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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If a female is sexually harassed by her boss at they’re place of work and it is a corporate company what can she do?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 11, 2022

This individual should first make a written report of the instances of harassment to the company's HR department. If corrective action is not taken after this, this individual can next file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: There are some mangers at the company i work for that has changed my hours without the consent of me or my bosses.

Am i able to sue the company for illegally changing my hours. I control when i clock in and clock out. This isn't the first time my hours have been changed either. Please help me out.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 28, 2022

Depends largely on the employee rules and regulations handbook.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: i need to know if I can get paid for all unpaid worked hours

Basically, I lived and worked at a hotel here in KY i was homeless and needed a place to stay so I agreed to work off my rent by cleaning rooms. after a month or so and they seen how I worked they decided to put me up front at the desk for 8 months they worked me 7 days a week no less than 7 hours... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 18, 2022

You should file a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Board. They enforce workplace labor violations.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If I tried to complain to boss about harassment in the work place more than one time and was fired. Can I sue ?

I complained to my boss about harassment and people keeping from doing my job in correct and timely manner. also sexual assault happening in the work place. He set up a date for me to walk in that was March 25 at 8:30am and as soon as I walked in he already found a different way of firing me and... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Mar 30, 2022

You may have a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but this will depend on what you told your boss in your complaint. Your complaint must be "protected" under the law, meaning your complaint of harassment must be based on your race, sex, age, disability, and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Is a government agency allowed to require a subjective written exercise as a form of interview?

The position applied for was to be considered for a position investigating civilian complaints against local law enforcement. A sample civilian complaint was given, and the prospective employee was required to subjectively identify violated SOPs within the scenario, as well as make a finding on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 15, 2022

Yes. They are allowed to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: My employer is requiring work from home but not providing necessities to safely perform duties. This wasn’t required

when I took the job 3 1/2 years ago. It’s a huge world wide organization and there are other employees still working in office just not my department. Can they require me to take the hit financially by trying to wire in internet along with paying for a desk and chair, etc? A part of me feel that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 20, 2022

Yes. As long as they make reasonable accommodation for you to work from home.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I got terminated from my job Because of a conversation I had with another employee. They said they had audio recorded me

I did not give consent for them to audio record me and it isn’t posted at the workplace anywhere. Do I have grounds for suing ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 3, 2022

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: When should I disclose my criminal record if the company did not ask for it?

So i’m applying for a tech company. I have a assault 4th degree misdemeanor convicted 7 years ago. The state of the company follows the “ban the box” rule (they are not allowed to ask about criminal record until initial interview/conditional offer has been made). I’m currently at the last... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 21, 2021

Right before the background check. You also might want to think about expunging that misdemeanor from your record so this is not an issue in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Which legal discipline do I go to for constitutional legality of Fed vax mandates and possible EEOC denial?

Also, which State if I remote work permanently in a different state than my employer. I pay state taxes to Kentucky but support Federal Agency in Virginia.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 26, 2021

Con Law. Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: I was trying to find out if get terminated from my job due to another employee lying to job and saying they filed a EPO

On me and they didn’t and my employer fired me without proof of the EPO being filed before they terminated me is this wrongful termination and do I have legal rights to take action on this

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 3, 2021

No. Kentucky is an at will employment state, which means you can be fired for any reason or no reason.

Q: I'm a independent contractor for the company doordash. If they have breach their contract with me can there be a lawsuit

Every month they assign "dashers" a premium service called "top dasher" if you meet all their requirements by the end of the month. I've met all of there requirements for 15 months, and this month, they refused to give me this service. This service entitles dashers more... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 4, 2021

Theoretically, there could be a lawsuit. However, it would cost more in money, time and trouble than you could ever hope to recover.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can KY employee be legally fired after informing employer he needs surgery and another injury has not properly healed?

Stepdad has foot surgery months ago and had physical therapy, and the therapist was too aggressive and reinjured his foot, so he had to take another 6 weeks off, Docs orders. Foot still not healed. And his other foot now needs surgery. He informed his employer, who then fired him. Is this... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2021

It’s possibly discriminatory, depending on other underlying facts in the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Can I be fired for suffering a miscarriage?

I was terminated for having a miscarriage. The child had a heartbeat on may 30th but no longer on may 1st when I was admitted to the emergency room. I called my boss and spoke to him that day told him what was happening and that the emergency room had given me a note to be out until may 5th. I was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 6, 2021

No. You may have a claim against your employer but more facts are needed to make that determination.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: I work at Detention facility. I am only put in certain units, whereas other co-workers are routinely rotated.

They demoted me twice, last year. Once time from an acting sergeant position, due to mistake that I made, the second from a training officer, with no explanation for the second one. When I ask the lieutenant and sergeants about this, they say I get placed in these units because I have no... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 1, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can an employer fire an employee, contracted or full-time, if the employee seeks legal help on being discriminated.

This is NOT about sexual orientation (that I'm aware of). My partner and I are working for a small company, I'm full-time and he is contracted. There are 3 office employees and 2 coworkers that have been hostile towards both of us at different times for the past month, HR is one of the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 7, 2021

Probably not advisable but more facts are needed to properly answer. Schedule an appointment with an employment lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: I need to fill out an affidavit for my housekeeper verifying her self-employment but I'm not sure what to say.

What statements do I need to make?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 24, 2021

That she works for you snd makes x dollars.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is an employer allowed to hold you back from employment based on medical conditions?

I passed a background check and the required physical testing and the nurse is still questioning my anxiety and hep C. Also non narcotic medicine that I take such as flexiril and ibuprofen 800. I have been dealing with GE appliances in this since Aug 18th 2020.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Sep 30, 2020

Assuming your medical conditions would not prevent you from performing your job, you may have a claim for perceived disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA offers protection to individuals with disabilities and to individuals whose medical conditions do not... Read more »

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