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Q: Can an employer fire a employee for not getting enough Google reviews from customers?

Example, an employee is required to get 10 customer reviews a month. The employee asks 84 customers for reviews but only 6 respond. Is that grounds for termination when the completion of the goal requires a third party participant to follow through?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes. If you are an at-will employee, your employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason, even if it is unfair. Unless you have an employment contract stating otherwise, your employer can terminate you for failing to get the requisite number of customer reviews - even though the goal is... Read more »

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Q: In January I filed an EEOC complaint against my employer. In September, I was terminated. Do I have a legal recourse?

I had no progressive discipline and the only reason I was given was a loss of confidence.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Oct 19, 2021

More information is needed here. However, filing an EEOC charge against your employer is called a "protected activity," meaning you cannot be retaliated against based on your choice to file the charge. If, after you filed your charge, you noticed your employer started treating you... Read more »

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Q: How to enforce or compel the texas subpoena that was served according to § 24-13-112 . Should I file compel in TX or GA?

How to enforce or compel the texas subpoena that was served according to § 24-13-112 . Should I file compel in TX or GA?

Should I motion to compel in GA along woth motion to transfer to texas court? Bcoz case is pending in Texas court.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 31, 2021

If the case is pending in Texas, then presumably there's no case in Georgia in which to file a motion to compel.

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Q: Can I as a private club employee be fined or face punishment for knowingly selling alcohol or liquor to a non-member(s)?

I've been routinely facing backlash and scrutiny for trying to enforce the temporary membership rules. I feel like I'll lose my job if I make people pay for them.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 29, 2021

Your boss should back you up on requiring the membership because if you are caught selling to non-members then the entire club's permit could be suspended for 60 days for operating as an "open saloon."

Also, helping someone violate the private club rules is a crime under...
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Q: Do I have a lawsuit?

I was terminated from my job. I was told I was fired due to absences that pertained to my mental health. I was told they didnt want someone working for them that had mental health problems. I was also never offered COBRA insurance and my insurance was canceled 12 days after termination. I was... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 8, 2021

You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If your employer has at least 50 employees in a 75 mile radius, and you have worked there for at least 12 months, for a total of at least 1250 hours, you may also have a claim under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should reach out... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue a former employer for work-related injury I was hospitalized with no formal termination

No working on conversation no unemployment just hospital bills no formal termination

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 27, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Actually, you might benefit from speaking with not just ONE, but TWO Texas attorneys - (1.) one to look into the injury you describe as occurring in the scope of your employment (a workers' comp attorney) and... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue my former employer for work-related injury and also I was never terminated, just left hanging

Fell 30-seat off of platform lift that was not secured with no harnesses tied Downs or straps, coworker fell on top of me and then the trash bucket fell on top of both of us

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 22, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident - it sounds like it was a terrible fall that was further compounded with the trash bucket. In general, for injuries that take place within the course of employment, legal remedies... Read more »

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Q: Can an employer make you get a covid vaccine for employment consideration? Sounds discriminatory to me.
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 18, 2021

Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, there are two exceptions to this general rule. If you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, or if you suffer from a disability that renders you unable to receive the vaccine, you can request an exemption from this requirement as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Civil Demand Notice, I was an employee using 10$ off coupons on my transactions. Over time made the company lose 300$

I paid for everything I purchased. I want to start off by stating that. I never once stole anything. These coupons are meant to be used along with our associate discount. I would take the points customers didn’t want and add them to my account. If an item I bought was 100$ then I would end up... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 17, 2021

Paying a civil demand after the fact will not prevent criminal charges of theft or forgery. Sometimes the vendor will imply that they won't file criminal charges if you pay the civil demand... but they might anyway. Also, once it is reported to law enforcement the vendor can't dismiss... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue a former employer for a work-related accident that I was unjustly terminated & no letter of termination.

The accident was caused, no letter of termination or final dispensation. I was hospitalized, no workman's compensation, no unemployment. I missed over 24 weeks of work

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on May 13, 2021

It is important for you to contact a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer immediately. You may have a claim, but it is hard to know for sure with the facts provided. I would need to know more about how you were hurt, your injuries and would want to confirm your employer is not a... Read more »

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Q: I am a victims of an attack and assaulted at the work place parking lot by another co-worker as I was unlocking my car.

I work a privately own Medical establishment. The owner who is having me come to work Monday 03/01/2021 in a Hostile environment with the Attacker. And refusing to pay me Medical Leave , due to I am Traumatized and need Medical help and I am scared of my Attacker. The Attacker who's worked... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 28, 2021

Contact a member of the texas Trial Lawyers association who handles workers compensation cases in your county. you can discuss with him the options you may have for other claims.

You can also report the assault to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Confessed having sexual relations with 2 elderly women at last job nothing has happened and frud in car accidents

Confessed at 8pm central time what is happening in Oklahoma

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

It's not clear that you have a question. However as it involves some serious issues, and this is a public site, I suggest you contact an attorney who handles criminal defense in the states where you are charged or where you have concerns and do not discuss these issues on any social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Employer let me go after telling me to quarantine and test. Results were negative and let go day 13 of 14 quarantine.

I was informed I had been exposed to the virus. When I told employer they said go home and quarantine immediately for two weeks and get tested. After receiving negative results I contacted immediate supervisor via text. After no response I contacted the owners wife via text stating when I would be... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Dec 30, 2020

It sounds like your employer may have violated the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Subject to some exceptions, employers with less than 500 employees are required to make 80 hours of paid sick leave available for full-time employees, and the equivalent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Harrassment from bosses and coworkers.

I have worked at the same place for just over 14 years. In that time I have had issues of what I feel is harrassment from coworkers and immediate supervisors. When I have gone to HR I was the one who ended up being disciplined. As a result I have had a bad attitude and getting in more trouble.... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Nov 19, 2020

Hi, more information is needed to fully evaluate your situation. Generally, workplace "bullying" is not unlawful. To give rise to any sort of legal claim, the harassment you are experiencing would need to be sexual, or based on your race, gender, religion, or disability, etc. I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: How do I protect myself from employee retaliation after reporting my boss for racial discrimination?

I work for a technology recruiting company in Texas. One of the Managing Partners discriminates against potential candidates based on national origin (Indian nationals, specifically, but I have also witnessed discrimination against African-Americans and people of Asian decent). I feel he is a... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Sep 23, 2020

You should report the discriminatory actions of your boss to the Human Resources Department in writing. The HR department should then do an investigation into your complaints. The company, including the Managing Partner, is prohibited from retaliating against you for complaining about and... Read more »

Q: I’m about to go to boot camp but I have a pending civil court case for a car accident. Will I be able to go to BC?

Does boot camp qualify the trial to be put on “stay” status?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Texas attorney should advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Texas attorney with time looming, you could check with the judge's clerk on your case. Based on your description, it sounds like a note of issue has been filed and that you may be... Read more »

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Q: if a buisness is doging my calls and just keep avioding to pay can i take legal action
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Aug 20, 2020

Hi, there is not enough information here to fully evaluate your situation. If they are avoiding paying you for hours you worked, they would be in violation of federal minimum wage laws and overtime laws (if you worked overtime). I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a disability discrimination against my employer
Stephen Lewis Townsend
Stephen Lewis Townsend answered on Aug 10, 2020

Without knowing the details, generally an employee can file (and has a right to file) a disability claim against their employer. I recommend you contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for more information. For most discrimination claims, an employee will be required to go through the... Read more »

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Q: I was let go from my job this morning for having personal issues. Can that be a main reason?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Jul 29, 2020

Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning either you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory (i.e. is not based on your race, sex, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation).

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Discrimination during COVID 19 and sexual harassment

I was furloughed for COVID 19, and my employer said for 2 months he couldn’t afford to call me back to work. All the men in my department were back and working the whole 2 months I was gone. Now he is offering me a lower pay rate and is putting me in another department, and replaced my shift with... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Jun 9, 2020

It sounds like you may have a claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To establish this claim, you have to prove you were qualified for your original job, you suffered an adverse employment action (a pay cut or demotion to a less favorable or prestigious job... Read more »

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