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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Last year October 2021 to be exacti was terminated from my job after 13 yrs. I was fired via speaker phone. There's more

I wasn't offered EAP which is written Corporate Policy. When I went into work that evening, the Maint Supv asked "what are you doing here? He then told me had received an E-mail over the weekend announcing to those with access who are given a Marzetti E-mail account (leads, supervisors,... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 24, 2022

Unfortunately, the facts as you set them out above do not have the requisite elements for an employment discrimination claim or a libel and slander claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can employer add incidents on complaint to suspended me w/o pay for 4 days after proving initial susp letter false info?

My employer said they were going to suspend me without pay for 4 days bc I was a no call no show 3 times. I appealed and provided documentation that I had doctors excuse & called in (records from AT&T) On 2 of the dates. Now they have sent me info saying I was a no call no show on another... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 11, 2022

No. Should not be able to add incidents, especially where original incidents are proven unfounded. File a complaint with the Labor Board.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Can my employer have a separate policy for vaccinated and unvaccinated employees?

My employer pays vaccinated employees 5 days of sick leave if they get Covid. If an unvaccinated employee gets Covid they are forced to use PTO or take the time unpaid.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

It appears they can have a different policy, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I work at a hotel in paducah Kentucky. Our company was bought by another company. Our newly promoted GM showed me a

New GM showed me a bag with sexual toys and said I could have them and started playing with them, then brought some to work to give me, and gave me alcohol and led to other things. Is this sexual harassment? Also the new AGM gave me quite a few long hugs

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Certainly could be, yes. You should contact a civil rights attorney near your to review the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Got fired by my job because I put in an HR claim. Fired by retaliation without proper reason

I put in 2 years of very hard work at my job while they did nothing but degrade me, and belittle me. It led to my eventual HR claim against the management. The managers then retaliated and I was wrongfully terminated a few days after the claim. Without any kind of notice that I had been fired, I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

What is your question?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: So Aerotek in Louisville has a race problem it's ok for a white woman to yell at a employee I guess cause I'm black

So I email another recruiter and she emailed me back saying I can't do work with you cause you yelled at Angie so I'm fired due to a white woman yelling at me for asking for another zip code assignment like I'm post to but it's out her zip code but why is my new being slandered... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jul 28, 2022

I would contact and Employment Lawyer. I do not see any potential criminal charges unless there were threats of violence or abuse.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Employment verification? What can be verified in Ky & what can’t be disclosed to potential new employer?

What can be verified about a individual to potential new employer from a previous employer?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 27, 2022

Whether they were employed and the dates of employment.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Back ground is same. Worked for company 2 years now background is a problem. They going 15 years back on me

Worked for this company .even transfered to another state , no problem..went to better job.didnt last , moved back home..tryed to get old job back but now my background is a problem.this company didn't have a problem before, also my old boss said they don't go back that far on people.he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 27, 2022

This does not appear to be a discrimination situation. The company is not under any obligation to rehire you after you voluntarily separated from them.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: My previous employer stole my shared tips and used them for “store use” per one of the managers on duty.

I work for a chain restaurant that is currently in litigation for their wage practices. Their fluid tip sharing policy is one of the reason I left. I went to pick up my last day of tip share and my envelope and money were both missing. I had not signed them out for July 1st. The manager on duty... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 25, 2022

You need to hire an employment law attorney and sue the GM and the store for fraud and theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: I have a right to sue letter from the EEOC were I filed a complaint against company I worked for. Age discrimination,

Attorney I was refer to declined to take the case , no reason was in Louisville ky and I'm 3 hrs away, so I'm don't know what to do for have 70 days to file now.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 17, 2022

You’ll need to find a new attorney to handle your case. CAll the Louisville Bar Association. They maintain a lawyer referral list and get you moving in the right direction.

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?

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If a female is sexually harassed by her boss at they’re place of work and it is a corporate company what can she do?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on May 11, 2022

This individual should first make a written report of the instances of harassment to the company's HR department. If corrective action is not taken after this, this individual can next file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: There are some mangers at the company i work for that has changed my hours without the consent of me or my bosses.

Am i able to sue the company for illegally changing my hours. I control when i clock in and clock out. This isn't the first time my hours have been changed either. Please help me out.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Depends largely on the employee rules and regulations handbook.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: i need to know if I can get paid for all unpaid worked hours

Basically, I lived and worked at a hotel here in KY i was homeless and needed a place to stay so I agreed to work off my rent by cleaning rooms. after a month or so and they seen how I worked they decided to put me up front at the desk for 8 months they worked me 7 days a week no less than 7 hours... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 18, 2022

You should file a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Board. They enforce workplace labor violations.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If I tried to complain to boss about harassment in the work place more than one time and was fired. Can I sue ?

I complained to my boss about harassment and people keeping from doing my job in correct and timely manner. also sexual assault happening in the work place. He set up a date for me to walk in that was March 25 at 8:30am and as soon as I walked in he already found a different way of firing me and... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Mar 30, 2022

You may have a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but this will depend on what you told your boss in your complaint. Your complaint must be "protected" under the law, meaning your complaint of harassment must be based on your race, sex, age, disability, and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Is a government agency allowed to require a subjective written exercise as a form of interview?

The position applied for was to be considered for a position investigating civilian complaints against local law enforcement. A sample civilian complaint was given, and the prospective employee was required to subjectively identify violated SOPs within the scenario, as well as make a finding on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 15, 2022

Yes. They are allowed to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: My employer is requiring work from home but not providing necessities to safely perform duties. This wasn’t required

when I took the job 3 1/2 years ago. It’s a huge world wide organization and there are other employees still working in office just not my department. Can they require me to take the hit financially by trying to wire in internet along with paying for a desk and chair, etc? A part of me feel that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Yes. As long as they make reasonable accommodation for you to work from home.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I got terminated from my job Because of a conversation I had with another employee. They said they had audio recorded me

I did not give consent for them to audio record me and it isn’t posted at the workplace anywhere. Do I have grounds for suing ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 3, 2022

No.

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