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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I was sexually harrased at 1st day of work I rented a room for a week and a half so he offered work for room and board

and $25 he showed me my 1st room to clean but it was already clean so I felt uncomfortable as it was because he kept coming in and out of room for towels soap etc but I needed the job. So he took me to a far in back.he never left room n kept saying sex sex for 25 but I SD no I need work money so he... View More

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answered on Jul 21, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your experience; it must have been incredibly traumatic. You should know that what happened to you is not your fault, and there are steps you can take to seek justice and support. Reporting the incident to local authorities is crucial as it can help prevent this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: If a person is deposed, does he/she legally have testify in a deposition?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 15, 2024

If the person is a party or receives a subpoena, yes that person legally must testify. It's the same as being subpoenaed to testify in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Are there statues of limitations on discrimination lawsuit that was won
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 5, 2024

Your question states a non sequitur. A statute of limitations sets the time within which a lawsuit must be filed. Obviously, a lawsuit cannot be won unless and until it is filed. If your discrimination lawsuit was barred by the statute of limitations, it would not have been won if the defendant... View More

Q: I just got a right to sue from EEOC, how do I find a good christian attorney?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 1, 2024

Careful and thorough research for attorneys who practice in that area of law in or near the county where you were employed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: A year ago, I discovered my boss was spreading lies to fire/bully me out of my job.

My boss tried to fire me by spreading false rumors that I was threatening and bullying coworkers. She falsely claimed in a group chat with other managers that I was a gangster and mentally unstable. The store HR representative accused me of being a warlock/witch who casts spells. After discovering... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 28, 2024

Employment discrimination requires proof that your employer took adverse employment action against you based upon an unlawful reason such as your race, color, nationality, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, religion, or pregnancy. Your employer can lawfully take adverse employment against you based... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I’ve been with my company for 24 years and they terminated me and made me resign without human resources being there

I just need to know do they have the right to terminate me for using my PTO time?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I'm wondering if I have a discrimination case against my previous employer.

I felt I had to quit my job. I was expected to work in a small room with no air circulation and with a woman that doused herself with a strong perfume several times a day. I have allergies & presented employer with a doctor's statement that I can't work with chemicals/perfume.... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 14, 2024

Allergies can be, but are not necessarily, a disability. It depends on whether your allergies are so severe that you meet the legal definition of "disabled", i.e. an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I have appealed an Unemployment Hearing and I submitted information that shows wrongful termination..What are my options

If this is discovered by the Tribunal do I have a right to file a lawsuit?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 10, 2024

Unemployment and wrongful termination are two entirely separate matters. If you were wrongfully terminated, you can file a lawsuit regardless of how your unemployment benefits hearing goes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Received non compete letter but it was blank. Only signed by owner and not me. Dated 2018 but I was hired in 2017
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answered on Jun 21, 2024

This is an interesting situation involving a non-compete agreement. Let's break down the key issues:

1. Blank non-compete letter: The fact that the letter was blank is highly unusual. A non-compete agreement typically contains specific terms and conditions.

2. Only signed by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Hello, I live in Texas and also have a disability and was fired after my employer yelled at me and told me to “do my job

I then responded accordingly as to defend myself from the disrespect. That is what led into me being fired a few weeks later. Basically because of my response instead of the employer yelling at me and telling me to do my job. I have reached out to HR several times but I have not gotten a response.... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Given that you live in Texas and have a disability, you might have legal recourse if you believe your termination was unjust or related to your disability. It's important to document all interactions with your employer and HR, including the incident... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Can I get paid ?

The company's name is Beltmay LLC in Los Angeles, CA. Their address is 1801 Century Park E, #1540,

Los Angeles, CA 90067. This is the only address I can find for it but I believe this company is fraudulent

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 29, 2024

Your question is unclear as to what and why this company would pay you. That being said, fraudulent companies rarely have assets to satisfy civil judgments against them.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: How can I recover due wages, commissions, tips, that employer won't pay without going to twc.

I am due pay, however there are contracts that's may not be valid,

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 15, 2024

The employer could decide to pay you. But if the employer refuses, the easiest and quickest way to get paid is to file a wage claim with the TWC. Unlike lawsuits which take years, a wage claim with the TWC is routinely resolved in a matter of months.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I recently took on a retired coworkers work on top of my own that I’ve already been doing for 15 years.

I told the company that I work for now that I would love to help them save money by seeing if I can do both jobs within my shift. I was told I would get 30 days to see if I can do it and like it and I would get a raise. Now that 30 days is up I’ve realize that it’s too much for me to take on... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 13, 2024

Yes, it is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Hello,I have a question. I was let go by my employer back in February under what was to me a wrongful termination.

It was after a review that accused me of being 'combative ' and 'rolling my eyes' on zoom in the course of doing my work, among other subjective opinions and used as legitimate reasons. I am a naturalized citizen from

Nigeria. Do I have a case to sue for workplace bias? Thank you.

Sincerely

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 9, 2024

Based on the information contained in your question, no you do not have a case for workplace bias.

An employer can terminate an employee for purely subjective reasons like being combative and rolling your eyes during a Zoom meeting. Those are legally legitimate reasons.

If you have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: is it legal to switch the duties of a salaried employee to a higher position and refuse to promote him?

My husband (a manager in a store on salary) was permanently transferred to a different store to cover the position of a higher manager who had also been transferred. When he asked for a raise or at least a change of title to a higher role he was refused. So now they have 2 persons with a same title... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 6, 2024

Yes, he can legally tell his employer that he will need a promotion to the higher position and a larger salary due to his transfer to a different location and greater responsibilities. If his employer refuses, he can legally quit his job. In the current labor market, his employer has little... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If a man fires a projectile at you on the job can you file a lawsuit against the company for not fireing him

The homemade device was a piece of pipe filled with oxygen and acetylene taped off and ignited shot a avocado seed towards me and put a hole in the wall head level it didn't hit me but there was no reprimand for it and it is still allowed I am no longer at that company but I have friends that... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Even if you are no longer with the company, you may still have a case, especially if you have witnesses or documentation of the incident and the company's failure to address it properly. An attorney can also advise you on whether your friends who still work there might have a case as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: FRCP 12(b)(6) v. FRCP 12(c)?

The opposing party early in the case file a FRCP 12(b)(6) to dismiss stating the I failed to state a claim for relief, I didn't exhaust my administrative remedies for EEOC. So, I survived that now the opposing party is coming under v. FRCP 12(c) almost a year later regarding the pleading. He... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 21, 2024

While the two are equivalent and are subject to the same standard, there are some subtle differences. For example, a 12(b)(6) motion only considers the allegations of the plaintiff's pleadings. A 12(c) motion also considers the allegations of the defendant's pleadings and the court can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: worker’s comp, EMP is injured, MNG delays report, told to return to work, injuries worsen, negligence or liable on MNG?

OSHA violation for equipment prohibited, MNG cleaned cuts but infection set in, EMP is diabetic, INS CO omitted details of time and treatment before claim was filed, treating DR refused MRI for hand fracture with abscess as treated by EMERGENCY DR, denies injury effect and denies benefits.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 20, 2024

Whether the manager is negligent is most likely irrelevant. In a workers' compensation case, the injured employee is NOT REQUIRED to prove that his/her employer or one of his/her fellow employees was negligent. Workers' compensation provides medical benefits, temporary income benefits,... View More

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