I have worked at a job for a year and a half. My mother has also worked there for around the same time (joined her team on a retail freight team) she was manager over that area. She was promoted to store manager in which I kept working in freight. I was recently told that it was a conflict of... Read more »
I was sick and out of work for two weeks. I have a doctor’s note, which says I was seen and I needed to be out of work from such and such dates. It says that I will be able to return to work on the 9th. My boss/HR is refusing to accept my note because they want proof of what tests were preformed... Read more »
My wife is an accountant at a firm in Nashville. My wife is the only black person in her office. One day a coworker of hers made the comment "the KKK wasn't that bad." Completely out of the blue. It obviously upset her but she didn't make a scene. Later that night she texted one... Read more »
If you'd like to pursue something here, your best bet would be a hostile work environment claim based on race. However, establishing such a claim requires proof that the racially discriminatory comments your wife experienced were both severe (in terms of what was said), and pervasive (meaning...Read more »
I had to wait two years to start a retirement account. An employee that has been here four months is eligible for the retirement plan, but another employee who has been here eight months has not even been asked to participate in the plan.
I work for praxis in Savannah Tennessee I got hurt on the job with a chemical that got in my eye. I went to there doctor they really didn’t tell me what was going on other than you will b fine. I went to the Er and the doctor at the Er put me off for the rest of the week. I gave the company the... Read more »
There seem to be a few options. First, I would look at the workers' compensation law angle. Generally speaking, pursuant to T.C.A. Section 50-6-204, you have thirty (30) days to turn in a workers' compensation injury to your employer. If the thirty (30) days have not passed, then turn...Read more »
i was fired with no notice no severance no reason except they needed to make room for another salary from an employee at another store and I was the last kitchen manager at this location. 2 weeks before this I had a conversation with the admin about my cooks going to work at the other location and... Read more »
Your facts would be a weak cause of action at best. If you complained to the Department of Labor prior to termination, it might have been a decent case. Other lawyers might disagree. You have a 1 year SOL.
I am a volunteer fire fighter that works in a fast food restaurant in Tennessee, but the owner of that store is from South Carolina. I don't know if South Carolina has similar codes to the two listed above, that way I can be protected should I get a call prior to my shift starting, and/or get... Read more »
Thanks for your question; however, it is impossible to tell you what to accept in settlement, because we don't know all of the facts. In 2002 and 2003, I practiced employment discrimination law exclusively. As I recall, if the case was very good, we would demand what a typical jury verdict...Read more »
I am 50 year old female who started a position part time at $15.00/hr. Was told it would become full time in new budget year with no mention of different pay rate. When received my offer letter for full time, pay was dropped $3/hr. Their reason was because I was now getting benefits.But the only... Read more »
Well, you are in at least two protected classes. You are over the age of 40, so there may be age discrimination. You are a female, so there may be sex-related discrimination. I don't know what race you are; however, that could be a factor as well. It sounds like you may have some...Read more »
The employer can't terminate you for simply reporting harassment, if the facts are as above-stated. The question is why did they decide to terminate you upon investigation? There may be a reason, and there may not be a reason. There is no way to know just based on this statement. I would...Read more »
I had only had a couple of days of training..i was introduced to other employees as my husbands wife..not my name..i didn't even have the right tool for the job until the only Thursday I was there..i worked there for 4 days and when she had the chance to give me my evaluation (1 through 5. 1... Read more »
Generally speaking, Tennessee is an Employment-at-Will State, which means that an employer can terminate you for any reason that they want, so long as it is not illegal. Examples of illegal activity include, but are not limited to, age, race and age discrimination, whistleblowing, being terminated...Read more »
Generally speaking, Tennessee is an Employment-at-Will State. This means that they can refuse to hire you for any reason whatsoever, so long as it is not "illegal." Some examples of illegal activity are race, age or sex discrimination, discrimination for whistleblowing, and many others....Read more »
Yes, an employer can refuse to hire a person based on criminal convictions as long as they do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. So if the company policy is not to hire anyone with a felony conviction for X crime, that is fine. If they have hire...Read more »
I told one of my employees that I work with what I make an hour , they ended up telling my boss and I was fired over it . I have read some articles about pay secrecy being illegal and can not fire me over it . Is his true ?
My husband was given a drug test today, which he passed. The only thing that showed up was a prescription medication that he has a prescription for from a doctor that does not impair his ability to do the job he was assigned. The company said that he "failed" the drug test because he... Read more »
Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers who handles employment discrimination cases. Short answer is if your state doesn't have a preclusion of arrests or convictions, then it's not an illegal form of discrimination.
No unless they offer a wellness program as detailed below. However, I recommend that you not make representations of the law to your employer without an attorney. And once you get an attorney, that person should contact your employer so that an inadvertent mistake isn't made. I'm happy...Read more »
Received papers today by plantiff lawyer, to appear for deposition in civil suit against large corporation that I haven't worked for in over 2yrs. From what I can see online about the case, it has something to do with employee discrimination of some sorts. Why would I have to appear, and would... Read more »
I assume its a subpeona, which is a court order to appear ( which you must obey). Otherwise, testifying is voluntary. The lawyer obviously thinks you have information which is useful for his case. I suggest calling him/her to advise that you no longer work there and just ask him why you are needed...Read more »
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