Rhode Island Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: Webmaster of local news website declined to remove an article on my DUI charge. May I work with arresting officers?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination, Copyright and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

Q: Can a supervisor allow only 2 out of 3 employees the opportunity to work Overtime? all 3 are members of Laborers union

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
Bernard P. Healy's answer
I do not have sufficient information to answer this completely or with true accuracy. Under Federal and Rhode Island Law, a supervisor cannot discriminate against employees for certain reasons. Those reasons are race, gender, age, disability, perceived disability, ethnic background, religious affiliation, etc. If you are being passed over for over time secondary to these types of discrimination, you have a remedy you can pursue either in Court or at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights....

Q: How can a member of a Laborers union fight against being wrongfully terminated due to nepotism by the union steward??

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Contracts and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
Bernard P. Healy's answer
I do not have sufficient information to answer this question fully or accurately. Let me give you my initial impressions. I assume you are a member of a Laborers Union which has assigned you for many years to a specific business. You have apparently performed your job well and you are being forced out of your position because the union steward wants a relation of his to fill that position.

While discrimination is barred under many State and Federal Laws, including Rhode Island's Fair...

Q: How can a Laborers Union member get the union to enforce their Collective Bargaining Agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
Neville Bedford's answer
Perhaps the Judge's cousin is achieving extraordinary results Talk to the steward and find out what's what.

Q: Overtime at hospital is done by non rotating seniority list. Besides being unfair can someone sue the union?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
Speak to your union rep and the attorney that is provided by your union. If necessary, take your agreement and meet privately with an employment lawyer.

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