answered on Mar 1, 2023
I'm sorry about your job termination. It's not necessarily illegal for an employer to discuss your termination with coworkers. However, it depends on what was said and who discussed the termination. How do you know your termination was discussed with co-workers? Did the discussion... Read more »
What are my options?
answered on Feb 24, 2023
Based on the information you've provided, it appears the company's refusal to hire you based on a failed drug test for marijuana does not appear to be illegal. It's really unfair as cannabis metabolites can be detected in urine even 30 days after someone ingests the drug, making it... Read more »
After communicating with a supervisor and HR regarding my mental health and concerns about a hostile work environment, including harassment via micro-aggressions and unfair scrutiny/biases, my employer retaliated with increased scrutiny, overt incivility, and a denial of benefits.
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answered on Feb 21, 2023
If you haven't already, you should make a written report to your company's HR department regarding the differences in treatment you have observed that may be based on race (based on your message above). While treating some employees more favorably than others is inherently unfair, this... Read more »
I work for the state of illinois. A coworker has harassed me several times recently. I’ve reported it in writing to my supervisor. I’ve sent him the email of the harassment and nothing is done. I’ve also been written up for saying “I’m not a fan of him” when referring to the person... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Not all "harassment" is illegal - or in other words being a jerk/rude is not enough to create legal claim. Instead the harassment must be based on a protected class characteristic like race, age, gender, etc. or retaliation because... Read more »
I've been with the company almost 10 years but management has been getting worse and I feel like they are pushing me out. I also feel like the fact I'm on ADA for a medical disorder I have isn't helping with how they treat me.
answered on Sep 6, 2022
The American's with Disabilities Act requires that your company make reasonable accommodations for your disability and that the company can not discriminate against you because of your disability. If you already have an ADA accommodation request with your employer, it would be very suspicious... Read more »
After hurting my hand and having carpal tunnel surgery I was in the enterance of the store were I dont really know what happen next I was on the floor with my head bleeding all I was doing was helping a customer get out the door, the door did not open and is still broken to this day. Was taken to... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2022
I am not addressing the friction with your supervisor. If you wish to address that, you should speak with someone who concentrates on employment law.
I am addressing your work injuries. You do not tell us how you injured your hand. From your description, I will assume that it was a single... Read more »
I worked there for 3 years an give 2 weeks notice of taken a new job
answered on Jan 25, 2022
If your employer is located within the State of Illinois, he is required to pay you the proportion of your vacation which you've earned when you leave the job. For example, if your employer provided two weeks of vacation per year and you worked half the year before leaving, he must pay you for... Read more »
I believe that I am being wrongfully discharged and I need legal advice. My doctor’s recommendation against my taking vaccinations due to previous medical reactions were rejected by my employer. I also have religious beliefs that do not support my taking the vaccines. My employer fraudulently... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2021
Sorry, but it is a slam-dunk loser. Every court that has addressed compulsory vaccination has found that it was merited. If your children are not vaccinated (against childhood diseases), they CANNOT attend public school. Why should you have an additional opportunity to become infected and to... Read more »
I was hired as country manager by a US 500 company in 2013 on indefinite employment terms contract. 12 months later problems started mainly because I refused company illegal way of doing business. As a result, I was fired and sued for criminal charges in the foreign country. In 2019, I won an... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2021
IL statute of limitations on a breach of contract action is ten years. But first, you have to ascertain which country's laws apply. Did you have a written employment agreement and where was was it signed, in the US or in that foreign country? That's the law that will apply to a breach of... Read more »
That have not been approved by the FDA?
answered on Aug 19, 2021
The vaccines have been approved by the FDA on an emergency basis. Your employer is not forcing the vaccine on you. They are simply saying you can't work for them if you aren't vaccinated. Your choice entirely.
the manager used spanish to describe the job details. i only speak english i asked a few times to explain the job in english, i was not properly trained and i have heard them used foul racial slurs
answered on Aug 16, 2021
You need to ask a question. Entry level jobs are plentiful and many employers are offering incentives. If this is a new, entry-level position, move on. If racial hostility or hostility against non-Spanish-speaking people is obvious, you may wish to seek a Right to sue letter from the EEOC but... Read more »
I have worked here for 5 years in QA department, have had many meetings with PM, HR and my manager about pay. They state merits are the same across the board, take it or leave it. On production floor they are hourly, have a top out rate on pay after 2 years(literally ppl after 2 years make more... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
While your situation seems unfair, the only federal laws governing the payment of wages are minimum wage and overtime laws (if you're paid by the hour and work over 40 hours per week). So, as long as your pay is at or above minimum wage, your employer's pay system is not unlawful.
They made us sign a paper saying that I must disclose all medical conditions including mental illness and if I withhold any information and they find out I could get fired. So if I were to show up to work and told someone I had depression they said that they could fire me for that. But is this even... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2021
Your question isn't about employment law. Rather, it is about contract law. So long as the subject in terms of the contract do not involve contraband or other illegal activity, it has long been established that a person's right to contract is unlimited. Nobody "makes" you do... Read more »
I left for maternity leave on 12/16/2020 my return date was supposed to be March 9,2021 my employer didn’t let me return to work unless I agree to their terms. I lost a week of pay because they postpone my return date. My hours also change . Can I sue ?
answered on Mar 17, 2021
The answer to this question will depend on how you took maternity leave. If you took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), then upon returning to work, you are required to be returned to your same or a substantially similar position.
I was FT now PT due to coronavirus Manager cut my hours to 60. I tried unemployment. I was denied because Manager gave me 21 hours a week since pandemic should've have been 20 or less a week. Also I get no Holiday pay when I worked FT. I had to use my vacation time for Holidays to get paid.... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2021
as to unemployment, some changes are being made so that federal benefits may be applied for.
In regards to being paid by worker's comp.
answered on Jan 24, 2021
If you contracted Covid-19 as a front-line worker, you enjoy a rebuttable presumption that it was work-related. Once that is proven, it is the same as any other Workers' Compensation claim. In Illinois, an injured worker is not compensated for the first three days that they must be off work... Read more »
After making countless reports of harassment due to my ethnicity, witnessing them harass other coworkers. Submitting and complaining with no answers, follow ups, and/or replies. I don't feel like my issues are being followed up. I witness in the past of the middle-man, of my contract, not... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2021
To whom did you make the initial complaints? If you have not done so already, you should put your complaints of harassments due to your ethnicity in writing to the Human Resources department. If you have already done so, you should request, in writing, a follow-up on the investigation into your... Read more »
He informed me that it was okay and to get better. According to them an "unplanned" absence is an absent that wasnt excused. With that 7 hour time gap i never got contacted again via email nor a phone call stating otherwise. I dont know if that's just life being unfair. I have... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2020
There is likely nothing you can do if your employer applied its attendance policy uniformly. However, you should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss the circumstances surrounding your complaint of discrimination, including when the complaint was made, to whom, the content, and... Read more »
I was injured at work, was on workers comp for several months and was cut off right before surgery by the whole insurance playing their games. my wc lawyer pawned me off to another "trial" lawyer who then pawned me off to another "new guy in the firm" lawyer who completely... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should immediately reach out to a competent attorney to address the pending lawsuit from the actual company. At the very least you will need to complete consultation to fully understand your options.
I was wrongfully terminated on Oct 12, 2020, from my previous employer, Mercy Housing. I was brought up on fraudulent charges, which were a surprise to me. I was never reprimanded for these charges that I have been accused of. I believe it's a case of retaliation and... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2020
More information is needed here. Why do you believe you are being retaliated against? Why do you think you are being discriminated against? Title VII protects employees from being discriminated against on the basis of their race, religion, sex, etc. and for being retaliated against for engaging in... Read more »
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