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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Can my employer not allow me to work while deciding on my reasonable accommodation request? If so, for how long?

I submitted a reasonable accommodation request with a doctors note and was permitted to work following the request, however they still needed to receive paperwork from my doctors office for it. My request was for not lifting >10 pounds due to disability, but when the paperwork came back from the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Over the past 2yrs my previous employer has me on a robo call list and i get spammed daily. Spoke to HR no results.

my previous employer has me on a robo call list and i get spammed daily with calls even after several calls to them to stop what can i do and what steps should i be taking to stop this. btw i havnt worked for them in over 2 years

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: In the state of Alabama, can an employee discreetly record acts of workplace discrimination and retaliation?

This is in regards to Alabama state law. Involving employee discrimination & retaliation. Is it legal to record your employer, if the employer is illegally discriminating or retaliating against you? Also, does it make a difference if the employer’s handbook prohibits recording in the workplace?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for South Carolina on
Q: My employer has been spying on my personal life through my personal & they even hacked my personal laptop. So what to do

I'm an immigrant working in reputed company but the IT team in the company is trying to harass me with my personal life. I have raised the complaint against them with the HR department but they did nothing about it. I'm sure they have hacked both my personal phone and laptop I myself... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I’m currently experiencing pregnancy discrimination in my employer wants to meet with me can I record the conversation?

I constantly ask for the HR departments information and the GM never wants to give it to me he also doesn’t want to give me email documentation over the investigation he did but he wants to speak with me and I honestly don’t know what to do because I feel like they’re trying to set me up

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 4, 2022

In Texas, it is legal to record a conversation to which you are a party. We are a “one-party consent” state. You do not even need to tell the other party you are recording.

Be sure to state clearly and consistently that, despite your pregnancy, you remain able to perform all of your...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Washington on
Q: Two employees return to State service after voluntery separation. Hiring Manager negotiates one to begin at prior pay

Hiring Manager tells the 2nd employee six months after hiring, that they could have negotiated for them too, but didn't. Employee contacted HR who said it was to late and nothing could be done. What can the 2nd employee do?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: My employer,a private owned hospital is forcing me to be tested for Covid weekly. Is this legal?

I was approved for a religious exemption by my employer. The hospital claims to go by the CMS guidelines but Louisiana is not apart of the CMS guidelines as of April 2022. I feel that I am being coerced and bullied into having a medical test weekly in order to keep my job. I have been told that I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: If you’re an independent contractor and the company you work for is in breech of their contract what can you do about it

I have found several different areas that Door Dash has breach the contract I have signed with them. One example is the acceptance rate. Supposedly this is supposed to go up or down depending on your last hundred deliveries. If you decline an order, it will go down 1% but if you accept 13 it only... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Nevada on
Q: Are there laws to protect an employee on ADA Medical LOA that is being terminated but still undergoing treatment?

I have been out for approximately a year and a month. My doctor recently filled out ADA forms to continue medical treatment and requested to change my return to work date. The Venetian responded with a termination letter because I could not return on 11/10/22, and I'm still undergoing... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Would I be able to take my employer to court for wrongful termination?

Dedicated Nursing Associates fired me yesterday. I received a message from my recruiter stating that their compliance team flagged my cpr license as fraudulent so DNA would no longer be able to represent me. He then emailed me stating that when they scan my QR Code on my license it’s popping up... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I’m trying to see if I have a wrongful termination case. Also if I have passed the statute of limitations. I’m in Oregon

At the end of January 2022 I was fired. The official reason was “exercising their at-will rights”. What they told was there was a post on social media implying someone was leaving their job. No names were shared in said post. They just assumed it was me and therefore chose to fire me.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Can I accept a settlement from my former employer in an EEOC charge that is higher than the law $ cap?

I know that in EEOC discrimination cases, financial settlement is limited based on number of employees in the company. Can the company offer a higher settlement amount than the cap limit the law has set? Such as for a company under 100 employees, but more than 15, limit says $50k. Can the company... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Offering more than they have to would certainly be surprising. Generally, a party that has rights under the law can voluntarily waive those rights. That is a general guideline I am giving you, not a legal opinion for your particular situation, as I could not be certain of the answer to your... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Idaho on
Q: Can my boss make me drive my car to work?

I live less than 2 blocks away from work and my boss is telling me to drive my car to let customers know the restaurant is open. I don't use my car for anything else while I'm at work and I've explained to him that my car is on its last leg. So driving it isn't an option. But he... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Is a non compete contract void if you request a signed copy and they don't provide one?

My old boss said I was in a non compete contract and I don't remember signing one and don't have a copy of one signed but I do have a copy of what it would say. I asked for a copy and was ghosted. I have an opertunity to make a living closer to home but from what the contract says I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I was convicted of attempted murder in 2009 but employment background checks show a murder charge. Should I sue county?

The background check showing a murder charge instead of attempted murder has made it very difficult to find meanfull employment? Should I sue the county? I was released in 2012 and have notified them of this mistake. It is severely damaging my quality of life.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 27, 2022

It is pointless to sue the county as it is most likely immune from any civil damages in such a case.

I recommend you obtain certified copies of your indictment, any arrest warrant affidavits, and the order disposing of the criminal charges against you and provide them to any prospective...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: I was reprimanded for calling out for my son's 16th birthday and forced to take 2 days off. A couple females that work

They come and go as they please and nothing is done it was a male that reprimanded me and he knows they do this on a weekly basis I feel as though it was wrongful how I was treated

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Last year October 2021 to be exacti was terminated from my job after 13 yrs. I was fired via speaker phone. There's more

I wasn't offered EAP which is written Corporate Policy. When I went into work that evening, the Maint Supv asked "what are you doing here? He then told me had received an E-mail over the weekend announcing to those with access who are given a Marzetti E-mail account (leads, supervisors,... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 24, 2022

Unfortunately, the facts as you set them out above do not have the requisite elements for an employment discrimination claim or a libel and slander claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: What is considered unlawful termination

In the State of Florida can an employer terminate you for asking to speak with higher management? Also if you're in a sober living program can they contact the program to try to get personal information on you. Also can they yall and berate you every day. Can I sue based on these issues? Do I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Nov 27, 2022

Yes, yes, yes, and yes, your employer can do all these things and much more. Why?

Because Florida is an “at-will” state. Private employers are free to solicit, hire, promote, increase their pay, demote, lower their pay, suspend, terminate, rehire, reinstate benefits and treat employees...
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