In Tennessee, as in many states, employers generally have the right to discipline employees for missing work, even if they provide a doctor's note. However, the specifics of your situation, the nature of your employment, and your employer's policies will play a significant role in...View More
If Whole Foods is contacting a former employee to inquire about a current employee, it could be for reasons such as verifying employment history, seeking a reference, or conducting an investigation. Employers may contact former employees as part of their standard employment practices or to gather...View More
Under the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. An autoimmune disease can be, but is not necessarily, a disability. If it does not effect your work, it seems likely that it does not...View More
Hi there--I was laid off from my job at a tech company last week. I have stock grants that vest 20% each year for 5 years. The lay-off occurred 10 1/2 months into my 2nd year of vesting, so I'm leaving a lot of money behind. I'm 54 years old and other people performing much worse than... View More
You should contact a Tennessee employment attorney to discuss a potential age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). As for your contract containing the stock grants and the separation agreement you were given, you should also have these reviewed by a Tennessee...View More
My spouse is a previous employee at my current place of employment. There have been many coworkers who have informed me that my director is looking to terminate my employment because of social media posts my spouse is tagging the company in. I work in Kentucky. Is this legal?
I was recently promoted to assistant manager. I got what was supposed to be my first check with the pay raise. It was at the same rate I was making as a basic employee. Upon asking why the pay rate hadn’t changed, I was told that I “didn’t deserve” the pay they had promised me.
Generally no. In at-will employment states, either you or your employer may terminate the relationship at any time and for any reason, and no written notice of termination is required. The one exception to this rule is if you signed an employment contract with your company that sets forth special...View More
I was fired from a local company and the reason was they found out I was in recovery and said via text “we can’t have you come back with your history of drug abuse. We are afraid you’ll steal”. I have asked this question multiple time and can’t get a response. Do I have any legal action?
My supervisors have had complaints and have spoken to me about this. I thought is was a body odor issue and changed all my personal hygiene items even laundry products, but then realized this after talking to a professional counselor. My company sent me home 2 days ago and have yet to let me know... View More
Generally speaking, while it might be unfair or unethical, it is not unlawful to terminate an employee due to complaints of body odor. More information is necessary to fully understand your situation. It does not sound like your employer is aware that a medical condition is causing the issue. You...View More
Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at... View More
Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
More information is needed to analyze your situation. You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, depending on the impact resulting from the injury you sustained. You could also have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and/or a state law workers'...View More
I told my managers that i was going to the doctor and was waiting for a call to get an ultrasound. But i passed out several times at work over the weekend and i was slumped over in pain several times. Someone took a pict of me saying i was asleep for 30 mins. I wasnt, i was just in pain. HR called... View More
There are several issues that would need to be addressed to properly answer this question, including how many employees the company has and how long you worked there. I would suggest contacting an employment attorney in your area to see if they offer a free consultation.
Hi more information is needed here. What did you miss work for? Were you sick or do you another medical issue? If you have a medical issue that qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a serious health condition under the FMLA, your absence may have been protected. I...View More
I had surgery on December 15th with the approval of my employer and while out healing I was called on January 28th and told I was let go because of my absenteeism. I have never received a ride up or a verbal warning prior to this surgery nor after this surgery about my attendance.
Tennessee is an at-will employment state, meaning that one can be fired at any time for almost any reason (subject to certain exceptions). Depending on the size of your employer and other relevant factors, you may have a cause of action for wrongful termination. But without knowing who you work for...View More
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from receiving the vaccine or if you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, you may be entitled to request an accommodation in the form of exemption from mandatory vaccination...View More
Basically, if an employee has discussed with their supervisor that the reason behind being late was due to a psychiatric illness (for example Bipolar Disorder) and the discussion of taking a leave of absence, FMLA, and accommodation took place, but before being able to utilize any of these benefits... View More
Additoinal information is necessary to determine if your termiantion was unlawful. It sounds like your employer may have violated the Family Medical Leave Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. You should reach out to an employment attorney in your area to discuss your options.
Several (almost all) employees and I have been falsely promised pay raises, overtime, job security, and working in construction, a lot of personal tools (thousands of dollars worth) are seemingly disappearing. Today we were given our checks (short due to false promises and lies) and told not to... View More
Find an employment lawyer near you to discuss these issues. Consultations are covered by the attorney-client privilege so you would not need to be worried about counsel knowing your identity. But much more information would be needed to determine what, if anything, can be done for you.
You should reach out to an employment attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situation. Depending on the size of your employer, the length of your employment, and the reason for surgery, you may have qualified for protected medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. You may...View More
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