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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: My Boss stated they were going to fire me when I give birth. I will have been here for 8 months when I go into labor

I know I haven’t been here for a year so they don’t have to give me paid leave and that’s fine but can they honestly fire me for giving birth?

Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell answered on Nov 26, 2021

The short answer is yes and no. It is a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to discharge someone for giving birth. Still, the act doesn't require an employer to provide any preferential treatment to a pregnant woman. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the only job protection... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: Is it illegal for my employer to deny me an opportunity to make more money when a rotation in my title to do so is set.

Ok. Long story short. Huge order every home game for NFL team. Delivery drivers take the order. I am one. 11 years same company. Many unethical and illegal situations. This is most recent. So there is no confusion ,because the tip is generally a couple hundred dollars, a rotation for delivering was... Read more »

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Robert Grant Pennell answered on Nov 20, 2021

There is nothing illegal about what you describe.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: I got a notice that my lease was being terminated at the mobile home park where I have lived for 10 years. What can I do

The current property manager clearly has a problem with me as she continually writes me up for ridiculous violations, but doesn't write up other homeowners for the same violations.

The Notice was dated 11/2 and says my lease will expire 11/30, and I have 60 days to leave the premises,... Read more »

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Robert Grant Pennell answered on Nov 18, 2021

Unless you have a current written lease with a specified term, you are a month-to-month tenant. You indicate that you have lived there for ten (10) years, which suggests that you likely don't have a current written lease agreement. To clarify, I am not talking about a written lease that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: This squatter is in Texas County MO. No lease , no money exchanged. Where do I find the unlawful detainer form to file?

I originally was going to rent to this person, but too many lies made me change my mind. I did let him get the electric in his name while many repairs were made that he had agreed to pay for. He never paid for any. I paid him to put the roof on and owed him $300 more, which I told him I would pay... Read more »

Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell answered on Nov 18, 2021

From your description, it appears that this individual was on a month-to-month lease. As such, either of you can terminate the lease at any time upon providing at least thirty (30) days' written notice before the start of the next month. If you provided written notice to this person on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Missouri on
Q: I declined a flu vaccine at work. My name was posted publicly.

Is this a HIPPA violation?

Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell answered on Nov 18, 2021

Laypersons commonly misunderstand HIPAA to have broad application, but that is false. HIPAA doesn't apply to employers generally. It only applies to healthcare providers and those working with or on their behalf (i.e., health insurers, medical records providers, etc.). So, no. Your employer... Read more »

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