I was contracted to work a specific schedule at a yearly salary; after I signed this contract, the schedule was modified and I was informed if I wasn’t able to work those hours that I would be terminated. I remained due to financial need, however not only was I not compensated for the additional... Read more »
My only HR contact has provided me with consistent incorrect information regarding my pay, benefits and my employment status. She asked me to sign her name on a company credit card and when I refused she stated I should sign or not work. She deposited three different pay amounts without any... Read more »
Incompetence is not illegal. But don't count on or try to get HR fired.
Discrimination is illegal. Nothing in your facts describes why this may have been discriminatory. Is there any evidence to support that your membership in one or more protected classes of employees (i.e. you suffer with...Read more »
Did you receive the text? Would you rather have faced the employer when they told you? If so how would that have made any difference assuming you are "at will" which means that the employer needs absolutely no reason to get rid of you. None. They decide "this is not the place for you" and you're...Read more »
I'm an "at will" employee and the equipment I use is only laptop, phone, etc. However, I don't want to agree to be responsible for any damage if I don't have to. I understand that if the damage is caused by gross negligence or on purpose, but this agreement would cover everything except "normal... Read more »
My dental assistant has been continuously calling off work for feeling sick or being in the hospital yet is coming up with multiple excuses as to why he can't produce hospital records or doctor notes. I never made him sign a contract when I hired him so I am unsure how to go about firing him. I... Read more »
Please call employment lawyers some of whom serve all of NYS. There are local laws which forbid asking for medical excuse documentation except if certain conditions are met. Each employee is unique unless you have an employee handbook and apply policies uniformly.
inform me verbally that my office environment is not safe and they don't do anything about it. i am 63 years lady working in an american institution and my green card issued in new york. i am tired of being ill all the time what is your advice thank you .
I work at a technology company in New York and have been employed for 2 years. I'm being asked to sign termination paperwork that includes a lump sum severance payment, worth around 14 weeks of pay. I don't think this is sufficient given that I'll need to leave the US afterwards.
I work a company in NYC for the past 15 years , requesting all my employment paper work via certified mail 3 times at the time of hire more than 6 months ago , my employer ignored all communications. Did I’m entitle to get a copy or get a response from my employer. I would like to know my rights.
If you work for the government you are entitled to request copies of your personnel file.
If you work for a private employer which is subject to New York's Labor Laws there is no right for any employee to obtain copies of their personnel file unless the employer has negotiated same in her...Read more »
You need to amend your Form 5 EEOC charge while it is still at the EEOC or file a new one ASAP if you have not missed the filing deadline. Adding parties regarding claims that the EEOC has jurisdiction over is not a good idea. You might miss a statute of limitations deadline and/or the Court might...Read more »
I had a heart attack at work 2 months ago working my day shift. The overnight guy quit and my boss now wants me to work overnights alone, where I could not call for help if I get sick again. If I were to get sick or die is the company liable knowing that I have a health issue? Thanks.
You must be able to perform the essential functions of your job with or without a reasonable accommodation. If you are disabled ask your physician whether you require an accommodation. But be careful if the accommodation causes an undue hardship for your employer which would permit them to replace...Read more »
I think you meant to write "restitution." If you pay anyone more than they are entitled to they will need to pay you back. You accidentally hand the McDonalds clerk a 50 instead of a 20 but only get change for a 20 they do not get to keep the excess unless they honestly did not see that you handed...Read more »
Always a good idea. If you apply for unemployment the employer might claim you quit. So make sure you tell the employer this was not your choice and remind them that you needed and wanted the job. Ask why me?
While working, I was injured on the job and went to the doctor on the same day. There was 4 employee witnesses and I told my boss also on the same. Because the nature of the incident and where the injury occurred "at the CEO's home" I was in fear of my job I started voice recording after I was... Read more »
Gave my two weeks to my job Thursday they accepted it the schedule for the next week was out. Went in to work my next shift and was told I could go home and they mailed my check. My coworker said they took down the old schedule and removed me from the schedule. I called my boss no one has answered... Read more »
The fall at Northwell Health Lij resulted in a life threatening situation for my daughter and I , and I underwent 2 back surgeries. I had to leave my home and move in with my parents for financial and medical reasons. It led me to file section 32 which required me to resign, however the resignation... Read more »
Consult with personal injury lawyers. Maybe a third party lawsuit? Constructive discharge is very difficult to prove. You were either able to perform your job duties with accommodation or were not. Did you request any type of reasonable accommodation and if it was reasonable and not an undue...Read more »
About 2 months ago I was fired from my factory job. I was accused of causing harm to a coworker, which is totally false. The accuser lied about what happened and lied about having witnesses. I was fired that day and filed a grievance. I tried to get ahold of my union rep but i haven't heard a thing... Read more »
Every plaintiff has to prove discrimination. That is done with a plausible theory of severe or pervasive discriminatory conduct. This sounds very lawyer-like; I know. But that's why you really need to retain an employment lawyer before filing charges or a complaint.
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