an unemployment appeal hearing
A close friend of mine was recently denied CA unemployment benefits due to conflicting reasons for termination by her former employer. At the time of discharge, she was told that the reason was for ne... applies to California  ·  2 answers

possible legal proceedings
I was recently fired from United states Post Office for what I believe retaliation for Sexual Harassment suit that I consequently won. I was injured on the job, and they used my out sick absences to r... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Hostile work environment
What situations other than sexual harrassment can signify a hositle work environment? WHAT ARE FORMS OF RETALIATION? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Recently fired.
I was recently fired after I spoke with my plant manager about the way my direct supervisor has been addressing me. I've never been repremanded for anything or have done anything that would constitute... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

retaliation or whistle blowing ?
Since filing complaints against my supervisor, my position with my company have become unbearable. Since raising the question of sexual harrassment by my supervisor against employees within the organi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

My husband and co-worker went and spoke to boss about a fellow co worker yelling at them and cursing
My husband was fired, is this retaliation. applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

My coworker is having an affair. We do not like each other. Someone (not me) took to f.b. and informed her dumb husband who didn't believe it. She is trying to blame me and I am being investigated even though I didn't message him. If I get fired even thou
My coworker has lied and damaged my car and most likely they believe this is retaliation. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

I am a Florida resident however my company pays me from California and I am considered a CA employee ..I was wrongfully terminated and would like to speak to a lawyer here in Florida but I keep being told I must use a CA lawyer . Is there anyone here who
Retaliation, violation if HIPPA applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Discrimination based on retaliation
I work for this company for 3.5 years. Earlier this year, I came to HR and questioned about why I was not being considered for a promotion while everyone else who is less qualify and less seniority is... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
I filed a discrimination charge against my company with the EEOC on September 2002. And on June 2003, I was demoted without an explanation at all. I would like to know what to do next. If I should go ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was fired the day I was to return back to work from a valid workers compensattion claim. The reason they gave me was that they had me on video working while i was off. I never did and i know it was ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Should I Pursue A Retaliation Claim ?
I had been complaining to my manager and the owner for about three months about several violations they were routinely committing, including OSHA standards, Overtime pay, Child Labor issues, health in... applies to Hawaii  ·  2 answers

Can I file an unpaid overtime suit in federal court myself until I find an attorney?
I have nearly 1600 hours of unpaid overtime dating back to beginning 2007. I've been on a slippery sloap with my employer trying to get the overtime paid but I am repeatedly met with retaliation effor... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Retaliation/Discrimination
Is it possible for 2 co-plaintiffs to bring a single action against a common former employer? My co-worker friend was fired, and I was overloaded with work while being told I would never get help,(I'm... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

What can I successfully do from a legal standpoint? My Public Sector Job
Retaliation: informing management/HR because it will ruin your performance reviews. Motto: "if you don't like it, I will make you quit". Inconsistencies in their advice, and procedures. Extreme workpl... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Could you sue against a city for wrongful termination? Coud you sue for punitive damages?
The foundation is whistleblowing for reporting losses, wastage, and fraudulent coverup by its audit director. I later faced retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and finally terminated via skelly w... applies to California  ·  2 answers

A physician appears to be having a relationship with an employee working at a clinic that I supervise along with several other clinics, that employee has committed several infractions at this clinic, however, when I try to correct this employee, the physi
What options do I have, if being falsely accused of retaliation in my work place? applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

After I complaint with HR about management, can the company lower my pay wage?
I complaint with HR about management and they get upset. Is this Retaliation, mistreated forcing me to work!!! And working double shifts and no breaks. Now HR gave me a verbal notice of lowering my ho... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

A person who's running for a county comminser wants to fire me from my county job if he wins because of a argument over hunting land and dislike for our family. If I get fired will I be able to sue?
Retaliation over hunting land applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

I have recently learned that two of my bosses are dating. One of the two happens to be my best friend. I have asked her not to date this particular person, both as a friend and to not jeopardize my standing with the other boss. I do not approve of their d
retaliation for knowledge and concern over bosses dating applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is this a case of Retaliation?
I reported my manager to the Executive Director for what I felt were unethical payroll issues. Since that time my job has changed dramitically. It is getting to be what I feel is unbearable. The thing... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I have been a manager for 5 years for cosmo prof . i have been dealing with harassment and bullying ect by my supervisor my employees have actually called HR and now theres a case against her but i dont think i can stay working fir her anymore so when i p
Retaliation case on my manager but still want to put my 2 weeks in will I lose all accumulated pto applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employer Retaliation
On Nov. 17, 2010; I failed an Inspection 70%. My district manager was notified of the results. On Dec 1, 2010 she wrote me up for shift control. Then, she turnt around and wrote me for being tardy. I ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

My Manager is the Human Resource Managers Husband!
After 5 years of working as a Technician with this company, I have witnessed unsafe and unlawful behaviors. The concerns I have had and the processes that were unfair and unsafe were mentioned to Huma... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

I was fired from a very large mining company for harassment. What do I tell potential employers?
I sent an email to a former coworker asking how he's been and how "Grandma" was doing (a lady we both worked with). He turned me in to HR and they told me that he turned me in. I was upset and went th... applies to Wyoming  ·  0 answers

Hostile work environment
What situations other than sexual harrassment can signify a hostile work environment? WHAT ARE FORMS OF RETALIATION? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

retaliation
Do you know of any success or question in reguards to wrongfull suspension for unknowingly handling damaged product, then being terminated for the blame? There is more to add to this though I wish not... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is this retaliation or discrimination?
I was recently "Laid-Off" and the company I work for said it was due to lack of work (Construction CO). I found out through co-workers that the same day they laid me off they hired a male employee at ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it retaliation when you are fired for speaking with TWC against the company.
Never been in trouble with this company. I have worked there for eight years ran my own crew for five. We have a progressive disciplinary process that was never given to me. They don't have one thing ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Discrimination Harassment Retaliation
Because an individual is employed by an At Will Employer and basically no explanatin is necessary for an employee's severance fromm service, is it possible to challenge a lay off using Tort Law? Can T... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

how do i respond to the alligation of conduct/ sleeping on the job to the board of register nursing
last year, a nursing assistant took a picture of me dozing off at my work station. she then forward it to my manager who gave me a verbal warning. She told several coworkers that it was a retaliation ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Retaliation/whislt blower protection
Fraud has been proven in my company, the CFO has been fired, now all of the other people committing fraud are mad a t the ones(me included) for speaking out. My current boss lashed out loud enough for... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

sexual hararssment and discrimination also retaliation
Ive been on this job for 5 year . Ive seen 9 manger come and also 6 GMS that the head boss of the store. Why cause they or either sexually hararssing the female or having affairs on the job . But so m... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

can you help me get free consoltation please
i worked at Walmart for almost 10-years. was fired after 9-years for reporting managers abusive behavior. contacted NLRB and got my job reinstated, but got constant retaliation and medical leave denie... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I leave a hostile workplace in spite of noncompete?
I have dealt with gender and disability disc. as well as retaliation, harassment, ostracizing, and intimidation when going to HR to voice my concerns. I get stonewalled on everything, there is no conf... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

How can I go to HR about my manager without her retaliating?
I went to the HR manager about my manager’s lack of leadership, fairness in job distribution and exclusion in discussion regarding my job. Now my manger has completely excluded me from the departmen... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Ft. Worth or Dallas. Just need good lawyer to help.
Retaliation Ft. Worth is 25 miles away and Dallas is 35 miles away. Either would be fine. I need a lawyer who can handle and is not afraid to go up against UPS. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Multi-Discrimination
This took place during normal business hours on/at my personal work station, involved over 10 employee's/co-workers/mgmt/HR all discriminated against me with throwing objects at me, forcing me to resi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Retaliation after employer received resignation notice
I've had a very difficult work situation for years that eventually resulted in me turning in my resignation paperwork. I gave approximately 2.5 weeks notice. A day after I submitted the paperwork my s... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

What agency protects employees from retaliation.
I sent an email to HDQTRS with safety concerns after a man died of a Heroin OD in our facility. We are a drug rehab - we have procedures in place to keep drugs off the premises, but there are not bein... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Retaliation for not participating in fraud.
Recently been given new duties, I found that the company would have me engaged in fraud. I requested not to participate, now being harassed and feel i may be terminated soon. The fraud in question is ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

I was transferred to Mexico after 2 years of working in California. My boss is the general manager for both plants Tecate Mexico and in California . My boss and I got along great I requested a personal loan and was placed on Mexican Payroll because accord
Wrongful termination. Retaliation and left in another country (Mexico) with no money or family to reach out to in Mexico. applies to California  ·  0 answers

Need first/next step to take when they have constructed termination due to retaliation.
I need to know next steps to take, Placed on PIP, being retaliated against, I'm on partial FMLA, which I had to set up to get time off for Dr's. appointments. What do I need to do now so that I won't ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

accused of calling a hosp to find out personal info on an employee-not true- my recourse?
An employee requested to change shifts. I denied the request. The employee has at least four reprimands of insubordination, post abandonment and inattiveness to duty. The employee filed false charges ... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

retaliation from boss
I'm a car painter,my boss clearly favors the other painter.This painter does my boss's personal work for free.I get paid commision only and complained to the deelership I was'nt receiving enough work ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Retaliation for report to Internal Audit
I have recently been fired for very trivial reasons, after a period of two months of hostility from my boss, which started very shortly after I reported an issue relating to his management of a projec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is it a good idea to take my company to ccma?
I recently got demoted for so call bottom performer after reaching my 100 target in sales. In fact I see it more then a retaliation due to me standing up against my teamleader. I just realised that th... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Discrimination By Retaliation
Question is:: I felt at my job that I was being forced out so I quit. The Following is why i felt this way..I talked to the manger of a store to let her know that her son (who works there also) was do... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Rape and retaliation for reporting it in the Army - Please help.
I was in the army as of yesterday .I have had a rough way to go with the service . My first sergent raped me and when I came forward i was punished and suffered many reprisals . i need an attorney the... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Whistle Blowing in Private Industry
If an employee (whistle blower) provides information about another employee's (executive management)embezzlement activities and that private employer treats the whistle blower differently than other e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Went to HR yesterday; complained boss harassing, demeaning behavior; was fired today.
Boss has history of this behavior; another peer also went to HR to complain of his treatment. HR rep stated they have "heard alot of noise about him lately." Other documented instances involving other... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

This is my answer to questions regarding my initial question.
Answer to retaliation return question. The office manager for my Dr.s office applied on 3/19/01 for disability. My Dr. made the update call on 4/10/01. I never received denial to the claim. My Dr. pul... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

medical leave retaliation / discrimination
I signed a form agreeing to go forward with Binding Arbitration in a grievance against my past employer. This was forwarded to the employer two months ago at which time I submitted a check requested f... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Discrimination/Retaliation/Harassment - pick one......
I have experienced a discriminative hostile work environment on a daily basis by my immediate supervisor. As a result, Ive been diagnosed with severe depression; panic attacks, as well as high anxiet... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

My boss made an inappropriate sexual comment about me, what should I do?
My manager, director and two men from from our prime distributor's management team were in a business meeting regarding a change in management within their company. My manager "joked" that I slept wit... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Ternimation retaliation
My husband was "terminated" after he questioned his partner, which he worked on an NSF, already expired in Aug. ?? and No pay since then, due to my husband questioning the contract this "partner" so h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

What if an employee is retaliated against regarding a reported issue outside of protected classes?
An employee reports a director for doing something wrong. The director then gets angry and starts nit-picking the employee for minor things that are not necessary. Are they still covered under some ty... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Defamation & Retaliation
I am a para in a school district. The mother of a former student of mine called my boss(who is the special ed.director of the district)to tell her she wanted me to teach her son again. She says the di... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Do I have to disclose to my new employer about a pending EEO at my former job?
I have a pending EEO (FMLA, retaliation) on my former employer. I just started a new job, do I have to tell them about my pending case? They have to contact my former employer. applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation?
I worked for a medium sized non-profit agency for 24 years maintaining an outstanding employment record. In the past 2 years the Director has forced staff to make numerous questionable and possibly il... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Procedure or Precedence for Re-opening a Dismissed Case?
I filed a Cause of Action in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas , Pro Se, against my former employer, NASD, in 2006, based on Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it retaliation if I reported harrassment against a manager & now he is trying to get me fired?
One of the managers, on 2 occasions, verbally went off on me with insults and extremely rude name calling. He told me I need to be on meds & ridiculed my single status saying it was due to me being a ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Possible retaliation when HR demands intermittent fmla use?
I've been with my current employer for 3.5 years. My current boss hired on 9/2015. At that time my hours were 6:30-3:30 am. With those hours I could continue chiropractic care on a weekly basis after ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST MY EMPLOYER FOR ALL THE VIOLATIONS AGAINST ME INCLUDING DEFAMATION?
WRONGFULL TERMINATION, RETALIATION,DEFAMATION,DISCRIMINATION, AND FAILURE TO PAY WAGES OF OVERTIME WORKED. ALL STARTED AFTER MAKING A STATEMENT OF GRIEVENCE AGAINST A DIRECTOR THAT WAS ENGAGING IN WRO... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can you refer me to an Chicago-area attorney whose specialty is employement retaliation?
My son's immediate supervisor fired him from his managerial position after he asked her to stop altering his time-worked information (which I believe is a federal offense) on his time card. From tht t... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

not sure how to handle this situation.
A total misunderstanding at work took place when an hourly manager reported that I disrespected her, but I did no such thing, she then convinced a salaried manager that I did though, and this led to t... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case
I worked for a national respiratory company for just over 5 years. I was intially hired as a sales rep (and signed a non-compete) but assumed the role of manager within the first few months of employm... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Sexual Discrimation, Retaliation, Emotion Distress
Good Morning, I work for a Fortune 500 Company located in Menlo Park, California. Last September I transferred into our R&D organization to define a strategy for a fledging market. My boss, what I cal... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Protection against Retaliation for blowing whistle ?
Several months ago I complained to my boss about a coworker that was falsely reporting the time they worked on our project. For 6 weeks this person falsified their time, even claimed to have worked ov... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

is it legal for my employer to stalk me when i reported sexual harassment?
I reported verbal and sexual harassment and i think they targeted me for retaliation. I have gone places and someone will randomly ask if i was at certain places. I think they have employed people to ... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Whistle Blowing in Private / Public Industry #2
If an employee (whistle blower) provides information about another employee's (executive management)embezzlement activities and that private employer treats the whistle blower differently than other e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

FMLA retaliation/perceived disability/hostile work environment/intentional infliction of emot stress
Hi! I have an ongoing problem w/ my employer, a medium-sized city in northeast Ohio. I have been using FMLA every once in a while for the last few years due to a depression condition. All of my abscen... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fear of retaliation.
I have worked for my present employer for 7 years. Last year I transfered to a different department. My new Director manages us by scare tactics and intimination. Recentlly he wrote me up stating I wa... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

How would I post a blog on your websight for an injured worker in connecticut
I'm talking about retaliation from the insurance company. They have pulled some horific things on myself and my family. The insurance companies cause more problems then if you sued direct. The states ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can corporate attorneys be disciplined for falsely accusing me of having falsified an employment app
I worked at a bank and reported some issues to the EEOC, including sexual harassment, age discrimination and retaliation. The bank agreed to mediate but said that they had learned during the investiga... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

What remedies are available to an employee who has suffered intangible retaliation
I am still employed without any loss of compensation but my reputation at my company has been ruined due to my Sarbanes Oxley complaint to the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency and OSHA. My immediate s... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

What are the normal measures taken for yelling at a fellow employee and throwing paper the table?
My mom was working for Daktronics for about 4 years now and she's recently been fired from data entry position. She's the ONLY minority working in her department, and she has been harassed several tim... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

fired after telling hr I feel discriminated against and am seeking legal counsel! can they legally
recently I expressed to my employer that I felt discriminated against and that I was seeking legal counsel...I was forced not to work(by employer -I was okayed to work by a physician).I received a let... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Harrassment A/K/A Mobbing Issue
I recently brought a list of harrassment allegations to the HR department at my place of employ. The document contained dates and reports of specific incidents that have occurred and it included 3 of ... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

hostal workplace
My wife who has a disabily, and is working on then process to get SSD. She has seveal medical issues that have become much worse over the last year whan a new supervisor was put in charge of her group... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I file a suit for my company failing to take action against my former supervisor?
When one of my managers started at my former place of employment, sexual harassment quickly began and was brought to my former General Manager's attention. After having a conversation with human resou... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Can they retaliate against me by increasing my hours?
I worked for a Mental health institute for almost 7 years. Three years ago I fell on the ice behind the building and broke my kneecap. I was back to work in 1 month after surgery. But last year I file... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Family members of the accused - retaliation
My question is simply this: What protections does a Whistleblower have against the accused's family members? The father of an accused wrongdoer is taking revenge for exposing his son's malicious behav... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
A former state supervisor informed a prospective employer at a state agency that I was not rehireable. However, I have proof in writing from Human Resources that I am. The EEOC is investigating. I hav... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I feel retaliation my be in the works. Who should I be contacting what can I do about it?
I have not yet been retaliated against but, I do have a fear of it coming my way. The situation is that I was involved in a company investigation based off of my word versus another. Once that investi... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case of defamation against a co-worker?
A co-worker filed a harassment complaint against me. I believe it was in retaliation for reporting her to our supervisor for violating work rules. Our employer ruled in my favor saying the facts did n... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

age discrimination
I am a General Manager with over 30 years of exemplary service to the company. Due to business reduction the company has informed me of my pending termination. I've requested to retain the one GM spot... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I'm being retaliated against for doing the right thing. Is this legal?
I work for a car detail business as the manager. One of my employees is the owners son. He has stolen $800 out of my register in the past 3 months and changes his time to reflect time he didn't work. ... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

Is this considered retaliation?
My fire dept recently received a payment for wages that were not paid correctly over the last 5 years totaling around $500,000. Within one month of receiving the money, the city has taken away overtim... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Can a person be fired for refusing to drive a vehicle that doesn't meet DOT regulations?
My husband has been forced to haul loads with a tractor/trailer that do not meet DOT requirements. When he brought this up to the employers they did nothing to fix it. They put him in a box truck that... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

Termination due to retaliation for reporting supervisor
I recently worked for a hospital in my hometown of Paris, Tx and had problems with my supervisor. I called the integrity hotline which the employees were advised to do so if they had problems, the pho... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case?
I am gay. My new supervisor overheard a comment between my co worker and I and when she told him I was gay he started calling me a man hater. I defended myself and was very embarrassed. Just because I... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

What is the statue of limitations to file a suit based on retaliation?
I believe I was fired due to two possible reasons: 1. reporting unhealthy/unsafe conditions in my classroom....water leaking in...wet slippery carpet...potential mold...this report was ignored. 2. A c... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can an employee who is just picking up her check not in uniform and not on the time clock be confronted to talk to her boss on her own time, then have hours cut because the boss did not like the answer or way it went
I was picking up my paycheck on Friday Oct. 23rd. My co worker said the boss wanted to see me, she (my boss) then attempted to discipline me for something someone said I did (someone being a co worker... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do i have a Retaliation case?
I had reported my Supervisor to the Site Manager 1 week before I took PTO for trying to make me change my Temp Agency Timesheet to show less hours. which is theft in my opinion. I had applied for Paid... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

I am being retaliated against by my current employer and have recent proof. How do i protect myself?
have started a file with the EEOC regarding workers comp accommodation refusals. As well as possible whistleblower retaliation. Have on file copies of disciplinary actions taken against me by my compa... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

do i have grounds to take my employer to court for a layoff based on retaliation
filed a grievance about missed overtime opportunities that i should have been offered according to the contract at hearing we couldn't come to agreement was told by boss if i took matter to next level... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Discrimination & Retaliation
I am a female engineer in a large company and am currently on the medical leave. I received a letter from my employer that my job position is eliminated due to the organiztion's restructuring and down... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Sexual Discrimination/Retaliation
Sexual Discrimination/Retaliation After having consulted a couple of different attorney's I am getting conflicting advice on how to proceed with my case. After complaining about inappropriate requests... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Fired after six years of no warnings and great reviews
Yesterday was fired from a positon held for one year with recent "A" review and 5% increase. Been with company 6 years. All started when I copied CEO on email sent to manager concerning my take on a c... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

How to know if your a victim of retaliation.
A few months ago, my manager hired his friend to work for the company. As an Assistant, I asked how hiring this person was beneficial to the corporation because he had no qualifications. Since then, h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Do I have a reasonable right to compensation?
Hello, As a teacher at a charter school, I was written up for a comment I had made that the acting principal disagreed with. I felt that she was purposely making things difficult for me. I then reques... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

first step with wrongful termination when less than 15 employees
I was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about unlawful discrimination-I gave written notice to my boss explaining my intent to quit in 15 days if he didn't show some willingness to ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Layoff to Termination
I've been layed off for more than 12 months. Now my company has brought everyone else back but me. I've gotton the run around when I asked why I'm not being brought back. Reasons like new company poli... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired for asking about background check?
I work for a temp agency with a long term contract with a medical lab. I started with them Oct 7 and have a contract that specifies At Will employment. Last week they called the lab manager and told h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can RMO be shielded by subordinate supervisor saying he made decision?
I work for the Postal Service. I filed an eeo retaliation complaint against the Plant Mgr for a letter of warning I received. At the pre-hearing the EEOC judge strongly suggested that mgt remove the l... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

What if I feel that my termination was due to some retaliation from an earlier incident?
In July 2009, I was terminated because my boss accused me of falsifying a doctor's statement. Well, after everything was investigated, I was reinstated. I was covered under FMLA as well. Well once I w... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Co worker fired 2 days after being named as witness in my retaliation complaint
I had filed a grievance claiming I was being retaliated against for getting union backing for a wage dispute. I was suspsended for 3 days amongst other things. A co-wprker had come forward and told me... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

If I resigned from my job of 15 years because of retaliation and harassment from my boss, which I know would have ended in me getting fired. Will I be able to draw unemployment?
I wrote up a new Sous Chef we got in our dept in Nov of 2015, for cursing at me, every since then I have been written up about 8 to 10 times, he took my day shit and week ends away put me on graveyard... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is it illegal for a supervisor to knowingly allow a staff member to create a volatile work environment towards another employee after the employee turned in the staff for unprofessional behavior?
I reported my supervisor and the secretary a couple years ago for unprofessional behavior. Since then the secretary has made my work place volatile to the point I finally put in my resignation. I had ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Workers Compensation Retaliation
I'm a Deputy and was involved in a major accident in my patrol car on duty in route to a call. My supervisors insisted I go to the hospital and be checked out. (they drove me!) To make a long story sh... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Possible Retaliation?
I was recently terminated from a facility after less than a year from my hire date. I had many issues during my orientation in which I was told I was "arrogant" and "alienating other staff members", a... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Whistle blower retaliation and wrongful term
I recently accepted a promotion to the Bay area, increase in salary and COLA compensation. In an incident that occured in January, I, after speaking with my supervisor, took an investigation to Human ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Maternity leave and vacation.
I have recently returned back to work from maternity leave. I resigned shortly after my return as I was offered a new position with a new employer. Upon my resignation I was faced with harsh treatment... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

finding a labor law attorney to take over my case.
How do I find a labor lawyer to take over my case in federal civil court northern district of texas? (Dallas, Fort Worth area). My case started in 1996 with grievcances and EEOC complaints. My issues:... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

My supervisor degrades and yells at me and threatens to fire me.
I work for a large resort company in Naples seasonally and my direct supervisor or multiple occasions has left me under staffed, yelled at me , insluted me, placed wrongful blame on me and has threate... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

what if there are fewer than 15 employees?
I have been subjected to various forms of discrimination over the course of my employment from my boss and finally decided to give my written notice to him, in which I stated that unless I received so... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Assault by employee bad enough for IIED?
I work in a bar and had to cut off an off-duty security employee from drinking. He was under the obvious influence of narcotics and his liquor consumption was high enough to put his BAC above .10 Upon... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I was falsely accused of violence in the workplace once I filed a sexual harrasement complaint?
I was told by a co worker that I was performing sexual acts on my supervisor to get ahead. I told my supervisor and filed a claim with employer. The co-worker filed a claim against me at the same time... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Could this be retaliation?
I work for a summer camp/retreat center. Last summer I was onsite part of the time (in the role of assist. director), the rest of the time in the office. While onsite I witnessed my boss (the director... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I believe this may be defamation case. I was fired from my job because they stated I did not do all I could to find coverage on my shift. When I showed them the proof that I did they let me back in to work, however on the day I was fired my supervisor tol
I was fired from my job for not contacting people to cover my shift. I proved to HR that I tried to get coverage and they hired me back. My supervisor though told a co-worker and a client that I was f... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

What is the best way to categorize my settlement if I dont claim wage replacement?
I am going to mediation soon for wrongful termination/disability violation/retaliation/ERISA violation. As I am receiving 60% pay reimbursement from a private long term disability plan, and applying f... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Do I have the right to know who the accuser was to give proper info for a fair investigation?
I was a female store manager for a large corporation for 11 years and was terminated for sending a cartoon text message 6-7 months ago to a "friend" who NOW says they were offended. When questioned if... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Would these actions fit the definition of retaliation?
I work for a federal agency. In 2006, while on educational leave, I filed a grievance through our employee grievance process alleging an unfair hiring practice by my supervisor. He arranged to promote... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

what about damages
Sexual harassment-I had complained to manager and supervisor on several occasions. MY concerns was being approached several high level asking for sexual favors in exchange for a job promotion.I had re... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Terminated as Retaliation
I went to Ex. Dir. with examples and information on good work I had done, per California Labor Code 232.5. The Ex. Dir. retaliated by accusing me of Breach of Confidentiality and asked me to resign. I... applies to California  ·  0 answers

retaliation/discrimination/pregnancy/fmla violations
Similar to your last posted question, I too am employed with GEICO for the past 7 yrs and believe as there top producer for the southern region that I am being retaliated against due to filing an inte... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

do i have a case of retaliation?
I WAS A MANAGER FOR A LARGE RESTRAUNT CHAIN IN OHIO THEIR POLICY ON HARASSMENT IS IT IS TO REPORTED TO HR IMMEDIATELY. I REPORTED A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM FOR CREW MEMBER HR RESPONDED BY MAKING THE M... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is this retaliation
The administrative staff asked for a meeting with two owners to voice our concerns of needing help. We were down two people in our dept due to downsizing and couldn't keep up the pace. We also asked w... applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Discrimination, Retaliation?
I am a national Mexican; since I filed a discrimination charge back in 2002, and complained to upper management about lack of advancement and lack of pay increase (June 2003 and December 2003) my empl... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Employee assaulted by Boss on the job
I am a Projects Specialist for the City. On Wednesday Dec. 17 my boss called me into his office upset over an harassment charge I had filed with Human Resources. He called the incident chicken s##t, t... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Is reporting a violation to HR a protected action?
About a year ago, my boss asked our entire team to falsify time records in order to remove vacation time from the books. We are a publicly traded company. I challenged the directive when it was given ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Fired while on vacation because someone wouldn't come in?
I am a computer programmer with a smallish company and have repeatedly had an issue that until now I have ignored other than to voice my concern to the owner who doesn't see a problem. I have been wit... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

What protections and remedies as a Federal employee from retaliation, defamation, and hostile enviro
I am a Department of Defense employee with an impeccable record. I have never received any form of disciplinary action and my annual ratings are consistently outstanding. I work in an organization und... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination
Recently I discovered that my employer was underpaying me by $492 a month for 18 months. My check is direct deposit and I file the pay stubs without opening the envelope. I notified the owner and the ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

can your boss give you a written counseling for an issue that you came to them about a week prior?
I am a dept. Supervisor in a retail store. We have a night & morning freight crew. I am the night supervisor. Last week I went to my store mgr addressing an issue of the morning crew not finishing up ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If my employer made false statement about me then discharge me he is trying to get back at me because I have 3workers comp cases against him what do I do I need my job and what my employer said I did I really didn't do
I was hurt on a school bus 3diffrent times back to back I was off work for 4months I return 9/15/2016 when I return he started harassing me /created a hostile environment for me /retaliation and discr... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

My husbands boss ....
I am asking for him, as he is at work right now. My husband requested our son's birthday off on April 15th(his birthday is May 30th). His boss approved the day off, and everything seemed fine. Today h... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Is it discrimination to schedule you for hours outside of your availability in retaliation?
I have been working two jobs for about 3 years. I recently was offered a full time position at my formerly part time job. I accepted the offer. I informed the manager at my other job that i would like... applies to Vermont  ·  0 answers

Do I Have a Provable Case of Retaliation
I was hired at a youth drug rehab center as a treatment assistant in Oregon. I worked there for 6 months and never had any write-ups, never called in sick, and had one complaint (but ended up getting ... applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

Is this retaliation?
My fiance and I have worked at a company for 5 years now. I have been a shift runner for 4 years and 10 months he has been a GM for about 2 1/2 years, a couple days ago they demoted him for no reason ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Confused on how my notice turned into what seems to be some kind of retaliation
After bullying during senior staff meetings (I am the only female), constant snickers about me and my job across the table, verbal remarks about my shirt and buttons popping off due to my breasts and ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

How do I inform future job prospects of my situation without implicating my former employer?
I resigned from a job for personal reasons, gave two weeks notice, was asked to give an additional week and I did. I have had over seven interviews, five of them stated that they will get back to me a... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

How can an employer, funded by the government get away with violating laws?
FMLA violations-usage documented on annual review Discriminate-against an employee with a disability that was stable be allowed to intentionally exposed employee to horrific working conditions that in... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Whistleblower?
I recently have recently been given a 5 day retroactive suspension without pay for "making a bad decision that led to poor customer service" after an SPI for said incident. I signed the paperwork and ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

If my boss is passive agressive and allows the office manager to do things or say things that cost the employees to waste time and run in cirlcles, how do you make a change without retaliation?
She constantly finds something to say something to me about whether it was done correctly or not. When I respond, she quickly tells me that she talked to the boss and he agrees with her. For instsance... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

retaliation termination
i was employed as a bartender at a private veterans club. our commander fired me, his son who lied about me saying things about my private life called him one night and then the commander said that he... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

defamation of character?
After a month I was fired after days of workplace retaliation from my employer for calling him out on serving food that could potentially poison customers. I found a new job and everything was great, ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Retalitation Claim
I was recently released from my position. The reason sited was inconsistant/poor performance. A week prior to being released I had made a complaint to Human Resources regarding my immediate Supervisor... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was retaliated on because i reported my manager What can i do about this?
I reported my manager to the store manager I was blatently harrased and my hours were cut because of it I then reported harrasment to the company headquater which brought on more harrasment and retali... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation, nerves or paranoia, wrongful termination because I discovered too much?
I was hired to assess and manage the accounting department. I was fired right after my third week. I know Texas is an at will state and they can fire for no reason but I'm pretty sure that if someone ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is this considered retaliation from my employer
Last week I was informed I would be reporting to a new boss because my current boss is leaving. Next day I met w/ new boss and was verbally offered to stay in my current position w/some changes to my ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Illegaly took my bonus
I currently am a senior executive with a New York based company with my office in Scottsdale. In my employment contract which is an at will contract. It explains my bonus structure. It says any change... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

time fraud /Retaliation
I work as a computer professional in a big investment banking. My position was classified as exempt. In 2015, the director sent email that there will be no overtime pay but only comp-off time. Manager... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Retaliation/wrongful demotion?
Sam has worked between 44 and 50 hours each week. Regardless of how many hours he works, he's paid $3000 per month. He questioned his supervisor about this and was told that he is not entitled to over... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unfair Labor Practices
In April of 2002 myself and a friend, as well as some others, were laid off from SBC Ameritech. We were told at the time that we were going to be on a waiting list to be re-hired back on within two ye... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

If my employer made false statement about me then discharge me he is trying to get back at me because I have 3workers comp cases against him what do I do I need my job and what my employer said I did I really didn't do
I was hurt on a school bus 3diffrent times back to back I was off work for 4months I return 9/15/2016 when I return he started harassing me /created a hostile environment for me /retaliation and discr... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation or something else?
After returning from a serious illness, my boss (company owner), placed me on a different shift, she said for a week, my hours were cut from 25 to 16 1/2 per week, and I remained on this shift for ove... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

can an employer delete hours from an employees paycheck for allegedly not clocking out?
My former employer has deleted approx 20 hours from my paycheck stating that I did not clock out. The system does an auto clock out at 5am and as the former general manager of a tavern was often still... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I am currently on unemployment. My former employer appealed it, lost, asked for reconsideration and lost again. A month later I received a letter from the board of nursing with accusations made by my former employer. Is this considered a form of retaliati
I was employed by HealthEast Hospice. While employed there, I felt that they were biased against me/my nursing practice, among many other things, and was terminated. I filed for unemployment and it wa... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Can I be fired for reporting my supervisor to upper management?
I was previosly contacted from HR in regards to a previous complaint against my manager and I was afraid to speak due to retaliation. It's been some months and now she is coming at me the wrong way, I... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is this wrongful discharge
I worked as a certified fire inspector. The company I worked for started a new policy for our inspection reports we fill out. This new policy is illegal. I let the employer know it, and anonymously qu... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can text messages between you and your employer be used as exhibits in a unemployment phone hearing?
In my phone hearing the referee did not allow me to use texts messages between myself and my former employer as proof that I was fired and that I did not quit. I testified that I was fired in retaliat... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

IF OSHA FINDS OUT MY EMPLOYER RETALIATED AGAINST ME WHAT WILL THEY DO
I WAS DENIED REST ROOM BREAKS TWICE BY MY SUPERVISOR HE TOLD ME TO HOLD IT UNTIL THE END OF MY SHIFT,BOTH DAYS I URINATED MY WORK CLOTHES,I SPOKE WITH MY SUPERVISOR, SUPERVISOR HE SAID I HAVE TO LEARN... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Illegal paycut?
I have been working as a third shift waitress for over a year. When I was hired I was told I was getting paid $8 an hour from 10-8am and that I was getting paid this because along with serving I also ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Retaliation claim
I was diagnosed with cancer and went out on medical leave in January, 2007 I worked from home on occasion as I felt better. I returned to work full timeon May 1, 2007. My job responsibilites were sign... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can i filelawsuit if manager is unfair & starts treating differently
My manager started disliking me after I talked back to him since he had different treatment to other team members vs me. t got worse & then he stopped helping giving directions to me in the project. I... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

It is RETALIATION, what other proof do I need?
I been at the company almost 5 years as of 9/18/11. It started when I went to upper managment in another state about the treatment the call center employees were getting in my building. Soon after, I ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

What more do I need to prove Retaliation against me by my employer?
I been at the company almost 5 years as of 9/18/11. It started when I went to upper managment in another state about the treatment the call center employees were getting in my building. Soon after, I ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is this retailiation?
I've been denied break periods for about 7 yrs that i've worked for this company. My hrs changed and i was ontime everyday however, i couldnot get into the building @ my scheduled time. I complained t... applies to California  ·  1 answer


From July 2014-July 2015 I had an open FMLA in which I missed a total of 2 days. I have had 2 days that were miss handled and one denied that i am still tring to get them to fix. Recently I missed a d... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

How can I get the Federal court to help me.
Can the Federal Court scrutinize the EEOC's actions? I feel cheated. I had a retaliation case with a reasonable cause finding. We had conciliation. Investigator told me I didn't need attorney because ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

RELEASE AGREEMENT BREACH
I was laid off by my former employer in June 03. In return for signing Release agreement, I was offered 7 weeks of pay. I accepted and signed the agreement. After paying 3 weeks of severance, the comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Employer retailiated my responding to a performance memo by terminating my employment.
Do I have good grounds for a "retaliation" lawsuit based on the following information. My immediate supervisor prepared a "Improvement Plan" memo that contained several issues that were used as the ba... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I was arrested on false criminal charges in retaliation for civil complain against former client
I provided services to large company in Paramus NJ for over 9 month. My contract was wrongfully terminated before the end of one year term. The company I represent ( owned by my wife) filed a civil co... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

What additional information would I need to provide for EEOC to reconsider their pre-determination
I was fired for falsifying my timecard (gross misconduct). At phone hearing with OESC, I learned my boss falsified my time card and fired me for it. I filed a charge of retaliation with EEOC and their... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Sexual Harrassment, Retaliation, Hositle working environment
About a year ago, I accepted an opportunity within my company to move into another role within the Finance Department. (Mar 03) The Sr. Finance Analyst was a man who at the time was not my direct boss... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can company terminate you at will employee but mess up the paperwork reason for seperation from employee handbook policy is incorrect they put in the wrong code
I filed an EEOC charge from being demoted from supervisor to assistant when corporate said their be no change with a meeting with them the employee that took my position told me and not them I ask the... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

is this discrimination, harassment, and retaliation? Do i have some kind of case?
This is long and can be very detailed but I will attempt to cut it short. I am a woman that was hired as an electrical apprentice working on construction sites. I was only one of two women working for... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Pay scale changed after inquiry into overtime
Have been working for 3 years at 2 different rates. I travel a lot for this job and the travel is required. Every week I travel overtime from 4-12 hours but I have been refused overtime pay since I ea... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation and what damages should i seek?
I was employed with a company and felt that I was being bullied and discriminated against by upper mgnt. I went through proper channels and filed a complaint with HR. I eventually was fired and offere... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Am I a victim of age discrimination?
I am 52 years old and work as a teacher for a private school, and have been with the school for three years. During that time, I have seen several incidences of young mothers receiving better schedule... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Retaliation
I worked for my employer for eight years during which time I received several promotions and great performance reviews. For the past two years my direct supervisor has often asked me out on dates, sen... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my employer reduce my hours for just any reason?
My GM recently tried to fire me over a 'voluntary" three page statement that was turned in to him by a customer. I believed the statement to be false and got the owner of the establishment involved. I... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Fmla leave violation?
I asked a question previously, with less facts, so I'll ask again; I am currently out on fmla leave for carpal tunnel surgery for both wrists, I have had surgery on one, and only have 3 more weeks off... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

I filed an unanimous report but everyone said it was not true . A coworker recorded a resident at the nursing home which a nurse (lvn) and cna new about it. Everyone denied it and now I got suspended for leaving work since I left work after my supervisor
I filed an unanimous report but everyone said it was not true . A coworker recorded a resident at the nursing home which a nurse (lvn) and cna new about it. Everyone denied it and now I got suspended ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

I just recently (Sept 2015) accepted a position in a long term care setting. Since my hire I have increased collections up to 20% in all four buildings that I covered. I received a nice xmas bonus for my efforts. Just recently we had to write off uncollec
I just recently (Sept 2015) accepted a position in a long term care setting. Since my hire I have increased collections up to 20% in all four buildings that I covered. I received a nice xmas bonus for... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

How can you protect yourself from being falsely accused of breach of confidentiality
Over the past 2 years I have documented hostile and discriminate behavior against me in my workplace. It got so bad that one-day the Director exploded in an anger and rage against me in front of the e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have a contructive discharge, retaliation, discrimination case?
-Beginning of Oct. new CEO from Dallas, so is not familiar with Houston market -CEO informs all 3 clinical liaisons MUST bring in 20 patients from each territory by end of the month or else... -Never ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Overtime pay, retaliation
For 22 years, I've worked at the local, family owned newspaper, and until last Friday, was the paper's Special Sections Coordinator/Real estate editor. For the first 20 years, I was salaried, working ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Valid claim?
To shorten a very long story, I had filed FMLA paperwork with my employer. The condition I have sometimes makes it not possible for me to call in by a certain time EVERY day to report my absence for t... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

IS THERE A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON UNPAID OVERTIME
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON UNPAID OVERTIME? My employer asked me to start skipping my lunchbreak to help get caught up on deliveries until company hired more drivers. I worked 30min/day ove... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retaliation for Overtime?
I was employed by a major studio who was avoiding paying the IT personnel overtime by keeping them salaried. When they moved us (~50+ people) over to hourly in August of 2002, they passed it off as a ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

If I sign the boilerplate severance agreement, am I still protected from retaliation?
I've had both good and bad bosses before, but I really suspect this last one of being seriously unbalanced. Given a range of behaviors including but not limited to his totally denigrating his entire l... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is it an at-will termination or retaliation based on a possible pretext?
I was recently terminated after 11 yrs w/ the company. My supervisor (of one year) sited job performance and punctuality as the reason. I was handed my negative performance eval. and told I was fired ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Spouse wasnt paid for 10 hours,complained, then hours cut.
Went to work on a saturday morning as scheduled for the early morning freight shift, and her store manager did NOT open the register for her to clock in, saying that he would do it after the store ope... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Charged filed with EEOC/Resigned after
Below is the letter I sent to EEOC dated 8/4/13. I have not received a response from EEOC to date. However, I was told by a former employee that EEOC sent a letter to my previous employer on 8/20 for ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Am I being retaliated against by my employer for taking FMLA leave to care for a sick parent?
Not sure if I am being retaliated against by my employer. I took 6 weeks approved FMLA leave to care for my mother after a traumatic brain injury and emergency surgery that left her in a coma for 2 we... applies to New Jersey  ·  2 answers

Retaliation after questioning payroll deductions? Cut hours and rumors of terminating me.
I heard rumors through colleagues that the company deducts pay out of paycheck for loss or shortages. This happened to other employees, and it happened to me. When it happened to me I refused to conse... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Defamation and Retaliation
To begin I worked as an exempt HR Generealist and had to do an investigation in our department based on discrimination. The victim had sevearl complaints over a 5 to 10 month time frame and the suspec... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retaliation over airline safety concerns
I was hired into the initial flight attendant class for a new start-up airline in February 2007 with considerable prior experience. By the time the airline's certification process with the FAA was com... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retaliation in Iowa by my employer if I file for partial unemployment benefits?
I was hired by a doctor's office as part-time 3 years ago. I then became full-time after a full-time employee quit. Eventually I was made salaried full-time (40 hour week). Another part-time person wa... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

What if I can only provide strong circumstancial evidence of retaliation, but no concrete "proof"?
For the year and a half I have worked for my company, I have been an "All-Star Model Employee". I have never received even a verbal warning. I have consistently gone above and beyond for my company. I... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

How long do I have to report retaliation from my previous employer?
I worked for non-accredited college as a staff accountant. I was doing payroll for them and at first my controller, Cindy, would tell me that the teachers were contractors and shouldn't be paid until ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

I have been employed as an LVN at a Skilled nursing facility for about 7 years, I act as a Med nurse and a treatment nurse and am required of completing my duties in an 8 hour period, which is virtually impossible. I have been written up for clocking out
I have been employed as an LVN at a Skilled nursing facility for about 7 years, I act as a Med nurse and a treatment nurse and am required of completing my duties in an 8 hour period, which is virtual... applies to California  ·  0 answers

What can be done when your supervisor retatiates against yoy for asking for reasonable accommodation
State employee with 20yr seniority I am 47 yrs old with type 2 diabetes wearing an insulin pump. In November of 2011 we ordered new uniforms and I asked for a uniform that properly fit due to my pump ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Denied union support after employer retaliation.
A recognized union member bids on a new job. Is benied. The 2 new job bids are given to 2 less senior male non-union member employees both are not qualified by employer hiring requirements. Employee t... applies to North Dakota  ·  0 answers

negative references, defamation, other
I worked for two retail establishments part-time in 2001 where the managers of each were related to each other. I quit at one place and then wrote a letter to the company stating why and that they sho... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Release of harmful information
I have a situation I hope someone can advise me on. This is as brief as I could be. There are a lot of details. Earlier in the year, I was fired from a private company for what they decided was gross ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
I was terminated from a local employer, for what was listed as poor performance. In my termination letter it states three discussions in a six week period (never happened, No documentation). Three wee... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Gender discrimination, retaliation (wrongful termination)
I am a 52 year old woman who held a highly responsible position for the last two years in a growing company. During this time I averaged a salary 25% below my male counterparts in the same level of ma... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Retaliation for embarrasing the company president.
I work for a local company in the computer department. The Director of MIS and I performed a check of Internet access log files. The files show all the Internet addresses that have been visited by tho... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retaliation For Filling A Partial Unemployment Claim. Is This Case Lawsuit Worthy?
I came back from vacation and had my hours cut from 32+ to 8 hours a week with less than a week's notice along with a two month notice of termination of health insurance all this when I was 4 months p... applies to California  ·  0 answers

workers comp retaliation
Hello, My name is Omar I would like some information. I have been retaliated against by my workers compensation adjuster and she has been making my life a hell. I have gone on two separate occasions w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have any legal rights?
I am a School Psychologist Associate who has worked with an Ohio ESC for 7 years, contracted for 6. Up until this year, I have been an exemplary employee with several high remarks from districts and v... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

retaliation/harrassment for whistleblowing-county protected
in july i turned in friend of Administration and "one of their own" into fraud hotline for suspected theft,gross abuse/personal gain of baby supplies costing thousands of dollars to county. The person... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I file unemployment without retaliation?
I was terminated for comping a guest's tab/check of a guest that frequent the establishment. The guests know the owners and have done business with them. One of the other managers and/or server told t... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Retaliation/ Defamation/Worngful Discharge
I started with my previous employer on 05/15/10. I was hired as a Staffing Coordinator and in June of 2010 was promoted to a Payroll/Staffing Coordiantor. I received an excellent review after my 90 da... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Falsified Review
Okay...for all those attorneys that may be in response to my dilema (of which I am truly appreciative and gratefull)or in review: here is the latest update. A true test for your profession. -My law fi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have the right to deny schedule adj w/ other coworkers due to being angry w/ me?
I work as a State Tested Nursing Assistant in a Nursing Home. Our company has a "call-off" policy and all are aware that you will be written up if you call off after 3 times, then written up after 2, ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

discrimination /retaliation or both
The company I worked for was sold on April 1st 2006 The regional manager for the new company came aboard and started making decisions based on what the old supervisor suggested to him for example " th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

sexual harrassment, retaliation, discrimination
I am a city employee. I made a sexual harrassment claim against a council member to my supervisor. There was a short investigation by the city attorney and was told that because the council member had... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Was I discrimated because I requested Health Insurance?
I was terminated today for unknown reasons; I worked as a Director of HR for a family owed Footwear Company in NYC for almost 1 1/2 years as a permanent P/T employee working 24 hrs per wk. I was told ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Why is my employer against me getting unemployment benefits?
I have been working for a Dr. in Nassau County for 6 years. I am a surgical assistant.I am under the suspician he is doing things he shouldn't be doing to his employees. I get paid by the surgery. Usu... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What if I send a cease and desist letter to my former employer? I failed to follow procedures involving removal of an item discarded by a former resident at an elderly community. I feel their black stamp of theft on my record is misleading to future emplo
In a meeting the managers told us to Remove leftover items from our store rooms and vacant apartments. I asked the maintenance director to save me a wicker chair and table leftover in a vacant apartme... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

my job is on the line because I do not want to partake in unethical behavior.
This is Retaliation for "squealing" on the GM(and other employees) for Theft, harrassement(1,2,3), nepotism, Majority of unethical behavior. Current GM was promoted, from Bartender, after Termination ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Fraud, Retaliation, Wrongful discharge, Hippa..what or all?
Couple months ago a broad text was sent to all the nurses stating..."mandated by the OIG, compliance in-service hours that was originally due on 08/15 are due now, by the end 2/15 and must be complete... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

If my employer witnessed the majority of his workers breaking a rule but chose only 3 to fire...
If my employer witnessed the majority of his workers breaking a rule but chose only 3 to fire could we sue for retaliation? For the past 6 months I've been working in a restaurant/bar. It was a great ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

What can I do if the whole office is harassing me, retailiating against me, & defamation of me?
I have Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. I am on Meds and see a Doctor. Two years ago, I became Manic. There was a lot of stressful things in my life. Even though I have a Domestic Partner, I felt alone at t... applies to California  ·  0 answers

can my employer retaliate because I asked for FMLA?
Four weeks ago I was diagnosed with severe bronchitis and was told by my doctor to stay home to get rest and take a course of treatment. I had no more time to take off for the year but the doctor told... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Terminated and Pay Shorted Without Reason Calls Not Returned What recourse do I have
I was recently terminated AFTER attending a required 8AM to10am conf call for what I believe to be a form of retaliation after filing an ethics complaint against my HR Specialist My employer then shor... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Retaliation? Please help...
I will try to be brief. I was fired after eight years of service. I had an excellent attendance and performance record. Several months prior to being terminated, I filed a sexual harassment claim agai... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Failed settlement clauses, discrimination, retailiation
This question will be somewhat lengthy because I read over many of your sample complaints and noticed a constant appeal to more information =). I'm a hearing impaired individual and wear two hearing a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Cutting hours after not taking salary offer
My wife has worked at this resturant for 5 yrs. She started out out at $5 hr. With in less than a year she was up to $9hr due to her hard work ethic. The resturant was sold and she was hired on at $10... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Harassment/Retaliation/Discrimination-Forced to stay on job
As a news reporter under contract I find myself in a situation where I'm being retaliated, harrassed and discriminted against at work. I would just leave--- BUT here's the twist- my company WON'T let ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I believe I may have a strong case involving retaliation by my employer, but want to be sure.
About 14 months ago I complained about the behavior of a black coworker to my black manager. (I am white). Following that complaint (which I did not pursue past manager level, and have thorough docume... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is this be Family leave retaliation?
I work in the state of California. I recently took three weeks off to care for my wife as she is having a very troublesome pregnancy. Her doctor completed the standard fmla certification form that I w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Harrasment in the work place
I was hired by the city in Feb 2002 in a specialized feild in which i have 18 years of expereince for a better quality of life 300 miles from my hometown. After my probationary period in which i recei... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Relationship with boss, FMLA pregnancy leave, retaliation?
I had a relationship with my boss, and became pregnant. He told me he was in the midst of a divorce. In August, he went on FMLA leave after finding out he had testicular cancer that spread. In late Se... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can a employer terminate with providing accomendatiom after misleading me to return to work prematurely from Sdi due to lack of requested documents by doctors I have seen but provided legal requested from pcp who submitted my Sdi?
My employment was terminated after numerous attempts Harrasment and retaliation while suffering health disbilty lead me to go on unprotected Sdi due exhausting my time that year from PFL bonding and c... applies to California  ·  0 answers

SUSPENSION FOR BEING ON DISABILITY/DISCRIMINATION/RETALIATION
My question is regarding medical leave. I was suspended without pay by my employer who is a Union Employer, for my absences. It was put in writing that the date of incident was the day I was placed on... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I be denied leave to care for my special needs child during a difficult transition to new school
My then 8 year old son has an autism spectrum disorder and ADD. His former special education school told us on August 28th that he would not have a position there starting the new school year in early... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Retailiation incidents
Recently I was questioned by the EEOC/Affirmative Action office of where I am employed. The situation was due to an employee who walked out of her job due to sexual and racial slurs by her co-worker. ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Unusual case of reversed discrimination or bad management? do i have a case?
Work has always been difficult, for several of us actually, no matter what I do -nothing is ever good enough. I want to quit, however cannot afford it. its stressful beyond belief and it effects me at... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Unusual case of reversed discrimination or bad management? do i have a case?
Work has always been difficult, for several of us actually, no matter what I do -nothing is ever good enough. I want to quit, however cannot afford it. its stressful beyond belief and it effects me at... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is this wrongful discharge or retaliation?
Two days ago my shift began like this- I was finishing a conversation with my wife on the phone in the parking lot when my regional manager whistled loudly at me in a demeaning manner in front of othe... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is there anything I can do?
I have been with this company from 1997 to 2000. I had a break of service and came back in 2003. I was also the whistle blower. I had to do it to protect myself since I had been the personal assistant... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I was transferred to Mexico after 2 years of working in California. My boss is the general manager for both plants Tecate Mexico and in California . My boss and I got along great I requested a personal loan and was placed on Mexican Payroll because accord
I was transferred to Mexico after 2 years of working in California. My boss is the general manager for both plants Tecate Mexico and in California . My boss and I got along great I requested a persona... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Brief as I could be, Help me in Texas.
I've worked for my last boss for 5 yrs, the first 3yrs with no problems, promotions, annual increases, etc. When my company migrated all the business ofc's to one central location, he brought me over ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Discrimination?Retaliation?Compensation?
I reported employee miscondut and the next day was repremanded greatly with 2 weeks unpaid suspension, 90day probation period, and pto approved for 15 and 16 would not be paid to be. While trying to r... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is this a Wrongful Termination Case? Or Retaliation Case?
May 2010 - Was assigned to a new Manager, within 1st week he gave me verbal warning for attendance based on "his" approval policy (which, after a week of working with him, was never given "his" attend... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Unpaid commission wages (employment contract breach), employee in Texas, employer in California
I live in Texas, but work for a California employer (public company). I am an executive with salary and commission structure as part of my compensation agreement, among other benefits. When repeatedly... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

I have been employed as a college Instructor since 2009. In 2010, My college transferred me to commute part time to another facility, one they did not own. Since the first day I have been abused. I was asked to start up a program with no equipment, no too
Contracts, Overtime: VP ripped my contract for Overtime up, told me I could not continue having it. It was signed by three other supervisors, only he ripped it up, and the other three supervisors did ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Vacation pay
I have written before concerning this and received some very helpful information I have another question. Summarize My boyfriend worked for his company for 19 years was labeled an Executive manager pa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Not employed long enough
Started as temp-hire august 1, 2011 during first 4 weeks was asked about forklift history, and asked if I would be interested, which I said yes. and proceeded to tell me its basics . was trained in sh... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have a valid case with or without the Right to Sue Notice
Hello. My name is Paul Hollins. I recently received a 90-day Right-To-Sue Notice from the EEOC Commission. I am trying to obtain an attorney who will accept my case on a contingency basis. I am willin... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Disability and retaliation
I work in a specialty level sales job for a large company. In May of 2009 I took the first of a series of FMLA and company approved short term medical leaves for a chronic disease and resulting disabi... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination Discrimination & Retaliation
worked for a very large tobacco co for 2 1/2 yrs. Within the first 2yrs, I had 3 different mgrs. After the first 6mos;The first manager was unjustly fired. His replacement was in place for 1 1/2yrs un... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I am stressed, and uncomfortable in my workplace. I feel I need some legal advice
The first one happened in 2011 and the second one just happened Friday. Hr Director has not degree in HR and I am stressed about the work ethics I have to endure because I am scared to be out of work.... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

How do you combat a two-front battle?
I have addressed my concerns in my previous poat. However, I believe that it is better if I further explain my predicament. I am an African-American male flight attendant. In the environment wherein I... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Gender discrimination and retaliation?
I worked as a department supervisor for a large retail company for 8 years. I worked very hard earning excellent reviews. I became a procedural specialist and was asked by district managers to help ot... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Male Same Sex Sexual Harassment Guidance
I'm male and I have a situation where another male is attempting to file sexual harassment against me because he is saying that I said he was going to hell for being gay. First: this male has made sex... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Male Same Sex Sexual Harassment Guidance
I'm male and I have a situation where another male is attempting to file sexual harassment against me because he is saying that I said he was going to hell for being gay. First: this male has made sex... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

How do I make it stop?
I am a 40+ yrs. old African-American male flight attendant for a domestic airline. I have been employed for several years. Throughout the duration of my employment as a flight attendant, I have repeat... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

The Grass Isn't Always Greener
Three years ago I was hired by the L.A. County Office of Education as a secretary. After receiving FBI and DOJ clearance I went to work for a supervisor who was also new. She is very motivated and set... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retaliation and nepotism.
I have a question about the problem that I have experianced at the place of my employment. I have been employed by the local school district for the past three years. I am fully certified teacher who ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

FMLA - coercion
I was out on FMLA from my job of 2+ years at an NGO while my terminally ill brother was in the hospital and when I returned to work after 9 weeks they had hired a new director in my sub-dept. We do no... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I was discharged from my maintenance job that required atleast 3 persons to keep up the facility. I was brought in to assist 2 other persons then the company reposition these to coworkers which left me to cover 3 very large faculities over night. I also w
I have been targeted by my former employer and made to appear I didn't follow the instruction of my supervisor. I've been lied to as well as false accused. Theres so much more as well as video and aud... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Terminated shortly after volunteering info
Well, I excercised my legal right and volunteered information to OSHA (9-10-02) and volunteered information to the Indiana State board of Health (10/29), I formally asked for my job duties in writing.... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

AM I PROTECTED?
I told the manager that in addition to my internal complaint (previous question) that I would be filing a formal complaint with the state. I filed a complaint with the AG's office alledging sex gender... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is there a way I can protect myself from a boss who is targeting me?
I complained to HR on three occasions regarding my boss. The third time I went to them was due to my boss finding out I had complained twice before and she had begun retaliating against me. She is sti... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

harassment by federal bureau of prisons
i am a 16 year employee of the federal bureau of prisons. In 1995 sfter a nation wide lockdown at a prison in greenville IL i recieved a three day suspension. I was informed that this would only effec... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I am a mother to a 4 year old with Down Syndrome dealing with discrimination at my job. In 2013 after a friendly manager warned that upper management was complaining about my time out of the office, I requested FMLA. I have worked at my company for over 1
I have worked for my company for over 18 years with no issues or bad review. Now I have a child born with a lifetime disability and I qualify for intermittent FMLA and now they are saying I am not doi... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

Is my doctor's return from LOA request unreasonable for my employer?
I am having an employment related issue at one of America’s largest companies. I am a manager at the company and a victim of overt gender discrimination from a district level manager. The situation ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Harassed since standing up for an agreement for benefits which was later denied then allowed.
My family and I were moved from near Richmond VA. back to Ohio (by the employer and housed as agreed) from which origionally came. This company had promised health benefits through the previous HR Man... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

harasssment abuse
i had been contacted by a temp agency saying they found a great job for me. they offered full time employment and a lot of money. at my first day on the job, the building was disgusting,dirty inadequa... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

not sure what to do about a former employer bad mouthing me
my former employer let me go last month. i have been contacted by former clients telling me he is calling them threatening if they help me find another position ( not within their companies, just a ge... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated for taking legal action to collect on bounced checks?
I work in Jacksonville, for an Orlando based security company. For three weeks I was issued paychecks, one cashed at a grocery store which was later returned NSF that I had to pay back to avoid prosec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Settlement Amount
I've sued the county due to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by my ex-attorney. I am now without counsel and the county has scheduled a settleme... applies to California  ·  4 answers

Can i sue my place of employment if an employer retaliated against me?
I have reason to believe that an employee that works in the same department has retaliated against me and now i am on a weeks leave of pay waiting to see if i am terminated. About a month ago an emplo... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Sexual harassment
I have been sexually harassed by the company's former CEO in 2007. He was asked/forced into resigning because of the overwhelming evidence against him. I feel that I am still being harassed by other m... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

How long after a "mutually separated agreement" can a case be reviewed as wrongful discharge?
On Dec 27th 2012, I was called to come into my company while I was on my mandatory one-week vacation to meet with my boss, who is the Deputy Exec Director. I agreed to come into the office, because I ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sorry- I put it all in the question field!
My wife and I were both employed by the same company. (not in the same area- but in the same building) My wifes boss-who was female as well as her bosses assistant repeatedly made inappropriate commen... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer stop me from working because he wants to talk to my doctor?When I have a release.
I Had surgery and a week later when I returned to work with a doctors release.he told me I can not return to Work until he has spoke with my doctor and a week later I received a letter stating that th... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Formerly salaried, now hourly for questioning authority
I am a recruiter on-site at an electronics co. in CA. I have always been considered an "exempt" employee as I hire, fire, interview, recruit, etc. Recently I asked my employer how it was legal for the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

he fired me because he cant yet fire my huband?
my husband is the manager where we work,3 weeks ago we got a new gm.he caame to the shop with the owners and in the office he told me that he was the body gaurd.he denied it when i told my husband..so... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Female manager harassing another female manager, but not in a sexual way.
I have been in a situation for about a year where my female manager has been harassing me, a female manager, but not in a sexual way. She has wanted me out of my job and eventually out of the Company ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired for a bad back...
A little over a year ago, I was involved in an auto accident that left me with a lower back injury. I got a job in a factory as what they term a "secondary." Basically, I am supposed to learn all of t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for turning in one employee of mine for sexual harassment of another employee?
I have an employee out on disability. During this time, another employee came to me and told me , she had been inapropraitly touched and vulgarity had been used numerous times, by the employee on disb... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Pending Termination
I work as the H.R. Manager for a family owned business with 250 employees. We have no employee handbook and few company policies. Basically there are different rules for everyone, depending on who who... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
I was recently terminated from a very large California corporation and have been advised that it was wrongful termination. It was an at-will contract, but I feel that my boss (an exec.) retaliated aft... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Affirmative Action Responsibility
I turned in an allegation of abuse that happen against a mentally retarded individual in May '01. Starting in June I have documented multiple instances of harassement by 2 of my supervisiors against m... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What recourse do I have when my employer laid me off after filing a discrimination claim with H.R.?
I was laid off shortly after I filed a discrimination claim with my employer's H.R. office. At the exit interview I was told that my position was eliminated. However the employer advertised my positio... applies to Oklahoma  ·  1 answer

Is this Wrongful Discharge
I worked as Call-Center Team Lead here in Cleveland, Ohio. Several weeks ago my Director brought to my attention a letter that someone sent anonymously to the CEO stating that our new director was rac... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do i have some kind of case against my own company?
Dear Mel, I had the most abusive day today, my sales manager, not only verbally abused me with many "F" words, but also slapped evrything off the top of my desk in a rage, and even went as far to aski... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Awareness of Discrimintory Action
I have been working for a government subcontractor as a temporary since April of this year. Towards the end of May my supervisor decided to request that the position be made permanent and conqeuently ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

what is my next step
I work at a charter school. I sent an "ANONYMOUS" email to my H.R. director at my school concerning behavior of two other staff members. I just left my Principal's office and he was asking specific qu... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Does my employer hace a right to make FMLA so stressful?
I have had FMLA for more than 5 years for my mother. Now i have recieved notification from HR that it is extended for 3 months attach to this email is a letter to my supervisor and payroll that if i g... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Retaliated against for being a victim. 1st was denial of promotion. 2nd was term. while getting help
I was a 14 year employee of UPS. Served 13 years as a supervisor. In March of 2001 I was assaulted by a manager. I was taken of work by my Dr. due to the trauma. While out under Dr.s care my emploment... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I filed bankruptcy with included a loan I obtained from my employer. Subsequently I was terminated.
Can an employer retaliate against an employee for filing bankruptcy and including a loan obtained from the employer? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

civil service seniority
As a civil service bookkeeper, I know that I have seniority over a provisional bookkeeper. Our supervisor insist that the provisional has more seniority to protect her from being transferred over me. ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination of Employment
As a Branch Manager for Firstar Bank, I was terminated for "conducting transactions for immediate/distant family members (3). These transactions were done to secure a $5-10MM per year account with Fir... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Injured, fired and stiffed. Now what?
I was injured on a construction job, was fired by employer while in the hospital. Employer refused to pay commissions owed. Owner promptly died. Now what? applies to California  ·  1 answer

if i report sexual harassment could i go from 40hrs to 32hrs
i reported sexual harassment to the board of directors and was told it would stop but thereafter i have been harassed since and subjected to hostile work enviroment and i feel like this is constructiv... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can the employer change my normal work schedule
I am currently on FMLA intermittent leave,with only being able to work 40hrs a week, my normal work schedule is from 8am to 4pm. On a Thursday I took 1.5 hrs off for a doctor's appointment. The compan... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

FEEL I BEEN SHAFTED AT WORK
THERES IS ALOT TO THE STORY, I FILED A GREVINCE AGAINST THE COMPANY AND THE BOSS THREATED TO NAIL MY ASS TO THE WALL IF I WENT WITH THE CHARGE. WELL SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN FIRED ONCE.iGOT MY JOB BACK ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can my empoyer get away with this? what should i do?
it started over a few months ago when i filed a osha compailnt anomynously about several safety violations. after they contacted him, he then fixed some but not all of them. i then discovered some mor... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

Can consensual relationships create a hostile work environment?
I was in a consensual relationship with my supervisor. She initiated the relationship and broke it off. Then she started to harass me with threats, undesireable job assignments, unwarranted written re... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I work in a civil service job where my supervisor appointed leads. Well the female lead did not get along with a male coworker so they transferred her to my shift where she treats me the same way, cussed at me, lies to the supervisor telling him that I wo
Do I file a complaint with EEOC? I feel that I am being harassed and discriminated against. What is my recourse? applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

I have been confronted 3 times at my whits end
I was laid off in 2009 by an employer. They cliamed that the economy was bad. In march of this year I was asked to come back to help out. 3 days into my employment I was asked to give statments about ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can a employer demote and take pay away without written notice
Can my employer demote and take my pay away without written notice applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Variable Comission without prior notice
Hi, I joined my company 3 yrs back with base pay at 15% comission..it was a fairly new company and i was the first sales person..also..office manager too. In span of 3 yrs, every year our revenue has ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Layoff due to position elimination
In Aug. 2003 I was layed off due to elimination of my position. I was told at the time I was let go, that the position could not be reinstated to another person for 1 yr. and that if the Dr. that was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Fired with no reason and given negative employment reference.
My husband was a maintenance person for a large rental property. About a month ago, out of the blue, he was called to the rental office, where he was greeted by an attorney and given a "Notice of Term... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Harassed because using intermittent FMLA
I have a recently disabled son who at times needs my assistance. I applied for and received intermittent FMLA, allowing me to take a few hours off 3 or 4 days a month to help him, using a maximum of 1... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

workers comp
I was injured on the job and now are getting ready to return to work, I am concerned that my manager might try to fire me because of my injury. Is this legal? All the doctors I have been to confirm th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Do I have to be apart of questioning?
I posted yesterday. The axe is to fall tomarrow, and the HR Manager just called me at home and left a message. She needs me to help prove the office manager is committing theft in office. Which I don'... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Wrongful termination & severance accepted under duress
My husband was fired after 5 years in the company for "vague" reasons. He was the Executive VP and CFO for the company. He has been given several promotions recently and a pay raise 3 weeks ago. His b... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

By boss Threaten me If I fell out A work comp claim He will fight me Tooth & Nail He also Said to me I have nothing against you people And I'm not a racist But you would lose If you go any further with this
Inmate report 2 Corporation Nhr And nothing is being done We retaliate against me When I came back to work Took me out of one position And put me in another position Knowing I have restrictions in pla... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Physcial abuse/harassment
My boss physically attacked me and threatened my life and well being in front of a number of people a little over a week ago. I wrote a memo to the President of my company describing the event and ask... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

CAN I BE TERMINATED IF I REFUSE TO COOPERATE?
I WAS AWAY ON VACATION AND 2 CO-WORKERS OVERHEARD AND RECORDED THE OFFICE MANAGER AND ANOTHER ADMINISTRATOR DISCUSSING ME IN A "NOT SO NICE WAY" I APPROACHED THE OFFICE MANAGER ON THE ISSUE AND TODAY ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

terminated without warning
I was recently fired from a job I had for 7 years without any reason or warnings. As a manager at this job I was always required to give other people, including other managers, written warnings before... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Constructive Discharge
What is the purpose or intent of the Constructive Discharge Statute (Arizona) if successfully proven your employer was in violation of the statute but you cannot seek any recourse from this violation.... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Relocation contract
I have recently taken a position where the last manager was promoted. I signed a 12 month relocation contract where I am responsible for part of my relocation if I resign prior to a year of service. I... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can my boss tell a fellow employee that i put there name in a sex discrimmination charge
applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My Employer claims I wasn't doing my job correctly and wants to cut my pay from 13/an hour to 9/
My employer has explained to me that I have been doing many things wrong for quit some time now, she has hired someone else as well to work in the office with me, who is i am assuming taking over what... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Am I being discriminated against? Internal job offer
I'm currently working as a contractor overseas and recently received an internal post of some positions at a different site. I immediately spoke to my supervisor whom is the person in charge of the se... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
I was terminated from my previous job for the reason, as indicated by the person who fired me, "I don't think she can handle it." Although this company has an "at will" policy, I was not informed that... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Defamation and Lack of overtime pay
My husband has been working for Mineke for 2 months now, and his boss has used foul language everyday around him, the other workers, and customers. He also accused my husband for being a thief in fron... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

terminated for doing what I was instructed to do.
In Dec. of '04 I injured my knee while delivering my mail. I reported the injury to management. And they failed to do an injury report. At the end of Jan. I realized that there isn't a report in my fi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I be layed off this way....
I filed for worker Comp 12/17/2011 .. 6 days in employer showed his disapproval thru actions, about 25 days in when paying insurance premium was asked if i was doing this on own insurance or am I goin... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Laid off then position gave to someone else
I was laid off in December and was told there was no need for the Director position I held and it was being eliminated. Today they promoted my ex-associtate to the position of Director. Since it has b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My unemployment has been denied, I filed an appeal, and am wondering what my other options are
Was I wrongfully discharged? I worked for a physician for three years. My daughter was employed by same physician for six months. My daughter was offerred another opportunity from another physician. W... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am constantly witnessing discrimination from my boss, is there anything I can do as a witness?
While at work when people submit applications and resumes I have witnessed my boss numerous times throw them away after the person walks out, making comments like "that was an old lady", or "hell no I... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Wrongful termination.
My former employer accused me of cashing a check that was designated for fuel. I still have the uncashed check in my possesion. Also, I was fired because they said that I cashed the check. I also had ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Fired for calling OSHA
Hello, I was fired on July 11 2013 after returning back from vacation. On June 26th or 28th I had filed a complaint with OSHA regarding unsafe practice my employer makes its employees preform. The day... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Abusive Work Environment - is there anything I can do?!
Hello, I am a full time non-exempt employee that is paid hourly. I have been working for this company in Philadelphia for almost 2 years now. Since the company has expanded and the owner brought in he... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can an employer deny FMLA for Military Exigency even though the employee hasn't received FMLA P/W?
I am deploying next month and my husband indicated to his workplace's HR department that he would like to apply for FMLA due to qualified military exigency. When he first spoke to HR, he was told that... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Can I sue? I worked for USPS and quit to work for the corny I'm with right now. One of the reasons I chose to leave was bcz of the way my co-workers argued with the supervisors. They (both co-workers and) supervisors screamed loud and cursed at each other
This was a very stressful place to work at because of the way management would talk to us. applies to California  ·  2 answers

performance reviews and rankings
Our company now does regularly scheduled employee "rankings" and the bottom 5-10% are fired. These rankings are based on our perfromance reviews. My boss recently turned in a negative performance revi... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Disciplined for FMLA excuse
I am currently on approved intermittent FMLA leave for an immediate family member. My immediate supervisor is very much against any leave of any sort. Since I am a salaried employee who is not eligibl... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Can I be denied overtime because I have a work comp injury in Missouri?
I recently had surgery on my elbow and it is through worker comp. My company is denying me any overtime due to my injury although I'm working regular time. Can they deny me overtime hours? applies to Missouri  ·  1 answer

Discrimination
I have currently a Account Manager/Area Manager with a security company. This industries has been male dominated for many years partially due to the fact that we hire many ex-military personel. I WAS ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

When I was fired my boss told me they were going in another direction and
I have never been written up and my termination came as a complete surprise. My employer told unemployment a different reason than they told me for the termination. Less than 30 days prior I reported ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Asked for FMLA, told to just take time off, then disciplined
I informed my supervisor that my child, who had just had surgery,was going to need two more surgeries. Not being well informed at that time about FMLA rules, I asked my supervisor if I should go on FM... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

question about pregnancy
Is it legal to sent a pregnant female who is married to leave the state perminately applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can employer cut my pay 30% after DOL told them to pay back overtime to me?
I contacted DOL and informed them i thought i was a non-exempt employee for the last six years of my employment. They called my employer to request my information. On same day, they called my supervis... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

do i have a case?
i informed my boss of several safety violation in the work place. he still did not fix them. i reported him to osha and osha told him to fix them. he took certain pics and led them to believe that he ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Can I seek legal advice for being discharged for being sick?
I was discharged at my job of 10+ years for going home sick. I work as a paramedic, and did not feel right about being around sick patients whose immune systems are already compromised while I was sic... applies to New Hampshire  ·  1 answer

Employer has not reimbursed expenses for months.
My employer has not repaid my travel reimbursement expenses since August 2003. It is now Feb 2004. The amount totals $15,000. I am still employed with them. They just give me the run around---they are... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Job discontinuation due to FMLA use
I have been working at the same company for 23 years with an exemplary record and evaluations. Since I began using intermittent FMLA, however, things have changed. I have been harassed by coworkers, s... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

Healthcare Whistleblower Terminated
My sister is a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Columbus, OH. Until yesterday, she was employed in a nursing home there. Last week, a resident's family complained that medication had been forced upon thei... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Illegally taped private phone conversation.
A "fellow" employee recorded a private telephone conversation I had with him after working hours. This conversation was made from my home phone to his home phone. This "fellow" employee took the tape ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

what should i do ? i asked my company to pay instead of get pay i got fired
i have been working with a security company for more than one year in houston Tx , they always paying us late and i need my money to live my life , so i ask them to pay my checks, they fired me becaus... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

My Boss is untouchable?
I am one of two managers that work under the GM of a restaurant. My GM is crossing the line many times. Workers used to tell me that he was verbally abusive, perverted and vindictive. I didn't see it ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Waiting period to rehire?
I was recently terminated from my job. I was told the termination was not based on performance but that the position was eliminated due to a reorganization in the department and my skills did not fit ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

please help me-ada violations-harassament-work related discrimation
i been employed at a company that has over 600 employees in over 10 states. as of late and after I placed a reasonable acomadation on file with this co. I have been harassed. They have insulted me, cu... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Demotion and pay cut.
As an employer for a county government department, am I allowed to demote a person and reduce their pay at the same time? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I was a contractor at a government agency for over five years. I suffered daily abuse from a coworker. I finally reported the person to a manager who suggested that I contact Labor relations. They posted my job two weeks after I reported my co-worker and
The terrible treatment started the 2nd week I got there. I just put up with it. It got worse and worse and I heard from several people that my co-worker started a lot of rumors about me. There was an ... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Can I get severence if I'm not fired, but ask to leave instead?
My employer is unbearable. He is the worst manager I've ever had. I've reported him to HR on two different occasions, due to his inability to manage in a professional manner. I've been with my current... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I refuse to answer questions that may get my office manager fired?
My job is to mail out the acct-receivable statements. I have found that the office manager has been moving money from one account to another. Example, your 90 days past due on an account. She will tak... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My supervisor informed me by email a month ago, that my job was eliminated.I haven't received any separation papers. What is my recourse?
I've been employed in Phila., Pa, for 34 yrs. at a hospital. Supervisor emailed me a month ago stating that my job was eliminated. At that time, I was working at home. I haven't been notified for an e... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Verbally Abusive boss.
So first off let me say, I enjoy my job. I get networking connections that i would not normally get at any other place, which is the reason why i want to stay. However my boss is verbally abusive, so ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Job Elimination
On June 26 2008 I was told that my job was eliminated. I was offered a severance package or I could stay on with the company in a different position. I chose the other position, and still with the sam... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

At Will Employment and No Notification of Firing
I am a waitress in Ohio and had an argument with my boss about his sister-in-law and her favoritism techniques in doing our schedules and gossiping to other employees. I was, subsequently, taken off t... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I was an assistant manager at my job and another company bought it. They demoted me because I didn't have my drivers license. Is that legal?
I went from assistant manager to cashier because I don't have a driver's license applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

overtime pay for more than a eight hour day
I have two questions about overtime. First, if i,m a hourly employee and work more than a eight hour day am I intitled to overtime pay of time and a half. Which I am not recieving from my employer.Sec... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can an employer deduct fuel reimbursement from your gross wages?
I worked as an Emergency Roadside Technician using my own vehicle. I was paid $14 per call completed and responsible for my own fuel and vehicle maintenance. The employer had me turn in my fuel receip... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Unfair treatment and layoff
Hi I was recently fired from my company for the reason of breaking company policy. What occured was that i had a relationship with an employee. The girl was my assistant manager and i was the store ma... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

resignation - lack of
What rights does an employee have when an employer replaces them before they have given notice? An employee talked about going into the daycare business b/c she was having problems with babysitters. O... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can my part-time employer restrict me from also working for another employer PRN because they may wa
I work part time for my employer. I would like to work more hours, but they are unable to offer me additional hours at this time. I am a professional and prefer the type of work that I am currently do... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Why Human resouces will not do anything about my continuous harrassment/age discrimination?
I filedd a grievance that was not investigated properly, reported to EEOC in 9/10 for being retaliated against. I was offered an option to leave it open, or they could investigate. I decided to leave ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is this just?
Got injured on the job which required surgery. It was to my left arm which is also the arm I write with. Two months after surgery my boss wanted to know why I was not working. Tried to go into work wi... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

I had a stroke..and I was fired
I wanna know if, it was right for my employer to fire me....I had a "stroke back in Jan.28, 2001...The last day I worked was Jan.26, 2001..I am still under doctor's care for the stroke..I was out of w... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

What am I entitled to if I was fired after my boss found out I filed a claim about overtime?
I was terminated after two months of employment today. My employer made an announcement last week that everyone was being changed from hourly pay to salary with no overtime pay, and also no vacation, ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

My position was eliminated in July 2009 - but has now been rehired
In July 2009 my position was eliminated. I was a Food and Beverage Director. My position was recently "reinstated" and filled by one of my past associates. There seems to be no change in the duties th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does an employee have a case of tortious interference, defamation or slander?
In this situation, an employer had a layoff of union and non-union employees. A company officer stated that one of the non-union, at-will employees he laid off "would never work at the company again."... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Hostile work environment when returning from a medical leave of absence
Approximately 3 months ago I went on a doctor & company approved medical leave of absence. Prior to leaving I was working anywhere from 60 to 90 hour work weeks. Not uncommon for our global company. I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Benefits, pay increase given to male colleagues only
My boss has decided after 23 years of impeccable service that I am a poor employee due to complaints from my male colleagues that it isn't right that I make more money than them. Since I started this ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

laid-off and then fired
I volunteered for a permanent layoff around August 16,2002. My job was to pay me 26 weeks of sub-pay and I also would receive unemployment pay. My last day of work was to be Sept. 13. I called into wo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Can my boss make me work in an unappropriate and uncomfortable environment
I am a female massage therapist and I had a male client that ejaculated on the table linens-if not during the massage (which I don't know if that can be possible without touching "it") then after I ha... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Family Medical
On return from FMLA, what time frame can an employer lay-off an employee? Does FMLA protect the employee from lay-off upon return from leave, and if so for how long after date of reinstatement to the ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Wrongful Termination Without Cause
I was terminated from my job a few days ago after 2 1/2 years of service. The reason that my employer gave me was that my skill set did not match the direction in which their IT Department was headed.... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

What are the laws in IL for bathroom access in a very small company?
I know it sounds stupid, but what are the laws in IL for bathroom access in a very small company? I'm the office manager of a very small company. I am generally the only person in the office. The offi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Retailation for trying to prevent discrimination against others
I am faculty at a private university. Last year I actively sought to stop what I considered to be discrimination against minorities in our admission process. My activities included filing a complaint ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

how do i go about being sexually harrass by a customer at my workplace
i was sexually assaulted by a customer at my workplace no police report was filed an incident report was filed till the next day because it was suggested they didnt know how to deal with my situation ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Unlawful termination after being on FMLA
I worked at a retirement home for almost 2 years. A new person was hired and I trained her to cover my maternity leave. I left on FMLA 6/1/06 and was released 7/1/06. They did not have a job slot for ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Coersion?? & Suspension without pay
I would like to know if it is legal for a supervisor to demand that an employee write a resignation letter but not accept what is written amd being forced to stay at work to write it. Is it legal to b... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Hostile work enviroment
My question concerns eligibilty for unemployment benefits. My wife has worked for a privately owned company for the past 4 years. She has been extremely successful with her sales, but was recently sev... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can an employer stop granting reasonable accomodations and fire a disabled worker
a man had been working for emp.X for 8 yrs. he had been granted reasonable accomodations for his disability, all of a sudden he was fired for what the reasonable accomodations had at one time covered.... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Discrimination
I was hospitalized for depression and now require once a week psychiatry appointments. My employer would not let me off work for these appointments and said that if I wasn't at work I would be written... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Should I worry about a phone call from HR after I complained?
I cited a grievance against a prospective employer (temp to perm situation). I received a phone call from headquarters HR that I'll be asked to meet with company executives and attorney in the near fu... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

can an employer charge your fmla time if you are out on a workmen comp claim?
I was hurt on the job, (My back and Knee) and the were charging my fmla hours, i went back to work and was not ready yet and went back on Wc and they denied my disability and said i'm out of FMLA, now... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Disability discrimination and pretext for termination
Looking for advice on a disability discrimination complaint/wrongful termination. As a senior manager, i worked for a large consulting firm in CA (significant federal contracting). I have a long histo... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Retaliatory Discharge: Effective Notice
On April 21, 2005, I submitted a formal written complaint to my former employer regarding discrimination as covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. On April 28, 2005, I filed charges of discr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination?
What exactly qualifies "wrongful termination"? In August, I left my job of nearly two years to work for my father's company. Two weeks after I began working for my father, he left the house - and walk... applies to California  ·  1 answer

there has been some physical attacks & verbal threats
What can one do about a hostile environment at work? Where some co-workers have to have control and are immature in their behavior by making fun of others or making loud exessive noise to distract to ... applies to Arkansas  ·  1 answer

No break given in ten hours results in hospital stay.
I have been made to work by my employer for up to ten hours with no break given. Two weeks ago this resulted in my ending up in the hospital with severe asthmatic bronchitis that was going into pneumo... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Clocking out for restroom use
Can employer's make you clock out into lunch everytime you have to use the restroom? What I mean is not during your normal lunch time, or break just while you are on production line etc. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

was this a discrimination? was this a racial discrimination?
My immediate manager(team leader)is a very sharp and smart person, but he also treats people very unequally. A few months ago he asked me to conduct technical interview with 2 people - one at a time. ... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

what should i tell my boss?
i am the only employee at a gas bar and variety store. the owner (my boss) likes to hug me, kiss me on the cheek and coment on my physical apperance. i am a very friendly person in general. in uncomef... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

wage and or sex discrimination
Worked at Harrah's Casino in Shreveport La. Was hired in a pantry position with several yrs. exp. at starting wage of $7.50...after 8 months, I had received an above average review but NO raises, star... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Discrimination and commision problems.
In August I hired into a company with big issues. My employer is currently in a Discrimination law suit from an ex employee on gender issues. My concern is the fact that I know our sales rep is not ge... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Job discrimination
My employer has been calling me into the HR for the past 3 weeks. The first week, she complained that I don't communicate effectively when I go to a doctor's appointment (email is not enough); so I co... applies to California  ·  1 answer

what is my options when I am being accused of sexual harassment
I was sent home without pay 12 days ago for sexual harassment of a student who training at RUSH Uni Med Cen while they invesgitat, the student claim I grab her in the elevator and tried to kiss her, a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

My employer wants to discipline me for providing them with a sexual in nature email
My supervisor sent a sexual in nature email to another employee during work hours. The email was printed off from another employee who gave it to me to use in my sexual harassment complaint against th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Not re-hirable, is it black balling?
I recently applied for a job at an airline that I was employed with for almost 13 years. I was informed that I was not re-hirable. I was advised by the Texas Rehabilitaion Commission that I was being ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Moonlighting
My job was eliminated (Office Manager) and I was offered another position at 1/2 my salary. I took it and was able to get side work which I told a partner at my office about (who had no problem with i... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I found a letter from my boss offering my job to somebody else
Two months ago i found my job in the newspaper my boss denial ,yesterday I was working late i found a letter offering my job to someone else I call sick today I dont know what to do? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I want to know if I was wrongfully terminated?
I worked for the same company for over 2 years. I was recently admitted to the hospital & it ended in me having a condition that I have flare ups that would prevent me from working coupled with the me... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can your employer revoke your ability to travel when using FMLA for an off the job injury?
I will be requiring knee surgery for an off the job injury. I will be using FMLA to get the time off I need for recovery. My employer states that not only can I not return to work until fully healed b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Was my wife wrongfully discharged?
My wife was hired at a dental clinic. She worked for 2 days and had a minor injury. She reported the injury as she was told to do, but didn't expect anything. The supervisor asked her if she wanted a ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I strike and deposit , on the hand written on the back of my salary paycheck.
I am in california and worked for california based comppany. Company can write any condition on back of my last paycheck (salary) with hand written and no company stamp and no signature of company aut... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Unlawful Termination?
Hi! I am a professional who had a career as a Cash Manager. I have an accounting degree as well. During my personal time, I enjoy modeling for my "adult" website. I was fired from my position after be... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is this sex harassment?
This is a great site! I just recently started working as a SalesRep (at-will) for a publishing company. The pay is great but almost immediately, my supervisor (whom is notorious for being a bully boss... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Termination for making a few data entry errors with nothing to tie back to
I have taken a new position at my company. I have been an employee for 10 years. In this new position I have had little to no training from my supervisors or guidance. I know that I have made a few mi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

is it fair for them to fire me without any warning?
Dear Mel, My job was recently terminated by my company without any prior notice. The reason they cited is that I was not performing up to the company standards. However, I feel that I have gave my bes... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Ex-employer telling others not to hire me.
I was recently laid-off from my job. There are many other employees that are below me as far as seniority and they are still employed with the company. Is there a law on the order that employers shoul... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company making employees pay for shortages
I work in a cash advance place in Ohio. We deal with large amounts of money and are sometimes short at the end of the day balance. Our company makes us pay with our personal money to make up shortages... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unions and mergers
I work as a RN in a local community hospital.In Jan 2002 a merger was completed with another local hospital. Now the CEO is telling us that we are part of their exisiting Union.Despite protest from th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination with no reason given by HR representative of the company
Yesterday right after lunch, the rgional manager of my company along with a HR representative entered my office and shut the door. The HR rep proceeded to say, we decided to go in a different directio... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Intermittant FMLA
Is my employer supposed to give me FMLA paperwork if I inform them that I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? They are also aware of my son's ADHD and are reprimanding me for my a... applies to California  ·  1 answer

can my company be held liable for my continued harassment?
I have worked for the company for two years and suffer from continued harassment on many levels to the point where I don't know how much longer I can go on, with no help from the human resources dept.... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Is a 28% pay cut (or you can quit) grounds for constructive discharge?
Should I call an employment attorney? My boss informed me I may no longer have the position I occupy with no reference to any performance issues; he just "doesn't want" someone in the job. The job wil... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Evaluations being shared with others.
I am a Computer Technician for Lorain City Schools. My supervisor tried to force me to go to a voluntary district party. I inturn reported his intimidating conduct to HR. They informed me I was not ob... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sexual harassment
My wife was recently 'forced' to leave her job due to repeated sexual advances and lude behavior by her boss. He would repeatedly corner her, rub up against her, look down her shirt or rub her leg whi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Good evening, I been working for my employer for 5 years. 3 weeks ago they started to cut off hours. I was one of the employee they cut hours when they had another person still getting his 40 hours when he only been working for them less than a year. I ne
Good evening, I been working for my employer for 5 years. 3 weeks ago they started to cut off hours. I was one of the employee they cut hours when they had another person still getting his 40 hours wh... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave?
Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave? (taking care of a new born child) If yes, can this termination take effect during the leave or does the employer have to wait until... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

violation of company policy, can i fight and win
My employer has demoted me and cut my salary by $7000 8 days prior to giving me written reason as to why the demotion was warranted. The boss spoke with me but I told her that I disputed the action. O... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it unlawful to retaliate/fire employee who blewwhistle w/o knowledge of companywrogdoing
I was terminated from position on Nov 4th/10 for "not being a goodfit", not understanding my job responsibilities and for telling a Manager ( whom my company has a contract with) that a procedure for ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Do I have any legal rights as I resigned from my position when asked to do something illegal.
I have been working as a substance abuse counselor at this position for 5 years. I was given a new supervisor who told me to increase the number of clients referred to treatment. By doing this I would... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Abusive Boss...is it harassment?
I would like to know if the Employment At Will Doctrine is still in effect. I deal with the most difficult boss anyone would wish to have. I remain calm, but eventually the stress is going to get the ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer pay severance to my coworker but not to me?
My coworker received a severance pay when he was laid off a month ago. I was laid off last week and received none. I have been working longer than him. Can my employer choose to whom they give severan... applies to Rhode Island  ·  1 answer

FMLA-Discrimination/HArassment
I work for the largest bank in the world. I am currently on FMLA with my newborn daughter. My employer is calling me on leave wanting to conuct formal performance evaluation stating that if I wish to ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
Last week I was terminated from my position at a very large corporation. It started about a month ago when I was demoted from a supervisor position to a lead operator without any cause or reason. I in... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I think my former employer is retaliating with bad references.
I am a 55 year old former employee of a company that dismissed me from my position at the beginning of 1999. I did accept severance pay and signed the agreement not to sue. I have since been searching... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fabricated document
My current boss threatened to fire me and had said that if i tried to claim unemployment he would fabricate a document that stated that i had missed a large number of work days and also had come in la... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Falsely Accued/ Writen Up/ And Blamed
I Have Been Blamed For Putting Away Pots & Pans. And Maping The Floor. With Out Sweeping Up. And Not Changing The Mop Bucket. And Not Cleaning To Pots & Pans! Before I Put Them Away. And! Pogging The ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can my supervisor pull my time sheet and repremand me about my FMLA time?
Back in June, my new supervisor(but worked here for years) had my co-worker go to personnel and ask for my last six months of timesheets. Then my sup called me into her office, and started showing me ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

on Saturday I had a accident at work, I been with this company 41 years and I drive a tow mow and she walk behind be as I was backing up and it hit her. my drug test was negative. Monday they told me I was suspended off the tow mow for 2 week. Now they te
same as the question applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

This job was a non union position.
After 13 years and 11 months of service,my supervisory position was eliminated in March of 2003,and filled by a younger employee making less money as a team leader. At the time of being let go I was 4... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Unlawful layoff
I was layed off from a start-up company 3 months ago. The reason for the lay-off was a reduction of force due to economic downturn. But, in fact they hired another engineer to take my place approx. 1 ... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Was I wrongfully terminated?
I was terminated from my employment without an explanation. I was contacted by my manager and told that I was on administrative leave due. She then explained to me that I would be contacted by the HR ... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Sexual Harrassment and Unemployment
I work for a very small company with 4 employees. The owner of the small company I work for has been looking at porn at work. Every time I move from my desk I see awful images. He sometimes does try t... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

Discrimination during pregnany: wages, forced maternity leave.
At the beginning of 2009, my employer cut everyone's wages 20% and management 10%. Managers had to work a full schedule on the 10% cut, while the rest of the staff was permitted to take a day off per ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer fire me if I have intermittent FMLA, and I call off for a personal day?. (Other than calling off for my migraines, I show up on time, and do my job )
I currently have intermittent FMLA. (For migraines ) I enjoy my job, but I want to take a personal day. applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Terminated and Defamed
The plant that I had worked for for 29+ years was in serious trouble. I went to the Personnel Manager. I expressed my concerns about the current Plant Managers' ethics and abilities. I gave examples a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

They want me to waive any future claims.
In Oct. of 2002 I complained to supv. re: Overtime/comptime. I and the 2 workers I supervised were salaried. All the DOL guidelines say we should not have been. My supervisor was "pissed" and the HR p... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Discrimination/Retalation
I was recently involved in a racial discrimination investgation. A supervisor told me that her suborinate was "riding me" (harrasing me) because of the color of my skin. The company launched an intern... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination declared by unemployment office should I seek further legal action?
I was recently terminated from my employer for reasons that I felt were not justifiable, so I claimed unemployment and after hearing my case the unemloyment office ruled in my favor stating exactly th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Lay off after applying for a position through internal Job Posting
After following proper procedure for an internal Job Posting I have been informed that my services are no longer needed for my current position. When I spoke with my boss who is a Sr. Executive she wa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Abusive Work Environment, Taped Conversation
I recently quit my job because of an abusive shift manager. This shift manager would bump into me. Yell at the top of his lungs at me, intentionally pretend not to hear me, and skip me when it was my ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to back pay in a salaried position?
Here is the scenario, I would like to know what my options are. Team of 3, 1 boss, 2 equal co-workers reporting to him working on a large scale software implementation. Dec' 2007 My boss leaves the co... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Do I have an argument for any kind of retribution?
I was hired as a senior manager for a consulting firm of 50 people. The company consists of 47 woman and 3 men. I was subordinate to only the CEO. Everyone in the company has a signed employment at wi... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

My employer is trying to force me to resign through extreme micro-management
I was hired as a mid-level Manager. I was then subsequently given the responsibilites of my previous Director without a promotion or pay increase; i.e. the scope of my responsibilities changed dramati... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Can my employer deny my employer deny vacation time because they had to approve FMLA first?
I requested a two week vacation for August several months ago. About 3 - 4 weeks ago my supervisor told me she did not see a problem approving it she just wasn't allowed to approve it too far in advan... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

after calling HR i was retaliated against. what can i do?
i called the HR department of the company i work for to inform them of the abuse of our facilities equipment and the safety issue that was created by this abuse. i had originally said something to my ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for being a witness for my friend in an unemployment hearing? I need help immediatly!
I got my friend a job with me and Wendy's and she worked there for about 6 months and all of a sudden they had a problem with her. They said she needed to work on her performance and she did. The mana... applies to Georgia  ·  2 answers

Do I have a legitimate workplace discrimination case?
I work, worked for the State of Pennsylvania. My job consisted of working with court appointed juvenile delinquents. I was just fired after being suspended for 3 months pending an investigation. In Se... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Enforcement of non compete
Can an employer do selective non compete I'm an employee for a consulting company and provided programming service for the client on project A. My company moved me out of town to another project. Now ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Discrimination Again
I recently went through a case of discrimination by my former employer and it was resolved by the new company by firing the offending parties. Now the company is being sold again and the new owners ha... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Stop Payment on a Paycheck
I work for a recruiting firm that the owner of the company was getting evicted from his building is very derogatory to all his employees and leads by intimidation. As of Monday everyone in the office ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired because of injury.
I was fired 2 days after having major knee surgery. I was scheduled to go back to work the next day. They stated I missed too many days, I only missed 3 total days for this, 2 of which I was in hospit... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination due to appropriate use of computer
My employer set up computers at my jobsite for billing. Staff at the jobsite share the same computer. When the system was set up, I asked my supervisor what would happen if someone used it inappropria... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

was I wrongfully terminated
I was terminated they say for sexual harassment, by a student who claimed I tired to grab her and kiss her, the director of my department state it was base on pass history, but I never had any inciden... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Is this a 'hostile work environment'?
I work for an admitted 'born-again' christian, and I've got no problem with that. However, I've got a problem with some of the things he has said and done over the last few months. quick list: 1. when... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Salary employee but treated as an hourly employee
I worked for this firm for three years. When I started working I was paid by the hour then in February 2000 I received a raise and I was told I will be a salary employee and I will not be paid overtim... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

CAN MY PAY BE CHANGED FROM SALARY TO HOURLY FOR NO REASON
My boss has been upset with me for a couple of months basically doing anything he can to get under my skin. He knows that I am the only one in the family working so I took on a part time job which in ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Racial Discrimination or at will?
I work for a large insurance agency (at-will). 5 months ago a coworker refused to work for a producer any longer due to his work ethic. I also work for said producer but not with her. The co. did not ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was let go after 18 years with a company
I have many questions and not really sure how to go about asking, I was initially fired for harassment,(verbally)I was not the person that was harassing, but was verbally harassed in front of many emp... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

seeking damages for unsafe working enviroment
I work for a very large union. I am a maintenance worker for them. The building I help maintain is constantly in need of remodeling and repairs. None of which permits are pulled to do this extensive w... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

hostile work environment
I have worked for a contractor for the government for 5 years now. My immediate boss is rather difficult to work for and has been worse over the past 3 years once I became management. I was promoted t... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can my boss keep being rude to me and not being professional ?
Well since she started there she has been very rude and I feel since I wrote that letter to the CEOs she has got worst. For every thing she is on me. applies to California  ·  2 answers

Employee not meeting training guidelines and procedures
I want to terminate an employee thats just dragging their feet. I've written her up twice because she is not preforming at her level of training. I also gave her a verbal warning. In the state of Penn... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case for wrongful termination/discharge?
I worked for a corporation that is relatively new. From the beginning of employment for a number of reasons I found the business to be a little shady though it is well funded. One of the corporate emp... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Rap Music Played in Office
My boss and I share a very small office and literally sit side-by-side. He is African American and I am White. He insists on playing music from his laptop. However, many of the songs played are rap so... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Not getting payed overtime and threatend by manager not to contact state
About 6 months ago I started a job with a handshake stating at 30 days I would recieve a $3 raise and assistant manager status. After 3 weeks I became assistant manager but 6 months has passed without... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Physician Charges $15 to Complete FMLA Papers
One of our employees recently had an experience at a local surgeons office. The employee is in need of surgery and would need to be off work for 3-5 days. We provided FMLA paperwork for the employee t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unjustified layoff
I've got laid off on Monday. The reason why they had to lay me off was because the economy is doing bad, and that they need to cut hours. Since I was the last one to be hired, therefore, they need to ... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

wrongful termination
hello, my name is Kelly P and my question is this, in Dec 2003 I was terminated (w/out just cause according to the ohio unemployment office). My situation is quite lenghty to explain,i apologize. In N... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Holding Hostage
I posted a question last week and recieved usefull feedback, but have run into yet another situation with my law firm upon termination..and demand of a resignation letter. I received a voice mail mess... applies to California  ·  2 answers

wrongfull termination, descrimination, wage payment.
I was recently terminated for absenteeism/tardiness, this was the company's reason. My wife had major surgery and I needed to have time off to be home with the children. I had vacation time(7 days), s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I take legal action if I'm getting bullyed and my HR/Supervisors don't do anything??
I would like to sue my company. I used to love going to work always excited and always early! Now I am getting bullyed and don't want to get out of bed my anxiety depression and panic attacks are hitt... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

What does it take to prove Constructive Discharge
I've been subjected to constant harassment by my boss all year. He made me the project leader at the start of the year on several large projects (everyone else had hardly anything close), then pressur... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My employer had been drinking heavily on the day in question. He messed with breakers causing my order not to go through to the kitchen. After 20 mins I asked where it was and the food was never made. My boss gave me two options; I could either pay for th
I repeatedly checked in the kitchen to see if the food was up and I was told that the ticket never came up. Tom had already been drinking and belligerent to other employees at that point.I went to che... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Discrimination by nationality? Jobs not published either
OK, I have been working at my company for the second run, after originally being laid off due to them choosing to have me train an H1 visa'd employee to do my job instead of me. For some reasons (perh... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my company pass over me for a promotion when I have 35 years experience for someone who has none
I have been in Display for many years. My store was closed so I transferred to another branch. After a few years, the lead position came open. They hired a man with no Display experience and no manage... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

I had a Skelly for notice of intent to discharge. The offered to reduce to a 30 day suspension of which of accepted. 3 days later they sent a letter of discharge. Can they rescind their off with out telling me?
The allegations are that I assisted a staff take a placement test for her husband. The staff admitted she did it but that I did not help and two other staff stated they saw me help. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Abuse at work.
Recently, due to the actions of a slick office politician, my employer laid me off two months ago. This individual made inspiring speeches to the staff about how everyone was going have a role in the ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

money owed on promised raise?
Am owed money for the months I waited for a raise granted in nov. 2000 but not received until may 2001? I was promised I would get my raise and the retro after the "new system" was in place...I receiv... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retroactive pay decrease & OT back pay
My husband's co. recently had the IDOL come in, and now they have to pay out OT. He is getting back pay, but only at half pay, and they told him today that they are lowering his hourly rate by $3.50, ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

What is protected activity?
In dicrimination cases, what is the meaning of the term protected activity? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I went into work on Tuesday, a normal work day. The GM asked me to his office sat me down with the president of the board and said another employee said that I said he and another were stealing from the company. I said absolutely not, I didn't say that. t
When in to work today, 04/26/20016, just a regular business day. Was called by my G.M. to come to his office. When I went into his office the president of the board was there (normal, today is payday ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

do i have a case if i was terminated for saying to my boss Im going to ask as to my rights at DLSE?
My "supervisor/foreman" came to me showing a picture of my task i completed 2 days prior, and yelling at me in front of every employee, asking why i didn't do what i was instructed to do and why i jus... applies to California  ·  1 answer

After returning from an uprotected medical leave (not FMLA), do I have to accept a lessor position?
I've been out for 4mo. on unprotected medical leave (not FMLA) and have now been released. However, they could not hold my outside sales position. They do not have a similar position available for me ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

can an employer take money out of my paycheck because a credit card declined at the bank?
can an employer take money out of my paycheck because a credit card declined at the bank? I work as a front desk clerk on a 10-99 contract, and I recently was told im getting up to 300$ taken out of m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

my last emplyer of 45 days reduses to pay me my last weeks salary bc I left
I worked for approx 45-60 days and found a better paying w/benefits job. so I gave an approx weeks notice. but it was very uncomforatble so it ended up being 3 1/2 days. they were mad so they are refu... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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