I work for a large hospital system. I was employed by them in Nov 2018 as a Senior Staffing Coordinator for their in-house long-term float pool. (Staffing Solutions is the department.) When COVID cases began to surge in the early part of 2020, a new department was created called the Resource... Read more »
As long as you are being paid for the extra hours you're working (and if you are paid by the hour, overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a week), your employer is allowed to add on job duties and change your schedule at any time. While your situation sounds unfair, there is nothing unlawful...Read more »
My girlfriend is an RN registered nurse working for an agency (based in Ohio) which helped bring/organise her path to USA and set her up with a job. The contract has tied her into a 3 year term of which she has completed 1 year already. The problem is the job is way too much for her mentally and... Read more »
I don't think this is enforceable simply if your girlfriend quits. However, sometimes liquidated damages provisions are enforced if a non-solicitation or non-compete provision is breached. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to retain an attorney. Good luck.
My workplace is trying to punish me for "performance issues" and in their reasoning for punishment, they cite multiple instances where I plead innocence in personal conversation with my boss as evidence that I am guilty of "hiding work" or purposely misdoing work. That's... Read more »
The 5th amendment right against self incrimination, found in the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution and many state constitutions, works to shield you from testifying against yourself as against THE GOVERNMENT. So unless your employer is a Federal or State agency of the government, your...Read more »
My right to sue letter expires today. I want to file a sue against my employer. I'm in Sterling VA. In what court should I present the case? Where do I get the papers to fill the case? Is there someone that can help me to do so,?
claimed along with other hip, arm, leg, etc injuries (multiple incidents). She's a special education teacher in a public school system. She was already on sick leave about two weeks for an unrelated illness (not WC) when the vertigo sent us to the ER, about six weeks ago. During a recent... Read more »
If she has a disability due to a work-related injury, she first needs to have notified her employer of the accident giving rise to this disability within thirty (30) days of the accident. Then, she needs to have filed a claim with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for the accident...Read more »
A person allegedly said I said some words to him after work he didn't say we got in a fight or I threaten him they fired me because he say she say my word and his word that's it and I think they were wrong
An employer can fire you for any reason at all in Virginia unless you have a contract or the reason behind firing you was based on unlawful discrimination (race; religion; gender; age; etc.). If an employer heard about you through another employee, regardless whether it was true or not, the...Read more »
I am currently employed for a private company in the healthcare field it is a relatively small company however the owner of the company is not only a bad manager however I do believe some of the things that she does and says is questionable crossing the HR boundaries. For example she consistently... Read more »
If you work for a private employer in Virginia with fewer than 15 employees, then you are not protected by federal anti-discrimination statutes that might otherwise give you a remedy for a "hostile work environment."
However, it sounds like what you are experiencing is not a...Read more »
One employee is favored more than the other and is never charged a late fee for late rent. Same employee has violated lease agreement for housekeeping standards and granted a unit transfer regardless - which is against company employee policy and leaseholder policy. The other employee is always... Read more »
Own Physicians. They will not accept them. I have agreed to see their doctor and now they want me to sign a release of information. This is no problem for me except my appointment is in a month and they are pressuring me hard to sign papers now. What am I missing?
Under Virginia Workers Compensation law, you have the right to request a panel of 3 authorized physicians from the employer or its WC insurance company. Then you can pick your treating doctor from the panel. The employer/insurer also has the right to send you to an Independent Medical Exam (IME)....Read more »
In 2015 I was unjustly suspended, denied reasonable accommodation, went through depression, and still having mental issues, because the union never let me see an arbitrator, and just settled the case, but the settlement specifically states that the lump sum payment was for the denial of light... Read more »
I cannot reach my attorney, they will not return my calls. I was awarded lifetime medical benefits from Commonwealth of va. The dr sent me back with lifting restrictions, and I'm only getting 12 hours a week. I need to know what happens if I quit the job. My back hurts so bad that I am in... Read more »
I understand you were out for seven months. I assume you were on worker's compensation and then you were returned to work in a light duty capacity. Your complaint is the employer is only giving you 12 hours of light duty per week. The insurer should be paying you two thirds of the difference...Read more »
From my understanding, there is no way for them to prove that I was drinking on the job (which I was not) without conducting another kind of test in addition to the etg urine test. They simply dismissed me, what are my options?
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