Backed into at work and was physically pinched between the back of a truck and a cement dock and employer refused to call police, wanted employee to fill out an incident report before medical treatment was even mentioned which the employee refused to sign, and then called the employee after hours... Read more »
More details are needed to analyze your situation. Were you injured in the accident? Did you and your employer discuss filing a workers' compensation claim before you were terminated? It is unlawful for your employer to terminate your employment because you pursued a workers'...Read more »
Hello all, this is probably a super specific and odd problem, but I figured I’d ask here and see where I get. I worked at Walmart for a few days, but got a call from an internship opportunity which I definitely had to take. My problem is that the person at Walmart I needed to verify my two forms... Read more »
It seems to me that Pennsylvania law is clear that anytime you work, particularly for a large employer like Walmart, you are entitled to some pay for that work. This assumes you were not volunteering there or at an unpaid internship. I would suggest making sure that Walmart actually has a record...Read more »
I work as a hospital pharmacist. Recently, on a Friday, I first saw several areas of concern on my back. My thoughts immediately went to my mother and aunt who died of melanoma. Was very upset. At work that evening left a brief resignation letter that my health comes first under the bosses door.... Read more »
you need to get a copy of the hospital's personnel handbook if they have one, also look at any agreements that you signed. You then need to contact an attorney who focuses their practice on employment law. You should drop off a letter to HR confirming your cancellation of your resignation. And...Read more »
My boss is a district manager and his son is my superior, both have asked me to break rules, and I have, and corporate had specifically sent us rules to fallow. Because I don’t want to go over the head of 2 of my superiors and anger the people I have to work with daily, I quit to avoid the... Read more »
you file with the unemployment office. You explain you left because you were asked to break company policies. That should constitute a "necessitous and compelling reason." you may be eligible for a visit with an attorney with your local legal aid/legal services office.
You have a right to unemployment compensation. Unless the decision not to keep you was made for grounds that are forbidden--race, gender, religion--they aren't required to keep you. "changed our minds" is OK--but you get unemployment insurance.
The man came at me with an object threatening to kill me, I made more than a few attempts to back up but each time he stepped into me. I refused to turn and walk away for fear he would strike me with the object. We were both sent home with pay for the day but I now fear I may be fired. I tried to... Read more »
Normally the answer would be no, because a condition of unemployment is that your job is terminated. However the new law provided for some additional protections, so I'd suggest you ask unemployment if they have any new rules on this.
I work for a newspaper company as warehouse employee when routes are down from no carrier we are asked to deliver. Our manager now are trying to write us up for refusing to drive around our carrier (contractors) on their routes during Covid 19. Using our personal vehicles. Are they allow to write... Read more »
They shouldn't but you will want to contact the human relations commission and ask them about such things. At a minimum they should provide the "passengers" with masks and gloves which they should wear on entering the car and being in it.
A lot depends on what is going on--a cut while you still work is different from a cut and you are furloughed. As to the note you need to look at the language of the agreement, any letters that discussed the terms etc.
The interesting question is if you are furloughed but on 1/3 pay can you...Read more »
You would have an argument to make that you have a "necessitous and compelling reason." Much would depend on what "these conditions" are--are you near customers? Do you have a good facemask ? Do you have gloves? Do customers have hand sanitizer or gloves they are given? If you...Read more »
Yes, an employer can cut your salary without you agreeing to it. However, the employer is required to pay you a minimum salary of $684 per week. This law went into effect January 1, 2020. If the salary cut put you below this level, I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in...Read more »
My company is not under 500 employees what are my rights to be able to take off during covid 19 with no child care or school. My children need me home during the day and I can t afford to lose my job in long term. Money not a issue cuz I can get unemployment I just need to with kids till I can get... Read more »
Since your employer employs more than 500 employees, you are unfortunately not eligible for aid through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was recently passed. However, if you've been employed full-time with your company for at least a year, you may be eligible to take an unpaid...Read more »
If your employer has an employee handbook, then you should consult the handbook to see if there are any provisions that govern whether you are entitled to your accrued but unused PTO at the time of termination.
They can get unemployement with no 5 day waiting. Hard to say if they have other rights as it's not clear why they were "off"---the fact that there is a pandemic doesn't get them off work if the workplace is legally open. But they should contact unemployment.
Your employer can require you to work any hours - including evenings and weekends. You should consult an employment attorney to ensure you are being properly compensated for all of those hours. If you are properly classified as an exempt outside sales employee, then your employer is not required...Read more »
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