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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Construction Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Covid Vaccine Mandate - Booster

I was recently hired at a Construction Firm and provide covid vaccine card. Today I recieved an email from HR stating that i do not have the booster. There is nothing on the employee hand book nor nothing in the interview stating that the employment requirement that mandates covid vaccine for... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 29, 2022

You get the booster. If you refuse to do what your employer wants, you get fired. It is that simple. Sorry.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: I wasn’t paid bc my employer when I had covid19
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 27, 2022

What is your question?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can i file a lawsuit against my employer for not giving me any kind of lenience with being autistic?

So basically I work in retail and I'm autistic. I am being fired because I got upset that my manager was giving my mixed signals constantly on what i should do instead of telling me outright what i should do. which is something i have a lot of trouble with because i am autistic. she also has... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 23, 2022

When you have a disabling condition that makes it such that you cannot perform the essential functions of your job without some kind of reasonable accommodation, you need to place the employer on notice of your restrictions and provide suggested ways you could be accommodated so that you can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I'm straight. Can I sue my employer for sexual harassment by forcing me to read emails praising the LGBTQ community?

This infringes on my moral and religious beliefs and makes it impossible to feel loyalty for my employer.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Far more would need to be known to answer your question. For instance if monitoring or reading emails is part of your job and you are not being singled out as part of an attempt to win you over to their way of thinking, it may not be harassment based on sexual preference or identity. On the other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Discrimination for Utah on
Q: Is it illegal for a person to lie to police, in an attempt to have someone punished for crimes they didn’t commit?

It just seems like certain demographics of people are used to complaining and using the police to manipulate and get things they want. For example, someone accuses hotel staff for stealing there jewelry, in an attempt comp a free room or reimbursement. They then claim they saw a hotel maid wearing... Read more »

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Jun 20, 2022

The short answer is yes. Lying to the police is illegal and you can get charged with obstruction of justice. Lying to hotel staff is not lying to law enforcement (police).

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

In the State of GA - How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Jun 20, 2022

A whistleblower action must be brought within 6 years after the date the violation was committed.

Kim

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I stopped being friends with my supervisor and she has been spreading rumors about me at work.

I have filed an incident report with my boss already but it’s continuing and the workplace is becoming toxic with no one doing anything about it. What can I do about this legally? I want it to stop, is there anyway to escalate it farther than who’s in the store?

Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on Jun 19, 2022

While it sounds like you have experienced retaliation, not all forms of retaliation are unlawful. Only retaliation for engaging in protected activity or because of your membership in the protected class of people is protected and hence unlawful. Your post, however, does not disclose any illegal... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Can i sue for discrimination if my employer had fired me after i had told them i am not Christian and not straight?

I had told my new employer the first day i had worked there that im bisexual and polytheistic and before training was over they had cut my hours and told me i have a bad attitude and my work ethic was unacceptable. He also wrote me up since i had to stay home due to being unwell(I didnt even get a... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 16, 2022

Difficult case to prove bc bad attitude and poor work ethic are both legitimate reasons to terminate, whether in the probationary or training period or thereafter. Proving it was based on Christianity or lifestyle choices wil be very hard unless there is other evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: Can my employer keep my entire check for repair costs of a company vehicle?

I’m a full time non CDL driver. On 6/1/22 I was cut off going through a toll booth and ended up damaging the side mirror of the company truck I was operating. On 6/3/22 I contacted dispatch asking if I was on schedule for the day. I was. I also got paid this day and they deducted $50.00 from my... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 11, 2022

Go to his site, and follow the procedure for filing a claim/comlaint:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wagepay/wpremedies.shtml

Alternatively, you can try to find an employment lawyer who would be willing to file something for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If your boss is renting a building for his business and you are his employee. Though the owner of the property does not

Like you for various reasons can the owner of the property have you removed and keep you from working . To the point of making you quit or having you fired?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 7, 2022

The answer depends on the terms of the lease, but generally a landlord does not have the right to exclude people from the premises if they are authorized to be there by the tenant.

However, the employer can terminate you at any time and for any reason so if the employer decides it is in its...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Hi there, I have questions about discrimination are abouts my work slowly speed.. many times I been told in my work

I just felt discrimina the company in Dunking Donut as employees by coworkers and is not the first time I have to go through this, is full company likely Miami Grill and Chipotle and McDonald's and Charly Restaurant.. but my consent is Dunking Donut where I was hired of the month April 27... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 3, 2022

It sounds like you are wondering if an employer is illegally discriminating against you by hassling you about your work speed. The only way that this might possibly be a legal issue is if you have a disability that the employer was made aware of, and you are able to competently work for that... Read more »

Q: Case tossed from Supreme Court January 6, 2021. Dignity and Respect EEOC filed 12-21-1987. When is an agency liable…?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 1, 2022

I am sorry but your post is so short and bereft of any helpful detail that it is virtually impossible to provide you with a helpful answer. I would suggest re-posting with more information.

When you do, please state what kind of case was tossed from the Supreme Court, what you mean by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Hi. I got ill at work and I needed some medical attention asap. And my boss refused to help me.

He refused to help when I ask if he can take me and he said no then I asked if I can take the vehicle I drove to the job and he said no. He even told my co-workers to not help me in anyway. As a co-worker came up to me to check on me as I was laying on the ground in so much pain and ask me if... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 31, 2022

Your employer does not have a legal duty to attend to your medical needs that might occur while you are at work unless the workplace was at least in part the cause of the condition. The employer can legally require you to call an ambulance or a personal friend. The employer morally should care... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Q: Employment law and stock option grant question

Hi there--I was laid off from my job at a tech company last week. I have stock grants that vest 20% each year for 5 years. The lay-off occurred 10 1/2 months into my 2nd year of vesting, so I'm leaving a lot of money behind. I'm 54 years old and other people performing much worse than... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on May 31, 2022

You should contact a Tennessee employment attorney to discuss a potential age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). As for your contract containing the stock grants and the separation agreement you were given, you should also have these reviewed by a Tennessee... Read more »

Q: CalPERS - local safety question

Can my employer separate me from employment, cut my health benefits off without notice, use my accrued hours to pay for deductions such as medical benefits and other things for over 7mo without notifying me? While on workers comp benefits and it’s been over 12 mo (exhausted 4850 benefits) I am... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 27, 2022

Your worker's compensation lawyer should have been protecting your rights and interests all along. If you don't have one, I suggest you get one immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Plaintiff in Employment Discrimination Case Seeks a “Tried and True” Atty to Revive My Case.

The case was dismissed with prejudice because prior attorney retaliated and dumped me and I got sick and could not make it to the first day of trial. I have the facts but I didn’t get permissive.

I need an attorney to help me with a CCP 473 motion and represent me at hearing. It is in... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 24, 2022

I am sorry but this site is not the place to solicit attorneys to work for you. It is a question and answer site only. You are going to have to locate and contact attorneys to see if they are interested in handling your matter. However it is highly unlikely you will find an attorney to take your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: So I was descriminated against by another employee for my disability, instead of firing her, they moved her to another..

Department. Is there any recourse? On top of being targeted for other mitigating circumstances. Do I have a leg to stand on? Should I file an EEOC complaint or retain an attormey?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 20, 2022

If you feel you have been discriminated against by the actions of your employer because of your race, age, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or national origin, religion or marital status, pregnancy, or because you have a disability or feel you have been retaliated against... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: am not in violation of US Code neither statute. I was also wrongfully terminated

addressed to them: why speculate? solicited I.M. took place around your own presumptive allegedly in February or March 2022.Question: Mr.& Ms. what's IM solicitation relevant with? What is this have got to do with me? stipulation as far as recorded data and my recollection are concerned,... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 19, 2022

You have not asked a question, nor have you even provided enough information for us to guess at what your question might be. Perhaps you can re-post and provide us with more facts and a question.

Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Washington on
Q: Can I sue previous employer for discrimination and stress injury?

I developed heart palpitations, 450 a day skipped heartbeats a day. It was caused by excess stress do to negligence from my employer. Me and several other employees would inform Human resources of thr behavior of the Store Manager, that was against company policy. Human resources told me to keep... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on May 19, 2022

First, you may have a retaliation claim depending on the types of misconduct by the manager that you were reporting to HR.

Second, you may have a claim for disability discrimination based on your termination after disclosing your heart condition and ADHD. However, without more context it is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: I NEED TO FILE EEOC RIGHT TO SUE LETTER BY JUNE17. HOW CAN I FIND SOMEONE?

EMPLOYER HAS 400 EMPLOYEES AND OWNER PARENT COMPANY HAS 10,000

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

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