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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: do I have a case I was recently fired for using profanity on the sales floor but I am not the only one who has done this

all most everyone from co-workers to managers uses profanity on the floor and nothing has ever been said before I felt like I was being targeted and when they called me into the office to let me go nothing was read to me nor was I ask to sign anything I was only told that statements was sent to... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Apr 7, 2017

Hard to tell but if your being treated differently than other employees, maybe it is worth speaking to an attorney. Generally speaking, you have a case if discrimination is involved in the work place. Explore the facts by calling and speaking with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal in the state of Florida for a supervisor to discuss my write ups with another coworker?
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Apr 3, 2017

No unless its part of discrimination.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Do you have to file a claim with the government before suing for sexual harassment?
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Apr 3, 2017

If your asking these types of questions you should have an experienced attorney help you through the process before the deadline is over but generally speaking yes.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: How long do I have after I quit to file a harassment suit?
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 30, 2017

As a rule of thumb, less than 1 year. Speak to an attorney to make sure.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have a case

I called off on Monday to go to the hospital I have records showing I called and texted my night manager the next day the other night shift manager texted me asking if I was coming in I said yes but I will be late she said that was fine when I arrived to work my g.m walked in and printed out wright... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 29, 2017

Maybe, depends why you went to the hospital and what your doctor said. Speak to an attorney, you may have a case but all the facts need to be discussed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: In December the Bank of Commerce sold to Centennial Bank and I signed a contract with them

On January 1st of this year, I lost my 20 year old to suicide while under the influence of drugs and I have not been able to go back to work due to the tragedy and depression.

I believe in this contract Centennial covered themselves and it indicates that the contract I signed voids the... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 21, 2017

You need to have the documents reviewed by an employment attorney. You need to take action before they make any decisions.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I was suddenly terminated for no reason, and immediately replaced with a younger, personal friend of a tenured employee.

My employer suddenly terminated me without warning, and then further discussed my termination with another employee who was not management. I then learned that I was immediately replaced the very next day by a much younger personal friend of a tenured employee who is personal friends with the CEO.... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 20, 2017

The facts provided seem to show a potential case but really depends on where you worked and some clarification of facts. Best to meet with an attorney that can evaluate your case or help you in this situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do if my old boss does not give me my pacheck I worked for?
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 20, 2017

You can get an attorney to bring a case against them or just to contact them on your behalf. You can file your own claim as well in small claims court or in a wage theft commission.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: An employee at a grocery store makes inappropriate comments to me every time I go there.

Can I report him to management for sexual harassment?

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Mar 7, 2017

Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I was placed on Doctor prescribed FMLA. On the date of my return, my employment was terminated. Do I have a case?

I was terminated on the basis of:

I deleted e-mails (which I did not)

Errors found in my work.

Before my FMLA, I was continually praised for the work I was doing and completing.

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 21, 2017

Seems like you do have a case, your employer cannot retaliate or interfere with your request for time off of work due under the FMLA.

Call an attorney, many offer free case evaluations.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can my wife be fire for inquiring about a statement overheard about the sell of our home?

My wife over heard a conversation about our home being sold at her job. She then calls our neighbor to inquire about what she had heard. The neighbor calls the landlord to inquire, this in turns makes the landlord mad at the one whom spoke of this at my wife's job. That person calls my wife's job... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 21, 2017

Based on what you provided here, which is not much, it does not seem as much of a case but if you want to be certain or know why, consult with an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Are you allowed to file a lawsuit against your employer in the state of Florida? If you are a Federal employee?

I was involved in a terrible MVA at work and I am not sure if I can return to work. I am sure that my vehicle wasn't repaired properly causing me to get into my accident. I have several written vehicle service slips showing that I had concerned about the truck

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 16, 2017

You need to speak to a workers compensation attorney as soon as possible. Many offer a free case evaluations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I signed a agreement with a company for internship.Can I cancel my agreement without paying the charges?

I signed a agreement that if i quit i have to pay 5000$ as exchange for extensive training and other services.Since they have not started the training can i cancel the agreement and avoid paying the 5000$

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 15, 2017

That is a hard to answer without reviewing the contract. Have an attorney review it before making a decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: My employer violatesd the states policy on drug testing in the work place , I was terminated cu to him and the asst man

Verbally falsified the result stating it was positive when it's negative, I took pic as evidence can I sue?

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 8, 2017

If you really have proof, you can talk to an attorney about bringing a case but be prepared to invest into your fight.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is it my former employer's obligation to keep me safe while working?
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 6, 2017

This is very tuff question to answer without more specifics. Generally speaking yes. If you were hurt at work, you may need to file a workers compensation claim. Call an attorney before it is to late.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If A Male 36 And I'm 16 He Threaten To Send Me To Jail Can He Go To Jail Because I'm 16
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 6, 2017

Based on the information provided, it is hard to tell but it does seem like something is wrong here. If this is happening at work, you should call an employment attorney. If this is outside of work, speak to a criminal attorney. If you feel your life has been threatened, call 911.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Laid off employee forced to sign severance agreement same day. What is legal recourse after signing under duress

Employer insisted I sign agreement on the day I was laid off to receive severance. I had no time to think about it and was stressed over the lay off. I've been told by others I should have had atleast 21 days to review the agreement; and even if I signed it, I should have had time to revoke it.... Read more »

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Feb 6, 2017

This is situation in which you really need to invest time with an attorney to review. Yes, generally if something is signed under duress, you can revoke it later but your most likely going to need to get an attorney involved and quickly. Did they offer you money? Do you have a case against them?... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal for another employee who is non management to clock another employee out without that employees knowledge.
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Jan 31, 2017

Something seems wrong with this. If your working and clocking in and out, you generally should be paid for every hour that you work. If not, speaking an attorney to help correct the problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: how far can an employer go when not paying your vacation/PTO hours after resigning?

I just resigned from my current job but was only able to give 9 days notice. They are now refusing to pay my accrued time because I didn't give 2 weeks! I have over $3500 worth of time. Is this legal?

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Jan 19, 2017

It depends on a few facts, did you earn the vacation time? Speak to an attorney to make sure.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: can i be fired do to a medical problem? The doctors cleared me.

collapsed at work. employer paid for time off and now is not letting me work but I'm not fired.

Alberto Naranjo Jr.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. answered on Jan 19, 2017

Seems like you may have a case here. Unfortunately, it depends on more facts then your provided. Call an employment attorney for a free case evaluation.

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