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Slovakia is an EU member since 2004. What your boss wants to do is illegal anywhere in the EU. We can ignore all your arguments why it took longer, fact is you were employed for three weeks, therefore he must pay for three weeks. That's all that counts legally: you were employed, therefore he must pay. So tell him this, don't enter any discussions, and if ...


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First of all, thank you, personally (1), for stepping up and making the right decision. We need more engineers human beings like you. I am completely on board with your assessment and current decision to fight the scam. Go ahead. One kind suggestion: Please ensure you have double backup (backup for the backup) of the required data/information to prove the ...


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First, do not sign anything. You should have signed any relevant paperwork before the recruiter got you the job...why would they have more for you now that the job is secured? Second, do not sign anything. Yes, two points to very much reinforce the point. At this point you have signed paperwork with the company in question and the recruiter is out of the ...


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As far as I can tell, this wasn't work-related and doesn't impact work in any way, so there will not be any repercussions to either you or your coworker. However, an eagerness to disclose this on your own (which is different than being asked about it and lying) will make your coworker(s) and management view you negatively.


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Regarding the first question, "is it legal?" questions should always be posted on Law SE, not here. As for your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn has the ability to change your email address associated with your account. It should be in your profile settings somewhere. You should change that.


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You do not share information with anyone outside your company without your manager’s explicit authorization. You should forward this email to your existing manager immediately, and you should not respond to it. You do not know if the pending manager has been vetted and/or signed all appropriate NDA's with your new company. This new manager is not yet an ...


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He got the agreement letter and when he was reading it he has founded that unfair term. It is "You can't join any competitive company of us within 5 years when you resign from our company". It seems like this is totally unfair because 90% of the time he has to work in software/web development company even after resigning from new company. How to ...


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She does actually have a contract, even if not even a verbal contract was discussed. She has a contract because she turned up for work, and they let her work instead of sending her home. It’s small claims court, and if she is really annoyed she can call HMRC, tell them that she was working for this company and ask them to check whether the company paid her ...


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Let's flip this one around for a bit. Imagine the situation: You're the PR department for a well-known global firm A new hire comes along and wants to publish some research done prior to joining The new hire won't let you see the contents of that research The upside here is pretty small: it might turn out that the research is ground-breaking and the ...


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No, you should not accept their offer, and you should absolutely pass on this candidate. This is horribly unprofessional and in the USA would widely be considered unethical. Anyone willing to offer code from their current employer without properly explaining why they can do so is someone who clearly has a disregard for intellectual property. The reason they ...


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Get it in writing. Save a copy of said confirmation away from company hardware. Violating software and service licenses are the kind of thing that, if they are caught, can really screw over a company. They will want someone to blame and an unscrupulous windbag will end up deleting any emails on the company servers related to their 'request' and make you ...


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How do I handle this conflict between Helen's religious freedom and Mark's sexual orientation? There is simply no conflict here. Religious freedom doesn't mean you are allowed to "insult" or "talk shit" about coworkers. Helen can think those thoughts, but she cannot vocalize them to coworkers and thus harass them - such harassment simply has nothing to ...


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Take it to management. I hope you have a good reason for not involving them in the first place because they're certainly going to ask. Making potentially illegal recordings in the workplace is not going to reflect well on you and you'll want to be apologetic about that as well. Workplace theft is a serious issue. It's one of the few valid reasons for a ...


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Bring it to your manager. Since it sounds like you're not in direct contact with this client or involved in the sales/offer process, this is above your pay grade. Whatever you do, do not directly approach the client about this. In most cases this won't be an issue and they'll react reasonably. But we've all known clients to which the word "reasonable" ...


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Find a lawyer You've made a great ethical decision by choosing not to help your employer perpetrate their scam. I admire that. But no-one here can tell you the right (and safe) way to continue. We don't know where you are, we aren't familiar with the law in your area, and most importantly we aren't accountable when something we've advised you to do goes ...


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Update your linkedin profile IMMEDIATELY, report possible fraud to them. Change the email from your work email to a private one. Get a lawyer to send a cease and desist order to your previous employer. Ask your lawyer about identity theft and criminal impersonation charges. Also ask your lawyer if you're permitted to reach out to the clients.


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Go see a lawyer. My employer has informed me that this was a mistake (they won't communicate it in writing) As a general rule, when companies have the force of law on their side (and even when they don't) they send demands in writing. When they don't, it is usually because they are doing something they don't want someone to see. Who that someone maybe ...


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People who don't get adequate breaks tend to not pay attention to their job as well. People who are really hungry also don't pay attention well. This is an accident waiting to happen. As Patricia Shanahan pointed out in a comment, you can fix the lunch issue by closing the course for a short time while everyone eats lunch. As for the other breaks, to ...


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If there is a widespread fraud (which is exactly what is happening here from how you describe it) then eventually one of your clients will figure it out, and the will subpoena anyone that works on these projects. I would personally seek legal counsel at this point. You sound like you're in a bit of a legal situation that needs the guidance of a professional ...


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Not sure if my suggestion makes sense in an Indian context but here goes: You could Withdraw your complaint Get the verification Secure a new job Re-submit your complaint, or make a new one


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Note: this answer is based on the original version of the question and assumes that the paperwork refers to NDAs or similar paperwork that someone might reasonably object to signing. If it's simple administrative paperwork then that's part of the leaving process and the below doesn't apply. Talk to your manager. You should say a variation of the following: ...


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Just putting aside the ethical aspects here, there are very real legal considerations. In many jurisdictions, the work done by private investigators is regulated, with training and licencing mandatory. I assume you've had no training around the types of information you are legally allowed to store, and to what lengths you are to go to in order to collect it....


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Maybe your communication approach could be slightly different. Instead of just saying you're reluctant to use those pictures, try to provide a solution. "Is it OK if I use other slightly different images, especially ones which are free of rights?". Since you have taken the responsibility to solve the problem you've presented, he might be more willing to ...


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Am I legally obliged to do it or can I refuse it alleging that it's not my job because that's not our business and what I was hired for? Refusing to do you job is called Arbeitsverweigerung and a reason for an Abmahnung, the first step to being fired for cause (Verhaltensbedingte Kündigung). Basically, even religious reasons are no general excuse for ...


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Contact a Lawyer immediately. You do not have a choice at this point you are stuck in a legal conundrum. If you change the numbers, and they get caught and you have not proactively protected yourself then you are going to be the one and only fall guy. If you try to go it alone you can expect to get similar treatment as Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden (...


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This is not a decision you want to spend a long time contemplating: the longer you take to act the more suspicious it will look when you eventually come forward. I really see three options: 1. Honesty In this situation you are - somewhat - putting yourself at this company's mercy, and also counting on their generosity, which may be ... silly. You go to ...


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You are completely misunderstanding what religious discrimination is. A law against discrimination means you can't treat people differently for being religious (or make rules that conflict with a faith just for the sake of it). It does not mean religious people can do whatever they want. A good litmus test for whether something is religious discrimination ...


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Ask the candidate about the situation. You actually don't know whether the candidate has been given permission to disclose this code. Rejecting them out of hand without knowing that is an overreaction. Ask them explicitly if they have permission. You will presumably get one of these answers: Yes I have permission. With a plausible reason. It's up to you ...


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I am not a lawyer but generally speaking, here in the US any work done while on the clock (i.e. being paid by your employer) is the property of your employer: work-for-hire. Had you taken the pictures while not on the clock you would be considered the owner. If the editing was done off the clock you're probably not under any legal obligation to provide your ...


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