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Q: Can my employer legally make me show documentation of diagnosis after leaving the ER?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Aug 9, 2022

More information is needed to answer this question. However, if you miss work for a medical reason, your employer is generally permitted to request documentation of your absence to substantiate that your absence was caused by the medical reason provided.

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Q: Good afternoon, I have a few questions regarding how to retrieve a pro bono lawyer that will represent me.

It’s regarding employment law and the steps I need to resolve this on going issue with an employer whom hired me with the intent to pay my wages nor provide my photos, basically scamming me.

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Q: Exempt salary employee or not?

I get paid the same weekly. Salary with no overtime allowed. For some reason I have to clock in and out still. Keep in mind I am not allowed to work overtime. But when I go to take off for a few hours in a day they either dock my pay or I have to use PTO. If I am not allowed OT, then they can’t... Read more »

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Q: Were my rights violated if my employees know i tested positive for covid?

Tested at work. Tested positive. HR knew, my boss knew. I left. My subordinate received a text letting her know (from an employee).

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Q: My husband was arrested His boss is holding his last check

My husbands boss will not let me sign for the check, he says only my husband can sign. Is that unlawful since my husband is incarcerated?

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Q: I was a classified employee under the merit system in Georgia. I was terminated under fault circumstances.

The State Board of Personnel gave me my job back but the agency is reluctant to let me come back and refuse to compensate me what can I do.

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I work at a jail and 4 inmates stole my wallet and my watch and write my personal information down they did give it back

I told my LT what happen he called the Warden who decided to wait to handle the situation until the morning they were taken to the whole but they didn’t get all the inmates who I advised had took my belonging

. Nothin happen to them they stayed in the hole for 2 weeks and was let out the... Read more »

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Q: Can I take action against an employer when a manager guaranteed me an accommodation for a mental disability & retracted

Manager that hired me guaranteed accommodation, told me he would take care of everything and not to worry about it. Manager stepped down. New manager was aware of the situation and accommodation and upheld it for weeks and then one day retracted it because “we were busy”, costing me $150 in... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jul 20, 2022

You should follow the company's procedure for submitting a formal request for an accommodation to the company's HR department. The employer is required to review your request and engage in an interactive process with you to determine if there is an accommodation that will allow you to... Read more »

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Q: Is it fair for a hiring manager to use a job description from a previous employer to hire a former employee ?

The hiring manager is working for Employer A but formerly supervised an employee at Employer B. The job posting for Employer A matches verbatim the current job description of the employee at Employer B . The employee has applied for the job at Employer A. The hiring manager and employee have a... Read more »

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Q: Unemployment claim in Georgia. A claim was filed in April of 2021 was not self-employed working for employer since 2018

First notice from DOL showed zero wages corrected maled.

Spoke with two was remote she said a wage invest needed wouldn't be able to weekly claim etc. would take a while to do this &contacted. months call back stated no longer handling that part call cust ser try to for weeks... Read more »

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Q: How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

In the State of GA - How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Jun 20, 2022

A whistleblower action must be brought within 6 years after the date the violation was committed.

Kim

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Should I have anything to worry about or that I will have to handle?

Hello, I worked as a retail associate selling cell phones. In that position there was fraud going on with associates also selling phones were doing fraud and selling it to people using other peoples names basically a scammer. Will or can I still be charged for that? I unknowingly sold him phones... Read more »

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Joshua Schiffer
answered on May 22, 2022

All depends on the investigation and what turns up. You can also either sit silently OR actively participate, if you have an appetite or desire for that. If you may be criminally liable, advance cooperation can also be mitigation for when you face potential consequences. Generally I advise... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a legal case with this issue?

My employer promised me a raise, gave it in writing, even paid it for the first week it was active. Now my second week, he is suddenly confused about the raise and trying to essentially take it back. What legal action can I take?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Feb 23, 2022

If you are an at-will employee, your employer can changes the terms of your pay for any reason at any time. Unless you have an employment contract guaranteeing you a certain pay rate, there no legal action you can take.

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Q: How long after termination does a ex employee have to potentially start a lawsuit against their past employer?
Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 29, 2022

Your question depends on what you plan on suing your employer for. The statute of limitations provides timeframes for when a lawsuit must be filed and failure to do so during that time will result in you being unable to file a lawsuit. The following limits are outlined in the Official Code of... Read more »

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Q: I was hired and signed a written job offer on 12/09/2022. What can I do to hold this company accountable for the offer?

It now has been approximately 2 months since I was told to wait until the background check is complete. I have reached out to the hiring company several times for an update. I know I have a clean background including no drugs, but they have not been cooperative as to my start date. Hopefully, you... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jan 26, 2022

A job offer letter is typically not the same as an employment contract that may guarantee you a certain start date. Unless you have an employment contract that provides for a set start date by which you will begin work and begin receiving compensation, there is nothing you can do but wait until... Read more »

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Q: Can my employer legally pay vaccinated workers to quarantine and not pay unvaccinated?

They are requiring unvaccinated employees to use vacation / PTO & paying vaccinated employees without having to use their PTO / Vacation time. Keep in mind that the quarantine rules are the same regardless of vaccination status, 5 days for exposure and 10 days for a positive Covid test.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 12, 2022

Wage and hour laws only require your employer to pay you for time that you are working. Since employers are not required to offer pay for non-work hours, the above policy, while unfair, is permissible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue an employer for telling me FT work is available and then not schedule me or respond to my emails about work.

Handbook states company must deliver schedule a week in advance which the company has failed to due since I started. I have only worked for 2 weeks but now they didn’t schedule me nor tell me there’s no work available when I asked just that the schedule was still being created.

I turned... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Oct 13, 2021

A handbook is not a contract. There is no violation of the law simply because an employer has failed to deliver work schedules in the timeframe provided in the handbook. If you think the reason you are not being scheduled is based on some other unlawful motivation, you should contact an employment... Read more »

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Q: Can I be suspended after 1 write up

I was written up for something I did not do and i refused to sign the write up. I questioned my general manager of how I could write him up and he suspended me for a week

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Oct 12, 2021

It is recommended that you check your employee handbook and other policies that you should have been given prior to your employment. However, Georgia is known as employee-at will state, which means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, so long as that termination does not violate a... Read more »

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