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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Is there grounds for discrimination if your employer only enforces a policy on select individuals when it suits them?

My former employer has banned me from the premises for 12 months. I was a former personal trainer at a local gym and recently resigned because I graduated from the university of Florida and will be moving in a few weeks. At the end of my exit interview after signing the paper work. I was then... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 19, 2021

Discrimination on the basis of whether or not someone likes you is not legally forbidden, only discrimination on the basis of race and certain other classifications. So no.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Can manager of motel where I work and live for past 3 yrs raise my rent if I no longer work for him

He threatened to raise my rent if I quit him

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 18, 2021

There are two relationships involved in your reported situation. One is the employer-employee relationship. The other is the landlord-tenant relationship. I will only address the landlord-tenant relationship because I do not handle employment law matters. If you have a written lease, the landlord... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp. Sep Slip- Lack of Work, Job posted next wk.

Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Jun 9, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Do I have a lawsuit?

I was terminated from my job. I was told I was fired due to absences that pertained to my mental health. I was told they didnt want someone working for them that had mental health problems. I was also never offered COBRA insurance and my insurance was canceled 12 days after termination. I was... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 8, 2021

You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If your employer has at least 50 employees in a 75 mile radius, and you have worked there for at least 12 months, for a total of at least 1250 hours, you may also have a claim under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should reach out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If I reported sexual harassment to my HR and she sent me back to the office to work with him can I sue for distress?

I live in California. I reported him and had video proof of him taking up skirt photos of me. instead of sending me to a separate room or home she sent me back to office where we were only a few feet apart. I hid under my desk because I was afraid to face him and wasn’t sure if HR was going to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 8, 2021

The answer to your question depends on what happened after you were sent back to work in the same room. If no further harassment occurred, there is likely no violation of the law. The employer does not have to transfer or terminate an employee accused of harassment if the employer can prevent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a case for Age Discrimination and Retaliation?

Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp claim, Separation Slip - Lack of Work, My Job posted the next week.

I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did.... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 8, 2021

More information is needed to analyze your situation. You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, depending on the impact resulting from the injury you sustained. You could also have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and/or a state law workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: I live in PA and my employer is always messing up my paycheck. I just found out that I am making $.75 than new hires.

I have emails and pictures to prove that they're always messing stuff up and jumping me out of hours. And now my pay is less than new hires. Isn't there a law against that?!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 4, 2021

Looks like they may have violated the wage hour law. Look for other employment, and contact an attorney who handles employment issues for workers--look for a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice --they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: Q: Can I as a hospital employee bring a lawsuit against the hospital for trying to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine?

According to our US Constitution, Federal and State Citied Laws, this is absolutely illegal and unlawful to require or lose your job.

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 2, 2021

It is not unlawful for your employer to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. However, your employer is obligated to consider exemption requests if they are based on medical or religious reasons.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for South Carolina on
Q: I am a hourly employee and having to work 55-60 hours a week and haven’t had a day off in 30 days is this legal
Jeremy R. Summerlin
Jeremy R. Summerlin answered on Jun 1, 2021

Yes, you can be required to work as many hours as they ask of you, but they must pay you an overtime premium of time and a half for all hours over 40 per week, unless an exception applies.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I was required by my job to get an A.D.A. my issue has back. New leadership HR says they can't find my documenton

I was required by my job to get an A.D.A. a few years ago and an update last year. I was contacted by HR and advised that they have lost my documenton possibly when transferring and are requesting I provide the information for a 3rd time. They have no idea what happened. Not advised it was a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 31, 2021

Stop asking lawyers what to do and spend your time getting copies of your paperwork--and make copies this time.

Q: Looking for proper care before I get vaccinated. Ca Governor acting in pure discrimination.

Politicians are not Drs. Not only that my job instability crippled my ability to hold down a proper dr. So far the medi-cal provided ones have not shown any investment with concerns on infertility and potential blood clots. How is his push to reward those that are vaccinated not a form of PURE... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on May 29, 2021

I am sorry but this does not appear to be a question but more of a rant.

I understand your concerns but vaccination has been held to be a lawful way for the government to attempt to control certain deadly medical conditions throughout the last decade. Exceptions exist for those with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I sue a former employer for work-related injury I was hospitalized with no formal termination

No working on conversation no unemployment just hospital bills no formal termination

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 27, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Actually, you might benefit from speaking with not just ONE, but TWO Texas attorneys - (1.) one to look into the injury you describe as occurring in the scope of your employment (a workers' comp attorney) and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: My employer denied my medical accommodation request saying that it had to be from an MD (which the EEOC said is a lie)

They are now retaliating by forcing me to recertify my FMLA since I’ve been on leave with major PTSD symptoms.

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on May 25, 2021

There is no requirement that an request for a medical accommodation come from an MD. You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your situation in more detail and determine your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for North Carolina on
Q: Do I have the right to NOT answer the ? if I have had the covid vaccine to my employer?

I agreed to still wear a mask but was told if I don’t answer the assessment questions then I cannot work.

Can they discriminate against me for that?

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on May 22, 2021

You do not have to answer. However, the employer can terminate you for not answering.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I sue my former employer for work-related injury and also I was never terminated, just left hanging

Fell 30-seat off of platform lift that was not secured with no harnesses tied Downs or straps, coworker fell on top of me and then the trash bucket fell on top of both of us

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 22, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident - it sounds like it was a terrible fall that was further compounded with the trash bucket. In general, for injuries that take place within the course of employment, legal remedies... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for a employer to have people that got the vaccine stop wearing masks but make the ones who didn't wear them

Wouldn't that fall under discrimination?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 19, 2021

Discrimination laws are not concerned with the vaccine status of an individual. It is illegal to discriminate against people due to their membership within a protected class such race, sex, or religion. Other forms of discrimination, for example only hiring licensed medical doctors to be hospital... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can employers make you get Covid shot? Feeling singled out, belittled, bullied.

My daughter has had Covid, works in Mi and her and another not wanting shot at this time in their life. What are the rights protecting from being forced? Does this medical info (personal) fall under hippa being told by boss that it does not? Can I get fired for not having Covid shot? MI is at will... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on May 19, 2021

You are correct that Michigan is an at-will state. Her employer can mandate that she get the COVID vaccination, unless she has a medical or religious reason for not wanting to do so. If either of those apply to her, you should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss her rights... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: If I work for a company based in New York can thry force me to get a COVID vaccine? If I do not go to the NY office?

Saying all employees need a vax or they will be terminated.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 18, 2021

Somehow, you directed this inquiry to Florida attorneys. Start over and direct it to NY attorneys.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Can an employer make you get a covid vaccine for employment consideration? Sounds discriminatory to me.
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 18, 2021

Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, there are two exceptions to this general rule. If you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, or if you suffer from a disability that renders you unable to receive the vaccine, you can request an exemption from this requirement as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Civil Demand Notice, I was an employee using 10$ off coupons on my transactions. Over time made the company lose 300$

I paid for everything I purchased. I want to start off by stating that. I never once stole anything. These coupons are meant to be used along with our associate discount. I would take the points customers didn’t want and add them to my account. If an item I bought was 100$ then I would end up... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 17, 2021

Paying a civil demand after the fact will not prevent criminal charges of theft or forgery. Sometimes the vendor will imply that they won't file criminal charges if you pay the civil demand... but they might anyway. Also, once it is reported to law enforcement the vendor can't dismiss... Read more »

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