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Q: I am currently pregnant can I be denied short-term disability from FMLA? I’m due in two months.

I am having severe back pain and some other issues I have written out paperwork of my doctor approving this leave. The woman that I am working with as my case manager is telling me that is not good enough I am going to physical therapy twice a week for it.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 16, 2019

FMLA and disability are two distinct things. You can qualify for FMLA leave and benefits, but not disability, and vice versa.

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Q: Terminated due to an accidental erection in front of female co-worker. Wrongfully terminated?

One day at work Ive become very stressed, running up and down a flight of stairs every few minutes, and when I came back to my female coworker to help her finish our tasks for the day, and I suddenly got an erection. It was noticeable but I tried to make it not so obvious and even apologized to her... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 7, 2019

Unlikely that you would successfully fight this. How would your employer know about this if your co-worker didn't complain?

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Q: I have had revoked overtime due to having FMLA - This is discrimination?

We work for Customer Service that works for a larger corporation. I was provided overtime by the company that hired me, however, the company we provide Customer Service for directed my company to revoke my overtime because I am unreliable due to having FMLA and they can't take the chance that... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 12, 2019

Your situation would require consultation with an experienced employee-side employment law attorney. Very generally, you are not entitled to overtime, and so your company not giving you more overtime may not mean much.

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Q: My work has not paid me what can i do i also feel that the owner violated my personal space is there anything i can do
Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch
answered on Dec 26, 2018

You can file an online complaint regarding the non payment of wages at the Michigan LARA Office of Wage and Hour online.

It is not clear about the other issue. I recommend you contact an employment attorney in your area for a consultation.

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Q: Does the Equal Pay Act protect someone after their employment has been terminated?

I (a woman) was fired from a short-term position with an organization due to “merging departments” and my replacement (a man) was hired at a higher pay rate than me (by $800/month) despite having the same responsibilities and less experience than I had when I held the position. Do I have a case... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 23, 2018

You should really discuss this matter with a local employment law attorney. The facts in your case are such where you might have a case.

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Q: Can my company suspend me based on allegations of another employee concerning there personal property
Trent Harris
Trent Harris
answered on Sep 17, 2018

Generally, yes. An employer is allowed to discipline employees for misconduct in the workplace. If your employer has a disciplinary policy spelled out in an employee handbook or other written document, the employer would need to follow the written policy. Assuming your employer did follow its... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue for discrimination on a background check?

I have no felonies on my record that the public can see. That means it won’t come up on a background check whatsoever. But I received a call and the persOn conducting the report asked me about something that happened back in 2015 which was literally dismissed by my judge and i was removed from... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 1, 2018

Employers, generally, can hire or fire people for almost any reason except for reason of protected status (e.g. race, gender, religion). We live in an age where people are fired, and then not hired, for tweets.

But here's where you stand now: 1) a final decision hasn't been made,...
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Q: Hello how I can get the lawyer for the health discrimination? My husband lost job because of his medical issues

He was on special program from Goodwill. When he was laid off on that day and end the insurance same day. He has very serious medical

that he needs his medicines. He has seizure, diabetes and vertigo. He could not get unemployment because he has seizure and veritgo. He worked there for 18 years.

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