I received an email of me being terminated from my employer due to being pregnant. I filed a charge with EEOC.
answered on Mar 8, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Whether you should get a lawyer depends on your goals with the EEOC Charge of Discrimination (settlement, mediation, litigation) and your damages from the experience. A lawyer will bring the expertise, advocacy and stress relief you may need during... Read more »
I had a lawyer for a reference checking company handle the situation. The lawyer sent the employer a Cease and Desist letter. The company agreed to only provide date of hire, departure, and title of position. The employer sent the lawyer a signed agreement - to avoid getting sued for giving... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Based on the information provided, it appears you have a breach of contract case. If the relevant deadlines for acting on such a claim have not passed, you can sue the employer for breach of contract.
However, it does not appear you'd have a separate action for the cease and... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2023
I'm sorry about your job termination. It's not necessarily illegal for an employer to discuss your termination with coworkers. However, it depends on what was said and who discussed the termination. How do you know your termination was discussed with co-workers? Did the discussion... Read more »
What are my options?
answered on Feb 24, 2023
Based on the information you've provided, it appears the company's refusal to hire you based on a failed drug test for marijuana does not appear to be illegal. It's really unfair as cannabis metabolites can be detected in urine even 30 days after someone ingests the drug, making it... Read more »
Went on leave a absence from Walmart i was fired because they didn't communicate with sSedgwick company
answered on Feb 22, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences with Walmart. I'm an Illinois attorney and handle federal employment discrimination cases and violations of federal laws. I've helped Walmart employees with this exact issue, usually by filing a federal charge of discrimination based on... Read more »
I work for the state of illinois. A coworker has harassed me several times recently. I’ve reported it in writing to my supervisor. I’ve sent him the email of the harassment and nothing is done. I’ve also been written up for saying “I’m not a fan of him” when referring to the person... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Not all "harassment" is illegal - or in other words being a jerk/rude is not enough to create legal claim. Instead the harassment must be based on a protected class characteristic like race, age, gender, etc. or retaliation because... Read more »
Hello. I began working at a Kroger factory in October last year. In November, i had a panic attack due to a coworker yelling at me, and I have CPSTD, and being yelled at or facing aggression of any kind sends me into panic attacks. That day, the supervisor sent me home. Before that, she told me... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Sorry to hear about your experiences. Under federal law (the ADA) you would have to prove that the employer knew you had these disabilities and that you were fired because of these disabilities. You carry the burden to prove your case. If you worked in Ohio, you should locate a local employment... Read more »
I am now at work in pain because I fear I will get more points against me. They have a system where if you get 7 points, you’re fired. I’m not sure if this is legal or if there is anything I can do in this situation. I have doctor’s notes for my surgery and my missed day on Monday 1/16/23.
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Sorry to hear about your surgery. If you had a doctor's note for taking Monday off, and your employer would not accept it, you may have a case for denial of reasonable accommodations. Depending on if you qualify for job-protected leave, you may also have a case for violation of the FMLA.... Read more »
I am 30 years old and have been employed by my current employer for approximately 2 1/2 years. I am full time and work 40 hours per week.
Recently I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS). My doctor wrote a letter for me to amend my duties based on my condition.... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It appears you asked for reasonable accommodations for your disability. The employer had an obligation to engage in a good faith interactive process to determine if you could complete your job with or without accommodations. If you want to take action,... Read more »
I am still employed but unable to do my job because of an injury (not work related); therefore, I was placed on an unpaid medical leave of absence and am receiving no pay. I am able to do some form of work; however, my job requires me to stand for long periods of time, which I am unable to do. As... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. If you haven't already, you should ask your employer for a light duty assignment supported by a doctor's note indicating the need to do work that does not require standing for long periods of time. The employer would then have the duty to... Read more »
I do not feel safe returning due to the nature of my job (janitorial) at a very large bar/restaurant (who has remained open) , and mostly due to my medical condition (asthma), I have a mother who is severely immounocomprised I live with/ I also think that the job in general is so physically... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2021
Here are some IDES FAQ you may find helpful:
3/16/2020 COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits - IDES
What if I‘m temporarily laid off because the place where I work is temporarily closed because... Read more »
I was injured at work, was on workers comp for several months and was cut off right before surgery by the whole insurance playing their games. my wc lawyer pawned me off to another "trial" lawyer who then pawned me off to another "new guy in the firm" lawyer who completely... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should immediately reach out to a competent attorney to address the pending lawsuit from the actual company. At the very least you will need to complete consultation to fully understand your options.
Employers are not supposed to disclose disciplinary issues or letters upon request of personnel files, none of which I was ever officially given in the first place. However my termination letter includes multiple reasons for my termination that had been compiled after they decided to terminate my... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2020
In Illinois, the governing law for personnel records is:
820 ILCS 40. This Act may be cited as the Personnel Record Review Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
See the law and how you can file a complaint about violations here:... Read more »
I work at a franchise of Dominos as the General Manager. One of my associates did not properly clock his hours last payroll resulting in no paycheck on friday. my district manager (my boss) says there is no other way to get him his money besides me paying from my own pocket. They take my bonuses... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2020
No. Not only is it unfair, but it is illegal.
The Illinois Department of Labor has offered the following FAQ on this topic:
Can my employer take money out of my wages to cover cash register shortages or damages to the employer's equipment/property?
No, an employer... Read more »
I live in Illinois, and I also have an underlying health condition (asthma) . I was told I was laid-off 4 days ago, I began the unemployment process, as they were closing the doors and following the rules at first, now I am told I need to return in a couple days.
answered on Oct 28, 2020
What a crazy world we live in! Be very careful in this scenario. To collect unemployment benefits, if you are not coming in due to asthma, you would need a doctor's note BEFORE you don't return. Also you should communicate in writing so you have evidence of your communications.... Read more »
I work for a major retail firm.
answered on Sep 30, 2020
Yes, under the Illinois Wage and Payment Act, an employer may reduce your rate of pay IF you are notified of the change prior to performing the work and your wage does not fall below minimum wage. See Section 300.630(d).
TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR... Read more »
Delivery company was having me fill out paper work for employment. Back ground checks and waivers and such, I let him know that I have a medical condition with my legs and I may not be as fast as his other employees. He said he'd have to talk to his boss. He comes back and said he'd have... Read more »
answered on Jul 10, 2020
The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer ("undue hardship"). You should connect with an experienced employment discrimination attorney... Read more »
I have a Doctor's note stating I should work from home. The office has not been professionally cleaned, there "are sanitizing wipes if needed.." There is only one bathroom for the entire floor of the office building I am in. Over half of the staff already works from home. I have... Read more »
answered on May 26, 2020
Under federal law, you likely have the right to ask for a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Have you shared the doctor's note with management or human resources? If not, immediately write a request for a reasonable accommodation to work from home. Your doctor's note needs... Read more »
The order states that those who are medically able to wear them must. But what about those who can't. Can they really tell us we can't work? Are stores really able to deny us access because we can not wear the mask because of a disability?
answered on May 4, 2020
This is a difficult topic that does not have a clear "yes" or "no" answer. Overall, you should be allowed to make decisions for your own well being but in an employment setting, the employee doesn't have full control.
The logic behind the mask requirement is that... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2020
Illinois has a labor law called the One Day Rest in Seven Act (820 ILCS 140/1 et seq.). The One Day Rest in Seven Act requires at least 24 hours of rest for an employee in every calendar week. This means Illinois employees cannot be forced into working 7 days in a row unless the employee... Read more »
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