I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003, but it has not been
Good evening, I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003, but it has not been until the past 3 years that it has impacted my health. I felt the need to apply for the Ada services this year after submitting for the past 2 years a prescription for a computer uv/ glare protector to help minimize flares and Also I had asked if I could flex my work scheduled once per month ( regular schedule 9:30am to 6:00pm) to allow me to work early hours ( 8:00am to 2:00 pm) the day I get my monthly infusions since I'm unable to accrue and keep mi sick time for long due to appointments and my work hours) however my department head denied my request until now. I am now covered under the ADA (granted just this month, but just last week again one of the 3 or 4 time this year During casual conversations 2 out of seven make comments such as I should not make appointments to take the clients or make any commitments. Due to lupus I suffer from depression and anxiety and all the extra stress is making this worse more frequent in flares.. I feel discriminated in against due to this illness that I did not choose to have.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ConnecticutJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I contact our affirmative action staff but he has not call me back.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have been employed by this institution for almost 18 yrs ( and just now I'm having this times of feelings towards
I was employed by a small private Home Care business is
I was employed by a small private Home Care business is Phoenix AZ. That company was purchased by a corporate business based in Oregon. I was given the title of Office Manager and became their employee on 5/16/16. In the following weeks, I completed forms for a background check and was given a drug screen form. I told my boss that I had a license in the State of Arizona for medical marijuana and that I would test positive for that drug. The screen results came back positive for marijuana. My boss told me everything was fine and she realized I should not have been given the drug screen, as the position of Office Manager did not require a drug screen. On October 18,2016 by boss told me they wanted to change my position to one that requires a negative drug screen result, could I please stop my medication and retest. I explained I was willing to do that and I would do a home test first to insure a negative result. I also stated that it could be 4-6 weeks before my body would be clear, and possibly longer. Yesterday, one of my co-workers asked if I had stopped using marijuana. Then I discovered that my boss had casually mentioned my health situation to three other co-workers. I feel this is in violation of my health information. I called my boss and asked if she had told these coworkers. She admitted that she had. When asked why, she said they were probably in meetings and overheard the talk. Are employers allowed to discuss private health information to other employees?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I work in the state of Arizona and the corporation is based in Oregon.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am full time and I don't know what "at will" means.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no
I worked as a clinician for an agency in MA. Last fall, my
I worked as a clinician for an agency in MA. Last fall, my physical condition began to deteriorate and eventually I was out for 2 months, hospitalized x2. Eventually, I was contacted and given a 3 month medical leave. (I should say that I never had a complaint about my work, and when I asked my Director on several occasions if he was happy with my work, he responded with compliments.) over the 3 month period, I was diagnosed with Osteomyilitis and Discitis of the spine, a fatal disease with some regularity. I was hospitalized 3 more times and was far from ready to go back to work at the end of the three months. When I asked about coming back to work I was told that, even though my 3 months had passed, I should simply reapply. I asked my Director if this was a worthwhile step and he said, "Sure. Absolutely!" After approx. 7 months, with my doctors' approval, I did reapply. I called the Director on 2-3 occasions and he finally returned my call. He said, " you know, we had a lot of work to do in your absence...moving your patients to other clinicians, completing paperwork,some of which was not well done...so we have decided to move n another direction since we have a few applicants." End of story.I am 66 years old. I had problems with my heart due to this disease, all of which have been completely resolved. I had Osteomyilitis due to an E-coli infection (which may have had its roots in the clinic). Osteomyilitis is a very dangerous disease which often ends in amputations, though you cannot amputate the spine, so antibiotics were injected by me directly into my heart for several months. I was cleared as free from Osteo and Discitis and my heart was treated effectively. It's important to mention that, at 66, I was the oldest member of the staff by several years. I had been the CEO of another agency for 29 years and retired. When I applied for work, this agency snatched me up.Further, I recently applied for unemployment, this agency apparently exported that I had quit my position, so I will probably be shut out of UI. What are my rights?
I recently worked for the YMCA in an After School Elem Age
I recently worked for the YMCA in an After School Elem Age Care Program. On the last day of school (June 2016) my manager very casually told me that if I wanted some hours in the summer to contact her. Meantime the Y hired a lot of college girls for their summer day camp - full time jobs for the summer for the most part. Now the PA Unemployment Office wants me to pay back some of the monies that they paid me incorrectly (LOTS of confusion in the initial app process) I suspect an age discrimination issue but don't know where to start. What do you think? Thank you
Am a Postal employee with disability on FMLA. Considering
Am a Postal employee with disability on FMLA. Considering reasonable accommodation reassignment. Can I have both? FMLA and ADA reassignment?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Tennessee. But employed by US Postal ServiceJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Have not even applied yet but there is a vacancy in my town and time is of the essenceJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: been in 23 years so I don't think disabled Combat Veteran will give preference but don't know
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the
I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the past 6 months. I was recently in a casual text conversation with a coworker. He told me that my manager informed our team in a meeting that I would not be returning to work, and the company had not decided if they would fill my position or not.It's my understanding that the company cannot do this. They are not downsizing because they haven't decided if they are going to fill my position. They wouldn't be firing me because my performance ratings exceed expectations. No one from the company has formally informed me that I will not be returning. I am currently still disabled, and have not contacted my manager or anyone else from the company because I don't know how to handle the situation. No one from the company has formally contacted me to inform me that I will not have a position when I return. They have just informed my team. Do I have any recourse?
I am a truck driver employed by a very large corporation. I
I am a truck driver employed by a very large corporation. I have had several verbal and written warnings including a five day suspension, specifically regarding speed along with other things against company policy. Most of the other drivers in the company have been doing the same, without consequence. I feel that I am being retaliated against for having required management to follow some of the rules regarding dispatch procedures so that we as drivers know what to expect. ( There were huge favoritism issues involved.)Most recently, I have been threatened with revocation of my driving privilege by one of the HR reps for not being able to remember a casual conversation that a group of my fellow employees had two to three weeks before I was aware of something I had said which was construed as "inappropriate" by one of the female employees. She apparently took the issue to HR where an investigation took place during the following two or three weeks. I was notified that I was to write an account of the conversation, of which I am not able to recall, just know that it was a lighthearted conversation with a lot of joking.I called the HR rep that's dealing with this issue, after my terminal manager could not tell me what the outcome of this situation was. When I asked her about it the conversation went back and forth. After a few minutes she became seriously agitated, threatening to have my drivers qualification revoked pending a psychological evaluation with regards ***** ***** ability to remember the conversation. She went on to say that there will be disciplinary action taken.I am extremely distraught over the speed issues, as it is very difficult at times to control a trucks speed, the instant you go over the speed limit and the fact that most all of the other drivers don't have to worry about it, because they are not "under the microscope".I am also worried about being terminated for the "inappropriate" comment issue. Oh, the HR rep also stated that this was not the first complaint that they had about me. I asked her about that, she wouldn't tell me anything about that. I have no idea and am looking for some help here. I have several friends and fellow employees, that will vouch for the fact, that I wouldn't say something inappropriate to anybody intentionally nor am I driving any differently than most of the other drivers in this company.
2 days ago I had an employee inform me as I walked him the
2 days ago I had an employee inform me as I walked him the door, that he quitting. That itself - although not professional - didn't bother me. Then I began looking around the work areas ( we do computer work, and builds - repairs ). And I noticed items were not where they were intended to be. So I investigated the situation along with my inventory list, and quickly discovered he had removed approx. $3,800.00 worth of parts. I immediately contacted the local Police. When they arrived I had a digital list of parts missing, todays cost and a picture of the products new in their boxes. The officer politely said he speak the individual and get back with me. I responded - this appears to be a robbery of my parts, and would action taken immediately to protect my parts inverntory. When Police returned, he casually mentioned the young man that took my property - and admitted he had it, however he claimed "I owed it to him "I c o u l d believe what I was hearing.....he has no evidence of his claim, however I have all the receipts for those parts purchased ??? what the ;heck is wrong with these moron officers ?
I have accepted a job offer as an accountant for a
I have accepted a job offer as an accountant for a 32-employee non-profit organization.They are already doing the background, credit, and 5-panel drug test and I am confident I will pass those.However, they also require a physical exam *after* I start the job (during the 1st week). I am very concerned because I don't know what they will be asking me and I have been undergoing treatment for severe depression and anxiety for years. As long as I have treatment, I am able to function normally.I tried to casually (so as to not raise red flags) ask the hiring manager what the physical exam was about, and she said "it's no big deal, they just basically want to make sure you can sit at a desk . . ." What? Of course I can.Anyway, I'm guessing they'll also ask about my medical history (depression, anxiety, hypothyroidism) and medications (an SSRI, a benzodiazepine (klonopin), levothyroxine). I'm so scared that they will decide at this point that they don't want to keep me on after they find this out.Or maybe they will find out about my medical issues and decide I would be too expensive to insure?Anyway, I don't know what to do and I don't want to give notice at my current job if there is a possibility the new employer could fire me after they do the physical.