I have a friend who works for a home care organization that is classified as a charitable organization. She has worked there for 2 1/2 years, without a single raise. In fact they have cut some of her benefits since then. They don't provide health care benefits, either. She has cared for the same female, aged 25, who has the mentality of a five year old. She is an overly violent person who has attacked my friend for no reason at all. She pinches and punches her at least once a week leaving bruises. About two months ago my friend could not take it anymore and asked to be given a patient without a history of violence. Ever since that time she has been technically employed by that organization. The problem is that she has not been paid anything during that period that she requested to be transferred to a nonviolent patient. The human resource official there has been causing my friend to jump through hoops in order to force her to quit. Then they won't have to pay for her unemployment wages, imo. They made her go to a doctor to get an assessment of her mental state. She did this and passed. They have lied often to my friend. My friend, herself has a disability so they are discriminating against a person without disabilities. Her former violent patient takes no anti-psychotic medications. Her former violent patient's family are extremely wealthy and are blaming my friend for the outcome. They have offered no evidence to prove their claim. In fact, throughout her caretaking of the patient she has received much praise from the patients. My friend is defending herself by methods I can't divulge at this time. If this ever becomes public record or the story is reported in the news then I will post it someday. When my friend worked overtime she received minimum wage for the overtime hours worked instead of time and a half. She hired on as part-time but was forced to work long hours a lot of times. The state where she works considers 30 hours full time, btw. I live for the day that the public spotlight is turned on them.