My neice inlaw is 26, she's 9 mo.s pregnant and has just been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, her plan was to return to work as a teacher after 3 mo's. When she told her employer (a very highly prestigious private school in pbg, fl) that she may need a double masectomy, they asked... Read more »
Whether your niece can take legal action on the issue of separating from the school depends on what she means by "they asked her to resign." Does it mean that they basically asked if she'd be WILLING to resign, with her having the option of saying, "No, I want to return to work...Read more »
Are you an individual contractor, or you have a corporate or LLC entity? If you have an entity that is officially the contractor, you are required to have an attorney represent the entity in any court above small claims court, and if you don't have an attorney, the plaintiff will quickly...Read more »
Interesting question, actually. Florida Statute 501.022 requires such a permit but excludes minors (persons under the age of 18) from having to get a permit if they are under the supervision of a permit holder. But being a minor is not included in the grounds for denial of a permit. So...Read more »
I strongly suggest that you hire an employment lawyer to discuss this rather than ask all these very important questions here on this public website. The fee for speaking to most experienced employment lawyers is very reasonable. Search for one using the website's Find a Lawyer tab.
My husband cut his hand at work. It was very minor. His employer thought it would be a good idea to go to a doctor and file a claim with workmans comp. My husband told his employer he smoked marijuana and had a prescription, they said it was fine so against his better judgement and at the request... Read more »
Work comp shouldn't be requiring random drug testing as it relates to the injury and original date of accident unless the authorized treating physician is prescribing medications and drug testing is medically necessary. However, the employer may have a drug free workplace program in place but...Read more »
My Dr. stated that I need to change my job role in my company due to medical issues that could worsen if I stay in the same role. The company I work for has been working to change me roles for two years (couldn't collect unemployment or disability for some reason). They called today saying... Read more »
You should contact a Florida employment attorney to discuss this situation further, as this will be a highly fact-intensive situation. While the Americans with Disabilities Act permits you to request accommodations - including a position reassignment - your employer need not maintain your same pay...Read more »
In the State of Florida can an employer terminate you for asking to speak with higher management? Also if you're in a sober living program can they contact the program to try to get personal information on you. Also can they yall and berate you every day. Can I sue based on these issues? Do I... Read more »
Yes, yes, yes, and yes, your employer can do all these things and much more. Why?
Because Florida is an “at-will” state. Private employers are free to solicit, hire, promote, increase their pay, demote, lower their pay, suspend, terminate, rehire, reinstate benefits and treat employees...Read more »
I was told a very racist comment in front of few other coworkers, been sexualized multiple time at work, they pushed me to quit by the way they were treating, pretty sure made them happy since that’s exactly what he wanted, I’ve been treated extremely bad at that job and i need to know what to do.
Can my employer change my hourly pay rate weekly? My hourly pay rate changes every week based on the amount of hours I work which is usually 50-60hrs as a security guard. I am paid OT on whatever the new hourly rate is. Is this something my employer can do just constantly change my rate even if it... Read more »
As long as your hourly rate doesn't fall below minimum wage, and as long as your overtime rate is properly calculated, then there is nothing unlawful about this situation. However, you should consult a Florida employment attorney to ensure your overtime rate is being calculated correctly if...Read more »
Actually, I wouldn't plan on suing the employer. Employers generally can fire their employees if they want to; they don't need a reason. But if someone else defamed you, you might sue that person if, by taking the deposition of the former employer, you can learn the identity accuser,...Read more »
I'm a independent contractor working for a cleaning service for the past 3 months. The owner of cleaning service has paid me every Saturday for work completed. However, they just recently asked me to sign a non compete. I politely declined and resigned from my services. Now the owner is... Read more »
I have filed formal complaints with the administration and the administration simply does not respond - Yet, continues to place me in harms way wth duties that bring me in contact with this volatile student. who know feels empowered to really intimidate and harass me every chance she gets
It sounds like you have filed a case, maybe in federal court and this is an early standard order. It is hard to navigate these by yourself. I would be willing to speak to you about your case. 941-444-1548.
They terminated me and gave me the reason “business is changing”. I never signed when I received my laptop and never signed anything when they fired me. Now they’re texting me saying that they want their laptop back.
I’m so sad that I got terminated without a valid reason and on... Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting and adding the categories Employment Law and Employment Discrimination. Some questions do go unanswered here but you might have better chances of a response under those categories. Good luck
I work at a Twin Peaks restaurant in South Florida which requires me and my fellow servers to wear tight jean shorts for our shifts. I and the majority of my coworkers routinely develop yeast infections from the hot climate, tight shorts, and fast-paced nature of a server position. I believe these... Read more »
In theory, yes. Essentially, you would be seeking medical or lost wage benefits. Damages such as pain and suffering are not available in Florida Workers' Compensation cases. However, it may be difficult to meet the standard of proof required by Florida Workers' Compensation law. The type...Read more »
Generally no. There are certain standards an employer must meet in order to prove their employees can be properly paid on a salary basis. If these standards aren't met, then employees must be paid overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a week.
Everyone has their share of mistakes, we do not live in a perfect world. Out of my years of work, I have never had a manager use that statement, against me. She is an HR manager, I feel very uncomfortable now. She also gave me a warning, Just want to know if there is a solution for this.
Hi: I'm sorry for your situation feeling uncomfortable by the HR manager at work -- I appreciate that frustration. If you feel uncomfortable, you can always voice that to a different individual within the HR department. Also, to be sure, the law would be triggered here if the HR manager said...Read more »
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