I revealed to HR & senior management wage/hr fraud, other violations of company policy by my female co-workers w/participation & approval of female supervisor & I filed complaints w/HR of sexual/FR discrimination by female supers & co-workers, & retaliation. I was offered 14 weeks of severance provided I sign a severance contract & given 21 days to respond. I was offered more time, accepted, then asked for & got another extension until July 16. I wish to meet with an attorney to discuss this, am willing to pay for a consult, have emails & recordings re my complaints, disclosures, hostility, & retaliation. They discovered I was making audio recordings, but this was not stated to me in an email as the primary reason I was fired. My employer: in Missouri & over 6,000 employees worldwide.
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I hope you can resolve your situation and wish you the best.
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