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Discussion in 'Termination: Firing & Resignation' started by Klippy, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Klippy

    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    A person with a position of power that works for whitfield county used her position to maliciously get me fired from my job. I am trying to figure out if there is any legal avenue I can pursue against the county OR sue this person directly for what she has done to me/my family.
     
  2. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

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    Not enough information.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Powerful, well connected, wealthy people are UNTOUCHABLE and off limits to the laws that keep us poor, little sheeple in line.

    If you're smart, leave this POWERFUL person alone, unless you want to be stomped like an elephant stomps a mouse.

    I once mouthed off to one of my powerful, wealthy betters.

    After she ordered her bodyguards to beat me senseless and bloodied, once I was released from hospital and jail, I knew to keep my filthy pie hole closed, and not make trouble for my betters.
     
  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    Your allegations require proof. Proof is more than suspicion.
    What proof do you have to support your claim?
    Are you claiming your are a victim of discrimination? On what basis?
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Your attempt to figure this out seems like a worthy endeavor, but is there a reason why you felt like telling us that you're trying to do this?

    Given that you provided absolutely no facts (other than that you were fired), you certainly don't think that anyone here will know if you have any sort of meritorious claim, do you?
     
  6. Klippy

    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am an animal rights advocate. I worked for the City Schools as a special needs paraprofessional. The county shelter director got very angry with me when I posted on social media that she was killing animals with no cause. Long story but the group I am over helped get the kill rate of the shelter from 80% kill to less than 2% kill in less than a year. She worked with us and we helped everyway we could. Suddenly she started killing animals even though she had room and no reason to kill. I exposed her on social media. She in turn sent my employer an email along with copies is several text conversations I had with her that happened to be during the school hours. Finally after looking at my attendance, out of the 8 she sent only 2 were during school hours. I have a copy of the email she sent using her county title. I’m positive it was sent from her county computer, sent during county time and using her county issued email.
     
  7. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    So far you aren't giving any infuriating that suggests you have a reason to sure anyone.

    What reason did your employer give for why you were fired? Were you in violation of any policy?

    I'm guessing the tone of these messages you exchanged was likely the justification rather than the fact you had sent them.
     
  8. Klippy

    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Here is a copy of the text she sent in
     

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  9. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    I gather that all of this "animal rights" stuff has nothing to do with your job "for the City Schools as a special needs paraprofessional." Correct?

    So this county employee sent your supervisor (a city employee) evidence that you were engaging in personal matters during work hours. Right?

    Nothing in your follow up post supports your claim that this county employee "used her position to maliciously get [you] fired" or that you have any valid claim against this person.

    It's possible that there may be civil service laws that give you some recourse if your employer didn't follow proper procedures when firing you, but that's about it.
     
  10. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    Those text messages don't seem to have any relevance to anything, other than as noted above that you were engaged in personal matters while at work. That is not unheard of and these days is very common, so I suspect there is something more significant involved.
     
  11. ElleMD

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    So during work time you were either texting her about animals, which had nothing to do with your job, or were busy criticizing her job performance on social media. She responded to work related criticisms during work hours, using work resources. What am I missing here? Only one of you was engaged in work related tasks while at work and it wasn't you. If you are supposed to be supervising and assisting students with special needs and you are instead focused on what is happening at the local animal shelter, that is not good.

    Any recourse you might have would be in appealing the decision to terminate with your employer. You have no recourse against the person who reported your transgressions.
     
  12. Klippy

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    Her complaint came after she was exposed for killing animals which was not posted during work hours. She retaliated by complaining I was texting her during my work hours. I do not have assigned time for breaks and I could have been on a bathroom break at the time I text her. So even though she sent the complaint in signing her name with her county title (which I do have a copy of but it shows names of everyone involved) that is not considered interference with my employer? No where in the employee handbook does it state anything about not being able to send or receive messages during work hours. I know this is a common practice with almost all employees at the school
     
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    What were you told was the reason you were fired?
     
  14. zddoodah

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    You can slap whatever label you want on it. There's nothing illegal or legally wrongful with a person tattling on an employee.

    Then your beef is with your employer for firing you over this, not with the woman who tattled on you.
     
  15. mightymoose

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    This seems like a petty reason for termination. There must be something more to it.
     
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    If you were on approved breaks and you were using your phone when and as allowed by your employer, that is between you and your employer. Of course if that had been the case you would still be employed. Going on a limb these were not sent while you were on an approved bathroom break or otherwise off duty. If you weren't supervising the students that is a huge deal. That kind of thing gets reported often and gets taken very seriously, just as any other report from the public, parents, fellow staff members, students, etc. of employees potentially being negligent in their duties. The school investigates and if they find merit, acts accordingly. I'm truly baffled why you think that someone wouldn't be allowed to report this. The email address used to make the report and when that report is made is of absolutely zero consequence as far as your guilt or innocence.
     
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    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you all for your responses.
     
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    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes Failure to stay on job assignment
     
  19. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

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    Sounds right.
     
  20. Klippy

    Klippy Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have no breaks other than to go to the restroom. That is not at an assigned time. Once again this person has a vendetta against me. I have worked for more than a decade with the school system. I have never had a bad review during those years. I can assure you that from the top of administration down 95% at least have sent or replied to a text message at some point.
     

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