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  • Do ethics count> New Jersey

    I realize that my employer can ask me to do anything as long as I'm getting paid for it...but how far does this reach?

    I have been asked to spy on perfectly good employees with long-term track records of productivity, loyalty and long tenure. My boss has asked me to spy (I'd like to add here that not only am I spying, but I'm being spied upon) on certain employees he deems 'insubordinate' - as, basically - they know their jobs and do them very well, and don't genuflect before him.

    I'm in the unfortunate position of watching my boss (and having to abet my boss in...) building cases against productive, well-liked and admired professionals (senior management) purely because their opinions differ from his.

    I am shooting out my resume left, right and center, but in this job market I am batting against the odds, but I have to get out of this company.

    I am literally sick at seeing what is happening in my workplace - blatant nepotism, preferential treatment, etc - none of which applies to me as my boss is very happy with my performance. But I am sickened by what I am asked to do, and watch good people get offered severance packages all because of his ego!

    The EPLI lawsuits are starting to pile up. I need to get away. What are my rights???

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    There is no law against observing co workers.
    Not everything that makes you mad, sad or uncomfortable is legally actionable.

    I am not now nor ever was an attorney.

    Any statements I make are based purely upon my personal experiences and research which may or may not be accurate in a court of law.


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      The only thing you can do is continue to look for work elsewhere.
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