Questions Answered by Emre Polat Esq.

Q: Can my job fire me for being pregnant with health issues?

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
No they can't. You should notify HR. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: In NY state, can my employer make me be on call for up to 9 hours every day without any kind of compensation?

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Do you receive a w2 or a 1099 at the end of the year? In other words, are you working for the company or "working for yourself". Sounds like there may be misclassification if that is the case. It depends on the structure of the employment but is sounds like there may be violations as you should be paid by the hour (even when on call or driving between destinations of customers) if you are not an exempt employee or a proper independent contractor. Further information is required to properly make...

Q: I have a non-compete signed stating I can't work for any entity or business that competes with the Business, what's that

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It depends of factors related to what type of business you are in and a review of the non-compete itself.

Q: I am currently in three of the protected classes (age, national origin and race/color.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Why do you believe there is discrimination, compared to others? Further information is required. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: returned from disability 11/19/18 I was let go from my job this past Friday after being employed 15 yrs

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 23, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
What was their basis for the termination? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: The interviewer sexuall harassed me. Can I still sue even though I don't work at that company?

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, that is a form of sexual harassment. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: A straight woman at my company is making uncomfortable comments that I feel are harassing. I'm a gay man.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
What kind of comments? That is considered a form of harassment. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I'm an intern at a tech company. My supervisor has made some sexually explicit comments to me. How do I approach this as

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It doesn't matter if you are an intern, sexual harassment is still illegal. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: If we're off the clock and off-site for a holiday party and I experience sexual harassment from a work supervisor, can I

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
yes. even if you are not working at the time and off-site. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I filed a formal harassment claim and my boss was found to be guilty. He was able to keep his job and is still my boss

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, it could be. Are you still reporting to him? What the extent of the sexual harassment? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I noticed my company only hires recent graduates.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Are they terminating older employees? It could be age discrimination.

Q: How do I know if I have a case for sexual harassment in the work place? And also being threatened with my job

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Consider a consultation for a case evaluation to see if you do.

Q: I'm pregnant and approx. 8 weeks from my due date. My boss has just started cutting my hours to lower my disability pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Consider a consultation for a case evaluation. There could potentially be claims for pregnancy related violations.

Q: I've been documenting comments of a sexual nature that my coworker has been saying to me but if I don't have witnesses

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Documentation is not necessarily required if there is a hostile work environment based sexual comments and conduct. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: Is it legal for an employer to require employees to go through arbitration in the event of a sexual harassment claim, a

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It depends on the circumstances in which you agreed to arbitrate and when. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I'm not comfortable reporting my claim of sexual harassment to HR (since it was someone in HR who harassed me). Can I

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, there are ways to address the matter without going directly to HR. How long has it been? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I have been unpaid and my employer is holding back pay and my r.o.e. I am wondering what can be done about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
You should consult with an attorney. Its improper and illegal for him to do that. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: If I was dating a coworker and then broke up to him and now he's harassing me in the office and outside of it, can I sue

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes. That could still be a form of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. What is he doing that is harassing?

Further information is required. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I noticed that my company never hires anyone older than 40. Is that age discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, it could be a form of age discrimination. Consider a consultation if you have further questions.

Q: My employer requires women to wear skirts and men to wear pants. I'm a woman who isn't comfortable wearing a skirt. Am I

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Is it part of their uniform? What industry are you in? Food service/bar? It could be perceived as discriminatory. Further information is required. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

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