I met with a lawyer after being referred though the Oregon Bar Association referral line and after we were done talking I asked that what I shared be kept confidential. He told me that he was under no obligation whatsoever to keep my information confidential. He said that a consultation even if I... Read more »
I can't speak reliably for the actual Oregon Bar Association referral line (that communication is probably not a confidential communication subject to the attorney/client privilege), but the communication with an attorney is subject to the confidential communication privilege.
Past boss and owner sexually harassed me for years of my employment. I didn't realize it had been happening for awhile until boss offered me sexual favors for money. I've known boss for majority of life. Boss would also complain to other employees about me not being in, while I was on... Read more »
If you want a lawyer you need to shop for one in the area of the problem you have and they cover. Justia is about posting short simple questions that lawyer's can answer that don't need a consultation to sort out all the details. Your problem is complex and multi faceted. So let's...Read more »
After being terminated, my wife filed a BOLI complaint against her employer concerning sex discrimination and anti-whistleblowing activities (violating professional ethical standards in journalism). The employer sent an email to all current staff saying that they are looking into how they can get... Read more »
when I was fired I loved my job so much that I went and asked for my job back they said no.... later told my husband I was not rehireable and it was on my record.... so they just rehired this guy that was fired for sexual harassment they never reported it to the police and they rehired him but told... Read more »
Recently at work, my boss lost his temper and pushed me and used demeaning, direct vulgar language. He is in immediate relation to the owner of this very large and well known construction company here locally. He was totally out of line and this has affected my mindset and now my employment. The... Read more »
It does sound like you have case, especially for the battery. Meanwhile, since that can take some time, make sure and file for unemployment if you have not already. Then find an employment law attorney, as attorneys cannot solict your business, so you have to contact them. Best of luck.
An employer can say not to work on a particular day, and if you then work on that particular day they usually do not have pay you for it as it is unauthorized. Otherwise an employee could just work whenever they wanted.
Plus, if the person worked on that day, that would also be...Read more »
In Oregon if a child has a mark on their face or head from a fall, and it is reported that the child was not taken to the hospital, DHS can take the child. This happened to a friend of ours, and his employer tried to fire him for absences related to court dates for this. He tried to file under... Read more »
I think you need to read between the lines here. What the employer wants is documentation that there is a legitimate reason for the absences for work, ie real court dates that require his presence. Juvenile court records are sealed and in some cases not even attorneys have access. So what needs...Read more »
At the hearing, if the employer does not produce the voicemail (first to you prior to the hearing) then object that they have no evidence to support termination for cause. In general, your argument will be that even if they had cause to fire you (assuming there were no extreme circumstances), you...Read more »
I feel this was illegal, misconduct is why I got denied unemployment benefits. Worked for the company a year and a half (sales) and was a top employee my whole career . I was never given any option to review said voicemail. I may have put an inappropriate word in a a VM, but never directly towards... Read more »
Let's start with the unemployment denial, did you appeal and have a hearing? At the hearing the employer would need to provide a copy of the voicemail if they wanted to use it to deny benefits. Otherwise, the employer would not need to provide you with a copy.
The woman has completed her cancer treatment and has a clean bill of health. She works in the private industry. She has very little money. Her employer wants her to train someone to do her job. Looks like she is being fired. Who does she talk to in regards to her situation.
Having cancer in and of itself does not protect a job. That said, it sounds like she thinks the employer is considering or planning on discriminating based on a health condition, which may violate FMLA or ORFMLA (lots of factors as to eligibility and what not). She can find a local attorney, or...Read more »
Today I was suspended and told to be under investigation through my job by the loss prevention manager, for doing things wrong that I was unaware of were wrong. I have only been employed with the company for a little over a month now and I am still learning what can and can't be done. Today I... Read more »
Yes, they can do this, nothing illegal about it. In fact, if they had wanted to, they could have just fired you, as employment is at will. That means that can fire you for just about any reason, or no reason at all.
I am a retail pharmacist in a small Oregon town. My employer is initiating on-site quarterly random drug testing. The problem is, we only have one bathroom and it is designated public. The bathroom door is about 5 feet from where customers line up for prescription drop-off and counsels, and any... Read more »
I am not aware of any law that would prohibit this. However, your first step should be to take your concerns to management. A well laid out argument that addresses exactly why this is a bad idea for the company (e.g. lost customers), along with a well thought out plan to address those concerns but...Read more »
This depends on what the humiliation is about. If it is related to you being in a protected class, then yes. For instance, if you are black and they called you say hot chocolate ala the accusation against Bill O'Reilly, that would be humilation related to your inclusion in a protected class.
I was recently denied unemployment even after the hearing because I didn't show good cause why I gave two week notice. The employer didn't show up to the hearing. I gave two week notice after my employer told me I need to get a grip on life. I was assaulted and they never gave the police... Read more »
This is a bit confusing, as at the end you say you were fired. Anyway, appeal the decision as outlined in your denial letter. Then be prepared to address the reasons for the denial (not just everything bad the employer did) with actual evidence. For instance, you say you were assaulted at work and...Read more »
Had to go on leave and get temp disability because I needed surgery due to my disability. I had been calling in every 3 days until doc told me I needed surgery. Then I called HR. The head of HR told me that #1-no idea I was gone. #2- my job was safe for 6 months while I was sick and healing. I have... Read more »
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