The restaurant has no handbook or ethics. Not even a system to file complaints. The customer is an investor and has ties with the hemp distributor ( it was a brewery). The first time in mid October the customer caressed me and I became deeply uncomfortable. As soon as I could get away I went to my... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2022
The facts you present could present a retaliation claim but more information is needed to thoroughly evaluate. Please contact our law firm so that we can obtain more details.
What are some examples of the below meaning of "attempt"? Does this mean such if an employee who already has intermittent FMLA and makes a claim or an attempted claim to attempt to exercise FMLA? If so can an employer terminate an employee for attempting to use even if FMLA was not... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2021
The definition of exercising a potential right to FMLA leave can be very broad, bottom line, is that if there is a good faith effort to ask for leave that could be protected as family medical leave, and action is taken against an employee due to that leave request, it may be considered retaliation.... Read more »
I worked at a company for 2 years at the same job in the company as a high reach operator. They bought in a new supervisor and she changed me to another department were i had no experience or certification on the equipment. Which they told me I had to do. I am scared of heights and... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2020
In order to qualify for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania when an employee quits work (i.e. resigns) the legal standard is that there must be a "necessitous and compelling reason" for resigning. Prior to quitting, an employee should discuss the issue(s) of concern with the... Read more »
My job sent me Cobra Insurance with a notice of me being terminated, no one has called me, however I believe I'm being wrongfully terminated for being pregnant, as they are noe hiring for my exact position on Facebook. I want to find out if I can pursue legal action against them. I want to... Read more »
answered on Jul 3, 2020
The facts that your present could support a pregnancy discrimination case. Prior to moving forward with any further communication with your former employer you should definitely consult with a lawyer. We would be happy to discuss your entire situation with you. Please contact our office.
On 3/5 I was told to start working from home due to my immune system. Last week I was 1 of many asked to volunteer to resign. I don't plan on resigning. My Oncologist gave me a letter stating I'm not immune compromised since it's been 7 yrs that I'm in remission. When do I send... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2020
You should provide the doctor’s note to your employer as soon as you possibly can. Also, if you are eventually terminated, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney to evaluate all of the facts surrounding the termination as you may have a claim for perceived disability... Read more »
answered on Nov 22, 2019
You should retain an experienced employment law attorney to represent to at the hearing. If you are located in Pennsylvania we can assist.
answered on Aug 31, 2018
Federal and state laws require that when an employee works in excess of 40 hours per week, the employee must be paid 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for each hour over 40, unless your job duties fall into certain legally recognized exemptions from overtime laws. Thus, the answer to your question... Read more »
and no one seemed to do the right steps it was still ongoing untill they found a way to fire me and now they r trying to get me with retail theft and its just messy the guy was stalking me talking to me touching me
answered on Jul 1, 2018
It is important to review all facts pertaining to your situation with an experienced employment law attorney. Feel free to contact our office to Evan,hate your entire situation.
It happened almost everyday. It is happening to other girls too at work. We will cry and cry to the bosses to make a change but they do nothing. Is this considered a case to come forward with. Because there is no physical evidence, just us girls, the delivery drivers, and the bosses know about it.
answered on Jun 26, 2018
It is possible that you may have a cause of action. Many more details will be required to properly assess the situation. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss the situation.
I worked 15 years for my employer, with an additional 2 grandfathered years. March 2018 I was fired for performance. The firing came 3 weeks after being put on final notice with a six week improvement / performance plan to be completed by April 13. I had not received a poor review in my time with... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2018
Assuming that you did not sign the proposed severance agreeement which presumably would have a release of all claims, it is possible that you may have a claim, depending upon the employer’s true motivating reason behind the termination. For instance, if you believe that despite the employer’s... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2018
Before you report the claim you should consult with an experienced employment law attorney so that the complaint is properly documented based upon applicable law. Feel free to contact our office.
We were recently acquired by another company. I currently work three 12-hour shifts per week for a total of 36 hours. This new entity wants me to work a fourth 12-hour shift once a month, so I would have three weeks at 36 hours and one at 48 hours. This entity is trying to claim that I am not... Read more »
answered on Apr 14, 2018
There is no “evening out” under federal or state overtime law. Each week is separate so any week where you work more than 40 hours you are entitled to overtime pay, even if you worked less than 40 hours in other weeks. You need to consult with an experienced employment law attorney. Feel free... Read more »
The company just released fiscal 2017 results, and we missed most targets. I then get an email saying they are changing our bonus payment for 2017, and the company as a whole will get a flat % due to poor overall company performance. I am part of a sales division that exceeded part of the bonus... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2018
The issue is likely to be the terms of the written bonus plan. If the terms are clear and not discretionary, then under Pennsylvania law the plan could not be changed retroactively as to a complete yer. You should arrange for a consultation with an experienced employment law attorney to review the... Read more »
employer prior to suing them. What if it's someone in HR who's harassing me and I don't feel safe doing that though?
answered on Feb 7, 2018
You are correct that when an employer has an appropriate sexual harassment policy and investigation process and an employee does not follow the claim reporting process, employers will seek to raise the Faragher-Ellerth defense to attempt to avoid liability for the sexual harasser's conduct.... Read more »
I also work at least 48 hours a week if not more and am not paid for overtime.
answered on Jan 26, 2018
Employers must pay employees overtime pay at 1.5 the employee's regular rate of pay even if you are paid on a salary basis unless your job duties fall into an exempt category. You may have a substantial unpaid overtime claim against your employer. It is essential that you consult with an... Read more »
sexual harassment if I'm being harassed by someone who isn't my supervisor?
answered on Jan 23, 2018
Yes, it is possible to have a sexual harassment claim against your employer for the actions of an employee who is not your supervisor. However, assuming that your employer has the appropriate policies in place, under Supreme Court law, you must first notify your employer of the sexual harassment... Read more »
I broke my foot while on vacation last October and needed surgery to repair this. At that point my FMLA started. Since then I have had complications and required 3 additional surgeries to repair my foot. My FMLA expired December 31st and I requested additional leave. I provided notes from my... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2018
It is possible that the additional leave that you requested and the request to work from home are reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. If so you may have viable causes of action against your employer. It is essential that you... Read more »
I was fired on 12/11/17 with the excuse of bad civility. I worked there 4 years and was never written up, suspended or disciplined for anything before and was never given a written termination letter. Also a week prior I filed a complaint against the supervisor and feel this was retaliation for... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2017
Given the brief facts that you outline, you could possibly have a claim for wrongful termination for pursuit of a workers' compensation claim; violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, depending on the number of employees employed by your employer; and possibly retaliation, depending on... Read more »
jobs six months later. Now that I'm in a healthier environment, I want to ensure others don't endure the same treatment. Is it too late to file a harassment complaint or lawsuit?
answered on Dec 21, 2017
While more facts about the sexual harassment that you endured and your former employment situation are required to answer your question, you may very well still be able to pursue a claim. Please contact our office so that we can thourghlynreview the facts and accurately answer your question. Andrew... Read more »
Twice I called off because of pain and twice i left early cause of pain but this day i was fine
answered on Dec 18, 2017
Your inquiry is not specific enough. If you have been approved for intermittent FMLA leave and called out for an FMLA intermittent leave approved reason then it is possible that there is a violation of the law.
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