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  • Do I have a case of "Discrimination"?

    I'm a black man working in a small prominently white town in Indiana. I took this job due to my unemployment expired and came to enjoy it. We're a franchise with 4 other stores in other small hick towns in indiana. I'm the only black man out of 200 employees within this franchise. The entire staff is made up of all white gender. I've been here for 6 months, worked hard and has not been given a raise or consideration for a promotion although Ive asked to be considered for higher up open positions. My boss in my department walked out 2 months ago then quit. Therefore, I was appointed to carry the load until they name a successor. I carried the load and bonused on my payroll check for reaching my dept. goals. This boss that quit was brought back and placed at another of our locations that was hiring for same position. He worked there for a month then walked out on them too.However, as I was holding down my store, the owners and my GM hired another male white figure to take over our department. I was ok with it but not surprised. A few months later, this new guy was fired for stealing within the company. I was asked to hold things down again. Again, I was working 55-60 hours per week, showing up everyday holding things afloat until someone was hired. I assumed it was going to be me but it wasn't. Now, 3 other positions have been open throughout each of our 4 stores that deals with more money (promotion), higher title and additional experience that I would have loved I was not considered for neither. The owner hired and moved around numerous white males from store to store with pay raises when I was still holding down my department as a one man show with no raise or no growth potential. As I complained that I'm getting burned out they pulled a general worker from our warehouse to assist me in my department whereas they are seeking to allow him to now take over bc he knows the system a bit..I"m not to happy about this at all. Additionally, as I have to work the field, and visit customers. I've been threaten by customers, called the "N" word, rocks thrown at me and was told to leave the property or my black *** would be shot. Told my boss of these issues and I fear for my safety but he just tells me that's part of the job while your in that position. I have a bachelor's degree, took the LSAT exam (so so score) and very dependable. I Show for work everyday and bonus while working 50+ hours per week. I want to do something to leae this location but i have no idea what. Jobs are still hard to come by but my money, integrity and safety are at risks and most likely I wont be promoted anytime soon. None of the individuals promoted has been working there as long as I. Also,they do not have college degrees or any forms of continued education which I promote to all yong people working the store. I don't think the owners are practicing workplace diversity or is this a form of discrimination? I'm thinking of calling out national corporations employee concern number but I will wait for responses.

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics9 years ago
  • Kicked out of a night club issue.........?

    Went to a night club last night with several friends. Paid to enter the club and quickly saw the manager who I've known from this club. The manager (Thomas) was extremely drunk and has a history of getting very drunk and violent with patrons and staff during the nights he is drunk....I approached Thomas at the bar to say hello. He was very drunk. I then proceeded to say, hey Thomas, you ok? You look really wasted? Thomas just looked at me with anger in his face (I guess from the alcohol) and said, "Get this (n-word) out of my face." I was so stunned by his response that it floored me. I quickly said, "What did you just say?". By the time I could finish my sentence, Two (2) bouncers came up to me and told me it's time for me to leave when I just arrived. I wasn't there 2 minutes. I said, why do I have to leave, I did nothing wrong? The bouncers grabbed me and pushed me out the door where I busted my lip on the exit door. I was told by one bouncer that I had to leave for my own safety bc Thomas is very drunk tonight and starting fights with patrons and by the way he was looking at me I was the next victim. I thought I was dreaming!! Is this for real? I was refunded my money back and told to leave the property but my friends were still in the club who had no idea where I was. Thirty minutes later, I got a call from my friends on the cell and was advised that they were also asked to leave for their safety due to Thomas was looking and starting mess with them also. They were also stunned to learn what just happened to me.....We're all black professional men and Thomas is a red neck white individual who manages the club and has a repeated history of violent behavior with his staff and partons. Can I pursue legal action against the club, Thomas (racial slur and his actions) and the bouncers (pushing me out the door) for their actions? I'm totally honest in this story. I am still stunned!!

    1 AnswerLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Legal Question.......Slum Lord?

    I did some legal work as a independent contractor for an apartment complex. I was advised what my pay was along with my legal duties throughout this complex. I worked for 6 days and resigned due to horrible/terrible working conditions (slum lord to the tenants). I kept a record log of the work I performed along with company paperwork (memo's, emails, maintenance logs, etc). Now since I resigned from the complex due to the horrible working conditions, the slum lord is avoiding me so I cannot pick up my pay. I have no signed contract on file but all work was performed bc I have emails and a daily log. Now it has come to my attention that he has not paid anyone who had my position in the past. Is there anything legally I can do besides small claims court? I'm looking at unfair labor laws statute.

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Baby Momma question.....?

    Filed court paperwork on my ex to verify a DNA test. The baby was mine as I assumed she was. I now pay $110.00 per week in child support plus travel 2 hours every other weekend in another state to visit the baby at the baby momma's house because I love my child. Now the baby momma wont let me keep the baby during the daytime to babysit unless she is present the entire time. Even though I have a wealthy family in that area where the baby will be hanging out meeting our side of the family, baby momma still wants to still be around us all the time. I do understand mothers not wanting to be separated from the babies but damn! The baby is 9 months old now and I'm paying child support. My female cousins told me that she still wants to be with me but I'm not with her anymore on that romance level and I do believe she is holding the baby hostage when I come to visit to keep me around her. Now she is mad at me bc I told her about my new girlfriend back home and she is now preventing me from seeing the baby or having her hang out with my family....Can I do anything to get my own quality daughter-father time?

    4 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Legal Question - - Help?

    live in a nice quiet neighborhood in the city. My elderly neighbor has about 4 huge dogs in his back yard that is completely fenced inn where the dogs can run around. These dogs bark all the time. They bark very loud and the neighbor does nothing about shutting them up. When your sleeping or up doing whatever they are always barking. I like this old guy but what can I do to get rid of the dogs without causing any drama in the neighborhood? Is there a law that can be enforced so he can get rid of them?

    4 AnswersLaw Enforcement & Police1 decade ago
  • Legal Question -- Help?

    I live in a nice quiet neighborhood in the city. My elderly neighbor has about 4 huge dogs in his back yard that is completely fenced inn where the dogs can run around. These dogs bark all the time. They bark very loud and the neighbor does nothing about shutting them up. When your sleeping or up doing whatever they are always barking. I like this old guy but what can I do to get rid of the dogs without causing any drama in the neighborhood? Is there a law that can be enforced so he can get rid of them?

    1 AnswerLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Help!!! Car accident with Deer?

    I was driving last nite and a deer popped out on a snowy icey road. I hit the brakes from hitting the deer and hit a brick wall head on. I smashed up the front of my truck. Will I be issues a citation for this wreck? I tried not to hit the deer but he popped out so quickly, and with the snow and ice I wrecked.

    8 AnswersLaw Enforcement & Police1 decade ago
  • Small Claims Court issue...?

    I had a hearing in small claims court in June 2009. It is now the end of August 2009 and the judge still has not issued a verdict. Who would I file a complaint against the small claims court division/judge for taking extremely to long to render a decision? Can I file such a complaint against a judge?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Small Claims court question....?

    I had a hearing in small claims court in June 2009. It is now the end of August 2009 and the judge still has not issued a verdict. Who would I file a complaint against the small claims court division/judge for taking extremely to long to render a decision? Can I file such a complaint against a judge?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Settlement hearing? Need advice?

    Only my fellow legal heads plz respond. Got a question. The federal magistrate has scheduled us for a settlement conference this August. I filed a lawsuit against a huge corporation back in feb 09. What is going to happen in this hearing? Never been to one....Thanks gang!

    1 AnswerLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • FOX News vs. Obama.They're highly upset that he never gives FOX an exclusive interview?

    Should President Obama give Fox News they're first interview?

    3 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Why is Fox News going after Nancy Pelosi and not President Bush for his severe war crimes?

    Nancy Pelosi made a small mistake and Fox news is calling for her resignation. But Pres. Bush commited harsh war crimes and nothing is said? Fair and balanced huh?

    33 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Why is Fox News going after Nancy Pelosi and not President Bush for his severe war crimes?

    Nancy Pelosi made a small mistake and Fox news is calling for her resignation. But Pres. Bush commited harsh war crimes and nothing is said? Fair and balanced huh?

    14 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Is FOX News really Fair and Balanced?

    I say they are but ONLY to the conservative GOP....

    6 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Obama or Bush. You decide?

    Although Bush had 8 years, is it now safe to say that Obama will become a better president in 4 years vs the 8 yrs. Bush provided?

    14 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Drew Peterson question?

    I feel this arrest and a 20 million dollar bond is a ploy to just get him. You mean to tell me that a body from a drowning victim from 5 years ago is now considered a murder?? Why wasn't this body given a complete autopsy by the coroner at the time of death? This case is so strange. Besides, its Drew's word over a dead corpse. No witnesses. I highly dought that they can prove he was at fault in this murder bc to much time has now elapsed?............... Right?

    5 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago