they told me it was for me. I need to know if I have a case and what type of lawyer should I contact for legal guidance. Also do I have the right to sue my employer since the employee's are still employed at my work place , I feel that my civil rights have been violated please give me some... Read more »
There are lawyers from your state who advertise in your state, and there will be some who list on this website and others like it. You are looking for someone who does employment law. Depending on the facts, there are avenues to sue an employer who engages in illegal discrimination or who allows...Read more »
This employee was fired for cause but I didn't appeal unemployment action because I thought her having to repay benefits already received was too harsh. But she was working part-time somewhere else when we fired her (for consistent rudeness to customers) and she continues to work at same part... Read more »
This actually gets pretty technical, and this answer is not comprehensive. When someone files for benefits, the wages the individual earned in the first four of the five quarters preceding the claim are used to calculate monetary eligibility and the weekly benefit amount. This is called the base...Read more »
You would need to provide more details. While a tort claim is probably not the avenue, there usually is a process for taking inventory and providing a receipt of voucher of property taken. There can be many breakdowns in that process. Alternatively, depending on the facts, the property might be...Read more »
You are looking for a lawyer that does plaintiff civil rights work. There are likely lawyers with profiles on this website that perform this type of work in your state. You can contact them directly to set up a private consultation.
I'm a firefighter/paramedic, bandages begin to melt and release toxic chemicals at 120F far lower temp than our fires. These chemicals are toxic and can be absorbed through inhilation and through the skin. Not to mention the burns the adhesive will cause. I have all the documentation to back... Read more »
Employers have wide discretion when it comes to dress an grooming standards for their employees. The restriction you describe regarding piercings is commonplace and likely to be upheld if subject to a legal challenge. Challenges to employer dress codes are only typically successful if an employee...Read more »
I inspected a hazardous part and sent it out in the wrong color tub. But I realized it & informed shipping of the mistake and fixed it befor being sent 2 the customer.So no harm done. a few days later i was fired. That 1 mistake was the reason given. The box they checked was unsatisfactory... Read more »
Employment laws do not necessarily protect against generalized unfairness. Whether you have a credible claim of wrongful termination depends on many factors and you have not provided enough facts. If you meet with a local attorney, you will have the opportunity to provide necessary details, such...Read more »
For almost a year I feel I have been harassed, bullied and discriminated against at my place of employment. I feel that my working conditions have become so intolerable that it has forced me to put in my 2weeks notice. I have went through every channel including HR, and the director over the checks... Read more »
You would need to sit with a local attorney and provide much more detail. Words such as "bullied," "discriminated," and "harassed" are conclusory and lack the detail needed to assess whether you have suffered any actionable discrimination and whether the circumstances...Read more »
My husband merged his company with another. They had differences and now the other company is saying he can't work on a job over $10,000 also saying he can't volunteer his time either. The other company is constantly driving by our home and where my husband is offering a helping hand... Read more »
You should have a local attorney review the situation. The legality and enforceability of a non-compete agreement depend on various factors. A local attorney will need to review the specific contract about which you are asking and give you an opinion.
I work for a company that does not pay for driving/riding in a company vehicle at the end of the day, from the job site to the office. I am fairly certain this is illegal but I do not want to confront my employer. Is there a way to enforce this ? As in report the company to some entity that handles... Read more »
You have not provided all of the information necessary to determine whether the company is acting unlawfully. It's also not clear what jurisdiction you are in. Every state has a labor department (their names vary widely) that enforces state wage and hour laws. Many of them will have an...Read more »
My employer recently got a new manager (he has been there for 3 weeks) I have worked at the company for 8 months (since it opened) and have had the exact same schedule since that point(I have documentation of this), and have never asked for a single day off. I requested two days off because I had... Read more »
You will need to consult with an attorney where you can provide more details to determine what the legal implications are of your employer's actions. As a general rule, unless there is a contract stating otherwise (such as a collective bargaining agreement), an employer can fire and replace...Read more »
My company agreed to settlement negotiations , its been nearly a year now and still not finished. I worked for this company for 20 years. How will an attorney serve me in this matter, and also will the attorney obtain most of my settlement.
You would be well served to consult with a lawyer. I believe you should have done so early on. A good attorney with experience in employment discrimination matters will greatly improve your chances of success. An attorney should disclose up front what the fee will be. If the lawyer takes the...Read more »
Did you do this on a contract basis or were you an employee (sometimes even if you were told you were a contractor, the law might consider you an employee)? You can report to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Wage and Hour Bureau. They will investigate employers who fail to pay...Read more »
I have been at my current job for A year and two months yesterday I was told that I'm being put on in 3 months probationary period because of my absences, in which 75% of them i have provided proof of court dates and physician appointments which they would tell me they didnt need a copy. My... Read more »
It is not clear what you mean when you say you are now a part time employee even though your hours stay the same. You would need to provide more details, but the general rule in New Mexico is that issues related to accrual, use, or loss of vacation or sick leave are determined by your...Read more »
The person initially was on intermittent FMLA and has presented a recertification for continous FMLA. We are trying to determine how much leave they have left. Not sure if they should get 480 hrs (FT Emp) or 240 (PT Emp). Thank you.
Under FMLA, if the employee normally works on a part-time basis, then the employee's FMLA leave is calculated on a proportional basis. In a case of intermittent leave, for example, if an employee's routine work week is 20/hours, and if the employee takes 10 hours hours of FMLA leave in...Read more »
It is not clear what you are asking. With few exceptions, any business in New Mexico with employees must register with multiple government entities. The business should have a Federal Employer Identification number (EIN) to facilitate federal payroll taxes and withholding. The business will also...Read more »
Laws prohibiting workplace discrimination do not provide an immunity to a person who discriminates against a class to which the person belongs. Under Federal laws, typically only the employer can be sued for illegal discrimination, not individuals acting on the employer's behalf. Many state...Read more »
Is this a real scenario? You were hired as a baker and then reassigned to duties as a car mechanic? It is not clear from your description whether you have any legal claims. Employment in New Mexico is presumed at-will unless there is a contract stating otherwise. That means the employer does...Read more »
I was a Supervisor at a Call Center and was recently terminated for supposedly fixing an employee's time for favors. How is it that I was terminated, but the employee I “supposedly” fixed the time for didn’t? Also, my termination happened less than a week after myself and... Read more »
You should consult with a local attorney. Different treatment among employees who commit the same or similar infractions can suggest that there is an illegitimate basis for the more harsh treatment one is receiving compared to the other. Sometimes, however, there are legitimate business reasons...Read more »
You should consult with an attorney. What options you have will depend on many facts, which you have not provided here. For example, you may be contemplating bringing a civil rights lawsuit. You do not automatically have a case just because your conviction was overturned after you served some...Read more »
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