- Report: #990470
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Complaint Review: Florida Technical College
Florida Technical College4715 S Florida Ave. STE 4 Lakeland, Florida United States of America
Florida Technical College FMLA Lakeland, Florida
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I spoke with Lisa Velarde (Executive director) on 9/19/12 re-guarding me taking custody of my grandchild Troy per court order (which i did give her a copy of the court order to place in my employee file). I told her I would not be able to work nights starting on 10/1/12 due to the minor child not able to be left alone, and if she was unable to work with me until Jan. (the first of the year) that I needed to know ASAP, because I needed my 40 hrs per week. She stated at that time that there
would not be a problem and they would work with me. I went to her again on 9/20/12 to make sure that there would not
be any problems at all with me working the am (teaching) and the afternoon shift (teaching or helping out if needed). because I was offered another job and I would accept the other job if she was not able to accommodate. She stated that they would work with me and not to leave.
I was informed on 10/29/12 that I would not be working in the afternoons and that there was nothing for me to do to help out. I told her I had spoke to her back on 9/19/12 and that she said they would work with me. My pay check for 10/31/12 was shorted $289.64. The 11/15/12 was the correct amount because she had me training another employee to teach the Medical Billing and Coding for those 2 weeks.
The 11/30/12 check was again shorted $392.71 and the 12/14/12 check was shorted again $687.21 for a total of $1369.56. According to our employee handbook on page 69 (since I have been an employee with FTC for over 5 yrs that I am entitled to 30 consecutive days pay @ 100% under the FMLA guidelines.
Other departments have gone to Lisa asking for help and were told to them that I would not be able to help them without any reasoning behind this.
I am writing this to you not as a disgruntle employee, but I do have some concerns about my treatment in this matter. I have not called in once nor have I not done what was asked of me when it comes to doing any outside activities such as working the Strawberry Festival, Breast Cancer walks, Car Washes, Meetings etc....I enjoy what I do. I enjoy working with the students and seeing them achieve there goals and I have worked with them one on one when they have asked
I was hired on as a salary medical instructor and have been cut to hourlywith nothing in writing or even being told verbally that this would be done to me. The last thing I want to do is cause any kind of problems in this company that I have put several yrs into, but I feel that for some reason or another I have been targeted with the comments that have been made to other co-workers. I do not want to take this matter any further than this, but I am willing to do so if needed. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Addendum to the 12/18/12 letter sent out:
I recieved my pay for the 12/31/12 and was shorted once again this time for the amount of $ 261.02. I feel that I should be reimbursed for the entire amount of $1630.58. I have not received a call or email as of today from anyone in management acknowledging that I have even sent a previous letter. Letter was sent to Mike Zuccheri, Dave Ruggieri, Wallace Pond, Dr. Penn, Dean Ward and Lisa Velarde.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/03/2013 08:03 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Florida-Technical-College/Lakeland-Florida-33813/Florida-Technical-College-FMLA-Lakeland-Florida-990470. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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