Wrongful Discharge

At-will's Big Exception

Under the employment at-will doctrine, an employer can discharge employees for any reason, even bad reasons, except for unlawful reasons.   Wrongful discharges are those exceptions. When terminations violate the rights of employees, they are wrongful. 

Why Wrongful Discharge Matters

When Discharges go Wrong

Courts can remedy the harm caused by a discharge if the employee proves the dishcarge violated his or her rights. Remedies can include payment for lost wages and benefits, as well as for emotional pain and suffering. But if employees cannot prove that their discharge violated their rights, courts have no power to remedy the harm.  

Discharges that Violate Employee Rights

Discharges can violate the rights of employees if they:

  • are motivated  by unlawful reasons, like discrimination or retaliation;
  • violate a contractual right of the employee; or
  • jeopardize established public policies. 

A discharges jeopardizes established public policy of a state when, for example, the state has a policy requiring citizens to serve on a jury when called, and an employer fires an employee for missing work due to jury service.  

MEL discusses unlawful discharges in greater detail under the topics of Contracts, Discrimination, FMLA, HarassmentRetaliation and Public Policy Discharges

Discharges can be Wrong but not Unlawful

If the word "wrong" means the opposite of "right," then some wrong discharges, even though wrong, do not violate employees' rights. For example, until 1964, it was wrong, but not unlawful, for employers in most states to discriminate against employees based on faith, gender or race. Even now it is wrong, but arguably not unlawful, for private employers to discriminate on such grounds in the state of Ohio, as long as they have three or fewer employeesSee Leininger v. Pioneer Nat'l Latex, 115 Ohio St. 3d 311 (Ohio 2007), discussed here

The difference between Wrongful Discharge and Constructive Discharges

Legally speaking, a wrongful discharge is a discharge that violates the rights of an employee. This implies that an employer made the decision to discharge the employee.

Constructive discharge describes a decision made by an employee to quit or resign from employment. A freely made, voluntary quit is usually not a wrongful discharge because it is not a discharge.  The employee resigned. However, the law can treat an otherwise voluntary quit as a discharge if the employer created working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable employee would feel compelled to quit under those circumstances, especially if the employer intended for the employee to quit. The legal significance of a consturctive discharge, then, is that the separation from employment is treated a discharge by the court, and not a voluntary quit. 

Employer actions that can result in constructive disharges may include cut hours, transfers to undesirable shifts or locations or a campaign of harassment aimed at getting the employee to resign. 

Once an employee proves a constructive discharge, it is still just a discharge. Like any other wrongful discharge, employees who were forced to quit must still prove that their employer violated their rights by forcing them to quit.

Questions and Answers (473)

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Wrongful discharge Lawyer
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fired on comp or filing for comp
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Retaliatory Discharge: Effective Notice
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Can I consider Constructive Discharge when terminated wrongly in an At Will state?
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I would like advise on constructive discharge claim
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Constructive Discharge
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when administrative law judge doesn't recognize constructive discharge and protected conduct?
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Do I have a case for wrongful termination/discharge?
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wrongful discharge and unemployment compensation?
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age discrimination
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What happens if the tipped employee doesn't earn the other half of minimum?
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wrongful termination
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I was let go after 18 years with a company
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Is there a dollar range on wrongful termination cases?
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Do I appeal EEOC? Do I accept offer? Do I take right to sue letter?
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Do I appeal EEOC? Do I accept offer? Do I take right to sue letter?
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Wrongful Termination
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How can I proving a wrongful termination for work injury when employer states I was never an employee and din't turn in my paperwork to the state or federal government?
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Is it a wrongful demotion due to hear say?
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If told by employer to do something illegal, how does this affect the recission of a non-compete?
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Wrongful discharge in vilolation of the public interest and or differential treatment
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Wrongful discharge, discrimination or just unfair?
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Wrongful Discharge
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Wrongful termination?
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Is this wrongful discharge
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Can an employer add new documents of misconduct to an appeal after a determination?
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Wrongful Termination?
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Wrongful Discharge Force to Sign Document
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Wrongful Termination
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domestic violence situation - wrongful termination
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wrongful termination in a nursing home - health professional
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Do I have a contructive discharge, retaliation, discrimination case?
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first step with wrongful termination when less than 15 employees
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Is this wrongful termination???
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Unjust Discharge
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In Massachusetts, are employees considered at will?
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Wrongful Termination
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Wrongful termination?
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if i report sexual harassment could i go from 40hrs to 32hrs
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETALIATION AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION?
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Am I eligible?
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How long after a "mutually separated agreement" can a case be reviewed as wrongful discharge?
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Wrongful Termination
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Possible wrongful termination
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laid-off and then fired
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wrongful termination
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Wrongful termination due to appropriate use of computer
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What does it take to prove Constructive Discharge
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Refusing to sign non-compete - wrongful termination?
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Can an employer discharge you for excessive absences without a previous counsling
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Several questions
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What can you do when someone is a victim of discrimination and dscharged for unjust reasons?
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My spouse and I worked for the same company. I accepted an offer from a competitor and they walked us both out the door. Is this discrimination or wrongful termination?
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Wrongful termination & severance accepted under duress
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Repayment of relocation Monies
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Fraud, Retaliation, Wrongful discharge, Hippa..what or all?
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can i sue my former employer for wrongful termination?
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Wrongful termination. No miss conduct. Awarded unemployment. Escorted out in my underwear.
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Do I have a valid case for constructive discharge?
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wrongful termination
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Wrongful Termination
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9.5 years with huge corporation. Advised 6mos prior to my 10yr anniversary that I was being displace
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wrongful termination
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Wrongful termination
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Wrongful termination and denial of vacation pay
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fired because of race
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Can I file being an independent contractor against an employer for wrongful termination on me speaking my mind about wrong doings and sexual harassment.
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How long does a discharged employee have to accept a severance pay offer?
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Am I able to pursue a suit for what I believe to be wrongful termination
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How long can I stay on light-duty?
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What is the average award against an employer for an FMLA related wrongful dismissal case in the USA
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Wrongful termination
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Employer is appealing the initial determination that I was discharged without just cause, What now?
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Can reducing my salary in half be seen as constructive discharge
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I was a store manager for a year and five months. I got demoted when my company combined two stores and replaced me with another manager from another store without any discussion with me. Do I have any legal action for wrongful demotion.
Stated above. applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is this Wrongful Discharge
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My question is if I have grounds to seek compensation for wrongful discharge and defamation?
Two female co-workers that I had relations with, contrived to get me fired, and HR not only allowed it, but appears to have facilitated it. Woman (A) filed a harassment complaint as a result of woman ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

WRONGFUL TERMINATION
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THREAT OF TERMINATION
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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

husband fault - can i apply for spousal support
my soon to be ex husband got me discharge from my job of 16 years coz he is vindictive that i filed an order of protection against him. now i have no job and no income. he also filed for divorce 10 mo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Hello I have a question that I am interested about. It's about a issue that I saw at work unfold. I witnessed 2 employees arguing about their work load. One employee came over and made a threatening comment to the other and explained that if the employee
Wrongful termination because of false accusations. applies to California  ·  0 answers

11 year 3mo public classified anual contract school district employee fired for pos. Drug test later ruled to be invalid by missouri Industrial Labor Relations board in appeal review. How do i file a complaint. It is less than 300 days from accurance, but
Commission in finding of fact said Employers HR stated only reason for discharge was because of failed ua test, that i had always been good worker. The commission said test was not in compliance with ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

11 year 3mo public classified anual contract school district employee fired for pos. Drug test later ruled to be invalid by missouri Industrial Labor Relations board in appeal review. How do i file a complaint. It is less than 300 days from accurance, but
Commission in finding of fact said Employers HR stated only reason for discharge was because of failed ua test, that i had always been good worker. The commission said test nit in compliance with empl... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Is this wrongful demotion?
I was asked to put in for a job by the manager of that specific job, when I got the job. They had given the job I bid on to another person, leaving me with a large number of machines. I was not traine... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Which state laws will my employer have to
I work in Missouri but my Corporate Office is in Tennessee. I gave two weeks notice and then the following day [which was coincidental into being the first day of a new pay period And right before Tha... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination
I was fired from my job yesterday because they said that I was not meeting their expectations. They actually fired me b/c of a mistake that occured on Monday night but it had nothing to do with me! Th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Wrongful Termination
I was recently fired from a company. I was doing nothing of the sort. The reason they said this is because I have a rash on my arm from work. I know exactly why I have that. I have an allergy to the s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does Severance Agreement Disclude Unemployment Benefits?
I am concerned that if I sign a Severance Agreement offered by my employer, that the agreement might exclude me from otherwise being eligible for Unemployment Inusrance benefits. Specifically, does th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

"Job Elimination" two days after notification of pregnancy
I was let go of my company two days after I notified them of my pregnancy. They stated that my position had been eliminated with no other explimation. There is now a male employee that assumed the dut... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Adding defendants to wrongful termination complaint
If you amend a complaint in federal court and add new defendants, do you have to send a copy of the complaint and scheduling order to the new defendants? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What is the statute of limitations for discrimination?
Can you please tell me the statue of limitations in Tennessee for suing and employer for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination? The employer is stalling regarding re-instatement and I am afra... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

I have been on a medical leave for 3 months. I returned to work for 3 days. I had to extend my lea
I was still sick and had to extend my medical leave 7 weeks. I got a letter from my employer stating I voluntarily quit and am no longer employed. Do I have a wrongful termination case? applies to California  ·  2 answers

Wrongful Termination
I was let go from a large Public Accounting firm in June 2000. They said it was for poor performance. However, this came as a shock since I always had good written reviews, which I still have. In addi... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

i had to quit due to being replaced and offered lower paying position
I quit a job of 6 years after employer "reorganized" and made all staff reapply for positions they previously held. I did not qualify for my position after reorganization due to educational requiremen... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case for Wrongful demotion? I have been employed with my organization for 10 years. The last 4 years I have spent in a executive managerial position with a Director's title. The company was purchased 2 years ago by a larger company. Just recen
Do I have a case for Wrongful demotion? I have been employed with my organization for 10 years. The last 4 years I have spent in a executive managerial position with a Director's title. The company wa... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 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

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

Would it be wrongful termination for refuse to take drug and alcohol test due to no date or panels checked with fax date of 2012 and it's 2017 called to get it corrected but didn't said if I didn't go I was terminated
Drug test applies to California  ·  0 answers

Would it be wrongful termination for refuse to take drug and alcohol test due to no date or panels checked with fax date of 2012 and it's 2017 called to get it corrected but didn't said if I didn't go I was terminated
Drug test applies to California  ·  0 answers

if i settled a discrimination lawsuit and a portion was done as wages and balance was considered the pain and suffering would I be rightfully listed as 'self employed contractor' and required to pay all taxes even the employer portion ?
I had a settlement paid out to me and had two different checks one of which the employer did pay check as if back pay and the second portion was considered I believe the pain and suffering (can't reme... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I was only with a co. For 2 months and they fired me with no warnings and offers me two weeks severance but wants me to lie and said it was a mutual termination. Sure seems like it is Hugh money as they no I was harassed and was wrongful termination....ho
How likely is an employer to renig on a severance package if u ask for a tad more? It's clear to me that this is hush money so I don't sue but am afraid to ask for more money but should I be? applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can an employee call out sick for an indefinite time period?
I have a salaried (Exempt)co-worker who called out sick on a Wednesday. On Thursday he was a no call no show, on Friday he went to the hospital and was subsequently discharged that Sunday. Over the ne... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

discriminated against
It was found in my my favor for wrongful termination and race discrimination against a large automotive company. The EEOC suggested relief excess o f of 1/2 million dollars including punitive and comp... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

I was terminated and they was suppose to get a written statement from all employers present at the time an they fired me with out getting no one statement now that I'm terminated they pushing the issue to get the statements I think it was wrongful termina
What they fired me for was only suppose to be a suspension but since the pc don't like me and she's screwing the boss she makes her own rules with everything and I think that's unfair applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

I broke my leg and ankle at home. I filed for fmla and std on january 26, my fmla ends march 14. I filed a request for leave since my job said i cant return to work on restriction from dr but dr wont release me to non restriction until june 1st. They said
Can i be terminated or do i have a case for wrongful termination under ada as i am currently disabled. applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination - No Explanation
My boyfriend was called in for a meeting Monday morning, to find all his belongings packed and told that "his services were no longer required." ... seemingly for no cause. When asked, "we are not at ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Compensation Reduction
Employer in Pennsylvania - Employee in Connecticut Salary $63,000 cut to $30,000 without notice, paid bi-monthly - the reduced amount showed up in the bank. A partner is sending $1,000 "make up" check... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation
I have been recently denied employment because of information provided by preious employers. I have found that there are conflicting stories between background investigations done by two separate pote... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Wrongful Termination and Non-compete
Very recently I was wrongfully and suddenly terminated for no good reason from a salaried sales position in California. I had just been given a stellar performance review days earlier, was the top rev... applies to California  ·  1 answer

WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN NYS. I am looking for a bit of advise on what to do. I worked for a LLC and loved it. Just recently my employer had her secretary call me. When I called back and spoke with the owner she told me that I was fired for supposely sayin
WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN NYS. I am looking for a bit of advise on what to do. I worked for a LLC and loved it. Just recently my employer had her secretary call me. When I called back and spoke with the... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination while on Sick Leave
I have been off of work on approved disability/sick leave. My doctor requested an extension for leave and it was denied. We are currently appealing it - I'm still off work. A colleague said they may t... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Constructive discharge due to hostile work place
I resign from my job last week. To be more realistic I feel as though i was forced to quit on my own. I felt oppressed,and intimated in many different ways . Under my old supervisor management five gi... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Wrongful dismissal
Working as a contractor at two different sites, I was "dismissed" from the assignment based on false allegations and no follow up to my rebuttal pertaining to the allegations. I have now been out of w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was termintated from my employer after 5 years of exceptional work history for missing deadlines from a female supervisor. Prior to her promotion I never recieved any type of disicplinary action fro... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Wrongful
Can a freelancer be rejected work because of a previous affair? My boss just wrote me an email telling me that we couldn't work together anymore due to his wife finding out about his infidelity issues... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination, racial discrimination
I was asked to resign from my Manager's job at Kaiser but I refused and was terminated. I was terminated for upgrading the staff to a higher paid grade. We are union. I also tried to discipline some f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Hi my Name is Joe the job I worked at don't tell you what you need to keep working their Geogroup does a back ground check and the ice does one months later hr doesn't tell you what you need for a ice background check
wrongful termination I was let go because I didn't turn in paper work for a background to ice in time hr didn't tell me what I needed applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination
I worked for a bio-tech company in NY, which relocated to MA. Some of us were offered to relocate and given moving expense money and a cost of living increase in pay. The relocation occured in April. ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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
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

Relocation Agreement
Upon accepting my last job I signed a re-lo agreement that has pay back terms if I leave within 24 months. If they terminate me, there is no pay back. The situation is wihin the first 9 months we have... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I would like to reopen a investigation done by the Merit Systems Protection Board
The case for wrongful termination was not addressed and I was forced to resign by signature to receive my paycheck. I was never allowed to sit at my desk. I did not know the rules. So they said I neve... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Do I have to report termination if I was rule to be terminated without just cause?
I was terminated from my at-will position as a teacher with a Delaware school (technically a state of Delaware employee). The Department of Labor ruled that I was "discharged without just cause" and I... applies to Delaware  ·  0 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

WRONGFUL TERMINATION
MY POSITION WAS ELIMINATED AFTER 9 YEARS WITH THIS COMPANY. TWO HOURS AFTER MY POSITION WAS ELIMINATED, MY EX-BOSS APPOINTED SOMEONE TO THAT SAME POSITION. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IF A POSISION IS ELIMI... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I am looking for a lawyer who would work on contingency agreement. My case involves multiple cases from defamation of character, to slander, discrimination, Wrongful termination, also lying to a government official while under oath!!
I have been employed at my job for 3 1/2 years and was part of a UAW union but was wrongfully terminated over a Facebook post, which was about a football game. I'm the process of firing me the HUMAN r... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

what is wrongful discharge? and what happens when a union wont fight it?
since when is it contractually legal for a companY that is bound by a union contract to punish employees for breaking minor rules that lead up to and including termination, while letting others get aw... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What are my rights for a wrongful termination when told to take an early layoff?
My plant is closing in September. After a minor dispute I was asked to leave and take an early layoff with severance by supervisor. After over a week of calling different hr people a guy called back a... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

harrassment
recently i was informed by one of my employees that another employee was planning on filing a harrassment lawsuit against me personally for alleged "verbal harrassment". I informed this employee to te... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I work for 2 different companies in a local dept. store. First for the salon and for the maintenance company the store hired to clean. I was told if I left the salon that I would have to give up maint... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case for constructive discharge?
I have been working at a medical office for 6 years as an administrative assistant and my employer recently told me that I would have to start working in the clinical part of the office. I do not have... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

Laid off while others in same position were not
56 year old male, 20 year employee in mgmnt position. Have had melanoma (surgery 3 years ago) and have to be monitored every 3 months. Plus just had kidney stone "blasted". Example is recent hire (one... applies to New York  ·  3 answers

Is this justifiable?
I called in on my day off, was told by boss that we should be filling out the check for EVERY (loan) customer reminded her that she has worked in that store and was aware that we do not fill out the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I worked as a director for large services company and reported directly to the CEO. The business year of 2002 and 2003 was very successful for my department, and I was awarded as The best PS director... applies to California  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination threat
Hello, I am 18.5 weeks pregnant. I have been out for pregnancy related illness for 24 hours total since June. I have also used 12.5 hours of my FMLA time to go to the doctor and other appointments. To... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I was chosen for a random drug test i knew i would fail. Since i worked for a at will employer I quit on the spot. They changed the code to being fired for refusal of a drug test. Since technically I quit is that considered wrongful termination?
Along with that my direct deposit for that week (my second to last check) was reversed... after I had already started paying bills then the paper check mysteriously got lost in the mail when everythin... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Claim for wrongful dismissal
My Employer has terminated my employment based on an issue when working on contract with them in Singapore two years ago. He is citing an email I wrote then a legal agreement. My arguement was that th... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

Wrongful termimation
Hello I have bartended on Sundays at a bar in PA for the past seven years. I have never called out or had a complaint made about me that I am aware of. This bar has been owned by several people over t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Do I have a case for wrongful termination?
I was terminated from my previous employer on May 23, 2001. I have not contacted a lawyer since that time due to not having a job and no means to fund a lawsuit. I am now employed again, but am afraid... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal for my daughter she is at 30% discount on her time not on work time withmy bank card or friends bank card or anything like that it all is that legal from her job big lots
Wondering if my daughter has a case regarding wrongful termination due to use of her 30% discount employee discount on her break or on her time off with anybody else's card but hers applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

Is overtime pay a matter of policy or law?
In the Matter of At Will Employment,over-time pay and working longer than 6 days per week. Are this issues law or are they a matter policy, and if a company doesn't have any written policy in regards ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination,retaliation and misrepersantation of union
first, i am a union member. next, one morning i was dispatched to my employers shop, after i arrived i was greeted by a project manager with my last paycheck and told the company was letting me go, i ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Forced/ Rushed Non-compete under threat of termination.
My C.O has just recently updated its non compete. They are forcing the sales force to sign immediately under threat of termination. How long do I have to have to look over this document or get it to l... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

I work construction I'm a foreman. A new superintendent was it on my job, that didn't know bridge work and we started bumping heads. But my work was not effected at all. Me and my crew received a award from the the main office for my bridge. Three days la
Do I have a wrongful termination. The union did get them to change my poor performance. They couldn't warrant it. But they wanted me to apply for unemployment to receive money. I want them to compensa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I was wrongful terminated by my boss who was intoxicated
My boss showed up to the work site drunk to bully and intimate me. I stay on site and put up with his attitude. I left the site with all my tasks complete AND hand delivered the samples to the lab. He... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

"insubordination" to an officer of same rank.
I was terminated by a county sheriff for "insubordination" to an officer of the same rank as myself. In our contract with the county it says only a supervisor can give a "lawful" order, and that the c... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS ?
I have been working for this company for almost six years. Last year, I was promoted into management and was sent to Illinois Upon my arrival, it was clear that things were not going to work out.I hav... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is being terminated for financial reasons a form of wrongful termination when in fact the company was still hiring?
I was let go due to financial reasons as the company I worked for lost a huge client. However they were still in the hiring process. I was informed that when things change I would be brought back. How... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Wrongful discharge & rejection of litgitimate employment application.
After explaining to my relativly new Community Development & Environmental Health director in March 2011 of the "illegal operation" of a "Tattoo/Body Art" establishment that I as an State Registered E... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Terminated due to affair
I was a contract worker at an agency. My boss was the director. My boss and I had an affair. When HIS supervisor found out, I was terminated from my position due to "unprofessional behavior". My boss ... 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

Am I able to pursue a lawsuit for wrongful termination while receiving unemployment benefits?
I was terminated from my employment while on an approved documented medical leave. A few days later, I applied for unemployment benefits and was determinate eligible. On the day that I was expecting t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Are lead employees allowed to discuss the conduct of their subordinate to a 3rd party that is fam d?
When a Dept Lead - in this case, one step above supervisor, discusses a subordinate's behavior to family/friends (Lead's daughter in this case)not employed by the same company; is this a wrongful act.... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination
I was terminated from my position as an Instalaltion Manager on 9/5/06. This was upon return from a scheduled vacation. Seven days prior to my vacation, I had an extreme anxiety attack at work brought... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Do I have a case for wrongful termination
I have 30 plus successful years in my related field, I changed companies in May of this year (replacing the bosses son)and was recently terminated after sending my boss an email which addressed issues... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

Employment terminated for supposed HIPPA violation. Can I sue for wrongful termination?
2 postings on Facebook page led to allegations of HIPPA violation. I have documents showing I did not violate HIPPA 18 Identifiers or PHI. Ex-employer blocking IDES unemployment pay. Have appealed to ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

In what year was MGL c149 s148, as it is written today, signed into legislation?
I need to know when MGL 149 s148, a.k.a. MA Wage Payment Act, as it exists today, was approved as a law. I've traced the law back to the early 1900s, but the wording has changed slightly over the year... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

but what about the right to be free from retaliation?
I have a discrimination case against my employer, I already filed that with the ACRD, but this was an unemployment hearing. I gave notice of intent to resign because of the discrimination I was subjec... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

I was told to step down from a position with no options to remain with the organization. Was I fired?
My employer was fearful of a wrongful perception that others outside the organization would have of me so he told me to step down from my position without any options to remain with the organization. applies to California  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination/slander
Hi MEL.... This is an awesome website. My question is for a serverance pay agreeemnt can I change some of the language in the agreement for example. The agreement is standard and does not include the ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retaliated against or discriminatory?
I was terminated ironically before I could have an "open door" meeting with upper management concerning 3 employees who were working off the clock, having kids 10 or younger working in store, stealing... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

I was recently terminated for a supposed error in a clients payroll! The business owner, my boss stated that I made an error that is now costing my boss over $700 out of her pocket so that the client don't have to pay for our error! I knew this to be untr
! I called the client and she confirmed that my boss was lying and that there was no error on my part and my boss most certainly did not have to pay anything! I believe my boss is going to contest my ... applies to New Jersey  ·  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

I was wrongfully terminated by a large financial services company. In the end I was awarded a eighteen month severance at full salary and benefits after signing a non-disclosure agreement. It involved whistle blowing, sending fraudulent data
Large financial institution, wrongful termination, whistle blower, ADA issues employer settled. I signed to terms of settlement and non disclosure agreement. Employer has deep pockets and lawyers on r... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

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

wrongfull/illegal termination
I used to work in San Diego at Leaptek(leaptek.com) as an Office Manager. In April of this year, I was told that there was no more money from Shanghai headquarters to pay me and I was let go, with no ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
I was a graphic designer at a marketing agency, and was laid off in the end of june. The reason given was "financial hardship of the company" and that my job position was being eliminated. Three other... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is this wrongful termination in eyes of law?
We were required to take a "random" drug test that made the whole company on site participate...My husband left before his was completed because our son got bit by a scorpion but I stayed and willing ... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Should I contact an attorney for wrongful termination?
My former employer discharged me for reasons that were fabricated. I believe this was in part because they were changing my working hours which I was against . I was awarded unemployment benefits. I h... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do I have a case for wrongful firing
I am a F&B supervisor who has been working 10-13 hours a day and doing work above my title, in the last month I was asked to join corporate weekly meetings. they hired a new gm. I went to work yesterd... applies to Nevada  ·  2 answers

Would making inquiries into possible illegal activities be a "protected activity"
This involves a franchised commercial cleaning company to which I was employed, (2 yrs-one raise - no disipline actions) I began to check on some of the activities of the Master Owner. I can prove on ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

abuse of 'at will employment' clause
The 'employment at will' clause is being abused by the employers these days. I am an engineer. In my last job, my employer wrote explicitly the 'employment at will' clause in the offer letter. After f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this wrongful termination if so what do I do next?
I never had a flu shot in 13 yrs at my job. last yr they started a new policy to receive the flu vaccine. I didn't get it because of my religious beliefs. So they said I have to wear a mask around the... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

fired for not signing non compete
I worked for a company for over two years as regional sales manager. It is a small franchised company and i worked directly for the owner of the NC, VA, WV, MD territory. I was given the impression at... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

What can I do about my wrongful termination?
I was recently terminated by my employer, and on the day before termination I had reported one of my residents for inappropriately touching myself and others while trying to perform care. We were all ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination ERISA for affecting Pension benefits
In PA my employer terminated my employment after 9 months service hired me from my 20 years Pension vested service by offering very attractive package. Not a good cause of performance state unemployme... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Isn’t it a pay stub violation when an employer cites a wrongful salary loss as a VOLUNTARY DEDUCTION without receiving consent? What are employee’s rights and what action can be taken?
Union threatened to file complaint for salary loss with PERB if employer did not respond by designated date. Employer was unresponsive, but after much effort finally complied by reimbursing. No charge... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Isn’t it a pay stub violation when an employer cites a wrongful salary loss as a VOLUNTARY DEDUCTION without receiving consent? What are employee’s rights and what action can be taken?
Union threatened to file complaint for salary loss with PERB if employer did not respond by designated date. Employer was unresponsive, but after much effort finally complied by reimbursing. No charge... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Retaliation for Filing Workers Compensation Claim
Retaliation- Workers Compensation I had sent an e-mail to my boss asking how I would go about turning in a Workers Compensation claim. Within 3 minutes of her reading my e-mail I was sent an e-mail st... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Discharge Question
I was told over the Christmas holiday that my job was being eliminated because of organizational changes. I was an Admin Asst, and whenever I would ask for a job description I was told to refer to the... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Was I wrongfully discharged?
I was terminated yet gived the opportunity to resign for using a company computer for personal email use. Later it was disclosed that it was not the violation of the Company Computer policy, but the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

defamation/wrongful termination
I was terminated suddenly after 6 weeks of work. I wanted a reason, and I was told they would not discuss it with me. I never had any discipliary action or warnings. Management met me in my office one... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Discrimination/wrongful termination
I have been discriminated against as well as wrongfully terminated. I was recently terminated from my Supervisor position. The reasons stated on the termination letter (which I can prove to be false) ... applies to California  ·  3 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

wrongful termination and defamation
I was terminated on the charge that I deleted logs on the server because I was connected. The charges were based on witness statements . I had an opportunity to inquire questions from the department a... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

How then am I supposed to work if a company uses ADP? The second question, since then I have been l
I sued 5 companies and 1 individual on several different counts which included, sexual harassment, whistle blowing, sexualassult and battery, wrongful termination, and more. The case was settled out o... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

I left a very large organization back in Jan because an email from my direct supervisor advised to not share information about a formal audit with my customer. The audit showed that my company owed them money but we were going to advise there were no find
I worked for a very large corporation out of Nashville TN. My customer was another billion dollar organization that brought in 100 million in sales yearly to my company. There was an audit that was ge... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

I was an employee for the Florida Department of Corrections. I have recently been terminated ..
I was an employee for the Florida Department of Corrections. I have recently been terminated on the accusation of a crime not pertaining to work. At this time I am just being accused of this crime, I ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I am a teacher who resign from a charter school. I sign my
I am a teacher who resign from a charter school. I sign my "at will" contract" back in march-April, but now I found a new job and put my 2 weeks notice on July 27. The school terminate me immediately ... applies to Texas  ·  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

After winning our unemployment appeal against Verizon, should we hire a private attorney?
We won our unemployment appeal against Verizon. We have in writing by the State that Verizon indeed violated the EEOC's 2011 agreement with Verizon as well as discrimination (I have muscular dystrophy... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

i was in the hospital for a week total between two different occasions and i had doctors notes for both times. When i called my boss, he told me to
I was fired after my boss advised me under text not to worrry about coming to work but to take care of my health. I did exactly what I was advised to do and provided a note to prove I was having medic... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Do we conciliate, or take them to court and sue them?
My fiance worked for a fortune 500 company as a field service technician several years ago. He, almost immediately became what they called a "Remote Tech", which basically meant he worked remotely fro... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Am i a case of Discrimination ans/Wrongful Termination?
My former employer is a privately owned convenience store with 5 (going on 6) Gast stations+A tire shop+ A Comfort Inn; all of which have different business licensing but are ultimately the same compa... applies to Nevada  ·  1 answer

Defamation/Non-compete/and wrongful termination
I was recently fired for "gross misconduct" for being insubordiant to an Operations Director hired as a consultant for my company. It was never communicated to me that he was my superior or that I rep... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
My mother, who worked as a housekeeper for HealthCare Services, recently got terminated for not signing a contract with her employer. My mother, who only has an 8th grade education asked her employer ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have a wrongful termination case?
I am an independent contractor who was being used as an employee, violating IRS employment laws. Also my employment contract was fraudulent. The number of current members that I was to manage was stat... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

freelancing while you have a full-time job
I work for a national trade magazine and freelance for local papers and magazines as a second job (since magazine editors don't pay much to start with). I've been doing it for more than five years. Re... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have a case for wrongful termination?
I had been friends with a fellow manager during the duration of my employment. Recently, my husband and I split up. When this friend found out, he started to make advances both at work and off work. H... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Selective Policy Enforcement, Employer who fails to follow own policy
I am wondering what my legal options are, if any. I was terminated for "Poor Attendance" based on a progressive disciplinary plan. Per policy my occurences were to be reviewed on a said date, which di... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination?
I was just terminated from my job after an investigation for sexual harrassment. The company told me that the result of the investigation was that I had not sexually harrassed anyone, but that in the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

isn't retaliation unlawful whether or not you can prove the discrimination was unlawful
I was discriminated against because I was subjected to adverse actions which had a negative impact on my income and job security for reasons that were not performance related or justifiable by any oth... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

My unemployment benefits have been pending for 5 weeks
I am just wanting to check all avenues. I was terminated for interviewing with another law firm on my own time after work hours (how they found out I do not know), but the policy manual states seeking... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Wrongful
I was laid off after 6+ years of employment by a man who's construction business was in trouble when I was hired. I helped him increase sales from $1M+ to $3M+ in the first two years. I was always giv... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Unemployment compensation appeal by former employer.
I was terminated for violating company policies in April 2009, and had to have a hearing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (telephone hearing) to determine if they would pay my unemp... applies to Ohio  ·  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

How to change the wrongful termination law?
I was terminated in January 20 of this year. My question is when was the statute At-Will passed and which states? I use to love Texas but so far the laws here really SUCK. Things change times change I... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Fired for something the company cannot prove - wrongful?
According to the plant manager, I was fired because an employee that worked for me, recently filed a complaint and said I was verbally abusive to her. This is in fact not true, I have never had an iss... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

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

Is there anything I can do ?
I am writing you about a problem that I am having with my employer. I was put on Administrative Leave yesterday, 10/6/09. The customer was verbal assaulting me and I decided to remove my self from thi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongfully termed while in notice. No payment was offered for severance or vacation hours earned..
I was recently termed 2 days after I provided a 30 day written notice to quit per the policy. No severance was offered nor was I offered the vacation hours I earned while I worked. The reason they sta... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

my boss became my lienholder and harassed me nonstop about personal issues on the job
my boss became my lienholder and for four months he and his wife would make me clock out and come into their offices to harass me about the lienholder agreement - they told me my son could not live wi... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

My husband had the position of Plumber at work. He was demoted over a year ago to General Maintenance Worker. He was deducted $1 an hour for the demotion. The reason was because he didn't have a Plumbers license. He is still practicing the same duties wit
My husband had the position of Plumber at work for 8 years with good performance. He was demoted over a year ago to General Maintenance Worker. He was deducted $1 an hour for the demotion. The reason ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can my husband be terminated during surgery leave?
My husband had hernia surgery on Jan 18th 2013. He gave his employer notice and informed of being out for 6 weeks. His HR person told him to go through FMLA, which he did. They denied him protection d... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

Does this constitute a constructive discharge?
My husband worked for a small trucking company, he worked for this company for almost 4 years. For the last 3 1/2 years he has had one specific coal haul that he did. The only time that he did not hau... 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

Wrongful demotion.
The other day I went into work and my boss tells me that she has to demote me. The first thing that she says is that she needs me more available. I am also a full time student so the only thing that c... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Wrongful demotion.
The other day I went into work and my boss tells me that she has to demote me. The first thing that she says is that she needs me more available. I am also a full time student so the only thing that c... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 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

Do I have a wrongful dismissal suite against my former employer
I was fired for sexual harassment on Friday October 22, 2010. I was asked to come into work on my scheduled day off to help out at an office I had managed until the earlier that week. I had recently s... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Hello so I started working for a small vet clinic on Dec 12/07 and was discharged on 3/25 after being called stupid I told the Dr I would not carry a conversation until he could respect me. He then told me then get my things and leave. I signed a contract
Hello so I started working for a small vet clinic on Dec 12/07 and was discharged on 3/25 after being called stupid I told the Dr I would not carry a conversation until he could respect me. He then to... applies to Arizona  ·  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

Denied promotion due to pregnancy?
I am a college professor and last fall applied for tenure. When I met with my dean to discuss my application, she jokingly said that she didn�t recommend getting pregnant. The irony was that I plann... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I think I was wrongfully terminated
I have a felony record. On July 18, 2005, I was hired by Ceja Corporation out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a position on their Ponca City seismic crew. I was hired by the Ponca City supervisor. During the ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Wrongfully terminated without progressive discipline
I was terminated without notice today, without any form of progressive discipline, for what I consider to be an error in judgement while executing my retail job duties for The Bombay Co. Recently I co... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

County Agency wrongful denial of FMLA
The county agency I work for has a habit of denying FMLA (it appears for people they don't like) for good reasons. One person was forced out because he had diabities. His FMLA was denied for this. The... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can my employer discharge me even when I provided a Doctor excuss?
I am a bargaining union employee at my company and my supervisor discharged me because my doctor excuse did not state that I was unable to work on that day, but it stated that I was excuse from work f... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I sue for wrongful termination and discrimination instead of breach of contract if the employee fails to provide payment in accordance with an executed severance agreement? I was employed in South Carolina. However, the company states the laws of Nort
I was terminated without warning or official reason. I signed a severance agreement in exchange for releasing the company of any liability. Company provided 4 weeks of payment but now has stopped, vio... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Did I experience institutional discrimination at my place of work resulting in constructive discharge? I had worked for A Company between April 2011 and March 2015. During my employment I experienced promotions into newly created positions as I continued
I had worked for A Company between April 2011 and March 2015 in Silver Spring, MD. During my employment I experienced promotions into newly created positions as I continued to take on more and more re... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Severence rehired and fired
i worked for ABC Sliced Bread in S.F. Ca. I am a member of Teamsters Union. About 5 weeks ago the plant i worked in closed. On the last day we were given all the pay we had coming except the severence... applies to California  ·  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

On June 28, 2017 , I got really sick at work , went to the dr and returned back to work on July 3 2017 with a note and worked 4 hours , then I got really sick again and went home. My dr said I had heat exhaustion and severe dehydration he recommended I st
On June 28, 2017 , I got really sick at work , went to the dr and returned back to work on July 3 2017 with a note and worked 4 hours , then I got really sick again and went home. My dr said I had hea... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

On June 28, 2017 , I got really sick at work , went to the dr and returned back to work on July 3 2017 with a note and worked 4 hours , then I got really sick again and went home. My dr said I had heat exhaustion and severe dehydration he recommended I st
On June 28, 2017 , I got really sick at work , went to the dr and returned back to work on July 3 2017 with a note and worked 4 hours , then I got really sick again and went home. My dr said I had hea... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination for sexual harassment
My husband was the construction superintendent at a subdivision. He supervised a crew of 3 construction assistants. A young lady was recently hired to handle customer service. She was not getting alon... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

USPS employee within 90 day probation terminated for a wrongful outstanding warrent?
I was hired by the USPS 2 months ago as a PSE Clerk (Non-career.) I have excelled in my job & training, already completed my certifications & classes; and was going to be promoted to PTF (Career) as s... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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  ·  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

Wrongful termination
I have been with this private healthcare facility for almost 2 years. I was gonna move to a different area, and my administrator was hounding me for a two week notice. During this period I had changed... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination and Defamation of Character
I have worked for a company for the last seven years as a Property Manager. The owner of the company has always been volatile but I made the choice to stay because I liked my job. One of the condition... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

When to bring claim of
Please look at my information. I have been in a family business for 12-14 years. The majority stockholder has used a variety of intimidation and actions to keep control of every aspect of the business... applies to Ohio  ·  3 answers

STD/FMLA situation. refused to accommodate and FMLA lapsed. ODJS D/c without just cause.
I had a massive blood clot in right leg and was on STD/FMLA. My lovely boss would not agree to hold my RN educator job (desk)so my physician cleared me to return to work. I was using cane. Restriction... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Wrongful termination
I was recently terminated after a protracted situation with a major federal security contractor. The story goes like this: About a month ago, I was approached by two supervisors who informed me that t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Demotion
When I started at my company a year and a half ago, I was hired as a Director to manage operations and relationship managers for one part of the business and the parent company had a separate Director... applies to California  ·  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

Was a wrongfully terminated? And can my exemployer really sue me?
I was fired last week my employer told me it was because no one on the crew liked me and he was tired of the drama. Also he told me I was fired because my wife was talking on Facebook about how I neve... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

employer discriminated against me during pregnancy and terminated me without just cause
In the early part of 2001 I informed my employer that I was pregnant and due in November. Almost immediatly afterword I suddenly found myself being witten up and placed on warning after warning. All o... applies to California  ·  1 answer

At-Will? Wrongful Termination?
I live in San Jose, Ca. California currently abides by "at-will" employment laws, supposedly allowing an employer to terminate an employee's position for any reason. But. . . . I work(ed) in an auto d... applies to California  ·  1 answer

how do I prove wrongful termination for title 9 in Michigan?
Hey Mel, So far I've been told that I don't have a case. Im hoping you can point me in the right direction. I worked for non-profit private university in Michigan for 5 years where I was a top admissi... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

IS THIS CASE APPLICABLE FOR THE WRONGFUL DISMISSAL
I started with this company thirteen years ago with the job title Technical Support Manager (Grade 21 - exempt employee). Since then, I have been promoted to Grade 22. Three years ago I was transferre... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination
Do I have any chance of winning a wrongful or constructive termination case based on the following: Wrongful constructive termination I live in a community in PA. It is a HOA. For the period of 5/05 -... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Was I wrongfully terminated ? I was fired for
Was I wrongfully terminated ? I worked for a company as a general manager and was excelling fast. I was told I was the next for promotions and things were great. I got a call from my boss and was ques... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Am i a case of Discr
My former employer is a privately owned convenience store with 5 (going on 6) Gast stations+A tire shop+ A Comfort Inn; all of which have different business licensing but are ultimately the same compa... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Can I be fired (without notification) while on maternity leave?
I had my son 8/24/12, I was not due until 9/15/12. I had sent in all required FMLA paperwork, even had my Mother fax it to ensure it was there a monthy ahead of due date. While I was off I recieve a l... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

wrongful termination pursuant to public policy
For your review, if you can please assist me with this case or refer me to someone. On June 6, 2007 ; I filed a complaint with the IRS about the city of Crescent City not paying employment taxes and n... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have grounds for action?
I am leaving my current company due to a better job opportunity and lack of opportunity for growth in my company. However about a year ago I took a voluntary demotion and wonder if I have any grounds.... applies to North Dakota  ·  0 answers

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 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

Do I have a case for wrongful demotion?
I have been employed at the company for 5 years as a manager. (I am no disclosing the specific management title). I have an exemplary background with personnel reviews for back up. About a year ago I ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Wrongful Demotion - Harm to Professional reputation
I've worked for my employer for almost 10 years. I recently was promoted from a Manager to Regional Manager. The recruiter forgot to process a Motor Vehicle check and reach out to me 2 weeks after i a... applies to California  ·  0 answers

FAILURE TO INFORM EMPLOYEE INJURED EMPLOYEE OF BENEFITS, AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION
ON 9/11/00 MY DOCTOR DIAGNOSED ME WITH BI-LATERAL CARPAL TUNNEL, AND WAS TOLD TO APPLY FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION. WHEN I INFORMED MY EMPLOYER, THAT I WOULD NEED TO FILE A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM, ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unemployment benefits being denied, Wrongful Term, No COBRA offered
Hello there. I was terminated from my position as a general store manager for a large retail chain after 6 years of excellent performance reviews. I never received a single written warning or discipli... applies to Virginia  ·  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

Are these actions dicriminatory per the ADA?
Ok, mine's a little complex, so bare with me. I have an ADA disability, and ended up in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks. My disability is one that is episodic and chronic, with frequent flare ups that le... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Am I entitled to unemployment while seeking an attorney to represent me in wrongful termination
I started with Carbonair Environmental Systems in June 2016 and effective January 01, 2017 Carbonair was Purchased by Proact Services Corporation. My position was Controller/Administrator for the Sout... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Wrongful termination in Kansas/ discrimation due to disability
Hi! I was employed at a call center in Kansas for 2.5 years. After a lengthy battle with my employer, I was finally granted a reasonable accommodation which was to join the work at home team. In addit... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Discrimination, Wrongful Termination and Wage Dispute
My husband was terminated from ******* as a result of absences resulting from my ADA covered illness and hospitalization. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Type 1 in 2005... applies to North Carolina  ·  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 need to know if I have been wrongfully terminated and what my options are.
I have been recently terminated from my job. They wrote dishonesty as the reason. I had used gift cards for purchases for work which usually they have a company card but there was not one available. A... 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

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

at will- right to work state
In lay mans term can you explain what an "at will" state means and what are the employees rights under this law? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Termed after almost 10 years in a comapny after a new boss on board and additional duties assigned
Hi...I was employed for 91/2 years with the ame company, always got great appraisals, etc. About 8 months ago I got a new boss along with new duties and during the traing time of the new duties I brok... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Replacing a laid off employee
If my employer lays me off, can they then legally hire someone else to do the same job I was doing? applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Pay Cut for No Reason
As of this morning, my wages have been cut by 1/3. This has been done for no other reason than I make more than the other people in my department. I have been with my current employer for over 2 years... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Please help with assault , workplace violence, & bullying by management
Hello, I need some guidance and possibly representation on a workplace violence, harrassment, bullying, and assault issue. My daughter was physically assaulted at work by a member of the management te... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Termination for Inquiry of Unemployment Rights
I recently was terminated from a small mom and pop company for bringing to the work place information concerning unemployment benefits. The company is a fundraising company that works with the local s... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongfully discharged?
I have been in Sales and Sales Management my entire career and have recently found myself unemployed from what I believe to be unfair practices. I was working in the Cleveland area and had been recrui... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Am I due my vacation pay
I was trying to disipline a subordinate where I was a supervisor. The employee refused to perform a tasks wich I assigned her to do and walked out. A few days later my supervisor called myself and the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

PLEASE HELP.........Stressed out!!
I was employed by a towing company that contracts will Auto Club, I was told repeatedly to dis-obey the law by overloading a tow truck. I was screamed at repeatedly and was verbally abused by the mana... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I resigned my position am I entitled to unemployment compensation.
Am I entitled to Texas unemployment compensation if I quit my job in an office after over 10 years? I am almost to retirement age with several health problems. Due to stress and repeated demands to wo... applies to Texas  ·  3 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

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

employer illegal activity caused termination
along with not paying my agreed upon salary, it has been determined that the employer never withheld any income taxes for any employees during the same period of time that i was employed. When I confr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Constructive termination, daily explosive stressful atmosphere.
After working for the same company 5 years, owner one day demanded my resignation after coming in late without calling in. I was only sales person, each year better than previous, working on best year... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Wrongfull termination
Becuase of poor office ergonomics my neck and upper back as well as extremities have developed acute pain. I have been seeing a physical therapist for about 2 months now. I discussed with my managemen... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer make me resign?
I had a simular question but this one is slightly diffrent. I am employed and have been empoled for 10 years, in a company of 20 employees. In december i had to use my my disability insurance for a me... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

How do I fight unemployment disqualification if it was a voluntary quit?
I worked for employer for 2 1/2 yrs. Began as 1099, then salaried, then the company started suffering financial difficulties & required me to take an Independent Contractor status. I went from a salar... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Fired for failure to falsify critical paperwork
I was let go by my employer of only 30 days this morning for refusing to "fudge" data related to critical quality control characteristics of parts. These parts are used in commercial aircraft, militar... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Retaliation?
Recently I contacted the GM of the company I work for on behalf of other employees. The Office Manager in our office as well as another member of managemnt had been making derogatory comments about so... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

my employer told another employee that i was committing fraud to unemployment insurance
A fellow employee told me our boss told her in a private meeting that I was attempting to perpetrate unemployment insurance fraud. This is a falsehood. Is this slander? When I confronted my boss and t... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

Collecting Unemployment under a resignation for unethical behavior?
I'm curious if I'm capable of being granted unemployment given I have just put in my formal resignation at my job. I was the Director of Marketing at a consulting firm that was owned by one person who... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Wrongfull termination
I believe I was recently wrongfully terminated. I was an assistant store manager for a corp. I made the decision to give 2 of my employees and myself gratis (free items that vendors provide the compan... applies to Arizona  ·  2 answers

Delayed Severance
Is a company allowed to specify that they will only pay the severance amount if no other work is obtained prior to a date 4 months later? I was laid off in 12/11 and will be paid 4/30/12 but only if I... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Fraudulent representation
An employer represented to me in the job interview that pre-qualified appointments would be made for me. I had to go in and consult/sell. Many of the appointments were not in fact qualified. *** Sever... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Do i qualify for unemployment if my hours got reduced by 90%
I have been working for a dental office for almost 5 years, recently my boss told me that she could not afford me any longer, so she would have me there a few hours a week, do i qualify for unemployme... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

I was accused of stealing a phone and fired...
I was called to the office where 5 people were standing... I was then told a phone was banging off in my bunk.... I was told to go get the phone or the police would be called... I mentioned that they ... applies to Florida  ·  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

Employer is eliminating my job. Will I be eligible for unemployment?
In June, I was handed a Performance Improvement Plan which was supposed to be reviewed 30 days later. Now, they are asking me to sign a letter stating that they haven't seen the desired level of impro... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unlawful Termination
I was accused, then terminated from employment for violating a WORKPLACE policy OFF the job, on my own time. The company accused me of posting a racially derogatory comment on a PUBLIC Yahoo message b... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

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

Potentially fired for telling people they could be potentiallyfired.
I've been sent home pending a decision as to whether I should be fired for telling people in a meeting that they could be fired for falsifying medical device manufacturing information. (I do Quality A... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

wrongfull termination / union misrepresentation
one year ago i was working as a route driver for a baking co. and was a substitute for another route driver. I serviced a store that has a manager who has a reputation for be degrading and extremely r... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Mental and verbal abuse & harassment
I worked for a small company-10 employees in the office svereal hundred in the field. My boss was the owner-I reported to him. A mean, nasty little man who for 11 months bitched at me constantly--I co... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Cut wages, If I quit, do I still get severence?
I am an V.P. of an Ohio based company. Due to lack of funding, everyone in the company was put on a mandatory lay-off for 3 weeks. At that time, it was verbally said that those employees that would go... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My employer asked me to take a lateral move from Director of Business Development to Director of Admissions. I declined and tendered my resignation with 30 day notice. They have already filled the Director of Bus Dev position so in what capacity do I have
I have been working for a skilled nursing home since October 2014. New administrator brought his own Bus Dev director in. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer


What are my legal rights if I am the victim of an assault at work, and am terminated? applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

transportation Fees
I'm in outside sales, When i started with my company, I was paid per mile that i put on my personal vehilce, which was below the standard. then when they realized how many miles i was getting paid for... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Govt contract - did not have a teaming agreement and the "partner" stole it, any relief?
I found the "perfect" contract - my first one to bid on for the Fed. A company that I had talked to for about quite some time - with no experience in the type of work/skills was supposed to be HELPING... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I have worked for my employer for 16 years no write up great work habits this month out of no where I was falsely accused of things i didn't do so my employer decided to push me to 3rd shift which I can not do since I am not at this location they are slan
I have worked there for 16 years the manager at the salon accused my of things I did not do an my boss is trying to push me to a shift I can't do I ask her to fire me an she won't since I'm not at thi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have to disclose if I've had a record expunged?
I had a misdemeanor for an NSF check back in the 1990s. It was expunged. I'm now applying to the state of Ohio for my teaching license. One question is "Have you ever had a criminal conviction sealed ... applies to Ohio  ·  3 answers

reclaim Unemployment benefits
I was fired from my job for missing work because I was arrested and was in jail for 14 days before I could post bond to get out since then my charges against me have been dismiss for a crime someone e... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

contract not renewed because medication side effects
Is there any case where the employment contract was not renewed because the employee had an inappropriate interaction with other people at work - raised his voice inappropriately according with other ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What can I do about this?
I was working with an employer and was told it was only going to be a summer job. But recently I was told that they wanted to keep me and that they were firing another employee and they wanted to prom... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

slander
This question is in regards to my father. He worked for an IT consulting company that assigned him to a large company where he worked for a couple of years. Last week they told him that a cleaning lad... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Current Employer Blocked Me From New Job
I have been working as a department lead for a grocery store for four months. One of my distributors changed routes, leaving his sales rep job open. I interviewed for the position, and was told that m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Hired for wrong job, fired for lack of experience?!?
Hired through an employment agency to process home loans for a well established bank. I let them know I had no previous mortgage experience, and was told not to worry, they have a three week training ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

tampering with production databases
I recently was asked to resign as I was told that I had introduced a change to one of our production databases. This change caused a lengthy period of downtime on a production application/ I freely ad... applies to California  ·  1 answer

disabled supervisor
my supervisor at work can't talk, he uses a computer typer that hangs around his neck to comunicate to his employees. would it be discrimination to ignore his typed commands? very loud machines in the... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Can I quit and receive unemployment?
I have worked for a company for a couple of years and have undergone many troubles: temporary pay cuts, temporary and involuntary pay deferrals that remain unpaid, broken agreements, and doing more th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

clarification of wrongfull termination
What qualifies legally as wrongfull termination? How can I research this topic as it pertains to Texas law and what conditions would a terminated employee have a case against the employer? applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

Job Offer Contract
I was offered a position that was a promotion in my current company but because of special rules during a recent merger was told by hiring manager (senior executive) that I would have to take a latera... applies to California  ·  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

Can I take them to Small Claims Court ?
Dear Mel! I was terminated in October from my job of 5 years. I have taken them to the unemployment board since they denied my unemployment. The board found that I was not responsible for the separati... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Employer Threats
I found out that my employer was not paying me what we had agreed to in the interview. I went to him and he adjusted my salary and called it a raise. I bought up the subject of the raise. He said that... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Nexus between Arizona telecommuting to Nevada company
I reside 90% of the time in Nevada and work for a Nevada company. I would like to move back to Arizona and telecommute from Arizona to a Nevada company. Does telecommuting from Arizona to Nevada const... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

terminated for ending an affair with boss
My wife just informed me of an affair she was having with her boss, the owner of a school/camp. It lasted about a year and turned sexual about 2 months ago. My wife broke down and ended it recently. T... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Quitting job based on salary misrepresentation, is it "just cause"
I have a job in sales. When I was hired they quoted me an "average" salary I could expect based on commision. In reality I am making less than half of that amount. Is this reason "just cause" to quit ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can a boss pay employees cash for per deim?
This employer has been paying his employees late (2 wks or more) with cash when payroll checks bounce. Once the payroll checks started bouncing, he started paying per deim in cash. He usually shorts h... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Some Companies Don't like Ethical Questions
Hello, I was recently terminated from a company in what I think was the end of a retaliatory process. It started with my requesting an ombudsman or arbitrator, after I had not been able to resolve som... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I just found out that I am "ineligible for rehire" after an industrial leave. What are my options?
Hi. I was employed with a national Health Care Organization for over 13 years, before sustaining an industrial injury. My leave ran out before I was able to return to work, thus my employment with the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Termination for refusing to sign an authorization form.
Can an employee be terminated for not signing a "Combined Disclosure Notice and Authorization Regarding Background Consumer Reports"? The employee has been working for the company for over 6 years, an... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

termination during maternity leave
I have been on maternity since Dec 2011. I recently applied for for an extended leave through my employer & was informed by the leave of absence department that I had been terminated (the term date wa... applies to California  ·  4 answers

Cann an employee request the video of what was alleged alligation
I was terminated because I allegedy took a piece of candy from the gift shop which i go to at least 5-10 times a day. I asked to see the video Because I don't remember doing this I am confused... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Accidental Overtime?
Employees punch time card either early or stay and clock out after quitting time. Neither is time worked nor authorized over-time. Because the time is on the card, are they entitled to overtime pay? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do I have a case??
over qualified, but hired with job description. management deligates all work load to me then go's shopping online. management was found out then terminated. Replaced by unqualified individual with no... applies to California  ·  1 answer

2 Weeks Notice - company terminated me
This morning, I gave 2 weeks notice to my employer as requested through the company handbook. My manager called to let me know that today would be my last day and that I would not be paid beyond today... applies to Connecticut  ·  2 answers

wrongfull termination/does Texas employment Law protect people from this
My wife worked at a company were her duties not limited to answering 7 phone line for three companies and various administrative duties. She was called into the HRO reps. office and told that the owne... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Should I fight this
Was fired because I left the job not telling the management after being belittled by my boss in front of other employee's. He used foul language and I got flustered and went home to get my composure b... applies to Iowa  ·  2 answers

Has the statute of limitations run out?
I was with Wal-Mart retail for at least 3 years as an overnight Stocker. During that time I became stressed out from the way the manager's ran our crew. I was doing the scheduled task time for a somet... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Was terminated.. Have questions on it.
Hello, In September of 2004 I was terminated for buying cigarettes for a minor. It was an honest mistake, I was outside and the kid was crying, saying that his dad had beat him up. He didn't want to g... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is it against the law for an employer to ask me if I needed a day off for mental health?
I recently resigned from a job in corrections. I was under investigation for inmate/staff relationship, and accused of doing acts while working. This is false, I admit that I was probably flirty but, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is this a case of gender discrmination or am I crazy?
I have worked as a sales rep in Houston for a New York company for 3 years. I recently resigned because I felt I was being discrminated against. The company who will remaing nameless, hired a less exp... applies to Texas  ·  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

Fired for a crime I didn't commit, for which they haven't a shred of proof.
I'm a server in an upscale restaurant who was recently fired for closing a check out in the wrong amount. My employer alleges this was intentional and fraudulent, even though it would've only been a n... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employer fires at will to avoid paying BIG commisions
Can an employer promise (in writing) to pay a 10% commission on sales (expecting salesperson to sell $2 mil) , but when salesperson overachieves to the tune of 15 mil, the employer fires the salespers... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Fired for filing workers compensation claim
My husband was hired at a small company less than 8 employees. He went to the dr. and was told he had carpal tunnel. He then went back to work & told his employer he wanted to file a workers compensat... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Demotion
I was recently informed by my manager that I am being demoted from my management position to that of staff. He emphasized that the action is not performance related, nor due to budget pressures, and m... applies to Illinois  ·  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

I was discharged from a temporary position for being wrongfuly accused of damaging property.
I was working through a temp agency for a company. I was discharted on August 17, after having worked there since November 2009. I was due to be hired as a full time employee on August 23. I was told ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Do I have a case if terminated almost 3 years ago?
I have worked for a retail company for 15 years as a front end manager. I was pregnant in 2009 and went on FMLA in August 2009 until October 2009. Upon my return, I was given lots of papers to sign wh... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Need a lawyer that can win retaliation case for this bookkeeper.
I have a 17 years stable, continueous work history with high integrity. Until this year. My Ex-employer denies that they fired me. They are refusing to pay my annual performance based bonus that I ear... applies to California  ·  2 answers

i was fired for something that i did not do. in the state of vermont does my former employer have to give me my job back?
i was falsely accused of theft. the cops got involved and cleared my name. applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

I NEED TO KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE
I WORKED FOR THE CIYY FOR 26 1/2 YEARS. IN 2005 I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE PLACED AT 311 CALL CENTER - EITHER TAKE THIS POSITION OR BE WITHOUT A JOB. THIS JOB CAUSED A LOT OF STRESS TO THE POINT OF MY DR P... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer lay me off when I'm on disability? They had to outsource my job because no one could do it. I've been off for 9 months.
I am on medical Disability, hey had to outsource my job because no one could do it. I've been off for 9 months. applies to California  ·  2 answers

No performance review, then fired.
I was recently fired shortly after telling my boss that I was unhappy in my position. We agreed that he would support me while I found a new job and I would help him get someone to take over my job. A... applies to Ohio  ·  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

getting fired while on FMLA
My husband is on FMLA and we recently found out that his employer is reviewing his record and considering firing him because of abcenses. Can he legally be fired for taking days off when he is sick wh... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Harrasment before last day.
I believe I was harrased at work, because they already knew I was leaving. And then that manager fired me over nothing? I believe he is doing it to other employees should I pursue any legal action to ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

A Pickle
I am a systems engineer with my firm. My company recently tested their employees product knowledge with a series of exams. The first exam was for systems engineers, about 40 people. During this exam o... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

discrimination
I was fired when I complained to a board member and also to my supervisor about payroll being inconsistant and even with non - negotionabe funds on a few occasions applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Sons hours cut in half employer told him if you go to unemployment you will be fired
Sons was hired for full time now hours cut down to like 24 hours due to company only got outside work. When he asked his boss if he should go to unemployment he said no. Fired one guy who did. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Discriminatory/Voluntary Termination
I was recently laid-off from a company and was told that job my job was going to another department. Before I left they hired a temp to do my job and that temp is no longer there but now there is a ne... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I am being asked to resign or be terminated. What are my rights?
I have been working at my job for 5 months and my boss has told me that she does not think I am the right fit for this position. I spoke with HR and he said I can resign with 4 weeks notice and get my... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Concialiation in a discrimination case
Hi, I recentely received a "reasonable cause letter" from the EEOC, the agency found that it is more likely than not that my employer discriminated and retaliated against me, it states the reasons for... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Statue of Limitations on Unlawful Termination
What is the Statue of Limitations on Unlawful Termination in New York State and Federal. applies to New York  ·  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

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

fired while on workers comp.
while on workers comp my job fired me saying they eliminated my position, i have worked there for 15 years and my position cannot be eliminated, impossible, someone else is doing my job right now, is ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

company buyout job elimination
I have been employed on salary since 1990. On 11/15/02, my company was sold and I was given an status quo employment contract through 3/31/03. On this date the new owners all but told me my job would ... applies to Illinois  ·  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 an emplyer rightfully lay off an employee 10 days before starting maternity leave?
I am 8 months and 3 weeks pregnant. All of my paper work is set up to start disability on the 29th of this month. I am having a scheduled C-section delivery on the 29th of this month. My employer info... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

unlawfully terminated?
On Friday I was told my by my employer that I was being "let go", because the company was restructuring. My employer sited "personality conflicts" and my inability to do certain tasks (none of which w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-competition Case
I've worked with company A as sales person. President made me sign non-disclosure/non-competition agreement after I've started working for a week. I was badly treated and sexually harassed at occasion... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Have I been discriminated for pregnancy? I was "laid off" the day before I was to return.
Do I have a case for Pregnancy Discrimination? I was employed by the company for 4 years. I recently had a baby and was due to come back to work on May 22, 01. My position was Customer Service Trainer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can they force me to work full time?
I worked for a Mental health institute for almost 7 years. When I began there, I worked 2 days a week. Shortly thereafter I accepted 3 days a week, then they wanted 5 days a week, and I explained that... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Copy of Investigation Document?
Hello, I recently was fired from my last position. I submitted a formal complaint to the head of HR in January stating many complaints such as harassment, threating texts, sexual discrimination about ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

AM I RESPONSABLE FOR MAINTANCE OF MY BOSS TRUCK
I DROVE A COMPANY TRUCK AND THE WINDSHELD GOT SCRATCH. IT WAS NOT MY FAULT. THE WINDSHELD WIPER BLADE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE WIPER BLADE WAS WAREN OUT. I,VE ONLY HAD THE TRUCK FOR THREE MONTHS MY ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have a right to earned commission?
I was in an employment contract until May 15, 2001. The employer told me I did not please them with sales and goals expectations. This was a salary and commission position. The contract stated if I de... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Took new job and got laid off in 2 weeks. I am denied benefits, how can I appeal this?
Worked a job for over 2 years, and left to take a better paying job. Worked 7 12s for 2 weeks and got laid off due to lack of work. My benefits are denied because I wasn't at my new job for over 3 wee... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Unemployment denied
My husband voluntarily left his employer of 23 yrs to seek employment with another company. After 3 months with this company, he was laid off. Upon filing for unemployment, we found out that he is ine... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Merger related job change / elimination - Employer won't agree to severance.
I am a long-time employee of a major financial institution, which recently went through a merger. As a direct result of the merger, my position, as I have known it for the past 5 years has completely ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Will I qualify for unemployment benefits?
I was discharged on 8/12. I filed immediately for unemployment. I was told that I could put whatever I want about the seperation from the company on any application moving forward. HR Told me I could ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Should I file an appeal and file with State personnel review board?
My unemployement was denied. I was terminated. Company stated I did not follow agency protocols and procedures but are unable or unwilling to tell me what procedures I have violated. I desperated need... 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

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

My son was terminated from his job for a probation violation he is in jail they refused work release
my son was terminated from work for a probation violation he signed a last chance agreement from his emplyer he needs help applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Position eliminated while on disability
During the time I was on short-term medical leave my salaried position was eliminated. For the first six weeks I was receiving full compensation. Now I'm receiving 70% of pay since it is now considere... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Getting out of relocation obligation
My company has a policy requiring employees to repay and relocation expenses if they quit or are fired in less than two years from the date of relocation. After being relocated, the company changed ce... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I had a mental breakdown due to stress and anxiety from work. The more I tried to do wht was asked the more I was told I was wrong and written up. The treatment I received enhanced my mental state to the point of
wanting to end my own life. And that was told to my employer. The last day I was in the office I was repremanded as usual and advised them that my doctor felt I should be in a hospital program and tha... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

Resign or be terminated, chose to resign can I apply for unemployment?
Due to another employees misconduct and the supervisor wrongfully including me in the diciplinary action notice I was given the option by upper management to resign or be terminated. I was told by uni... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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 recently put on a PIP, which I stated, before it was written to the HR rep, that the goals were unattainable. They gave me the goals any way. In the PIP, my employer states,
I was involved last year in a dispute regarding my new contract, which also involved a PIP, and a reduction in pay. The year before I had been involved in a case to have my manager investigated by HR ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

demoted, paycut, unemployment, earned vacation time pay
I have several questions. 1)I began working for my employer in 1994 as hourly (punching a clock) plus commissioned sales, I received no pay for sick or personal time. In 1998, I was placed on straight... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination- Company policy and state law
Say I have been terminated, which I have, and company policy requires a written final warning before termination, but termination came before the final written warning. What legal options do I now hav... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I was harassed and stalked by a volunteer/coworker and my boss did nothing because she is a friend of the harasser. I filed a eeo claim now I'm being transferred. We will be having a mediation an I want them to not prevent me from getting unemployment if
Should I stipulate during my mediation that they are not to appeal a request for unemployment if the need arises? Also how much should I ask for monetarily during the mediation? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

The proper procedure for terminating a Village Administrator was flagrantly ignored.
Approx. 18 months ago I was dismissed from my job as a Village Administrator in Chauncey, OH., for the reason that the new mayor wanted a more "physical" administrator. I lost my leg in a farm acciden... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to demote employee without notice when FMLA has expired?
I was in an auto accident and was put on leave by my doctor because I could not perform my regular duties. As FMLA came close to expiring I was not informed at all, but received a letter from HR three... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Upaid wages and expenses
I was working for a AT&T vendor as a wireless test engineer, for abour 9 months. The company is based at West Monroe,LA. After I resign the position on 10/13, and still they didnt paid me for my last ... applies to Louisiana  ·  2 answers

harassment
I work in a family owned business and was falsely accused of having a sexual relationship with my employer's husband. Do I have legal grounds to sue for defamation creating a hastall work inviorment, ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Employer grabbed me out of anger
I was recently asked to resign. As I was cleaning out my desk my director watched. She became very agitated while i did. I went to my computer to delete any personal emails. She told me no and turned ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

whistle blower then fired
My employer fired me for turning her into Occupational vocational rehabilitation for fraud. She lost the contract then she fired me. Does this invalidate my non compete??? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Laid off 5 days before starting date after relocation to CA
I declined two other offers after I accepted the offer from a California company. They agreeed to pay for my relocation after I start working. I shipped my car and furniture from TX to CA, bought a pl... applies to California  ·  3 answers

My company closed my home office while I was away on an expat assignment. Now they are pressuring me
My company closed my home office while I was away on an expat assignment. Now they are pressuring me to accept a change to my assignment and a new agreement that is less favorable to me. I am an Ameri... applies to Florida  ·  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 I contact my employee's doctor if he is exhibiting unacceptable behavior?
The company in question is very small (6 employees), and all employees are friendly and open about personal issues. One employee is on medication for an anxiety disorder. When he doesn't take his medi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have legal rights against a verbally and psychologically abusive boss?
I've been working for an internet-based home office company since January of this year. Over the past 4 months, my boss has become both verbally and psychologically abusive to me. He had always had em... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Terminated before probation period ended
When a person is terminated during a 9 month probation period, note the probation period does not end until 10/18/00 and termination is to be 10/6/00 because employer states that employee has been una... applies to All States  ·  1 answer

In-accurate Commission Pay
I have been working for the same company for over 3 years and recently I have found out that a certain number of part numbers have not been included in our commission report. This affects several empl... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

After calling in sick for three days, I'm being forced to resign or sign a new offer letter with a significant pay cut by being put on unpaid admin leave?? Is this legal especially when I have 165 hours of pto saved up?
After calling in sick for three days, I'm being forced to resign or sign a new offer letter with a significant pay cut by being put on unpaid admin leave?? I am an exempt employee and I have 165 hrs o... applies to California  ·  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

Boss is retiring in April. How can I ask for severance pacakge?
My boss - CIO of a major financial company in Midtown Manhattan is retiring. His last day is April 1st. I am his assistant. I only work with him. HR approached and informed me they will do their best ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

I was denied unemployment because of my lump sem severance package
I was laid of in February from my full time job because of lack of work, My severance was based on my pay and the number of years that I worked for the Company, the Company did not fight, but Ohio une... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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 company is forcing me to do unethical things, can I quit and receive unemployment benefits.
I work for a school. They have been accepting federal student loans for students. Instead of returning the overage, they have been paying employee's and bills and then bouncing the stipend checks writ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

assault in the work place by a department head
What legally can be done when an employee is physically assaulted by a department head in the work place? The employee is suffering from depression and anger and it will not shake off. applies to Arizona  ·  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

Can an employer request a non-smoker and scent free employee?
Can an employer request that prospective employer be a non-smoker and scent free if the position is working in an controlled enviroment (clean rooms). Or is this something that can not be asked due to... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer cut my hours if i go on an interview?
Recently i came into work dressed up after meeting with a recruiter and since this incident my hours have been cut sometimes a low as 8 hours a week from a normal 40 hours. I was told by my shift lead... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I have been a permatemp for 7 years, is this legal?
hi, I have been working for an appliance company in Los Angeles, CA. for 7 years. They have me filed as a temporary employee. My pay check from the company says A&S temp. Which is a company owned by t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is there anything anybody can do for me? I am desperate at this point!
I have been at Blackhawk Network for over a year now. I worked for Anna Lockhart and she was a good boss. Then there was no more need for me to be at that position and I was transferred under Bertha M... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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