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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: I was injured out for 7 months, had back surgery. went back to work with restrictions no hrs avail 12 hrs wk can I quit?

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 »

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
answered on Dec 10, 2016

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 »

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Q: My employer administered a etg alcohol test which came up positive, this test goes back 80 hours. How can they use this?

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?

Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
answered on Nov 29, 2016

In Virginia, an employer typically can terminate you without cause or with bad cause, so there is no legal obstacle to them terminating you for drinking even when you are not on the job.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Virginia on
Q: Can I be denied employment in Virginia because I'm a smoker?

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Paul A. Prados
Paul A. Prados
answered on Jan 17, 2011

Generally yes. There is no special protection for people who make what is considered a lifestyle choice of smoking. You can be denied employment because of piercings or tattoos for example as well.

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