company is threatening to fire employees if they do not get the new covid vaccinations
answered on Jan 20, 2021
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. Employers can require their employees to received COVID-19 vaccinations. However, if you have a medical condition that renders you unable to receive the vaccine, or you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, you may be entitled to an... Read more »
Can i be fired or pointed for obeying a doctor ordered quarantine .. I have only been in quarantine 7 days so far and my employer gave me the ultimatum of show up or be pointed and fired
answered on Dec 9, 2020
By requiring that you return to work in violation of a doctor's instruction to quarantine, your employer may be violating the sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. You would first need to determine if you are eligible for protection under these provisions. As... Read more »
My fiances work had a covid exposure so everyone had to get tested. They made them return to work without seeing the results and more employees tested positive thus resulting in further exposure. Is this something that can be taken to court for those who test positive because the employer did not... Read more »
answered on Jul 8, 2020
First, your fiance would need to test positive for COVID, or another employee would want to sue. In every lawsuit, you must prove the four following things: duty, breach, causation, and injury. Your fiance's employer has a duty to provide him with a safe workplace. The question will become if... Read more »
My availability recently changed from working 31 hours a week to now I am only able to work Saturdays while I agreed to care for my niece at home during the week. I am not her primary caretaking. My employer recently asked if we would have any restrictions to our schedules when we reopened after... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2020
The real question is whether your employer had an obligation to continue your employment for Saturdays only and, if not and she decides to employ someone else, whether you have any rights as a result of her ending of the employment.
If you are an employee at will, which you probably are,... Read more »
Co worker be sent back to the nursing floor. Should she speak to HR if they tell her she has to go back? Is this a legal issue if they try? Thanks.
answered on Apr 29, 2020
Your wife can request that she not be required to return to the nursing floor, but her employer can require her to work in a different role depending in the needs of the business. Without some other reason (for example, a requested accommodation based on a medical condition), your wife would not... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2020
The Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave Act requires employers to pay for sick leave and it has its own certification rules. Therefore, if you miss work for a coronavirus related reason, the Paid Sick Leave Act might dictate the documentation that you need to provide to get government... Read more »
I am in an apprenticeship program with a company that pays for my schooling. I signed the contract as a way to secure a job for 6 years. Now three years later management has become very toxic and it is just not a company that i want to work for anymore. The problem is if i were to leave the company... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2020
It all depends on the exact terms in the contract and all the other circumstances of the layoff and the current virus orders. The legal impact of layoffs because of the virus are unknown, and the courts will have to sort that out over the coming months and possibly years. Your company should... Read more »
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