My position was "eliminated" under unusual circumstances. I lost my mother in March and sister in September. Despite this, I did my best to continue working. My employer started outsourcing my work even though I was managing the load and delivering on my goals. I was offered 2 mos.... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2022
It is always good advice to have an employment law attorney review any agreement with your employer before signing it. As you suggested, the attorney can offer an assessment on the agreement and if what they’re offering you is fair, and perhaps negotiate more favorable terms on your behalf. It is... Read more »
Employee contacted management to let them know they had been in a car accident (not work related) and were okay. They said they would keep in touch and update us after they got some rest. A few hours later they contacted management and said they may have a concussion due to the airbags not going... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2022
Under the Oregon Sick Time Leave law, employers cannot require it ask employees to find cover for shifts they will miss that they are taking sick leave for. Management may be liable for asking Employee to do that. Furthermore, their termination in such close proximity to their need to take sick... Read more »
giving them a month off work.
answered on Feb 16, 2022
More information is needed to answer your questions. It sounds like your employer took disciplinary action against the coworker who sexually assaulted you after you reported the incident. Has the coworker returned to work? Is he or she still working with or near you? You should contact an... Read more »
I've been working at my current position for over a year now. I am constantly bullied, harassed, and intimidated by coworker and a higherup. I have reported this several times, but nothing has been done. When I have had meetings to explain why I feel I am being treated poorly, it is blamed on... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2022
Potentially. Eligibility after quitting is never a sure thing, and ultimately it will be up to an administrative law judge. You will have to prove you had no choice but to quit.
We live and work at the same place, I would like to have one attorney handle both cases
answered on Oct 13, 2021
There are attorneys out there who do both, however, you are more likely to find a law firm with attorneys who do both and can work collectively on your case.
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.
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 »
I work for the Kaiser corporation and recently filed for a personal leave with no pay for a week in October. The policy says it can be accommodated unless it leaves undue hardship on the employer. I’m in the middle of a list of 9 oncalls at my job, I know there will be someone to cover, but... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2021
It sounds like you may have a claim for failure to accommodate on the basis of your religion. You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your situation in more detail.
answered on May 5, 2021
Then ask a question here, or contact an employment law attorney in your area. There is a find a lawyer link above so you can search for an attorney.
I work for an inhome caregiving company in oregon. I had one client & I care for him at his and his wife's home. Recently his wife became ill and now my boss has required me to also care for her as well. My boss has also added extra hours to my schedule and I've even had to work four... Read more »
answered on Mar 31, 2021
Are you being paid for all hours worked? That would be the only legal violation I see here. I don't see anything unlawful about your boss having you care for two people. If you are not being paid for all the hours you work, there could be an overtime or minimum wage issue here. I would reach... Read more »
I was fired well forced to quit while on medical leave and told to get a COVID test before returning this is after i had my hours cut due to making a report of sexual harrassment
answered on Jan 20, 2021
More information is needed to analyze your situation. Was your medical leave COVID-related? Does your employer have less than 500 employees? Did the forced resignation occur prior to December 31, 2020? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you may be entitled to protection under the... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2020
An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. This sounds more like a workers' compensation matter than an employment discrimination matter. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you may want to repost under the Workers' Compensation... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2020
Use the find a lawyer link above to search for an attorney in your area, then contact them. Many do a free initial consultation to see if you have a case.
answered on Oct 16, 2020
Have a good case where the attorney can make money from the other side.
Been employed as a hourly supervisor for just over 4 years at a local branch of a nationwide manufacturing company. My initial application was for a different position that I was turned down for. Did get hired in a entry level position, quickly advanced to supervisor. Continued to try and advance... Read more »
answered on Oct 6, 2020
In order to get UI benefits after quitting a job, you have to show good cause, which is a really high bar. See that section in this article: https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1099_UnemploymentComp.htm
Based on your description above, I doubt you would be eligible. Basically it has to... Read more »
Recently my husband was fired from his work place because he got into an accident on company time with a company vehicle. When he tried to file a claim for unjust termination, the work place told him he couldn't do it because he has no union behind him because he wasn't past the probation... Read more »
answered on Jun 30, 2020
I would suggest contacting a law firm that handles union cases (labor law), such as McKanna Bishop Joffe, as they handle those types of cases. The probation period and rules associated with it should be in the collective bargaining agreement, which the union would have a copy of.
I work in a call center, we are more than capable of doing this job from home, they aren't allowing us to work from home, but they're not doing anything but putting our lives at risk. Every single person that works there gets sick if so much as one other person gets sick. The job that we... Read more »
answered on Mar 31, 2020
Assuming you are in Oregon Governor Brown's order expressly banns office work when the work can be done from home. https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-washington-northwest-coronavirus-cases-live-updates-march-23/ This article explains where to report a suspected violation:... Read more »
I live in Oregon and I'm seventeen. I graduated early a few months ago, I have a full time job and my birthday is in September. This is my first time living in Oregon with this parent because I moved in after I graduated and I was a resident at Job corps for a year before that. It's just... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2020
You are technically not able to commit to any legally binding agreements until you turn age 18 unless you get emancipated by a court proceeding. It probably isn't worth the time and money to file for an emancipation when you are only months away from turning 18. I suppose you could move out... Read more »
I told her I didnt think she could do that. I also told her that I was going to start sending out resumes. She called me into her office and presented me with my last check and told me her attorney would be contacting me with a severance package. I asked her if she was firing me and she said no,... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2020
You, too, ought to get a lawyer.
Your question raises issues of whether your medical condition or any disability caused her to prevent you from going to work. Did they try to work with you about your medication.
Also, it raises the question of the real reason she wanted to get... Read more »
Can an employer threaten employees with termination if co-workers, as witnesses for a fired employee? In an unemployment hearing. I went to my hearing without any witnesses or evidence. I know I could have subpoenaed witnesses but I respected their fear termination. Of course, I was denied again.... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2020
It would be unlawful for them to do that, see: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/659A.233
too many to list, but pertains to inaccurate fmla hours calculated, false notations and accusatory notes, ada accommodations after fmla exhausted, discrimination, 2 month delay plus in begining interactive process, continueal repeatitive documented denial of accommodation without undue hardship and... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2019
You should consult an employment attorney related to potential violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Defamation claims are state-law specific, subject to limitations imposed by rights contained in the First Amendment. You should narrow your focus to... Read more »
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