Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: Wrong contract termination, due to the complaint about the supervisor.

Wrong employment termination and Discrimination.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 23, 2021

You most definitely need to talk with a lawyer about this, as cases like this hinge entirely on the specific facts and circumstances of the termination.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law on
Q: Can an employer suspend an employee without pay while the employee is on sick leave? Please reference the legal code.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be a violation of your leave rights or it could be discrimination against you. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Iowa on
Q: If you was fired from a job can your employer or x employer call your landlord just to tell them you was fired?

They called and told landlord they fired you right after you was fired ..and they did not have any arrangement with one another about letting one another know anything about employment or living arrangement..

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or public disclosure of confidential facts. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can an employer just spring on their employees "all calls wil be recorded and data extracted with AI to improve metric

I work for an online university, ben here 6.5 year now the admin coming up with AI "data extraction" but not telling us who extracts data, where does it end up, who analyzes the data to improve outcomes. I work with students across the USA and approx 25 % of all calls are documented as:... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes. While you are working and using the employer's phone system or receiving the calls, the conversation is not private or confidential as against the employer because at the time you are the employer- you are not taking the call as an individual. The warning about possible recording is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Employment Discrimination for New York on
Q: I submitted a religious exemption that was neither approved nor denied. My job refuses to provide any accommodations

Even though it's a department of education school and the department of Ed is accommodating teachers, my job is not taking my request seriously nor are they willing to make any accommodation for my religious practice. I was told I would be placed on unpaid leave with no regard to my request... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Sep 22, 2021

Your question does not indicate what your religious accommodation request is. Whether your employer's decision to place you on an unpaid leave is unlawful depends on your accommodation request, whether your request eliminates one of the essential functions of your job, and/or causes your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it Legal for an employer to put up a sign saying they start at a certain rate when their employees do not make that?

My work put up a sign saying a position starts at $17.25/hr. I work the position and only make $15.48/hr. My employer told a coworker that it’s because we work 32 hours a week instead of 40.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Maybe not. This is not really a minimum wage question, it is whether the employer has misrepresented the terms of employment. In CA, it is unlawful for an employer to misrepresent the terms of employment to get you to move to CA for the job. In OR? You should contact a local employment law... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma on
Q: How far back legally can taco mayo in Oklahoma go on a background check?

My bf was denied a job at Taco mayo from a domestic back n 1999-2000

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 20, 2021

Typically, backgrounds go back 10 years for credit and 7 years for criminal convictions but that can be longer depending on the job, responsibilities, etc... If it is expunged, or deferred adjudication was successful, then they will not see it at all. The State is restricted by statute to even... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination on
Q: Storemanager at Woolies, pregnant ladies injured due to company not listening to my pleas, scapegoated out of company.

Store Manager at Woolworths in South Australia, Westlakes 5021. Store making ~ $800k-$1million/week. I was earning ~ $120,000/year

Pregnant ladies x3 had severe falls due to roof leaks. Did all in my power to address and ask for assistance. Woolworths higher ups blamed centre management,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 18, 2021

You may be losing valuable time here awaiting a response on this forum - your post remains open for two weeks. If the situation you describe does give way to any type of remedy/worker comp-type relief, it would probably be governed by the laws of Australia. The attorneys here generally advise on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my employer pay vaccinated people if they get covid and refuse to pay unvaccinated people
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

Depends on the overall policy. If it happens you can try calling the human relations commission. In the meantime, why not get the shot---it has been tested on hundreds of millions of people.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I was terminated from my job position without warning or any notification

Do to a second background check I was terminated after 4 years of employment

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 16, 2021

You did not ask a question, but since you posted your inquiry under the subject area Employment Discrimination, I suppose you are wondering if you are the victim of illegal discrimination, as well as if there is anything you can do to obtain monetary compensation. While the employer did... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: An individual verbally harassed and physically threatened me at work -& there's video evidence. What are my options?

The individual that harassed me continues to work there, and creates a hostile environment.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

First step is to report this to your employer. You may also need to consider petitioning for a PPO.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: An individual verbally harassed and physically threatened me at work -& there's video evidence. What are my options?

The individual that harassed me continues to work there, and creates a hostile environment.

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson answered on Sep 17, 2021

It’s good that there is hard evidence in the case, rather than a case of he said she said. The first step is to document with the HR department at your company. Hopefully your employer will take steps to ensure that this does not happen again. If they do not, you will have a compilation of... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New York on
Q: What are the risks/benefits for resignation verses being laid off or terminated?

I'm a Healthcare provider in NYS and do not want to be vaccinated. I am being asked to resign. What are the risks/benefits for resignation verses being laid off or terminated? I understand I will not get unemployment

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Sep 14, 2021

The main benefit of resignation is that you will not have a termination on your record. For example, when applying for new jobs, many job applications will inquire as to whether you've ever been terminated from a previous job. By resigning in lieu of being terminated, you will avoid any... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: What are proper steps to take ? Should I get a lawyer first?

So since working for employer I have had missing wages issues that never were addressed after a month of getting the run around I felt hopeless because the clock in were changing when I am well aware of my clock in times. Sunday was my normal schedule day and 4th of July landed on that day I was... Read more »

Niran Grimberg
Niran Grimberg answered on Sep 14, 2021

Under California Labor Code 1102.5, if you complain to your employer about something you reasonably believe to be unlawful, and the employer retaliates against you (in this case terminated you), you may have a case for whistleblower retaliation. I would recommend seeking a free consultation with an... Read more »

View More Answers

4 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can you help me sue my employer, the city of Oakland.

I have a workers comp case (Psych) as a result of bullying and threating by an operations manager. 1. I was retaliated against for filing a complaint (Denied a promotion, interference by Director of Public Works in the Workers Comp process) . 2. I was also harassed, discriminated against and... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 13, 2021

Unfortunately, this Q&A site is not a place to ask attorneys to contact you to work for you.

If you can prove you were harassed and discriminated against because of your religious beliefs, you may well have a meritorious legal claim.

Whether or not you would have a meritorious...
Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I need a lawyer to represent me in a wrongful termination against the county of sd hhsa
Niran Grimberg
Niran Grimberg answered on Sep 13, 2021

My advice to you would be to seek out an employment attorney (most give free consultations) as soon as possible and give them the facts of your case so that they may assess whether you have any legally actionable claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I got suspended at work I got my last check I got a mental breakdown over switch of my morning schalue .

Change my morning schalue I told him that I wasent able but yet refused to listening to me . I got a nervous breakdown and I grab a nife and nife and put it on my neck they call the police took me to a mental hospital and got out the same day . I took the papers to my manager but decided to suspend... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

You need to consult with a worker's compensation attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: If a misdemeanor was dismissed in virginia do I need to disclose it in an interview in Arizona?

Pleaded guilty but was dismissed in Virginia. Do I have to disclose the misdemeanor in an interview or asked?

Will a dismissed case affect my chances of getting hired ?

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 10, 2021

Ah, the lawyer's favorite answer: "It depends."

If the question is: "Have you ever been charged, arrested, accused, etc. of a crime (if they either do not specify or specifically mention misdemeanors)?" then you would be untruthful if you replied in the negative....
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a job put you on unpaid leave for thirty days then after that thirty days say you quit?

I work as a contractor for Johnson n Johnson for company names Eurest! J&j recently mandated the vaccination and I do have two health problems I feel is a risk for it but my Dr denied me a medical excemption due to not looking good on their practice basically so the manager said he would help... Read more »

Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon answered on Sep 8, 2021

Yes. It would be viewed as a voluntary quit. Companies can mandate vaccines unless you have a medical or religious exemption.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Washington on
Q: Does Employer Lawyer get a chance to bring their witness in the trial or only the employee lawyer can?
Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane answered on Sep 5, 2021

Both sides get the opportunity to call witnesses at trial. However, there are rules requiring disclosure in advance, so the other side can prepare.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.