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Friday, January 2, 2015

Former Employee Files Suit Against LANS, Co-workers

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/former-employee-files-suit-against-lans-co-workers

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hysterical jackassery all around.

Anonymous said...

What a nightmare. Contradicting your manager is generally bad at the nuclear weapons labs. Not surprised by the outcome.

Anonymous said...

"...A former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee filed suit Dec. 11 in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe against Los Alamos National Security, LLC and three co-workers.

Suzanne D. Coyne issued the complaint against LANS and three co-workers including Nicholas Degidio, Gail McGuire and Jackie Little. Coyne's husband Robert J. Coyne Sr., joined her in the court action filed through their attorney, Paul W. Grace, Esq.

Grace spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post and said that the complaint he filed on behalf of his clients is grounded on the wrongful treatment received by Suzanne Coyne as a LANL employee. Her claims are based in breach of contract, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act, and other wrongs committed against her by LANS and its management, agents and employees, including failure to follow policies and procedures relating to safety and security in the workplace, rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, reports of co-worker misconduct, and workplace violence..."

Anonymous said...

"...Her claims are based in breach of contract, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act, and other wrongs committed against her by LANS and its management, agents and employees, including failure to follow policies and procedures relating to safety and security in the workplace, rights under the Family Medical Leave Act..."

Sounds very much like the DOE 708 complaint filed against LLNS in 2014. LANSLLNS Coincidence? Right.

Anonymous said...

It's not spelled "LANSLLNS", 6:11 PM.

Its spelled "LANSLLNSBECHTAL".

Anonymous said...

If you're going to claim to know how it's spelled, at least spell it correctly.

Anonymous said...

Read the entire article. Unbelievable ! For the assault Ms. Jackie Little needs to spend a year in Los Alamos county lockup !

But here is something to keep in mind. If you are being harassed, threatened, verbally or physically abused, immediately open your door and call out to colleagues. Get some witnesses ! Confront the abuser in front of witnesses so the abuser will incriminate themselves - in the heat of the moment. Call Security and file a report. Then go through your management chain.

Anonymous said...

"...Read the entire article. Unbelievable ! For the assault Ms. Jackie Little needs to spend a year in Los Alamos county lockup !

But here is something to keep in mind. If you are being harassed, threatened, verbally or physically abused, immediately open your door and call out to colleagues. Get some witnesses ! Confront the abuser in front of witnesses so the abuser will incriminate themselves - in the heat of the moment. Call Security and file a report. Then go through your management chain..."

To avoid and defend against "independent observer" or "3rd Party" legal entanglements, LANSLLNS managers will demand last minute meetings with no stated agenda in the hope you will not have adequate time to request 3rd party attendance.

Such meetings are usually held in the managers domain surrounded by manager subordinates, therefore "opening the door" will have minimal impact.

If you request a delay (not refuse) to attend such a meeting without a 3rd party present, you will be charged with insubordination.

However, if an employee requests a "policy clarification" type "one to one" meeting with Manager A, you can be assured Manager A will arrange for uninvited Managers B and C to attend before agreeing to attend your meeting, if they respond to your meeting proposal at all.

The employee has to determine if the LANSLLNS situation has a high likelihood of a positive outcome. If it does not, hire a lawyer and have your lawyer communicate his or her purpose to your managers and Staff Relations without delay.

Anonymous said...

Have worked with some of these managers in the past, and I'm not surprised by their behavior.

Anonymous said...

Have worked with some of these managers in the past, and I'm not surprised by their behavior.

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