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Q: I was hurt goin to location on the job site and treated unfairly. And terminated job abondment while on approved vacati

And terminated for job abondment while on approved vacation

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

It sounds like you may need to speak with an attorney. If you were working at the time of your injury, then you may be entitled to worker's compensation. Plus, there are some rules that protect you while you are on leave.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on

Q: bank told my employer that they had wrong direct deposit information and directed employer to change without my consent

I put on my employment form a direct deposit information the correct information however the bank sent an email to my employer stating it was wrong and gave another account ( which isn't mine ) but I had already had a direct deposit from my employer the week prior. now they stated that my... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 8, 2019

Regardless of the bank SNAFU, if you are receiving pay for the time worked you have no viable claim. Litigants MUST have a real injury in order to sue somebody.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on

Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

I was fired for allegedly falsifying documents which was untrue. This got really ugly. They intimidated me.harassed me and lied and defamed my character to discourage my law suit. Am I eligible to file an action against them

Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 13, 2019

You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to reach... Read more »

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Q: i recently got a garnishment notice from my employer but i never was served any court papers for the lawsuit

if i got to the court to have my hearing done again can the creditor ask for additional money ?

Randall R. Saxton answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes, you could be charged for the creditor’s additional attorney fees if you are found to owe the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Mississippi on

Q: Is it slander if someone shows the surveillance video of you to someone else without your permission

I was fired from my job for clocking in and sitting in my car the whole time I was clocked in .my father-in-law went there today to see the surveillance video and my ex supervisor showed him the video without my permission. My wife is now considering divorce and taking my children from me. I would... Read more »

Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Mar 30, 2017

Slander only applies if the statement is false. In other words, if they told someone you were stealing, but you weren't actually stealing - that would be slander. Here, the video is not false, therefore it is not slander.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on

Q: My employer just issued a new handbook. In it, it states that you are allowed to used sick leave for immediate family.

They state that you can use sick leave for immediate family (if you need to be off because they are sick or you need to take them to the doctor), they do not state what is considered immediate family. They have told numerous employees that you can not use it for parents just spouse and children. If... Read more »

Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Mar 30, 2017

The company is free to define "immediate family" however it wants for the sake of its own policy. I agree that most people would consider parents to be immediate family, but the company is not legally required to give you sick leave for your parents' illness.

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Q: If I filed a harassment complaint and that person retaliates, can I take legal action or have them arrested?

A woman at work had been staring at me for a while. She told me she didn't like me, but kept staring. I tried avoiding her. She pulled up the back of her shirt to show me her butt. I called the company harassment line. She retaliated by calling the police to see I was stalking her. What I was... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 19, 2015

It appears that she may well have been concerned that you were stalking her. Thus no, you don't have a case.

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