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Q: Is there a standard agreement and release form when an employee is terminated?
Joshua Friedman
Joshua Friedman answered on Dec 27, 2012

There is no standard form. Also, you are not required to sign an agreement releasing your employer from legal claims if your are terminated, however, most employer's condition receipt of severance payments on signing such a release. If you believe you have valuable legal claims, ask for time to... Read more »

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Q: Do the discriminative restrictions on US NAVY employment for non Greek NATO members in Greece have legitimacy?
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Joshua Friedman answered on Dec 27, 2012

Are you asking whether, acting as a civilian employer, the US Navy may abide NATO restrictions on hiring non-Greeks, on Greek soil?

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Q: Met w/an Attorney who took to long to get back to me, went past the 90 day from EEOC. What can I do now?
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Joshua Friedman answered on Dec 27, 2012

There are two clear answers, and a large grey area. If the attorney signed an agreement in which he agreed to bring a lawsuit for you, or even to represent you in your claim against your employer, you very likely can hold him or her responsible for blowing the deadline. If you and the attorney... Read more »

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Q: How many years does an employee have before the right to sue the employer for wrongful dismissal expires?
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Joshua Friedman answered on Jun 21, 2011

In NY, three years for discrimination, except race and color discrimination, for which there is a special federal statute called 42 USC 1981, which has a four year deadline. Not to be confused with something the EEOC issues when it finishes your case, called a Notice of Right to Sue. You have only... Read more »

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Q: I WAS WRONGFUL LAY OFF,AFTER COMPLAINING ABOUT A MANAGER?
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Joshua Friedman answered on Jun 21, 2011

What was your complaint? If you were complaining about employment discrimination, overtime, minimum wage, or other legal issues, you might be able to sue, if you were laid off because of your complaint.

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Q: How can I find out if I am being blacklisted by a previous employer?
Joshua Friedman
Joshua Friedman answered on Jun 21, 2011

There are a number of companies which will check your reference at your former employer posing a a company which is considering hiring you. We use www.allisontaylor.com but there are other good ones out there you can find with a google search.

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