Coworker was told that their autoimmune disease was making them apparently seem unhappy and to seek help. That they could no longer work for the company due to it
answered on Apr 27, 2023
This is a tough question.
Under the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. An autoimmune disease can be, but is not necessarily, a disability. If it does not effect your work, it seems likely that it does not... Read more »
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 »
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 »
I was told I still had my job and out of nowhere I received a (backdated by 6 days) separation email
answered on Apr 25, 2023
Generally no. In at-will employment states, either you or your employer may terminate the relationship at any time and for any reason, and no written notice of termination is required. The one exception to this rule is if you signed an employment contract with your company that sets forth special... Read more »
I have notes written by the deceased with dates, documentation of instances and circumstances of unfairness and irregularities, unresolved complaints, etc.
answered on Mar 8, 2023
The most important witness is the plaintiff as to both the cause of action and damages. It is doubtful you could prosecute the case. Alot of what you have is heresay, even with the declarant dead.
I was fired from a local company and the reason was they found out I was in recovery and said via text “we can’t have you come back with your history of drug abuse. We are afraid you’ll steal”. I have asked this question multiple time and can’t get a response. Do I have any legal action?
answered on Dec 6, 2022
Unless there is a contract, all TN employment is terminable at will of the employer. No action exists.
My supervisors have had complaints and have spoken to me about this. I thought is was a body odor issue and changed all my personal hygiene items even laundry products, but then realized this after talking to a professional counselor. My company sent me home 2 days ago and have yet to let me know... Read more »
answered on Jul 13, 2021
Generally speaking, while it might be unfair or unethical, it is not unlawful to terminate an employee due to complaints of body odor. More information is necessary to fully understand your situation. It does not sound like your employer is aware that a medical condition is causing the issue. You... Read more »
Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2021
Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp claim, Separation Slip - Lack of Work, My Job posted the next week.
I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did.... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2021
More information is needed to analyze your situation. You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, depending on the impact resulting from the injury you sustained. You could also have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and/or a state law workers'... Read more »
I told my managers that i was going to the doctor and was waiting for a call to get an ultrasound. But i passed out several times at work over the weekend and i was slumped over in pain several times. Someone took a pict of me saying i was asleep for 30 mins. I wasnt, i was just in pain. HR called... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2021
There are several issues that would need to be addressed to properly answer this question, including how many employees the company has and how long you worked there. I would suggest contacting an employment attorney in your area to see if they offer a free consultation.
answered on Feb 10, 2021
Hi more information is needed here. What did you miss work for? Were you sick or do you another medical issue? If you have a medical issue that qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a serious health condition under the FMLA, your absence may have been protected. I... Read more »
I had surgery on December 15th with the approval of my employer and while out healing I was called on January 28th and told I was let go because of my absenteeism. I have never received a ride up or a verbal warning prior to this surgery nor after this surgery about my attendance.
answered on Feb 1, 2021
Tennessee is an at-will employment state, meaning that one can be fired at any time for almost any reason (subject to certain exceptions). Depending on the size of your employer and other relevant factors, you may have a cause of action for wrongful termination. But without knowing who you work for... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2021
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from receiving the vaccine or if you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, you may be entitled to request an accommodation in the form of exemption from mandatory vaccination... Read more »
answered on Jan 4, 2021
Yes... Tennessee is an Employment Terminable At Will State
Basically, if an employee has discussed with their supervisor that the reason behind being late was due to a psychiatric illness (for example Bipolar Disorder) and the discussion of taking a leave of absence, FMLA, and accommodation took place, but before being able to utilize any of these benefits... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2020
Additoinal information is necessary to determine if your termiantion was unlawful. It sounds like your employer may have violated the Family Medical Leave Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. You should reach out to an employment attorney in your area to discuss your options.
Several (almost all) employees and I have been falsely promised pay raises, overtime, job security, and working in construction, a lot of personal tools (thousands of dollars worth) are seemingly disappearing. Today we were given our checks (short due to false promises and lies) and told not to... Read more »
answered on Sep 15, 2020
Find an employment lawyer near you to discuss these issues. Consultations are covered by the attorney-client privilege so you would not need to be worried about counsel knowing your identity. But much more information would be needed to determine what, if anything, can be done for you.
answered on Sep 2, 2020
You should reach out to an employment attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situation. Depending on the size of your employer, the length of your employment, and the reason for surgery, you may have qualified for protected medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. You may... Read more »
Charge that did not lead to conviction clearly a mistake of stolen identity charges were dropped no conviction
answered on Aug 19, 2020
Not illegal as TN is an employment at will State. But you should have expunged that Charge long ago. Hire an attorney to get rid of it or it will come up again.
I work at a retail store as a pharmacy technician. I have ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I take medication for all of these conditions, and for the most part, I feel they’re under control and that I do my job reasonably well. I’ve always been pretty upfront about my struggles, so they're... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2020
I'm sorry for your ordeal and that your post remains open for five weeks. At this point, you could consider reaching out to Tennessee employment attorneys to discuss your matter in confidence. The format here is brief general questions, and your description seems more complex than something... Read more »
I have worked at a job for a year and a half. My mother has also worked there for around the same time (joined her team on a retail freight team) she was manager over that area. She was promoted to store manager in which I kept working in freight. I was recently told that it was a conflict of... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2020
While it may be unfair, what you have described is not unlawful employment discrimination. Additionally, you do not have the right to a separation notice.
I was sick and out of work for two weeks. I have a doctor’s note, which says I was seen and I needed to be out of work from such and such dates. It says that I will be able to return to work on the 9th. My boss/HR is refusing to accept my note because they want proof of what tests were preformed... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2020
Yes. Unless you have a contract, Tennessee is an employment at will State.
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