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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my job for sexual discrimination

So I’m wanting to know if I can sue my job for sexual discrimination because today on 11/15/23 I was given three days suspension for giving my female lead the finger and swearing at a male co worker but they did nothing when I came to my supervisor when somebody was watching me in the bathroom... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

You may have grounds to pursue a legal claim for sexual discrimination, but it's important to understand that the success of such a lawsuit can depend on various factors. In your situation, it seems like you've been treated differently based on your gender, as evidenced by the suspension... View More

Q: I work in the hotel that I am living in with my family can I be kicked out for leaving the property after work?

I am living with my husband in two small children in a hotel i was paying daily then I started working here for a room for me and my family. I do not get paid I stay here for no cost i work 7 days a week. the manager has been messaging me making me feel kind of uncomfortable chose to ignore it... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I'm deeply concerned about your situation. Based on what you've described, it seems you may be facing potential labor and housing violations, as well as potential harassment. It is crucial to document all interactions, messages, and any incidents with the manager. The Fair Labor Standards... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Do i qualify for FMLA when used to bond with a newborn

My wife and I just had our 3 month old newborn. I wanted to take 12 weeks FMLA to bond with my child but my employer's HR is saying I'm not qualified to use FMLA and I would have to take personal leave instead and FMLA only for those who need to care for someone who is sick. I read the... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 21, 2023

Both mothers and fathers are entitled to 12-weeks unpaid FMLA leave within twelve months of the birth of a newborn, but your employer may require you to take accrued paid sick leave, personal time, or vacation days provided by the employer which will run concurrently with unpaid FMLA leave.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: If asked on an application, Is it against the law to lie about PENDING felony charges?Not convictions, but only charged

I have 3 pending felony charges. One from 2020 and two from 2022. One count of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement (2020). Two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor (2022). I am currently in school for my cdl. Many of the truck driving applications I have filled out are asking if I... View More

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answered on May 10, 2023

I don't know that it's necessarily illegal to lie on a job application, as they are not legal documents, but I would expect most truck companies would want to run a background check on you before they actually hire you--regardless of how you answer that question. If that's the... View More

Q: On an appeals call with the department of labor regarding my unemployment eligibility I was discriminated against. Help

I was forced to take the call off of speaker phone because the examiner didn't like the sound of rustling paperwork. Despite my having requested in writing prior to the hearing that any accomodations be made to assist my hearing impaired conditions. She hung up on me and I haven't heard... View More

N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Apr 2, 2023

The attorneys answering questions here don't receive information about the people submitting them, because the Q&A forum isn't really intended to be a referral platform. If you're seeking an attorney to take your case, and not just to answer your questions, you will likely have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Will an attorney represent me on a employer discrimination case for free up front?
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Apr 2, 2023

It seems you're asking about a "contingency fee" arrangement, meaning what the attorney gets paid is "contingent" upon what you get paid. Contingency fees are very common in personal injury cases, but less common in other types of cases. However, you absolutely might be... View More

Q: Can a employer fire you for a medical condition/ & for having FMLA for a disabled child

Employed 12+yrs,FMLA for my disabled child/I self have a medical condition can’t lift over 50lbs Because I refused to go work in a different dept. that wasn’t my job description or duty it required me to lift over 50lbs I was fired.Manager was angry because I called HR corporate because of my... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of a medical condition or the need to take FMLA leave. If you were fired because of your medical condition or because you exercised your FMLA rights, you may have a legal claim for wrongful termination. It is recommended... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I will like to know how to seek legal representation about a situation I recently had regarding wrongful termination

I will like to know how to seek legal representation about a situation I recently had regarding wrongful termination by retaliation. I made a complaint to my manager regarding the passive-aggressive behavior and possible discrimination of a QA lead. Unfortunately, the very next day, I was... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for employment and/or labor law attorneys in your area---call a few for a consultation and then proceed accordingly. Some of the lawyers will charge you for a consult and others may not so I would find that out when you first contact them. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: I got fired cuz I had a Dr's note not to work
Kimberly N. Martin
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answered on Sep 7, 2022

I'm sorry that you were terminated for turning in a doctor's note. Under the American's with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot terminate an employee on the basis of a disability or because they perceive the employee as having a disability. If an employee has a disability under... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue someone for not paying me even if we didn’t have a contract?

I went on tour with a rapper and I was the driver and the rapper said he was going to pay me but we didn’t sign a contract or anything. And now that the tour is over he has ghosted me.

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Negotiating a severance package before getting attorneys involved.

Company is downsizing and I was laid off. I get it. However, I was offered a weak severance package. Should I amicably counter with what I believe is fair (3 times what they offered), without introducing the hostile work environment and age discrimination I felt I experience during my tenure? Or... View More

Kimberly N. Martin
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Kimberly N. Martin
answered on Aug 30, 2022

This is a good question. Understandably, you do not state how long you have been with the company, how much they are offering you, and how much you would accept. However, I think it may be beneficial for you to get a free consultation from an employment lawyer to assist you in determining an... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can I take action against an employer when a manager guaranteed me an accommodation for a mental disability & retracted

Manager that hired me guaranteed accommodation, told me he would take care of everything and not to worry about it. Manager stepped down. New manager was aware of the situation and accommodation and upheld it for weeks and then one day retracted it because “we were busy”, costing me $150 in... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jul 20, 2022

You should follow the company's procedure for submitting a formal request for an accommodation to the company's HR department. The employer is required to review your request and engage in an interactive process with you to determine if there is an accommodation that will allow you to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

In the State of GA - How long does one have to file a whistleblower suit against a government agency?

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Jun 20, 2022

A whistleblower action must be brought within 6 years after the date the violation was committed.

Kim

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Do I have a legal case with this issue?

My employer promised me a raise, gave it in writing, even paid it for the first week it was active. Now my second week, he is suddenly confused about the raise and trying to essentially take it back. What legal action can I take?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Feb 23, 2022

If you are an at-will employee, your employer can changes the terms of your pay for any reason at any time. Unless you have an employment contract guaranteeing you a certain pay rate, there no legal action you can take.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Probate for Georgia on
Q: I failed to ask for ID and served a minor alcohol. There is a fine to pay. Is it me or the restaurant who is to pay?
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answered on Jan 30, 2022

Unfortunately you posted this in the probate section; however, you as an FYI, if you received the citation then you need to appear. You should speak to your employer regarding respoonsibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How long after termination does a ex employee have to potentially start a lawsuit against their past employer?
Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 29, 2022

Your question depends on what you plan on suing your employer for. The statute of limitations provides timeframes for when a lawsuit must be filed and failure to do so during that time will result in you being unable to file a lawsuit. The following limits are outlined in the Official Code of... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can my employer legally pay vaccinated workers to quarantine and not pay unvaccinated?

They are requiring unvaccinated employees to use vacation / PTO & paying vaccinated employees without having to use their PTO / Vacation time. Keep in mind that the quarantine rules are the same regardless of vaccination status, 5 days for exposure and 10 days for a positive Covid test.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 12, 2022

Wage and hour laws only require your employer to pay you for time that you are working. Since employers are not required to offer pay for non-work hours, the above policy, while unfair, is permissible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue an employer for telling me FT work is available and then not schedule me or respond to my emails about work.

Handbook states company must deliver schedule a week in advance which the company has failed to due since I started. I have only worked for 2 weeks but now they didn’t schedule me nor tell me there’s no work available when I asked just that the schedule was still being created.

I turned... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Oct 13, 2021

A handbook is not a contract. There is no violation of the law simply because an employer has failed to deliver work schedules in the timeframe provided in the handbook. If you think the reason you are not being scheduled is based on some other unlawful motivation, you should contact an employment... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can I be suspended after 1 write up

I was written up for something I did not do and i refused to sign the write up. I questioned my general manager of how I could write him up and he suspended me for a week

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Oct 12, 2021

It is recommended that you check your employee handbook and other policies that you should have been given prior to your employment. However, Georgia is known as employee-at will state, which means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, so long as that termination does not violate a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently.

I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently. I got an email today stating that my job was taking action to bring my termination request up at the next board meeting due to not returning to my job within the school system. I have... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jun 30, 2021

You should follow your employer's instruction to call them if they have requested you do so. You should explain that your medical absence has been approved by the Director and provide your estimated return to work date. Additional information is needed to analyze whether you would have a... View More

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