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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Utah on
Q: Is my employer required to offer sick pay if I am stuck without a babysitter as schools are shut down?

I am a widower and my son has special needs so I’m wondering about my rights

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Apr 1, 2020

This depends on the size of your employer. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act takes effect today, April 1, 2020. Under the Act, employees who are required to stay home to care for children whose schools have been closed due to COVID-19 concerns are required to receive sick pay at 2/3 their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Utah on
Q: I work fir roofing company contracted for aur firce base...i was only female treated very poorly..di i have a retaliatio
Michael C. Smith
Michael C. Smith answered on Dec 27, 2019

Sex-based discrimination and retaliation claims may be successful against an employer who hires, fires, or deprives an employee of important benefits because of a person's sex, or retaliates against a person who complains of sexual discrimination in the workplace. There are federal and state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Utah on
Q: Timing on filing a federal TORT CLAIM. Have a final decision pending with the board of THE MSPB.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

You want to consult a member of the Utah Assn for Justice that handles federal employment claims. They give free consultations. The notice of investigation you received from the Board should have that information on it.

Q: What if my husband had a 3 to 4 slice of wood jammed through his hand at work and the employer asked my husband if he

Would put it on our personal insurance because he didn't have workman's comp for his employers. Very small company, we question if workman's comp is required. This was Friday 10/27/17, my husband was "let go" yesterday, 10/31/17!! Please help?

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs answered on Nov 1, 2017

I'm not licensed in Nevada, and am not sure where this occurred, but in Utah the employer would have to have had workers compensation insurance (and I'm 99% certain that would be the case in Nevada -- I think it's the case in all states. Your husband should see a good personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Utah on
Q: My boss sexually assaulted me at a bar outside of work. Not saying I want to, but is that grounds for suing my company?

It was a bar outside of work. So not on the premise of work. But managers are not allowed to hang out with employees outside of work. Which I knew, but I also didn't expect my boss to sexually assault me. I'm not saying I want to sue the company. My co-worker that was there though and... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Sep 13, 2017

I only practice criminal defense. You need to contact an employment law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: Can I sue a former supervisor for slander if they told a new employer untruths about me that almost cost me my new job?

I have worked at the State Hospital since 2008 when I got my RN license until January 10, 2017 when I was forced to quit or be terminated, accused of patient neglect. I worked on a unit that is one of the most difficult units in the hospital. There are severely ill patients and 2-3 day shift psych... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 28, 2017

Possible, as that could be libel per se; however hopefully things are doing well, you are working hard to counter any suspicion they may have, and have prevented major fallout. Consult a member of the Utah Assn for Justice who handles slander cases--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Employment Discrimination for Utah on
Q: How do I format an appellate brief for unemployment? This is the step after the docket statement.

Unemployment. I need help but the only help that I see is in Salt Lake. Legal Services closed my case before the last step, but it is still pending until I complete this step. I cannot understand the legal literature speaking whatever.

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 4, 2017

Depends on which court you are appearing in. There are companies that will do this for you. Search for Appellate Printer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah on
Q: Is this sexual harassment or discrimination?

I have been interviewing for a general manager position at a large retailer, the first interview was with "John" the regional manager, he was very very friendly, second interview was with a different women. I was on a common app called grindr where gay men meet each other. I was contacted... Read more »

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs answered on Nov 2, 2016

You would most likely have a very difficult time getting anywhere with this case. To start, it appears you voluntarily went to see him after seeing him on Grinder and being invited to come get naked. It doesn't appear he made any promises if you visited him, and you'd presumably have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Utah on
Q: Can my boss require me to work on Sunday if it goes against my religious beliefs/practices?
Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson answered on Oct 28, 2016

If it is a sincere religious belief not to work on Sunday then they need to accommodate. You must let them know of the belief as well.

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