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Q: I applied for a different employer, same line of work. The competitor company, wouldn't even give me an interview

I applied at a competing catering company. I called consistantly, got an answer and was just unlucky because the hiring manager wasn't in that day, or so I thought. I ended up finally reaching them just one day before my application expired, and the manager told me that "they were... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Aug 12, 2020

No, it is not unlawful discrimination to refuse to hire an employee because that employee worked for a competitor.

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Q: My employer is threatening to withhold my entire final paycheck and charge me for theft for my work shirts and keycard

Is this legal? I've told them in writing once I recieve my final check (if the cost of the shirts and keycard is deducted okay) that i would return the shirts and keycard and shes threatening to charge me with theft over it . They also told me the reason I was not being trained on the floor... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 24, 2020

You should return the shirt and key card immediately. You should then contact an employment attorney to discuss the details of your employment situation and the circumstances under which your employment ended. More information about your situation is needed, but you may have a claim for gender... Read more »

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Q: I was recently terminated and went through a hearing for unemployment. The findings were that I was unfairly terminated.

I submitted a dispute but it has not been forwarded to the Corporate office to this date. I also requested a copy of my file and was informed that a subpoena would have to be submitted to obtain the requested information. What course of action do I need to do at this point? There are several... Read more »

Amber K. Boyd
Amber K. Boyd answered on Jan 1, 2020

The first thing you need to do is contact an attorney to assist you in this matter. My phone number is 317-210-3416. Please give my office a call.

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Q: How do I request that my former employer provide the emails I need for evidence from the account controlled by company?

I was terminated without expecting it and they shut down access to the email account immediately, In addition, the CEO did 'talks' online on YOUTUBE and the content is relevant to my claim of discrimination, the company has closed these and I cannot access the content, can I ask the... Read more »

Amber K. Boyd
Amber K. Boyd answered on May 19, 2019

More than likely the only way to recover documents in this circumstance is to file a lawsuit and request the documents and videos through issuing Request for Production of Documents to the Defendant (company).

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Q: I feel like I was discriminated against by a potential employer for being socially awkward. Do I have a case here?

I recently applied and interviewed for a job. I was told by the manager in a follow-up phone call that I was not hired because I was socially awkward. I asked the company's HR department if that was a legimitate reason not to hire some one. They told me that they would investigate, and later... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Apr 3, 2017

You most likely do not have any sort of grounds for a civil suit. The only possible grounds that you might have is that you were discriminated against due to a disability, in this case that your diagnosed ADD is so severe that it constitutes a disability and has a major and severe impact on your... Read more »

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Q: If I've worked for same co. For 3 yrs and my sister works there also can they fire me now for that reason

They knew we wete related when they hired me

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Mar 29, 2017

Indiana is an at will employment state. Barring federal or state laws, they can fire you for any reason at any time.

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Q: is it legal for a company to pay two people with the same exact job to make as much as 11 dollars an hour more?

Our company combined with another two years ago to make one company with one pay scale for all jobs and they mix our people and there's in the same jobs and we are training them but they are making as much as 11 dollars an hour more and have been full time the exact same amount of time as me... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Mar 14, 2017

Yes it is legal. Unless you have some sort of collective bargaining agreement that says otherwise, they can pay workers whatever they want above the mandatory minimums.

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Q: my job makes me disrobe and pee in front of a stranger with no past drug use history for a random drug test

The drug testing varies by person to person some are made to just empty pockets and pull pants down to knees.Lately they have made everyone pull all their clothes down to their knees and have a stranger watch them pee the whole time. My first drug test the male HR rep was there to verify i... Read more »

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Sep 17, 2016

Indiana is an employment at will state. While that employer conduct seems over the top, your recourse may be limited, unless those policies are being imposed in a discriminatory manner.

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Q: My boss wants all respiratory therapist to intubate. This was not in my job discription when I signed on. What can I do

I work at a small 99 bed hospital and my supervisior wants all RRT to do intubations. The standard she has set is 1 intubation a month. This standard requires me and most other to come in on our own time to meet this standard due to the lack of opportunity in the ER and the floors. We have... Read more »

Timothy Coe
Timothy Coe answered on Sep 14, 2012

Employment discrimination is discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, religion or disability that causes an adverse employment action. It does not seem like this situation would fit into one of those categories. I would recommend contacting the hospitals HR and dealing with it... Read more »

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Q: Looking for cases about constructive discharge per religious reasons
Timothy Coe
Timothy Coe answered on Sep 14, 2012

Need more information on the particulars of the case. It would be extremely difficult to prove constructive discharge because of religion. Discrimination based on religion which led to you feeling the need to quit, but then again I would need more information.

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Q: How long is the time frame to file a defemation of character?
Paul Overhauser
Paul Overhauser answered on Dec 29, 2010

In Indiana, defamation is considered a personal injury, so it is subject to a two year statute of limitations. There can be some exceptions, such as if the defamed person is a minor.

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