After selling or giving away much of our personal effects and furniture, accepting an offer on our home, I received a call late Friday that the hiring manager is no longer with the company and the job offer I had signed has been rescinded and terminated.
Many people have had their job offers rescinded, often for reasons beyond their control.
There are a few reasons why a company might rescind a job offer. One reason is that the company may have lost funding or had to make layoffs. Another reason is that the company may have found a more...View More
Hey, I live in the state of Indiana, I was just called out of the blue by my HR and was told my maternity leave may not be approved and when I give birth that I need to hand in my resignation, because the "won't have a spot for me when I come back"
In the U.S., the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for reasons including the birth of a child. If you qualify and take leave, your employer generally should reinstate you upon return. However, not all employees or...View More
The incident involving a senior manager getting drunk and physically shoving you at a work-related event can be concerning and may potentially be considered a workplace issue, particularly if it occurred in the context of a company-sanctioned event. To address this situation, it is advisable to...View More
I work as a bar manager (as a paid employee) for a nonprofit 501c3 organization that hosts a theatre festival every summer. During the festival we have a handful of volunteer bartenders. We have run into an issue where the jars put out in the past have always been claimed by the organization as... View More
You have an interesting question, and a full answer would require looking at individualized details of your organization and the people who are both working and volunteering for it. But here are some things that you might consider.
As you point out, the general rule is that tips left for an...View More
If your employer prepared a "first report of injury" form and has taken responsibility for your medical care, there is no need for you to immediately seek the assistance of an attorney. If your employer is not taking responsibility for your injury, you are not covered by any health...View More
Wiretap laws are different in each state. This could be a criminal violation. Something just doesn't sound right when the employer says to "secretly" tape record your customers in their own homes. The customers have a right to privacy and this would appear to violate that. If it...View More
Since wearing a beard is considered “sunnah” for Muslim men, and not obligatory, it may be difficult to compel an employer to allow you to wear a beard as a religious accommodation. Moreover, in the food service industry, it may impose an undue hardship on the employer given health...View More
Under federal EEO laws, employees who believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue a legal claim. In some cases, these claims are settled through a federal settlement agreement.
The owner of the company I work for has not been an active employee for over a year and may or may not still be a part-owner of the company itself. The current management is keeping things pretty close to the vest. The individual was arrested for drug-related charges and I am wondering what legal... View More
In terms of criminal liability, you only have to worry about your own personal behavior. The allegedly criminal acts of an employer, acting as an individual, does not apply to you. If the business entity is accused of criminal acts (e.g. fraud) then the entity itself is in trouble and any of the...View More
Because of my schedule I pump at 8:30 , my 15 min break is at 9 which I am no longer allowed to take. My boss also said I have to pump during my lunch , my lunch is only 45 min long so by the time I'm done I will only have about 25 min left. Can my boss do this? Or am I allowed to say no to this.
Generally, there are no laws that require employers to offer any certain length or amount of break time for employees. In your situation, if your employer offers scheduled break times, they may request that you pump during these break times. If this is not possible for you to do during your...View More
Yes I suffered 2 fractured bones in my elbow from a fall at work. It was a Sunday I forgot my keys so I text the production manager to ask if he could let me in. He responded on my way. I asked for 2 weeks straight for the insurance company's information no one in management nor the owner... View More
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like your fall was in the course of employment. If that's the case, a workers' comp attorney could advise best. Some questions go unanswered on this forum, but you could try reposting and...View More
You would be responsible to pay the ticket since you were the one who committed the infraction. However, the company would have to send proof to the BMV on your behalf to show the vehicle was insured. If you pay the ticket, it will put points on your record and could cause your own insurance...View More
You should consult an employment attorney right away regarding your rights under Indiana law. You may have claims against your employer and/or a worker's compensation claim for the injuries you sustained.
I am an accountant for a small multi-state business. Recently my boss has asked to to start also doing his personal accounting while not being compensated for it. The other day he also had me come to his house to fix his computer and then had me change his bandage and dressing from a recent hurnea... View More
Although isolated incidents of an employer's request to perform extraneous tasks unrelated to your position probably do not rise to the level of sexual harassment or hostile work environment, but if the tasks develop into a pattern with obvious sexual overtones that make you uncomfortable, the...View More
I was recently terminated from a job because of absences that exceeded their policy. However, when I got the job, I gave them documentation from my doctor proving that I have a disability and that my disability will cause more absences than the average healthy person due to medical complications or... View More
Based on the information you provided, your employer probably did violate the ADA by terminating you in retaliation for requesting a reasonable accommodation of your disability or, alternatively, by discriminating against you on the basis of disability despite your use of the interactive process in...View More
The doctor misdiagnosed my injury, delayed my treatment, and altered my restriction paperwork with my knowledge. Which I believe all of these act to be intentional base on audio recordings of our conversation ( the doctors contradictions on treatment) this was all due to my former employer who... View More
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you have a meaningful consult with an Indiana attorney based on state-specific elements of law, the criteria for med mal claims are fairly standard throughout the nation in the most general sense. The criteria...View More
You should consult with an employment attorney in your area to discuss your situation. The FMLA prohibits your employer from interfering with your rights under the FMLA (such as job restoration after a qualifying leave) or from retaliating against you after you return from FMLA leave. The...View More
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