My son is renting an apartment with one roommate. The lease they both signed includes a $995 deposit which they each paid half $477.50. The lease ends May 31, 2023. My son is going to move out May 31. His roommate has decided to stay in the apartment and resign the lease with my sons name deleted... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2023
Sorry to hear about your son's situation. Consulting an attorney on this may not be worth the money unless your son wants to prove a point or he can find a low flat rate for the legal work.
Your son should consider the following:
(1) Review the lease and document: Carefully... Read more »
I was discharged March 1, 2023. I applied for and was denied unemployment because I was fired for my conduct. I appealed and went (via webex) in front of an Administrative Law Judge. She sided with me. And in her opinion I was mailed it seems to me she doesn’t believe I should’ve been... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2023
Sorry to hear you lost your job and had to fight the employer over unemployment benefits. You should consult with an Illinois attorney to better understand your options, and make sure you lean on your union to help you. In Illinois, unemployment decisions are not admissible as evidence in court.... Read more »
This is in illinois
answered on May 23, 2023
In Illinois, employment relationships are generally considered to be "at-will", which means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, as long as it is not unlawful. There are certain exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine, but you must have the facts to support... Read more »
I inquired about applying at a local construction company. I have worked construction before and have good references. I asked about wage match, healthcare, and advancement, on the public ad the company posted. The owner messaged me privately on his personal account responding to my public comment.... Read more »
answered on May 8, 2023
You should check with an employment lawyer in your state to verify your legal options. However, please be advised that if you believe you were denied work based on your gender and your employer meets the minimum employee count requirements, under federal law - the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as... Read more »
But I live in Tennessee but my employer is in Gurnee Illinois
answered on May 1, 2023
If you're looking for free legal help with your Illinois unemployment benefits, the IDES does offer free attorneys on a case-by-case basis.
As of 5/1/2023, here is what IDES says to do to inquire about free unemployment representation:
As a claimant, which of the two... Read more »
The overpayments ranged from 3,000 to 18,000 dollars, the error was on the fault of the HR department and the company not having an updated budget report.
answered on Mar 30, 2023
This situation should be governed by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.
"When an employee agrees an overpayment has been made the entire sum may be deducted on the employee's first regular payday subsequent to the payday on which the overpayment occurred. If an... Read more »
I received an email of me being terminated from my employer due to being pregnant. I filed a charge with EEOC.
answered on Mar 8, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Whether you should get a lawyer depends on your goals with the EEOC Charge of Discrimination (settlement, mediation, litigation) and your damages from the experience. A lawyer will bring the expertise, advocacy and stress relief you may need during... Read more »
I had a lawyer for a reference checking company handle the situation. The lawyer sent the employer a Cease and Desist letter. The company agreed to only provide date of hire, departure, and title of position. The employer sent the lawyer a signed agreement - to avoid getting sued for giving... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Based on the information provided, it appears you have a breach of contract case. If the relevant deadlines for acting on such a claim have not passed, you can sue the employer for breach of contract.
However, it does not appear you'd have a separate action for the cease and... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2023
I'm sorry about your job termination. It's not necessarily illegal for an employer to discuss your termination with coworkers. However, it depends on what was said and who discussed the termination. How do you know your termination was discussed with co-workers? Did the discussion... Read more »
What are my options?
answered on Feb 24, 2023
Based on the information you've provided, it appears the company's refusal to hire you based on a failed drug test for marijuana does not appear to be illegal. It's really unfair as cannabis metabolites can be detected in urine even 30 days after someone ingests the drug, making it... Read more »
I work for the state of illinois. A coworker has harassed me several times recently. I’ve reported it in writing to my supervisor. I’ve sent him the email of the harassment and nothing is done. I’ve also been written up for saying “I’m not a fan of him” when referring to the person... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Not all "harassment" is illegal - or in other words being a jerk/rude is not enough to create legal claim. Instead the harassment must be based on a protected class characteristic like race, age, gender, etc. or retaliation because... Read more »
Hello. I began working at a Kroger factory in October last year. In November, i had a panic attack due to a coworker yelling at me, and I have CPSTD, and being yelled at or facing aggression of any kind sends me into panic attacks. That day, the supervisor sent me home. Before that, she told me... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Sorry to hear about your experiences. Under federal law (the ADA) you would have to prove that the employer knew you had these disabilities and that you were fired because of these disabilities. You carry the burden to prove your case. If you worked in Ohio, you should locate a local employment... Read more »
I am now at work in pain because I fear I will get more points against me. They have a system where if you get 7 points, you’re fired. I’m not sure if this is legal or if there is anything I can do in this situation. I have doctor’s notes for my surgery and my missed day on Monday 1/16/23.
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Sorry to hear about your surgery. If you had a doctor's note for taking Monday off, and your employer would not accept it, you may have a case for denial of reasonable accommodations. Depending on if you qualify for job-protected leave, you may also have a case for violation of the FMLA.... Read more »
I am 30 years old and have been employed by my current employer for approximately 2 1/2 years. I am full time and work 40 hours per week.
Recently I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS). My doctor wrote a letter for me to amend my duties based on my condition.... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It appears you asked for reasonable accommodations for your disability. The employer had an obligation to engage in a good faith interactive process to determine if you could complete your job with or without accommodations. If you want to take action,... Read more »
Quick run down, I have been working for the company for over 20 years I am 65 years old . I received a letter that I was terminated with no explantion as of why I was terminated. I have an idea its based off my age and my seniority with the company. I feel like they terminating me because of my age... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2023
I'm sorry to hear you lost your job after such long tenure. The honest answer is Yes it's hard to win a wrongful termination case, and if you sue, it could take years for a resolution. The burden of proof is on you to show direct and indirect evidence that your age was the factor that... Read more »
My daughter is currently renting an apartment with my niece and my brother(my niece's dad) is a cosigner.
answered on Apr 20, 2023
My firm has helped individuals and businesses get out of leases by corresponding with landlords to make this request. However, the possibility of breaking a lease depends on where you live and the landlord you are dealing with. For example, City of Chicago is a lot more difficult than the suburbs... Read more »
Went on leave a absence from Walmart i was fired because they didn't communicate with sSedgwick company
answered on Feb 22, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences with Walmart. I'm an Illinois attorney and handle federal employment discrimination cases and violations of federal laws. I've helped Walmart employees with this exact issue, usually by filing a federal charge of discrimination based on... Read more »
I am still employed but unable to do my job because of an injury (not work related); therefore, I was placed on an unpaid medical leave of absence and am receiving no pay. I am able to do some form of work; however, my job requires me to stand for long periods of time, which I am unable to do. As... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. If you haven't already, you should ask your employer for a light duty assignment supported by a doctor's note indicating the need to do work that does not require standing for long periods of time. The employer would then have the duty to... Read more »
I do not feel safe returning due to the nature of my job (janitorial) at a very large bar/restaurant (who has remained open) , and mostly due to my medical condition (asthma), I have a mother who is severely immounocomprised I live with/ I also think that the job in general is so physically... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2021
Here are some IDES FAQ you may find helpful:
3/16/2020 COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits - IDES
What if I‘m temporarily laid off because the place where I work is temporarily closed because... Read more »
I was injured at work, was on workers comp for several months and was cut off right before surgery by the whole insurance playing their games. my wc lawyer pawned me off to another "trial" lawyer who then pawned me off to another "new guy in the firm" lawyer who completely... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should immediately reach out to a competent attorney to address the pending lawsuit from the actual company. At the very least you will need to complete consultation to fully understand your options.
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