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 physical... 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 "hostile work...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 tears at... 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 as...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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