In short, yes. Your expectation of privacy is diminished when you are in public, and in plain view. Your privacy rights are greater when you are in your home or other private locations. If you wish to socialize with your coworkers in private, I would suggest you choose another location.
Good morning. I had a quick question about attorney workplace practices… my gf works for a firm. Just her and her boss. She feels she’s in a bit of a bad situation, her attorney fees are used to keep the business afloat and her boss pockets all his fees. Supposedly she gets the smaller cases... View More
Your girlfriend is in the best position to advocate to reform her employment agreement as she sees fit, unless you also are an attorney and advocate that she has retained to negotiate on her behalf. If she is dissatisfied with her current arrangement, she is free to explore other options including...View More
You should contact a Rhode Island employment attorney to discuss your situation, as this situation will be highly dependent on the specific facts of your situation. While housing can be provided as part of an employee's compensation, there are special rules that must be met in order for an...View More
Every retirement plan is governed by plan documents. Those documents are summarized by a Summary Plan Description. HR can give you the summary plan description. Also, every retirement plan has a Plan Administrator. Make a request to the Plan Administrator identified in the Summary Plan Description...View More
Meet with an attorney who specializes in this area to evaluate all of the detail in private. If you are a member of a collective bargaining unit, there may be other avenues to explore for resolution as well.
Your employer controls the terms of your "at will" employment. Terminating you for refusal to wear his helmet is not likely considered to be discrimination, as Cowboy fans have not yet been defined as a protected class, nor granted a religious affiliation, sex, or gender identity that...View More
Mom had original trust done in 2000 with assets being split 50/50 between sibling & myself. In 2016 I had falling out with sibling & in 2017 he took my mom to a lawyer to amend her trust giving him 100% & DPOA with unlimited powers. She was 95 at the time & had started with dementia... View More
I don't see this as an employment law question. If you cannot afford to enlist private legal assistance, you may wish to investigate other resources that might include law enforcement if you suspect there is elder abuse being committed.
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...View More
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...View More
i spent several years bedridden. due to my depression. apparently i signed paper work to take an early pension from my job and made my 77 year old husband beneficiary first of all i would of never ever made him my beneficiary i would of made my 31 year old son who is not my husband biological son... View More
I do not have specific information to respond fully to your question. Since you have been receiving SSDI since 2006, I assume that you took your early pension at approximately that time. Since this was an employment related benefit, the governing Law was probably Federal, the Employee Retirement...View More
My last day of FT work with my employer was Nov. 3rd and I began per-diem November 6th. Employer deducted funds for my benefits on 11/3, 11/17/ 12/1 (medical, FSA, dental, etc). On 12/4, I attempted to use FSA card at my orthodontist (for $2000) but my card was declined. Contacted employer and they... View More
That there’s work all year long then after Christmas and took a few days off to be with son was going to be born then I called work he said they slow they cut my hours down to to days can they do that Can I do something about this legally they lie to me when hired please let me know thanks
CONGRATULATIONS on the arrival of your son. Speak to an employment lawyer and make an appointment to review your contract. You have the right to work anywhere you choose, so your best remedy may be in finding another employer who will give you the hours you want and the time off when you need it....View More
I was told by a police officer yesterday to not speak with my roommate/co-worker and to get a restraining order on her because I had to write two police reports on her yesterday. Word got around work that I was going to get one and now she is having my other co-workers come to my desk and taunt me,... View More
For your own peace of mind, you might be looking for a new live/work situation. A restraining order will likely necessitate exceptions to allow for incidental contact at work/home and may be of little help to you.
Depends on your school and board of ed policy. Your innocent until proven guilty so it makes sense to get an attorney who has experience in those types of matters, and handles cases before the judges in the county where the court will be sitting to represent you.
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... View More
I wanted to know If I have a potential case. Today I was blindsided completely at work by my supervisor , she told me to meet her in HR at 3pm, she wouldn't tell me why at all. When I got there she told me that this was about something that happened TWO weeks during my shift. This was my first... View More
Know that truth is a defense to these type of allegations(with some exceptions). Don't discuss the case in a public forum. Consult with an attorney in private and see if they will attend whatever hearing your employer may provide. You should have a right to know whom made this allegation(and...View More
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