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Q: Does a employer in Ohio have the right to mandate face mask to be worn? Never shut down or worn masks until now
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Rachel A. Sabo answered on May 1, 2020

Generally, yes. Employers can require the usage of PPE to protect employees against the spread of COVID-19. Is the employer singling you out by requesting that only you wear one? Is there a specific reason you do not wish to wear one, like a religious reason, for example?

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Q: I was working for amazon when I came down with symptoms for COVID-19. Can I sue then for wrongful termination?

This was before America had any knowledge of the virus. I came down with all of the symptoms and a horrible full body rash. The hospital also had no idea what was going on. Amazon let me go because I couldn’t work due to me being extremely sick. Can I sue for wrongful termination?

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 27, 2020

When did Amazon let you go? What was the reason for termination?

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Q: Can my employer require me to wear a mask in my office?
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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 27, 2020

Generally, yes. Employers can require the usage of PPE to protect employees against the spread of COVID-19. Is the employer singling you out by requesting that only you wear one? Is there a specific reason you do not wish to wear one, like a religious reason, for example?

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Q: I was fired from a job (OH). After, I applied for unemployment, and it was deemed I was fired without just cause.

Is there anything I can do, such as take legal action? I was under contract, and it said that I could be terminated at any time, but I wasn't sure if since it was without just cause if there was anything I can do. I do have in black and white that I was fired "without just cause."

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

Why were you terminated? The "just cause" standard is just the standard to receive Unemployment Compensation. It typically has no bearing on whether there is a legal violation.

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Q: Is an employer required to pay me for Unused accrued vacation time?

I was let go from my job right before I was able to take my vacation. Are they required to pay that out to me with my final paycheck?

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

It depends on the employer's policy. If the employer has a written policy that says they will pay out accrued vacation time upon termination or resignation, you should be paid. In the absence of that, the employer does not have to pay you the accrued vacation time.

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Q: I haven't received payment and payday was last week im thinking about pursuing in legal matters what should i do

i have called my employer about it and they just keep telling me to call back

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

In Ohio, your employer has 30 days to pay you. If you still have not received payment after 30 days, you may want to call and employment attorney or pursue it in small claims court.

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Q: Can my job let me go even the I have Dr excuses and tried coming back in sick n got let go is that legal

Yes I was sick brought in doctor excuses went in Friday they sent me home and I tell my boss I'm sick but will be in and she told me to reappy once I'm better after 30 days but I was trying to come in and they said they would just send me home. So how is it I can be fired over this.

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

Were you eligible for FMLA?

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Q: Is there a type of leave I can apply for? I've been at my new job for three months and have a chronic illness.

I have a blood disorder called ITP. It didn't start until a month after I was hired. I have to miss today and tomorrow for treatments but have only worked with Wal Mart for three months.

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

How long have you been working for the company and are you eligible for FMLA?

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Q: I have been off of work for nearly 3 weeks for medical reasons. My employer is now letting me go? Can they do that?

My 90 day probationary period is up on the 12th of this month. They said they would hire me back when I have a doctors release but I will have to start all over again on another 90 day probationary period,

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Rachel A. Sabo answered on Apr 9, 2016

If you are not eligible for FMLA leave, which it sounds like you are not because you've only been there less than 90 days, your employer can likely let you go if you have absences, even if you have a doctor's note. FMLA protects your job for up to 12 weeks. I'd recommend going back... Read more »

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