I'm unvaccinated and was exposed to Covid by a coworker at work. My job is requiring me to quarantine without pay for a minimum of 7 days. Are they allowed to withhold pay from me since I was exposed at work?
Yes. Private employers in Florida can do anything they want to their employees, as long as the reason they are doing it (or not doing) does not violate the Florida Civil Rights Act. You have two options: Get vaccinated and get "Covid pay" or refuse and get none.
No. Information about an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status is considered confidential medical information under the ADA. Additionally, under Florida law, every employer who provides health insurance benefits "shall maintain the confidentiality of information relating to the medical...Read more »
Yes. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private employers are free to hire, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions...Read more »
Yes. However, if you have a diagnosed disability which a physician says makes you medically ineligible for the vaccine, and you are fired for not being vaccinated, you may have a potential disability discrimination claim, as well as a potential unemployment compensation claim. From what I've...Read more »
They let me go stating I did everything they asked but were changing directions. They offered me a severance no strings attached. Said they wouldn't enforce me non compete as long as I didn't solicit. Their words were they aren't A holes and wouldn't keep me from working. I... Read more »
No, it's not discrimination, it's failure to abide by their word. If they want the severance payment(s) back they will have to sue you for the money. At that point, should it come to that, you can tell the judge your side of the story.
I live in Florida and where I work it is recommended but not mandatory to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, every chance my manager gets she bashes me publicly in front of my coworkers and customers. Saying things such as “ you’re going to be the reason another catastrophe happens”. If the... Read more »
Good question. While a private employer is permitted to require employees to be vaccinated, information about an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status is considered confidential medical information under the ADA. According to the EEOC, the ADA requires an employer to maintain the...Read more »
Under Florida law, private employers generally may require employees to be vaccinated as long as accommodations are made for disability or religious objections, as recently described by EEOC. Under federal law, there have been recent challenges under 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3, which addresses the...Read more »
I'm a 34 year-old African American, living in Pensacola FL. I recently applied for a job as a cashier at Dollar General. They were in desperate need of employees, even holding open interviews. I hit if off with the manager right away, and the interview was a complete success. She... Read more »
I was required to work 10 hours on the Monday following July forth. My days off are Sunday and Monday since I reglarly work Tuesday through Saturday.. The employer gave me Sunday and Tuesday off and Tuesday was holiday pay of 8 hours. This gives me a total of 50 hours which would mean 10 hours of... Read more »
Your employer is not required by law to offer any pay for vacation time, holiday time, or any other time during which you are not performing work. Thus, if your employer does offer paid time off, it can use the policy it establishes to do so, and the above pay policy you've described is permissible.
I made a mistake a used material that I thought was scrap. Boss saw it Nad sid it wasn't scrap. So he is deducting $500 from my paycheck. I told him that it illegal and he told me if I didn't and agree to it then I wax getting fired just because I told him it's illegal
1. I hope you learned that you were lucky when your boss decided to deduct the $500 instead of just terminating you. 2. And I hope you realize you should have agreed to pay for the expensive material you ruined because now you have no job.
The manager is now telling me to wait 2 more weeks which is now putting me in a bond purchasing my meds and getting to and from my new job is there something I can do not to mention I had fell 2 or 3 months ago and sprained my ankle bad and they won't even help with the medical bills
I don’t remember signing my workers compensation contract after the day I got out of the hospital. I was completely drugged up because I got ran over by a garbage truck. So that means that one of the workers compensation employees had to come by to get me sign their documents. Can I get out of... Read more »
You could certainly try. To have a valid contract, you cannot have an impairment causing you to lack the required capacity to enter into a legally-binding contract. Basically, you must be mentally competent, and being drugged up could possibly cause you to temporarily lose the necessary mental...Read more »
Asked for break to check blood pressure made to wait more than hr had to take a few hrs and 3 pills to bring down asked if I need to return to work they told me no stay home. Next morning was fired cause of health concerns
Although your health-related situation might afford you some protection in the workplace if all statutory requirements were met first, the facts as presented here do not appear to satisfy applicable law. Why?
1. Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private employers are...Read more »
This refers to a private university with an enrollment of >15,000 students. Employees must give at least a full month's notice if they decide to leave and take a job somewhere else, instead of the traditional 2 weeks' notice. Employees who give 2 weeks' notice instead of a month... Read more »
(Please remember this advice and pass it along to all your friends):
1. Florida is an “at will” state, which means PRIVATE employers are free to recruit, hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire--and then rehire--employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at...Read more »
The company is an engineering consulting firm that works with medical device companies, including most of the big name medical device companies in the US. The noncompete says that during my employment and for 1 year after I cannot work for any Client of this company, any competitor or their... Read more »
Although Florida law allows most employers to use non-compete clauses in their employment agreements, the non-competes must be "reasonable" in scope. ("Scope" includes the kind of work, the distance and the time involved.)
For example, Florida employers cannot impose a...Read more »
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