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Q: We are in need of a lawyer skilled in the law of government. Currently we are being denied our basic human rights. We

We are being denied by the federal government the right to an attorney.

Please guide us in the attempt to have a legal representative.

My family and I are not immigrants and are trying to obtain justice under government surveilance.

We have been infultrated in our family... Read more »

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Q: Can an employer require you to give a reason when requesting a day off?

A new manager put in place a rule that if you are asking for time off you must provide a reason for that request. If the reason isn't good enough, you are denied your request. The request sheet is left out so that anyone can see your request.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Yes. Since paid time off is not required by law, employers have a lot of discretion to define the terms of when and how employees can use it. If you don't want your requests to be seen by others, you can ask to mark the days you'd like off on the sheet and separately email or message your... Read more »

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Q: Can a new Employer deny hire for previously being on Disability

I previously was on Disability for a injury at past employer. I'm on pain management but I have a note stating I can go back to work without limitations. Can the new Employer rescind their offer of hire that I already accepted.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Oct 27, 2021

More information is needed here. However, if you are physically able to perform all aspects of the job, but your employer rescinded your offer after learning you had a previous injury from which you are now recovered, you should contact a New Hampshire employment attorney to discuss whether you... Read more »

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Q: Can your employer change how you use your vacation time in the middle of the year? Explanation below.

We have always been able to call out and use vacation time to cover hours lost.( I have been at the same work place for over 27 years). More than half the employees have already used up their vacation time by calling out(without any prior notice). Now, my employer decides to say you can no longer... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Oct 14, 2020

While this policy change seems unfair, there is nothing unlawful about it. Employers are not required to offer paid time off such as vacation time, so as a result, they have a lot of discretion regarding the rules and policies they create for using vacation time.

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Q: Been falsely accused at work of an affair with an employee based on an error in an expense report I approved.

I've always had a good report with my employees but now I'm worried they will start digging through emails and misconstrue funny / friendly IMs and Email. What should I do ?

Raul Jauregui
Raul Jauregui
answered on Jun 11, 2020

welp, I don't think this is as much of a legal question as one of perception and general office culture well being. So my reaction would not be legal, but would be to look at the better examples of people who have first changed their office's culture and later, if the matter came up,... Read more »

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Q: (racism) one of my professor she behaved with me and my wife in front what can I do I can't prove it

First appointment she told me you will not continue on this program . Many times ask me to change my seat . When I try to figure why I get that grade And try to ask her how can I improve she have an answer before I ask my question. For example if I have a question related to the lecture she told... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
answered on Dec 8, 2017

The best option is to contact the Dean of the school and file a complaint immediately. You can also find the student representative that was most likely assigned to you when you started school. You may also be able to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission in Concord, NH. Good Luck!

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Q: How long can my employer keep me on a mandatory unpaid leave not related to conduct?

First they put me on a pip out of the blue after 17 months of employment without warning, many of the details are for things that others do and things i have done throughout the duration of my employment. Ive done very well on the pip.

Recently they say someone found a bedbug and they are... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
answered on Dec 8, 2017

I would look first at the employee handbook to see what the policy is for being forced out of your job or put on unpaid leave and make sure they are following the procedures outlined in the handbook. If there is nothing in the handbook that protects you from this then you should call the Labor... Read more »

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