Hi! Based on your post, it sounds like you need an employment lawyer, not a personal injury lawyer. I would recommend that you contact the Tennessee State Bar for a referral to an employment lawyer ASAP to ensure your rights are protected. I wish you the best with your case - Alex
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 »
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 »
Hi! Im an independent contractor working in the audio engineering field. Back in November, the company managing production for a local venue asked one of their regular independents for recommendations for more people to bring in and I was asked to come in for one day. After completing the gig, the... Read more »
I have to give a 90 day notice of quitting, but my new job says they need me to start 3/1/22 and that’s a hard line. I wouldn’t be out of this current job until mid April if I give the full 90 days. There is someone who could take over for my position, but it means the main boss wouldn’t get... Read more »
Tennessee is an at-will state. This means that employees are allowed to leave their employment at any time without a reason, or in other words, this means that there are no federal or state laws that require an employee to give notice to his or her employer before quitting, subject to a few...Read more »
I'm not sure what your question is. If you think you broke your hand, you should seek medical treatment. If your medical provider recommends that you take time off of work or gives you restrictions, you should inform your employer. If you need to miss work, and you are otherwise eligible, you...Read more »
More information is needed to answer this question. While the WARN Act generally does require 60 days' notice prior to a mass layoff or plant closing, there are a lot of exceptions and qualifications to this general rule. You should contact a Tennessee employment attorney to discuss the...Read more »
I asked my employer about my pay and the next day, I received a termination letter stating “due to lack of experience “ as the reasoning. I’ve NEVER been written up or received any verbal warning about “lack of experience” although employer knew before hiring me, that I didn’t have the... Read more »
Tennessee is a terminable at will State. Unless there is an employment contract, administrative law proceeding governing a government job, or some kind of employee handbook violation, the employer has total discretion in Tennessee.
I started in July working as a Permanent Sub teaching High School English with the intent that the school that hired me would help with my pursuit of certification. I was also told that after getting my certification I would get a raise and be instated as an HS ELA teacher full stop. My contract... Read more »
Your answer depends greatly on the wording of the employment contract between you and your employer. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with a local attorney who practices employment law and they can provide a better opinion after reading your contract.
Under exempt employees salary laws. It says if you manage two or more employees you are exempt from overtime. I worked as a night manager at a quick-serve restaurant. Most nights I worked I would be with one employee but they would change out with other employees depending on the shift. Every so... Read more »
More information is needed here. Under the executive exemption, you are exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the FLSA if you manage at least 2 employees or their equivalent (among other requirements). This can be two full-time employees, or their "equivalent" (i.e. two part-time...Read more »
My husband has had almost $8500 deducted from his paycheck for insurance premiums that have not been paid by the employer. What recourse do we have? I feel we are owed that money back. Also, we’re getting bills now for medical services / doctors appointments that we assumed we had coverage for.... Read more »
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 »
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 »
To my knowledge a DUI Conviction does not affect such employment. If you have some sort of License, and there is a complaint, you might have to deal with that Regulatory Agency.. Tennessee is a Terminate At Will State anyway.
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 »
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.
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 »
my company has allowed an employee for years to be a tyrant among other employees without reprimanding her. Company policy states its zero tolerance to violence. With management taking the necessary steps they suppose to take I fell victim to this war path. she physically attacked and as result... Read more »
You have several claims, depending on the size of your employer, where the assault occurred, and the circumstances for your not being able to work. I would strongly suggest that you contact an attorney who handles workers' compensation and employment law cases. Generally they offer free...Read more »
My husband is a salary employee at a new company. He works 12 hour a days, 7 days a week and just yesterday his boss told them no excuses, you must come in everyday until it’s done. This weekend is a holiday weekend. His schedule is affecting our marriage and I’m tired of being a “single mom”
As long as he is properly classified as a salary-paid exempt employee, there is no limit on the number of hours per week his employer can require that he work. Unfortunately, your husband's best option would be to find a new job.
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