Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: If I work for the federal government and am trying to transition genders, what recourse do I have if my employer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Kevin Sanderson's answer
I'd be happy to discuss more offline. I am not sure what you mean by prohibit. I recognize there are several things that might be done practically to stop or deter you, i.e. if they control your access to health care, livelihood and career; but hopefully they cant literally stop you.

Q: My employer requires women to wear skirts and men to wear pants. I'm a woman who isn't comfortable wearing a skirt. Am I

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Is it part of their uniform? What industry are you in? Food service/bar? It could be perceived as discriminatory. Further information is required. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: can my ex employer send out bad service letters

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Delaware on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
In that case, suggest to file a defamation suit against your ex employer. Such a letter not earlier shared tantamount to a retaliatory act. Consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction having expertise in employment matters for specific advice.

Q: im trying to appeal my unemployment benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You haven't said why or what grounds. First get the appeal in before the deadline--you can always add to it.

If you can't afford an attorney, contact North Penn Legal Services. https://www.northpennlegal.org/

Q: Is a supervisor's favoritism of one employee over another considered discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Kevin Sanderson's answer
It could be, but it probably is not. Without evidence that the favoritism is based on class-based discrimination, the behavior is likely permissible under Florida law.

Q: I got fired after filling work injury, the reson i got fire was because i didnt get approved to work with a member.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Joel Friedman's answer
Thank you for your question. I am not sure I understand the issue, you can each me after 9:00 a.m. this morning at 602-492-5331 so we can review the specifics of your situation. Thanks again

Q: My friend ex employer the restaurants owner does not want to pay her what he owes her. What can she do?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Tell your friend to contact the California Labor Commissioner and file a complaint for unpaid wages. The Labor Commissioner's office will take care of everything. Everything she needs to know is on their website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/

Q: A sick leave law was passed in Montgomery County md My employer refuses to comply anything I can do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
Both Montgomery County and Maryland now have sick leave laws, and the employer has to comply with the provisions that provide the most protection to the employee. But depending on the size of the employer, the benefits may be limited. And there are employee tenure (length of employment) and hours worked requirements as well. You should speak with an employment/labor attorney about the facts of your situation.

Q: If you quit a job & didnt receive your pay can you sue ?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Contact the New York State Department of Labor. They will help you. Everyone in New York is entitled to be paid for all hours worked.

Q: I am being sexually and mental harrassed by my employer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
Make sure to document your encounters with the employer, and save all of the inappropriate/harassing texts (preferably on a separate device from your phone). You should speak with an employment/labor attorney about the facts of your case.

Q: At my job everybody was given random drug test several failed including myself . I was fired .but some were not.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Element of discrimination is there. However, their decision might rest on percentage of drug in blood as well as nature of job.

Q: I applied for a position but there were no interviews. It was announced that they choose someone else. Do i have a case

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Hawaii on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Before jumping into a legal suit, you must prefer their internal procedures. Depending on their response or its outcome you may have a better ground to challenge their unfair practices.

Q: Is it discrimination when an employee has good reviews and has only 1 raise in 4 years and new people start with more

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Seemed highly discriminatory. However, you may question given their criteria for recourse when such situation does arise.

Q: I identify as genderqueer and want my employer and coworkers to refer to me with gender neutral pronouns, but my boss

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Wrong or right is not an issue. The fact is that code of "gender neutral pronouns" is not yet in place.

Q: As a state employee I was injured on the job when my supervisor assigned me a lifting task that significantly exceeded

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
If you have a workers comp attorney, they should be able to help you with that. If you don't, you should get one. Generally speaking, you do have a right to see what is in your personnel file.

Q: Are employers required to make accommodations for wheelchair users who have a temporary injury under the ADA?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, to the extent it is not unduly burdensome on the employer's business.

Q: My supervisor yelled the "f" word toward me while she was with me on my mail route.is that work place harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Charles Joseph's answer
More facts are needed to determine whether you have a claim against your employer.

Generally, you cannot sue you employer just because someone is mean to you. If your supervisor if unpleasant to everyone, or even if he or she is harsh with you in particular, because they dislike you for personal reasons, the law does not prevent that. There is no legal requirement that workers be treated with civility, kindness, or even respect. However, federal law does prohibit your employer from...

Q: If I'm not mistaken you can appeal an arbitration agreement for employment law if you don't receive the check of payment

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Does arbitration agreement hinder any appeal against their violation of agreement e.g. withholding of last check, etc.

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