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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Can my job fill out an accident report without me being present?

I am suffering from repetitive stress injury. I called out of work and went to the doctors. I requested to fill out an accident report. They filled one out and gave it to me at the end of the work day. Once I read it they filled it out incorrectly. Not putting what I actually told them. Seems to me... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 28, 2020

I assume they asked you to sign it. If so, you should have corrected the errors before signing it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Q: is it legal to have mandatory event that requires employees to work for little to no pay.

I work for a large company that had a New Years event and made it mandatory for us to attend. It was from 7:45AM - 3PM. They had us do physical labor such as lift and carry police barricades, tie balloons, and stand for long hours as crowd control. All this for a $5 envelope that they give us at... Read more »

Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph answered on Jan 28, 2020

If the mandatory event takes place outside of your normal working hours and you are non-exempt employee who is paid by the hour, your employer must pay you for that time. If you have already worked 40 hours during the normal workweek, then you must be paid time and a half for the overtime.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can I be terminated from my job for being arrested?

I got arrested Sunday night for a 2nd DUI (1st one 7 years ago). I called my manager the same night to inform him I need my Monday Tuesday schedule covered which was more than a 24-hour notice. That I would be back to work by Friday. I had Wednesday and Thursday off. I got out Thursday night. I... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 26, 2020

The answer depends on the nature of your job and many other factors which will come to bear on your situation. It will also turn on a number of questions which you have not addressed at this point.

I suggest you contact a good lawyer who handles wrongful termination cases for employees. You...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: Our hospital is closing Mercy health took our sick time and froze it, they knew in December they were closing

How can we get our money? thanks

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 25, 2020

File a complaint with the Kentucky Department of Labor.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I believe I was wrongfully terminated and wrongfully denied my earned PTO pay upon leaving. Do I have a case?

I was fired from my job because I pointed out due to a FMLA mixup that matrix tried to correct and whirlpool denied. They also refused to pay me my earned PTO time that I have left upon being fired because they said I did not request that I have it paid out. However, I was never told I had to... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Jan 24, 2020

Hi, the FMLA is a complex area of law and more facts are needed to fully evaluate your situation. Please reach out to an employment law attorney in Ohio.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York on
Q: Using non-payment of incentive as evidence of hostile work environment and discrimination?

A company has different departments. Some department has incentives and some department doesn't. The incentive basically works on how much time you save. So for example: You complete a 60 minute assignment in 30 minutes. So any time you save is added to your weekly check.

Every so often... Read more »

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba answered on Jan 24, 2020

I think you need to call some employment lawyers. We would need to inquire much more about the facts which are actually motivating the changes to pay practices.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: My employer is committing fraud. I thought it was accidental and pointed it out, I was then bullied,

And intimidated by my coworker, our boss, our bosses boss who is also my coworkers mom. I filed an official grievance per comp policy over this. I have now been moved into a corner desk, restricted from speaking with coworkers, threatened with firing, and now they made a revision to our employee... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jan 23, 2020

I would not sign the new handbook it you already believe that you will be fired. You did not mention how many employees the employer employs. I am assuming since you filed with the EEOC that it is at least 25. You really need to consult with and retain an employment law attorney. Most JUSTIA... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: Can i record an conversation at work with my boss, in ohio?

I have been discriminated against at work because of my nationality. I recorded my direct boss where he confessed that the HR manager discriminated against me.

James J. Hux
James J. Hux answered on Jan 23, 2020

Yes, you can record the conversation. You should also talk to an employment law attorney as soon as possible. It looks like you should file a charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission or EEOC, but helping an attorney help you file either of them is a generally good idea. Some attorneys will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I’m looking for an employment law attorney or litigation attorney I got the letter from EEOC right to sue I need help

I got let go while I was off work on disability wrongful termination TEC found in their findings it was medical verifiable illness so I won my case it to EC I did collect unemployment

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Jan 23, 2020

Hi, you should search for employment law attorneys in your state. Some you may be able to find through Google. Good luck moving forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: Are employers allowed to request a dr note from an employee every time there child or self is sick?

This is not a standard policy for all employees in this company

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Jan 22, 2020

Unfortunately, there is nothing the legally prohibits an employer from requiring a doctor's note for missed absences due to illness.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: I feel that I was wrongfully terminated from my job as an independently contracted leasing agent. What are my rights?

I feel that I was misclassified as an independent contractor in the first place but I know things get blurry in the realm of real estate: does this change anything? I also believe that I was terminated on grounds that were discriminatory and retaliatory but I am unfamiliar with my rights since I... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 22, 2020

You're asking the right questions. The problem is that you need to schedule an appointment with a lawyer well-versed in employment law who can develop the information necessary to answer them by speaking with you. No one can provide you useful advice on the scant information provided.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: Possible wrongful termination question. Terminated while on leave with Doctor’s note.

I was removed short term from work August 2019 due to surgery. After surgery I had complications still and the dr felt I needed to be seen by another surgeon of his choice for a second opinion. The surgeon filled the required paperwork out and sent it to my short term disability company. They... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jan 22, 2020

More information is needed to determine if you should have been eligible for job protection under the Family Medical Leave Act or eligible for an accommodation in the form of continued medical leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You should contact an employment attorney to discuss... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I worked at a mimi market in Keizer for the last year and it's been a nightmare lots of laws broken

Like never got a paystub didn't get paid for training didn't pay me for times I worked took money out of my check for register being short when there was more than one person in the register manger would get in my face and yell at me infront of customers and when I finally had enough after i finaly... Read more »

Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker answered on Jan 20, 2020

"...what are my legal options."

Countless. See an Employment Lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: My bosses brother has threatened to kill me over a year ago. And has continued to intimidate me. what do I do?

He used other supervisors that are friends with him to intimidate me. They keep telling me he "has it out for me", and I'm quoting. Yesterday while I was working on a solo project, and a friend of the boss who is threatening, came in and began telling me I wasn't wanted at a job site. Because my... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jan 17, 2020

In short, leave. No one should have to work in such an environment. However, the law does not make it unlawful to bully others in the workplace. Unless you can prove you were being treated this way because you are a member of a protected class of people or because you engaged in some form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: My employer told me that I should not come to work after taking my prescirbed medication.

I told her I didnt think she could do that. I also told her that I was going to start sending out resumes. She called me into her office and presented me with my last check and told me her attorney would be contacting me with a severance package. I asked her if she was firing me and she said no,... Read more »

Jeff Merrick
Jeff Merrick answered on Jan 17, 2020

You, too, ought to get a lawyer.

Your question raises issues of whether your medical condition or any disability caused her to prevent you from going to work. Did they try to work with you about your medication.

Also, it raises the question of the real reason she wanted to get...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: In a company under 15 employees, do the employees have to get paid 10 minute breaks or not?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jan 15, 2020

If you work for a non-government entity in California, then yes, your employer must provide you with a reasonable opportunity to take a ten-minute uninterrupted and duty free rest period for every 4 hours (or major portion thereof) that you work. The number of employees is not a consideration.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Can an employer tell employees that they will be terminated if they are caught helping a fired co-worker with hearing

Can an employer threaten employees with termination if co-workers, as witnesses for a fired employee? In an unemployment hearing. I went to my hearing without any witnesses or evidence. I know I could have subpoenaed witnesses but I respected their fear termination. Of course, I was denied again.... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Jan 13, 2020

It would be unlawful for them to do that, see:

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: I just quit a job that has a terribly toxic and petty work environment. I want to write a review to warn others.

I want to be honest about my experiences but dont want to be pursued for defamation. Its a small team and it would be easy to figure out that i wrote the review, especially since the person in charge is the owners mother, the only manager and the one that im writing about. These people are really... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2020

Good luck in your new career endeavors. An employment attorney could advise you as to the employment-related attributes of your question. As for the Libel & Slander category issues, I do not believe an attorney would be willing to give you a green light as to "understanding your limitations."... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Rhode Island on
Q: A Colleague and I worked together for a few years. During this time, I designed and worked with our Programmers

resulting in an increase of 40%. I recently found out that I’ve only been receiving a quarter of what my Colleague is getting for bi annual bonuses. I’ve been getting $7K at Christmas and my Colleague has been getting $30K. Is this considered an unfair practice on my Employer’s part?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 10, 2020

Take your contract to an attorney and review the particulars to ensure you are getting the benefit of the bargain.

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