Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers by State

Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: Job rights

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Wow, your boss has no right to destroy your reputation. If you lose a job, clients, or money because the people your boss talks to believes what is being said about you and those comments are false you probably can sue (assuming you can recover) for slander or defamation if it's in writing. You will want to get statements from these people regarding exactly what was said. Good luck. Might be time to find a new boss?
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Q: How far can you go back to get surveillance footage from your work?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

No surveillance system is the same. I do not believe private employers have any duty to keep surveillance for any period of time unless a litigation hold has been requested.
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Q: Can not having a babysitter for one day result in being fired? or the employer saying you quit?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

In general, employment is at will. If the employer wants to let you go, the employer can.
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Q: My ex fiance offered me a job with a start date, I submitted all documents including I-9 and w4.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You don't have any legal recourse, from the information you have given. A promise of employment is not a contract.
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Q: I have pneumonia and was told by my doctor to take time off from my job. I called my employer and was terminated. What?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Texas is an employment at will state. Typically, unless an employee has an employment contract, or is employed under a collective bargaining agreement through a union, the employer can modify or terminate the employment at any time with or without cause for any non-discriminatory reason. However, an employer generally cannot alter or terminate employment for prohibited discriminatory reasons (such as a disability), or in retaliation for certain protected actions (such as whistle-blowing)....
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Q: Been out of work since August 18 had knee surgery will I have a job when this is all done

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Depends on use or utility of your expertise...
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Q: There was a needle found in bathroom i was in bathroom chsnging into my work clothes after 10 min of workig i was call

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

If you are sure of what you said in your questions, never used any drug esp. the day when they found a needle in bathroom then you can opt for test by a neutral doctor of your choice in order to absolve yourself from their charges. The other option is not to take test from their doctor, face their charges and resist in trial court.
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Q: My manager now promised me 40 hours in an email before i even took the job

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Before you opt out or challenge the current offer, you must look into options in your hand. Assess whether you have more options, limited options or no options outside and then take steps. By the way, think otherwise ... keep this job in hand and look for other opportunities as part time to make up your loss!!!
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Q: What if a you had to sign a piece of paper stating that you had to return certain things before you got paycheck?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Your question need clarification to render specific advice. Did you sign under pressure? meaning you do not owe anything and that you committed to return certain things before you have money. Two ways either to contest by reporting the matter to police or fulfill your commitment when you get paycheck.
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Q: I applied for a job at a bank, and they want me to pay back an old loan I defaulted on before hiring me. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes it is. It’s also plain common sense. And then after you repay the loan in full, they’ll probably decide not to hire you anyway.
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Q: I was let go from my job due to a loss in performance (due to injury).is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Your remedy is workers comp. Look for a member of the Wisc. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp and employment issues.
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Q: My manager thought i was stealing from the job. I was told to let her see what was in my pocketbook or be fired.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

I don't see any violation of laws or discrimination in anyway as that term applies to protect the classifications and civil rights. You should do whatever you feel is in your best interest but I don't see that your employer has violated any laws I don't see any violation of laws or discrimination in anyway that term applies to protect classifications and civil rights. You should do whatever you feel is in your best interest.

If it employer believes in employee stealing most employers...
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Q: can i sue for back wages i ,was hired as a personal assistant, and live in roomate ,

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Libel & Slander, Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

You should consult with an experienced employment law attorney or law firm so you can determine your rights and how to protect them. Most such attorneys offer free consultations, and I know there are many good employment law attorneys in the Sacramento area.
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Q: Can I be fired over Facebook messenger ?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Yes, of course. Messenger is simply a mode of communication, as is a face-to-face conversation, a letter, a telegram, a text message, or an e-mail.
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Q: I witnessed my boss die at work. I started having nightmares. told the new boss (his son) I was going to dr.

5 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Your lay off decision was retaliatory and discriminatory in nature that need to be properly challenged through Attorney dealing with Employment Law. As you already have hired Attorney of your choice, that's fine. Follow up with him and ask what has he prepared till now so as to be shared with you for feedback, etc.
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Q: I work at a daycare, I bought toys and the business is closing, can I take them back?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Business Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Ask the store where you purchased them.
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Q: is having access to another businesses top secret data and ways of work illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

This sort of thing can lead to expensive consequences. Many questions need to be looked at. How did the employee get the data? Is the other company a competitor? What do you want to do with the data? The situation should be reviewed by an attorney in order to evaluate your options.
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Q: What if my husband had a 3 to 4 slice of wood jammed through his hand at work and the employer asked my husband if he

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

I'm not licensed in Nevada, and am not sure where this occurred, but in Utah the employer would have to have had workers compensation insurance (and I'm 99% certain that would be the case in Nevada -- I think it's the case in all states. Your husband should see a good personal injury attorney, immediately.
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Q: I was sent a proposed removal from the VA. I need to know what my rights are if any? I have had no prior write ups.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New Mexico on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

In general, an employer must provide certain notices and responses to employees regarding FMLA leave. See, e.g., https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28d.pdf . In addition, it is unlawful and gives rise to a particular cause of action if the employer terminates an employee in retaliation for exercising or attempting to exercise FMLA rights. See, e.g., 29 U.S. Code § 2615 and § 2617.

This is not legal advice to you, but a general idea of the law. Whether and how it applies...
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Q: If a manager creates an unequal metric for demotion, does it constitute discrimination? Why or why not?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

As per given details, matrix suggested the actual and real picture of employee output. You mentioned of a shift of job, did it happen verbally or formally and whether that workplan placed in your file?

Did your new manager share a copy of matrix with you? Having received that matrix, you must discuss with new manager and explain your position referring to the verbal or formal swapping of job from output to more of leadership task. Also explain that such a performance on the...
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