My school merged with a neighboring school. Our union told us we could expect seniority to be honored. I ended up moved to the next town over with no input very abruptly and a male colleague (from my building) with less seniority stayed as is. A female colleague, also with less seniority (from... Read more »
My teaching employment was changed from one town to another when the school I worked at merged with a neighboring one. I had more seniority than a male colleague (from my original school building) and a female colleague (from the school building where the administrator who made this decision... Read more »
I get excluded from meetings and he seems to not care most of the time. I am female and Jewish, he is a white Christian male (I know because he emphasized how he likes Christmas a couple of times to me). We started our working relationship that he blamed me for manager turnover of the group I was... Read more »
I am an American citizen married to a person with Russian citizenship. He has to prove his English language skills and to pass a language proficiency exam and the ETS Toefl organization does not allow any person with a Russian origin & passport to register for the exam. It says: "In order... Read more »
I work for a state government office. One day, my subordinate began loudly uttering (using profanity), derogatory remarks about another worker whom has a slight mental disability. He was threatening to "tell him off" if approached by the other employee, and was making negative comments... Read more »
I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You could repost under the "Employment Law" and "Employment Discrimination" categories instead of "Uncategorized." There's no guarantee that every question here is answered. Some questions do go unanswered....Read more »
It is unlawful to discriminate against an employee based on their religion under both federal, NY and NJ discrimination law. You should consult with an employment attorney to discuss your matter further and get advice on how to address this.
I was accused of stealing a phone on my job on 9/11/2021.I got arrested for a felony Grand theft. When I went to count it got downgraded to mismenandor two counts(one for Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of stolen property). I was offered a restitution to dismissal at the Arrangement and the... Read more »
About 5 years ago I conferenced with a physician who had worked for an organization for approximately 25 years. The physician was very highly compensated. This physician appeared "burned-out" and simply wanted a change of pace. The unfortunate part was that the employer had invested...Read more »
I received a offer from United Health Group and the preemployment process has a standard drug screening which includes marijuana. I reside in NYS. Would my offer be rescinded if the drug test comes back with positive marijuana if the employer resides outsides of NYS?
A retirement pension fund issue appears to fall under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, also known as "ERISA". Some of us have successfully fought on behalf of employees facing reduced severance pay. Employers sometimes allege breaks in continuous services by employees....Read more »
We were given a letter this week to submit for weekly Covid-19 testing starting next week in we are unvaccinated. A few of us bus drivers are refusing for various reasons and concerns. We were told they would put us on unpaid leave for refusing. I read that they cannot do this if it's not in... Read more »
My school district hasn’t enforced a provision on teacher advancement in terms of salary in over 25 years. A new HR director is making it a point to enforce it, and is denying salary differentials for teachers who have more than a Masters degree coming in. Furthermore HR has decided teachers... Read more »
A couple years back I worked for wal-mart. I took a week long vacation with one of my friends/coworkers to another state. We both put in for the week off and we both got it approved. When we got back I noticed my manager changed my schedule so I would be a no call no show. I worked for the company... Read more »
While this situation sounds very unfair, it is not unlawful for your employer to change your schedule at any time for any reason, even if this results in your termination. However, I imagine you would have been entitled to unemployment benefits if you could demonstrate that you had already been...Read more »
Even though it's a department of education school and the department of Ed is accommodating teachers, my job is not taking my request seriously nor are they willing to make any accommodation for my religious practice. I was told I would be placed on unpaid leave with no regard to my request... Read more »
Your question does not indicate what your religious accommodation request is. Whether your employer's decision to place you on an unpaid leave is unlawful depends on your accommodation request, whether your request eliminates one of the essential functions of your job, and/or causes your...Read more »
I'm a Healthcare provider in NYS and do not want to be vaccinated. I am being asked to resign. What are the risks/benefits for resignation verses being laid off or terminated? I understand I will not get unemployment
The main benefit of resignation is that you will not have a termination on your record. For example, when applying for new jobs, many job applications will inquire as to whether you've ever been terminated from a previous job. By resigning in lieu of being terminated, you will avoid any...Read more »
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Pursuant to the authority vested in the Public Health and Health Planning Council and the Commissioner of Health by Sections 201, 206, and 225 of the Public Health Law, Title 10 (Health) of the Official Compilation of Codes,... Read more »
I have been suspended from my workplace for almost a month due to a security breach. My account was used to make administrative changes to our users via a vpn connection. Upon looking further into my home network I realized an unknown user has accessed my incoming connection Keylogged my system,... Read more »
Your employer is not violating the law by keeping you on a leave of absence while the police investigate the security breach. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do in this situation besides wait.
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