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Q: Can my employer require proof of COVID Vaccine in Florida if I have a medical condition?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Yes. However, if you have a diagnosed disability which a physician says makes you medically ineligible for the vaccine, and you are fired for not being vaccinated, you may have a potential disability discrimination claim, as well as a potential unemployment compensation claim. From what I've... Read more »

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Q: Should i get paid for working myself and another assistants job?

Got hired on into a 3 assistant position. After Covid, was down to myself and 1 other assistant. This assistant would call out/quit/not show up 2-3 times out of the week on a weekly basis. This would leave me alone to hold up the entire Office and all the patients by myself. First asked owner of... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Feb 23, 2021

No, it's apparently not discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or other suspect classification. Other than that kind of discrimination, an employer can employ, or not employ, whoever the employer wants. And no, they don't have to pay you for, in effect, working multiple jobs at once.

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Q: I was out for over 15 days due to covid 19 -symptoms. Company didn’t give me the 80 hrs paid but force me to used pto

Can the company i work for force us to used our pto . And used all of our pto for being out due to covid 19.

I was sent home from work cause of my symptoms, after being tested the firts time results came back incompleted.

I had to get retested and cleared to come back to work .... Read more »

Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
answered on May 8, 2020

Under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or FFCRA, most employers are required to give you 80 hours or 2 weeks paid under your circumstances. I would ask for this to be applied to that time, to be paid and have your pto restored. If they deny, you can contact the Department of... Read more »

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Q: Can an employer ask just you to produce a covid19 test if you and other co workers took a week off
Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
answered on Apr 21, 2020

As you can understand this is a new area of law and we are all still learning. Center for Disease Control guidelines do now take precedence over Americans with Disability Act regulations. My concern here is your phrase "ask you to produce a test (result presumably) as opposed to making you... Read more »

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