Legal question. My father in-law was terminated from employment on April 17th due to Covid (or discrimination that he has cancer). He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in the fall of 2019 and scheduled surgery on March 23 that was canceled due to covid and re-scheduled to June 12th. He is now... Read more »
Employees in Connecticut are generally considered at-will employees, which means that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason. Absent a contractual or legal prohibition (i.e. a discriminatory purpose), including a collective...Read more »
First, it will be important to determine if your place of employment is considered an essential business under Governor Lamont’s executive orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and whether you can remotely perform your essential job functions.
This will depend on the size of your employer. If your employer employs at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius, then you are eligible to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). However, if your employer is smaller than this, you are...Read more »
I said I preferred to work, and was given a written offer on Friday. They are asking me to sign and accept no later than end of day on monday. My question is, are they required to allow me more time like to consider the offer of the new role, or are they within their rights to limit the time?... Read more »
Severance is not necessarily a right an employee is entitled to automatically. In CT, there is no statute or law requiring an employer to provide an employee with severance. If an employer does provide an employee with severance, there are rules related to notice depending on the individuals age....Read more »
Yesterday I was at work when a hand cart I was moving upended, tipping approximately 300 pounds of product in totes onto me. The cart caught an uneven portion of the floor, causing it to flip in my direction. When I asked for an ice pack I wasn’t referred to an emergency medical responder (which... Read more »
It looks like your injuries arose in the course of employment. If that's the case, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Personal Injury and Employment Law were good choices for categories on your part, but WC attorneys specialize in workplace accidents. Most offer...Read more »
I was offered a job a few months ago (contingent upon a drug screen and background check). I am a medical marijuana patient in the state of CT (PTSD sleep issues) and this job was located instate. I received an email from HR revoking the job offer due to a "failed drug test". When I... Read more »
Pursuant to a recent federal district court case (Noffsinger v. SSN Niantic Operating Co. LLC,) Connecticut employees who have received approval from the state agency to use medical marijuana outside of work cannot be fired just because they test positive for marijuana during a drug screening....Read more »
I filed a sexual harassment complaint on a coworker and I potentially have a case for voyeurism and illegal dissemination of an inappropriate photo taken without my knowledge or consent, at work. What would it cost me to bring this case to court? How often are these cases won and is it even worth... Read more »
I would contact the local police and see if they are interested in prosecuting the matter on a criminal basis first. A lot would depend on the particular facts of your individual case. If that does not work see if you can find a civil attorney to accept the case on a contingency basis. A...Read more »
You can file a personal injury claim. In the alternative you may be able to file under workers compensation. I would be interested in speaking with you further about this matter. I see you are in Bridgeport. I am two minutes away in Stratford and my office handles matters like this one regularly....Read more »
Good morning, my child is an american citizen. I am her only parent as her father disappeared before she was borned. Im from the Carribean and we are currently in the USA. I live on a 6 mile long small island and word got around about me and a guy having an affair. I lost my job and housing because... Read more »
Children can file immediate relative petitions for their parents after they've turned 21 years of age. However, there are a lot of other facts missing from your post that may be relevant to your case, and you should speak to an experienced immigration attorney to see if you could qualify for...Read more »
I'm a teacher in CT and the snow days occurred during my 12 weeks of FMLA. My employer is requiring that I use 12 concurrent weeks and not intermittent leave. Am I required to come back in 12 weeks and still have to make up the time (snow days) at the end of the year? US Dept of Labor said no... Read more »
If the employer is counting the snow days against your FMLA leave, you cannot be required to make it up. But the employer should not count the snow days against your FMLA leave, in which case you could be required to make it up.
The answer depends on whether your employer has informed you, in writing or otherwise, that you are not entitled to come back on the property and your paycheck has been mailed to you. A finding of trespass turns in most states on whether you have been notified not to come onto the property and...Read more »
Please clarify your question: if what you mean is that an employee was on probation and one of the conditions of the probation was that there would be zero tolerance for drug abuse, then a dirty urine sample could mean a violation unless there is a legitimate justification for the dirty sample,...Read more »
Please clarify what you mean by executed contracts. Are these executed contracts that the sales person executed and for which the salesperson would normally receive commissions pursuant to an employment agreement or contract with the employer? If so, then the employer would be responsible for...Read more »
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