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Rhode Island Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination, Copyright and Internet Law for Rhode Island on

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

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Oct 16, 2018

What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

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

Bernard P. Healy answered on Mar 3, 2018

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... Read more »

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

Its a long story but I've been with this company many years, (almost 20 years) I am beyond devastated,

Bernard P. Healy answered on Mar 3, 2018

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... Read more »

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

Nepotism in Rhide Island

Neville Bedford answered on Jun 11, 2017

Perhaps the Judge's cousin is achieving extraordinary results Talk to the steward and find out what's what.

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

This condition makes it unfair and inequitable to every and all members paying the same dues. The CBA only states by seniority. " it's always been this way" is the answer I recused as to why it isn't a fair rotating list. Is there any repercussions against the union or the body of the union that... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Aug 21, 2016

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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