Violation of Human Rights & Discrimination

Submitted by teagleton on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:58
On May 24th, 2013 I was offered a severance package, and lost my job of 25 years.  I immediately reported it to DR, and my support was stopped, until I received unemployment, as that was garnished.  The unemployment ended, and the arrearages continued (without any income coming in).  I was fortunate to find a career (so I thought) with Sears holding, and immediately reorted my new job prior to even starting.  My pay was then garnished $1,200 a month (I was making $65,000 a year).  I completed training for the company, and then was given a store 91 miles from my residence (2 hours one way/4 hours a day and minimum five days a week sometimes 6).  I averaged $128 to $140 in fuel a week just for work alone.  The job was based on a MINIMUM of 50 hour work week plus the additional 20 hours of drive time.  I declined the position and I was terminated.  My last paycheck for a complete week of work after garnishment (no benefits, 401K, or any other deductions), just stote, federal, & local tax.  My weekly check was $400 (minus $128 in fuel), and was left with $272 a week.  It was also recomended in process that an additional $400 a month in support be deducted from my pay, leaving me with $100 less a week, $172 a week after fuel expense.  I could not afford benefits (medical, dental, or eye), no 401K, and not enough money in 2 months of saving every dollar I could just afford a months rent (nothing more).  I have no car, and had to sell it when i was unemployed to survive.  i was borrowing a friends car and my brothers car to get to work.  I could have continued to do that if it was an hour or less commute.  I was told by the support officer John Leighton that (a true quote with proof) "I cannot allow you to walk away from a $65,000 a year job"....He recommended I still had the child support of $1,600 in place.  I COULD NOT SURVIVE or even get to work, not to mention the stress of travel, winter in the NE, fuel, repairs, and maintenance of car(s) I don't own.  No benefits, no possibility to save, no credit to buy a car, and not even close to being able to pay living expenses and food.  My ex-wife is a RN, and brings a paper to Domestics stating there are no full time positions for RN's.  I even got a copy of 20 postings from her HR Department of the full time positions available, some with bonuses.  this is obserd, that I am threatened, discriminated against, and because I had a high-dollar income, I was told "I cannot allow you to walk away from a $65,000 a year job".  If I was making $10 an hour, I guess I could have walked away?  The only time I had arrearages for child support was each time I was taken back for more money, and was paying $2,400 a month prior job. Is this legal?   I have to go to a "Master" to "fight" the Support Officers decision and I feel I my rights have been violated, as I would have to work 91 miles away 70 plus hours a week with no benefits, no vehicle, and making $300 a week prior to fuel ($172 a week).  Is this legal?  Also, the Support Officer is the Mayors brother and my ex-wife is a council woman in the city's township...More Luzerne County political corruption.