Legal remedies depend upon where you live. Federal law applies nationally, and includes Title VII protection against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. States and localities can enact laws that protect against sexual harassment. Different time requirements, and potential administrative...View More
I have a new supervisor who just started. I've been in the department longer than her. She's giving me unrealistic timelines to complete tasks, she's rude , she's and always undermining my work. She's always mentioning my age and thinks I'm too young for the position... View More
An ex-friend accused me of adultery with her husband who she separated from. I have multiple text messages, and Facebook admitting to her slandering me to others as well as 3rd party sources and friends informing me of what she's said. It's my word against hers; how do I prove that I am... View More
I suggest you hire a lawyer to write a "cease and desist" letter to your ex-friend. The lawyer will likely inform your ex-friend that publishing defamatory statements would subject your ex-friend to liability regarding any and all damages suffered by you. And that falsely accusing...View More
Hello, my name is Brian I recently contracted COVID-19. I informed my manager of this inconvenience to which she replied. Thanks for the heads up. Two days later I get a message from her stating that other employees are sick and there is no coverage for the night I reply to her by saying I feel a... View More
I worked there for 6 yrs. They paid family leave for 3 months after he committed suicide and when I tried to return I was told I wasn't needed any longer. When I went for unemployment I was then forbidden to ever step foot on the proerty and I was denied unemployment bc they stated that I... View More
If you believe you may be the victim of disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a parallel state anti-discrimination statute, I suggest you contact the "lawyer referral service" of the local bar association to identify an attorney who can...View More
The law regarding COVID vaccination mandates/reporting is developing, including state by state. Consult with an employment lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction. The NYS Bar Association has published 2 articles of mine on the topic.
Lawyers may be interested in attending (in person or...View More
I concur with what Mr. Urba wrote. However, if the harassment is sexual in nature, or motivated by factors such as your race, national origin, religion, gender, etc. (i.e., where the law provides protection), then I suggest you discuss with a competent employment lawyer for advise on how to...View More
received a separation letter from my employer while i'm on medical leave since mid-Jan 2018 to present. I have a legal counsel helping me to negotiate a termination package, however not totally satisfied as I feel I'm being medically discriminated against and now terminated, but if i... View More
Law firms representing employees or terminated employees can assess cases differently. I might decide that I can handle a case without requiring any payment toward my attorney fees, whereas another firm might demand the payment of fees. If your present attorney requires upfront money to...View More
Is there a uniform requirement, and if so, is that a reasonable requirement of the job. The reason for your discomfort may be relevant. Religious reasons? If you feel strongly enough about this, you should consult with an employment lawyer, and preferably BEFORE you have problems with your...View More
If you are worried that your employer may act in a discriminatory or retaliatory fashion, it is always best to consult with an employment lawyer BEFORE the employer takes adverse action. Some employment lawyers offer free telephone consultations.
HR represents management, not you. I tend not to trust HR Departments. Under one set of facts I would agree with what Mr. Urba wrote below. However, your particular facts may warrant an anonymous complaint, which you could do using an attorney as your agent, where the attorney would not...View More
As with many legal issues "it depends." Discrimination based upon religion is illegal. On the other hand, if, for example, all police officers or hospital staff are Christian, someone still must work on Christmas and Easter.
If your employer perceives you to be disabled (as to a qualifying disability), or if you have a record of such disability or have the disability, AND you can perform the essentials functions of your job (with or without reasonable accommodation), and the employer is large enough to be covered by...View More
If your company has no power or control over the other companies employees, then the employment discrimination laws do not protect you directly. However, their conduct may be individually tortious. For example, if one touched you without your consent, that would be tortious--a common law...View More
I concur with Mr. Urba's response. If you have a bona fide belief that there is an unlawful pay differential, I would suggest you hire an employment lawyer to help prepare and file a complaint of discrimination with the US EEOC or the NYS DHR. Those agencies may be able to obtain the...View More
My recommendation: hire a Florida attorney to discuss the issue, and write your former boyfriend a letter. If he is trying to obtain something from you under threat of releasing the photos, the local district attorney may also be interested and perhaps able to help.
My wife is 8 months pregnant and her due date is, Jan 1st. She started a new job on 10/11 and she goes on leave 12/15. Her current HR told her she is only covered until 12/31 and then she will not be covered anymore. They told her she cannot enroll for new coverage until 11/2018. Is this possible?... View More
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