Sir: I am a military wife and health professional who accepted a PRN position at a hospital in Maryland in 2015. My immediate supervisor openly pursued and encouraged an environment of sexual inappropriateness with one of the employees. Both of them made

Sir: I am a military wife and health professional who accepted a PRN position at a hospital in Maryland in 2015. My immediate supervisor openly pursued and encouraged an environment of sexual inappropriateness with one of the employees. Both of them made numerous attempts for me to participate; the male employee then began to harass me when the supervisor was not around. I reported the issues to the hospital, my supervisor who was part of this behavior, and Aramark. Aramark and the hospital did nothing; my supervisor wrote an e-mail stating she would discuss the issue with the male employee; she did not deny the allegations; she, however noted that she had not had a chance to speak with him. in the meanwhile my supervisor was leaving for vacation and I would be managing the department and patient care as the sole practitioner; meanwhile this male was still harassing me. I resigned applied for Maryland Unemployment; received it; and then, Aramark challenged it. Maryland Unemployment did not properly investigate my claim; they did not included the facts of the case. I contacted the governor's office for assistance and was assigned a case manager this was in the fall 2015; I paid taxes on $7000 of unemployment for 2015; and, suddenly I receive a vague letter stating that I am being investigated for possible fraud. There is no postmark on the envelope; there is no signature; there is no employer listed. I call the governor's office to speak to the case manager and was given someone else. I am transferred to two different departments and I am told there is no fraud case; but that I owe over $3000 plus interest; to call a collection bureau. The collection bureau states there is no interest only a collection fee of over $500. Now, I am receiving e-mails from these folk; and, no official mail has been sent. I have asked for facts in the case and the answer is pay the bill; no facts are provided. I was sent a summary of an interview dated October 20, 2015; I was never present; nor phoned for such an interview. The fellow from the governor's office called late in the evening and left a message - suggesting a deal? not clear on message; but what is clear is that there is no transparency; no official explanation nor facts presented. Please advise as this is most stressful; especially as my husband is deployed for the 7th time.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 23, 2016 08:22 AM [EST]  |  applies to District of Columbia

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Richard Renner
You are welcome to apply to my office for legal services. We have no charge for an initial 15 minute telephone screening, and I might be able to make helpful referrals for you.

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posted by Richard Renner  |  Jun 23, 2016 09:07 AM [EST]

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