It is possibly retaliation, it is not possible to say based on the information you have provided. This sounds as though it was related to an unemployment insurance claim. You may need to obtain statements from witnesses or provide their contact information to whomever is investigating your...Read more »
You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situation. It sounds like you may have a claim for retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or state law.
I requested a raise from my employer 2 months ago as part of my annual performance review, after 4 years of working for them and receiving no merit increases for the past 3 years. In a company-wide email in April, HR said all performance reviews and merit increases would take effect by June 1,... Read more »
Based on what you've described, there is no legal violation. Your employer is not legally obligated to give you a performance review or merit increase. If they chose to do so, they can implement the raise at any time of their choosing.
Washington is a "two-party consent" state. That means it is unlawful to intercept or record a private phone call, in-person conversation, or electronic communication unless all parties to the communication consent.
Almost all positions are considered at-will. Regardless of whether your offer letter specifically states your position will be considered at-will, at-will employment status can be thought of as the "default" employment status that will apply even if the offer letter is silent on this.
My ADA job accommodation request to work from home was denied. There is currently a vacant job (job was vacant at the time of my ADA job accommodation request) that my peers currently work from home. I've applied for the job, but haven't heard back. Does my seniority and ADA job... Read more »
Hi, more information is needed here. An accommodation request does not give you priority if the employer has a policy that an employee must apply for a vacant position and they are given the same opportunity as the other applicants. However, some courts have held the opposite, and the disabled...Read more »
Hello, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you likely do not have protection. However, your leave may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act "FMLA", you may have protection depending on the seriousness of the injury, the size of the employer, and other factors. I would...Read more »
The letter offers the position and the start date. I signed it and sent back to my HR department. Now they are pushing the start date back and saying first letter is not valid. In the letter there is no mention of changing hiring dates.
Unfortunately, an offer letter is not a contract, meaning it is not legally binding. While it is inconvenient for you, your employer is permitted to push your start date back and issue a new letter with updated terms.
This seems strange. In a business context and where services are involved, it seems unlikely that any payment can be considered a gift. This sounds like taxable income to me. Regardless of how the employer treats it, you still have the responsibility to report all of your taxable income and if...Read more »
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear what the matter involves, as it is posted across several categories. For starters, if you were injured (you posted under Personal Injury), you could reach out to...Read more »
Termination Email sounds like termination from employment from Amazon. If you work or worked for Amazon then their terms of employment likely required you to retain in confidence and to assign any inventions you created to Amazon.
A Washington attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Although you posted this under personal injury, it could be a more complex and fact-intensive setting than generic auto accident or slip and fall personal injury cases. If you contact an attorney, one of the first...Read more »
I am transgender, and stated that I am transitioning and would like to use my preferred name. They said they couldn't because their system would mess up when clocking in, despite using a numerical entry clock in. Furthermore, I was terminated the next day on the basis of I stated that I hoped... Read more »
It sounds like you may have a claim for discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII. Additionally, if your employer was aware of your arthritis and your request for an accommodation, and failed to offer you a reasonable accommodation for your condition, you may have a claim under...Read more »
My employer cut my hours and days due to my "negative energy" aka my depression. It has never affected me with my clients but my coworkers were "concerned" and told my manager who the district leader told her to cut my hours without talking to me before doing so.
I would recommend reaching out to an employment attorney in your state for a consultation. Your depression may qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, so an adverse employment action (pay cut, termination, etc.) taken on the basis of your depression may be unlawful.
My employer restructured the business and eliminated my position. The separation agreement states in order to be paid out my severance and vacation, I must agree not retaliate or seek legal action against the company. I am an older employee with a 23 year work history. If I refuse to sign, can they... Read more »
Yes. The employee handbook is not a binding contract. I would recommend reaching out to an employment attorney in your state for a consultation and/or severance review. During the meeting, you can discuss the circumstances surrounding the position elimination, whether or not you have any legal...Read more »
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, this looks like it would be a tough case. When you say "years," that raises concerns about statute of limitations issues. That aside, if other mascots did not suffer similar reactions to the...Read more »
I furloughed because of covid 19 and applied for unemployment benefits (in Washington D.C). My claim was not being processed, so I called their office and the representative I spoke with said that I was under investigation for fraud because I did not list myself as having a job in Maryland.... Read more »
I sounds like that you should be prepared to file an appeal. There are very good lawyers in Washington DC who handle appeals on unemployment benefits. Talk to any one of them, before the 21 days is up.
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