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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: What can I do if I was mishandled by a security and an employer handcuffed and after viewing of the footage released.
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on May 9, 2023

You need to provide more information. Were you an employee or customer. What was the reason? Were you arrested? What were your injuries?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: My husband was just fired from his job where they claimed he had a gun at work. This is false. Can we file civil suit?

He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... View More

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Is your husband a member of a labor union? If not, he is likely an at will employee. A at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can an employee that is a manager be fired due to customers deciding to eat at another restaurant?

For example: several customers comes through a drive thru but decides at the speaker to drive off and order from a near by food truck. In return the GM and DM are advised by the regional manager to terminate the manager on shift due to the customers driving away. The allegation of the regional... View More

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 7, 2023

An at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. The employee could be terminated because the owner doesn't like the color of his or her shirt or the car he or she drives. Exceptions primarily relate to illegal (age, race, religion, sex or national origin)... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: trying find the code for retaliation. I work at health facility I reported a nurse, but I was the one who was suspended
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 5, 2023

There is no specific statute for general retaliation. The protection is offered based on what you report. Protection is primarily offered based on reporting illegal discrimination or filing a worker's comp claim. It wouldn't be offered for reporting someone came in late or took too long... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: What is considered discrimination in a work place?

I have been doing managerial work for 3 years now, without the pay or title. When asked to do any task, my boss always called upon me to carry it out. Now, he has two 25 year olds that are only about 1 year out of school. Recently he has been promoted to top of the line and now he wants the two 25... View More

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Dec 20, 2022

Are you a member of a union? Do you have an employment contract? If not, the protections are likely going to be limited to discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion or national origin.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: Hi I'm a secretary at a hospital. Recently they have started having a lot of psychiatric patients that need sitters.

I have never done or been trained to do any patient care duties. So they have started making me and others like me go sit with these patients. This is not in our job description and I need to know if this is legal. Can I refuse to go and not get fired.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can an employer fire me because of an injury that happened almost 4 years ago?

I was working for a company as a temp worker and when I went to go do my drug test and physical I let the physician know that I had surgery on my neck, and when i went back to my job HR said that they are going to hold my hire date, I told them that I was fully released from the doctor that had... View More

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 24, 2021

You should speak with an attorney experienced in the American's with Disabilities Act. I do not believe the answer to your question is going to be an obvious one, but it may fall within the ADA. Alabama is a right to work State, which means an employer can fire someone for any reason so long... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: I am being forced into a new position at work and was told to take it or resign - what rights do I have?
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Sep 16, 2020

Are you in a Union or is your employment governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement or Employment Contract? If not, you have very little rights. You need to provide more information for a more thorough analysis, but Alabama is an at will state, meaning you can be terminated for any reason or no... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Alabama on
Q: I am a private caregiver that was hired by a elderly couple sons. At the beginning of my employment a year ago one of

Their sons was asking my coworkers if they thought that I was a crackhead and at the end of my employment. That same son made some sexual advances towards me. This caught me off guard, had me extremely nervous, uncomfortable and scared. Because of my fear of him and loosing my job, when he asked me... View More

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Jul 8, 2020

Hi, there is a claim called "quid pro quo" sexual harassment. This occurs when a job benefit is directly tied to an employee submitting to unwelcome sexual advances. Based on what you stated above, it sounds like your continued employment was tied to you going on a date with the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: Is it discrimination when an employee has good reviews and has only 1 raise in 4 years and new people start with more

I have excellent performance reviews. I have been working a two man area for over a year and can't even take a sick day without still being responsible for emergency calls. I am a computer tech. New employees in surrounding areas and the one they hired that has now been fired started making... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: If I believe I have a case against a doctor for over prescribing opioid pain medication and benzodiazepines, what's next

From aprox 2005 thru 2014 I was prescribed high doses of hydrocodone, oxycodone, and benzodiazepines by same doctor. At one time receiving demoral injections if requested.

These injections were stopped.

Supposedly, said doctor and wife at time, were injecting themselves with... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2018

Problem in your case will be the statute of limitations. Look for an attorney member of the Ala. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: I was wrongfully Terminated based on accusations that weren't verified.Who do I contact and can I sue on low income?

they pitted my managers word over my own with no evidence to back anything up. i was called a dishonest person and fired. i have proof with recepits and times to prove my innocence and cameras will show that i am not lying. but noone ever checked. what can i do? im out of a job for no reason and... View More

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
answered on Sep 13, 2017

In Alabama an employer can fire you for any reason at all -- provided that reason is not because of your race, disability gender etc. If you believe you were fired because of one of those kinds of reasons, you first have to go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and file a complaint.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: I was recently let go from a job. They are claiming I was asleep or sleeping on the job, which I was not.

Fact is is I just wasn't the right ethnicity, they needed a Spanish collector. I went ahead and filed for unemp. but they keep fighting it, how is that legal?

William C. Head
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answered on Aug 16, 2017

You need a lawyer to assist you. If no contemporaneous report of being caught sleeping on the job was made, then the company has no evidence of dereliction of duty. Plus, many places of employment have cameras, and these can possibly refute their claims.

Your case seems like a retaliatory...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: Can an employer rescind a job offer on the basis that something might show on background report?

I had an interview with an insurance company which went extremely well, and I was immediately offered a position. I went back in to fill out paperwork, and I was asked if I had ever been convicted of a felony. I was honest and said yes. Eleven years ago I was convicted of class c possession. No... View More

Anthony Rocco Pecora
Anthony Rocco Pecora
answered on Oct 11, 2017

An employer may use a background report to assist it in making employment decisions. HOWEVER, since background reports or background "checks" are considered consumer reports under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must follow specific rules when not only using the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: Is this discrimination and what could be used as proof?

My husband was told he had this job almost four hours away. He went to the interview and got the job. No drug test or background check was asked for even though he said they could run both. The employer then sits him down with the manager and states to him...are you a meth head...is that meth... View More

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
answered on Feb 7, 2016

No. They did not discriminate against him as a protected class under the law. Having bad teeth does not make him a protected class. They don't need a reason to not hire him

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: I was terminated from a position and overlooked for a position due to racial discrimination. Should I get a lawyer?
William E. Scully Jr.
William E. Scully Jr.
answered on Apr 14, 2014

ABSOLUTELY GET A LAWYER. Employment law and the laws related to discrimination in the workplace are very complex and confusing. There are many traps for the unwary. First consult your family attorney, or a lawyer you know, about this matter. Lots of times they can refer you to a good lawyer in... View More

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