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HR and work emails forwarded to private email - can they be used in a court of law?

I am in a middle of a "misunderstanding" with my current employer - I have called for internal bullying resolution twice. In effect, I have got relocated, and am denied access to my work mailbox, ...
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Are police officers required to wear masks and protective gear when disposing of illegal cannabis?

I'm hoping someone here can help me identify a potential OSHA violation. In these pictures the Kentucky State Police Cannabis Suppression Branch has went on somebody's land and destroyed some cannabis ...
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Can I use a workaround I developed to bypass the internet filter at work?

I found a workaround (by writing some code) to bypass the internet filter at work. Is that considered hacking? Or perhaps violating the company's rules. I don't recall signing anything when I got ...
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Is this termination procedure legal in California?

I live in California. I occupied a position for 8 months, where I sometimes worked from home (on a company’s laptop computer) sometimes on-site (on company’s desktop computer). Everything seemed to ...
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Placed on 24 hour shift under National Minimum Wage (UK)

A friend of mine works in a care home for young adults with severe learning difficulties. These people need 24-hour care. She is paid approximately £7 per hour. She has today been placed on a rota ...
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Do I have recourse against my employer for broadcasting my suspension to coworkers?

I was suspended for a day and the manager sent out an email to at least 13 other people with suspension written on the schedule. What recourse do I have? This is very humiliating to me.
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I think I'm being unfairly punished in my workplace - do I have legal recourse?

I have suffered what I think is unreasonable, prejudiced punishment at my (industrial) job. Is there any legal recourse for me to defend against this? I'm in Manitoba, Canada. My superior is unfairly ...
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Is having a wallpaper on an office computer personal or commercial use?

If one downloads a wallpaper on an office computer for the sole purpose of putting it on one's own desktop and watching it all day (as long as there aren't any windows blocking the view at least...), ...
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Salary gaps in public sector (not due to discremination)

My relative works in the NHS as a data analyst. Her direct supervisor earns 3.5 time her salary (she knows that as the role has just been advertised and HR responded with the pay scale for the role). ...
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Hostile Work Environement (Enabled By Video Chat)

I have a work day that typically consists of face to face interactions with customers. However, my company wants to start facilitating these daily interactions via video chat that is easily available ...
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What are the rules on businesses that wish to only hire attractive females?

Many businesses feature beautiful female employees as part of their business plan and service offering. Examples include: Hooter's waitresses Sportclips stylists A small chain of drive-thru smoothies ...
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Do I have the right to get a copy of the source code I wrote during an internship? (Germany)

I did an internship in a small software company in Germany and wrote mainly two programs, one which is just an example to learn the language which has no monetary value and another one which could be ...
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Conflict of Interest for Private Consulting While Working at Company in Same Industry?

I have plans to branch out into private consulting in the field I am currently employed in. Several exisiting clients have approached me expressing strong interest in working with me privately, based ...
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Employees Opting out of Website photos

Can a website photo be an "other assignee duty" for an employee? I have a vendor who is coming to take photos of us using their software, they will share their photos with us for our website as well. ...
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Am I out of my contract with my employer if they broke it first?

When I signed onto my job, it was written into my contract that I would get a 'Hiring Bonus' of $5000 that would be paid over the course of my first year and if I left early, I would have to pay it ...
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Work Policy States Employer May Access Personal Devices

My employer just sent out an email stating managers have the right to inspect electronic personal devices used for work. This includes web access to Office 365 via web browser or app installed on a ...
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Is it legal to keep a controlled substance at work?

If someone has a prescription for a controlled substance and stores it in their desk at work, can they get in trouble? Can someone get in trouble if it is discovered?
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Is it legal to monitor an employee's computer usage without their knowledge, in Portugal?

I've posted a question that had some legal repercussions in workplace.stackexchange.com, which is off-topic over there, so I'm asking the legal part of it here. The situation is this. I'm a (...
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Is “mobbing” recognized by British and American legislations as a form of harassment in the workplace?

From Wikipedia: British anti-bully researchers Andrea Adams and Tim Field have used the expression "workplace bullying" instead of what Leymann called "mobbing" in a workplace context. They ...