Over the last 2 years I have given this employee a letter of reprimand, a PIP, and a proposal for a seven day suspension. My upper level supervisor failed to sign off on the suspension. My upper level supervisor has promised over the last year that this employee would be moved. After a few month of... Read more »
Just based on what you have presented I can't advise you. It requires meeting to discuss the case, review of paperwork, and research. However, it sounds like you may be open to getting in trouble with upper level management and should hire counsel to protect your rights.
Firing an the disciplinarian, a supervisor to some and the payroll person? I feel it’s very bias but I am not sure if under (Maryland) state law it’s considered legal or ethical? Also, is it ethical or legal for an employer to tell you they are going to deny the a workers conp claim before you... Read more »
There is nothing illegal about only having one HR staff person. If an employer complies with the laws and regulations applicable to it, that's all that matters. It's just difficult to do without professional help, as the workers comp incident illustrates. Employers can't retaliate against...Read more »
Maryland employers (that have at least 15 employees) are required to offer only unpaid maternity leave, under the Parental Leave Act. However, under the Maryland Flexible Leave Act, those employers must allow employees on unpaid leave to care for a newborn to elect to use their earned/accrued PTO...Read more »
Make sure to document your encounters with the employer, and save all of the inappropriate/harassing texts (preferably on a separate device from your phone). You should speak with an employment/labor attorney about the facts of your case.
OSHA lifting guidelines. I was already currently in treatment for a work back injury when I was assigned the new task. My supervisor and personnel officer had already warned me that if I refused any assignments I would be disciplined. I was sent to the State Medical Director for a workability eval.... Read more »
I have requested a religious accommodation, I have provided my religion and my place of worship but they are asking me to provide the leaders name and email and I feel this is way too personal. Are they allowed to ask this?
The employer needs to have an objective basis to doubt the sincerity of your religious beliefs. But if they do, they can ask for more information. How much information they can ask for is not a bright line- but them asking for contact info is definitely approaching that line, if not crossing it....Read more »
I applied to a position and it said I was not qualified based off of not having a high school diploma because I’m still in school.it is not stated in the requirements section of the job description that was sent by the company The district manager and human resources manager told me I would get... Read more »
The job description is not definitive when it comes to the question of who is qualified to do the job. It can be strong evidence of what the employer considers qualified, but it is not a contract. But the larger issue is that the employer is not bound by their promise to promote you when you...Read more »
My partner was the only person terminated from her job (out of 4)when the company was told employees were seen consuming alcohol on lunch break at a restaurant. An employee of walmart went to the location and confiscated receipts and video prooving the employees were drinking. Despite the other 3... Read more »
There does not appear to be anything wrong or illegal about gathering the surveillance video and receipts. However, if the only employee that was fired was not drinking (the video should back this up)- and the only one fired- this could potentially be a discrimination claim. Your partner should...Read more »
job but was not offered any additional compensation even though I was told I was not qualified. I spoke to the manager regarding possibly discussing compensation for the office management responsibility that I have been doing for the past 9 months and was ultimately accused of something I did not... Read more »
There are too many unknown factors involved here for a comprehensive answer. Generally, an employer can ask you to do additional tasks without an increase in pay. You suggest that there could be discrimination involved, but provide no basis on which to evaluate whether there is any sort of...Read more »
I got in a car accident while at work and I’m 26 weeks pregnant. While doing my run picking clients up I was rear ended pretty hard and my boss didn’t take me being hurt or if my unborn child was okay into consideration. She was more worried about me finishing my run. When I got back to the... Read more »
As far as injuries to yourself and related medical expenses, your situation seems to fall squarely under the workers compensation system. Any non-injury related damages you incurred (or potentially damages to the unborn child) might or might not fall outside workers compensation. It certainly...Read more »
I have found a non allergenic piece that could accommodate my allergy. I was removed from the program 2 days before graduation. I was forced to resign or terminate. I was in an emotional state and was confused. I served in the navy and have dreamed about being a flight attendant. I even suggested... Read more »
Under Maryland law, you can be filed with or without cause, at any time. You need to check Ohio law and see if there are better laws for you. Did they pay you what they owed you? If not, you may be able to recover that money.
I feel like I am in alone in fighting this case, as we are in the discovery stages and only I am viewing all the documents. I also believe that he might be working with the state to get a low settlement. I have been demoted, fired, harassed and lost my retirement. What can I do.
60 days into a new job- I came into work throwing up but ready to work. The doctor I was working for asked me to go home. Now during my review they are using that against me saying it was an unexcused day.
I was told by management that I need to provide another doctors note stating that I require the use of a chair. I work full time in retail at DSW and I'm always on my feet. Not to mention I don't always get my breaks.
You should follow your employer's direction to provide a medical basis for your request for a chair. Accommodations for pregnancy may be covered by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, but your employer does have a right to seek medical support for your...Read more »
the super I went to work for could not keep good help and always blamed his short comings on his workers he tried to intimidate me by telling me I had to work ten hours a day on his job not ask you to work mind you as he was behind schedule I have seen him personally run of 4 people since I... Read more »
Generally an employer can set hours and can terminate an employee who does not work the scheduled hours. That being said, certain youthful employees may have restrictions on the maximum number of hours worked and under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most employers must pay overtime when an employee...Read more »
I work for this company and today I was brought to HR due to this incident were 2 or more of my coworkers teamed up for difamation about me saying inappropriate things about my boss. HR said that she did an investigation and she came to the conclusion that since there were more than 2 people... Read more »
Your defamation claim would be against your coworkers. You have to have evidence that you did not say what they reported. Regarding HR, since Black and Decker is a private company, you should check their disciplinary action policies to see if you have any recourse.
If you complained of discrimination or harassment based on your ethnicity, yes, your employer may be held liable for retaliation if that's what motivated them to do so. The Supreme Court decided that issue in Robinson v. Shell Oil Co., 519 U.S. 337 (1997).
I was approached by a recruiter of a technology company in Maryland and was offered a position that would require me to relocate my family. I received an offer letter and sent it in, officially locking in my position with the organization. When I was asked about criminal history, I disclosed that... Read more »
Generally, employment is "at will" in the state of Maryland, i.e., at the will of the employer or at the will of the employee. You may have a breach of contract if you can show that you and the employer made a contract for employment and the employer breached that contract by dismissing you. You...Read more »
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