Banning a single mother's child from a public transit bus solely because she is the driver could potentially be considered discriminatory, as it might be seen as targeting her based on her parental status. Discrimination laws can vary, but many jurisdictions, including Virginia, have laws...View More
In Virginia, as in many other states, workers' compensation laws generally protect employees from being fired solely because they filed a workers' compensation claim or were injured on the job. Terminating an employee for exercising their rights under workers' compensation laws may...View More
I was hired to work for a cleaning company. I was 'let go' on my first day because I couldn't/wouldn't enter a house with 6 large dogs inside due to my allergy to them. End of day I told my boss I really enjoy my work but couldn't deal with the dogs because of my allergy.... View More
In general, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, including allergies, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, the ADA may not apply to all employers, depending on the size of the company. It is recommended to consult with an...View More
My employer quite suddenly has begun writing me up for perceived performance opportunities that seem fabricated after never receiving developmental feedback like this. I’m worried it is because I had health problems and needed open heart surgery. It could also be my tenure with the company. It... View More
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employees cannot be discriminated against or targeted for termination based on a disability or need for an accommodation based on a disability. If you think your employer is targeting you for termination based on your past surgery and/or ongoing related...View More
There are two relationships involved in your reported situation. One is the employer-employee relationship. The other is the landlord-tenant relationship. I will only address the landlord-tenant relationship because I do not handle employment law matters. If you have a written lease, the landlord...View More
Example: defendant is charged with embezzlement by their employer. Defendant has been falsely accused amd is suspicious of being framed by employer . A former employee was also accused of same crime.can defendant reach out to question them? Can defendant question employees that worked there after... View More
You are correct. Only a Virginia attorney could advise here because civil procedure is governed by state rules. But your post remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, courts can usually impose sanctions for discovery-related issues, as in your question, failing to answer or...View More
Whether you are still capable of working is a question for your medical providers. It sounds like your medical provider released you to return to work with restrictions. If your job duties require you to lift more than 40 pounds or elevate your blood pressure, then you should inform your employer...View More
Yes I'm the person, fire for getting 10 from a customer I help and Social with, cut her,grass, took time to her problem every month, listen to her same story every month, fired because she has gotten a big gas bill, lost marriage, house,car,Black ball
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. You could repost under Employment Law, or reach out to a local employment law attorney. Find out if your initial consult would be free and if the matter would be worth pursuing... you don't want to compound your...View More
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... View 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...View 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... View 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... View 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...View 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... View 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...View 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...View 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... View 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...View More
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