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If you are terminated in a fire @ will state, could you

if you are terminated in a fire @ will state, could you still have a law suit?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: michiganJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i believe i'm being targeted because of constantly having to go to the doctor.

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How do we protect ourselves as a small business employer

How do we protect ourselves as a small business employer firing an outside sales employee. He has missed work due to alcohol, a customer said smeled of alcohol when came to their business, other performance problems. However, he is 62, just told us about a heart condition and needs our insurance. Could we pay his Cobra insurance for 6 months but still fire him? Do not want to be accused of age discrimination or anything else. Coming up on 2 years with us and have performance problems all along. Coaching not working.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will, full time salary.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's about it

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State CA. I was let go of my job this last Monday for not

Hello. State CA. I was let go of my job this last Monday for not meeting sales quotas. There are 3 other reps that have been there a little bit longer. When I was being recruited I was promised no sales quota. Offer letter does not state sales quota. Within 2 months I was given this unrealistic quota. I was the only one of the 3 with quota. My low numbers reflect the poor service this company delivers.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I disclosed to my supervisor and the company owner that I have suffered severe depression and anxietyJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: California, San JoseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: at will full time

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I am a month away from passing my probation period at work.

Good morning,I am a month away from passing my probation period at work. For the past seven months, I have been placed on a permanent midnight shift 10pm-8am. I started having health issues related to sleep. My doctor gave me a letter asking for my employer to place me on a morning shift. I turned the letter in to my employer. They took two weeks to respond. They advised a denial of my request for a shift change. This is because it causes an "undue burden". It was stated its not fair to other employees with seniority, the shift change helps employees learn and for the safety of the public.My employer has 5 different shifts. 7am-3pm,8am-4pm,2pm-12am,4pm-1am and 10pm-8am.I have been told not to return to work with pay. And will be contacted by them when they figure something out. Until then i was told to contact the ADA coordinator.Your help is greatly appreciated.

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On a Wednesday, I went home from work and took some pills

On a Wednesday, I went home from work and took some pills prescribed to me hoping not to wake up. I got talked into going to the hospital. I was not baker acted. I intended to go back to work the next day and was told due to the circumstances I was on paid administrative leave until an investigation was complete. The following week I was terminated. They had some bull crap reason to terminate me. "I had denied someone a loan that MAYBE could have been helped." Is this legal? Can they fire me because their was an attempt at suicide even though the hospital released me as stable and did not bakeract me? Now that I'm trying to get a new job, new employers are calling them as a reference and stating that I am not able for rehire due to my termination.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Florida.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It was full time employmentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is there a cost for this?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Employment Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: I wasn't expecting this. I have no employment so therefore I cannot afford this. I apologize. Did not realize there were fees.

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I'm looking at taking stress/medical leave from my current

Hi. I'm looking at taking stress/medical leave from my current employer. While I'm out healing, I will qualify for disability.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full time I have interstitial cystitis. I believe its covered by ADA. its autoimmune and flaring hard from the untenable stressJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 1. They put me on performance improvement a couple days ago, I did not sign the document. 2. They deducted 10k from my 2016 profitability bonus in December and justified it by recalculating my 2015 bonus. 3.) its overall a miserable work environment with high turnover

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Can an employer be sued for not letting an employee to

Can an employer be sued for not letting an employee to return to work after FMLA period even though there are plenty of jobs available of that type on the company web site?

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I have a labor law questi, Ques, No this just transpired.

I have a labor law questiJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: QuesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No this just transpired. And I would like to know if I have any kind o Of le Sorry tabletJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I will continue with the attorney.I would like to know if I have any legal recourse against my job. Today I was called in the office about my attendance at work. In the beginning of the month after the holidays I was sick with the stomach flu. Then two days later my entire family caught the stomach flu that I had to take a day off but still worked from home. Then on Thursday January 12, 2017, my co-worker and I got into a car accident on our way to lunch. After going to the emergency room we both were advised by the doctor to take that following Friday office. Now based on my meeting, I was informed that I can no longer go to the doctor during work hours even though I make up the time. If I do it has to be during my one hour lunch, even though I make up the time or I have to use a vacation day. Since my employment I have been honest about my time out and it all has been medical. I have provided proof and it has always been a problem. I have a rod in my back from a previous accident and since this last one, it it has causedone complication in my legs...nothing to serious thus far but minor pain that my doctor wants to monitor it for the next 6 months but his late hours are btn 4-5pm. Now what can I do about this if I get off at 5pm and cannot meet my doctor after work hours?

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After a year of discussing my disatisfaction with my pay, as

After a year of discussing my disatisfaction with my pay, as well as my improved performance, my boss gave me a review that was very positive performance wise.However, my compensation is still below market. My boss claimed he used salary.comI had several print outs from salary.com supporting this. As well as several unsolicited email from recruiters supporting this.He got flustered, claimed it "was not that straight forward" and said there were a lot of moving party like our benefits package. I pointed out that the benefits package has declined since I started and is no longer as competitive as it once was.He left it off that he "did his best" in terms of "going to bat for me" with the ceo (which i highly doubt, he went to bat for my male predecessor far more and wound up paying him 23% more than me, another figure he has no objective justification for other than 'there were fx traders here when XYZ was employed"). I shifted the focus of the review to "what do you want to see next year" to which he provided a few vague, immeasurable goals.Can I demand an explanation as to how my boss came up with my salary? I KNOW it is not out of thin air. I work at a hedge fund my boss is very shrewd. But the sense he is giving me is one that is completely arbitrary which seems completely unfair, and skewed against me. There are several items I believe my boss is holding against me:- my gender (I am the only woman in a company of ~30 men)- my disability (years ago, I was out on STD for a sever depressive episode. I recovered, returned to work, and it never interfered with my job but my boss is aware of it)- i had a seizure in the office once - no disability claimed but it was a medical emergency that i believe makes my boss look at me as a liability- shortly after the seizure my boss SINGLED ME OUT- pulled me aside and said "whatever changes are made to our insurance, don't worry about continuing treatment with your doctor. we will work it out on an individual basis if necessary" ....several months later my boss reneged on this offer, directed me to HR, who immediately reprimanded him for making the comment in the first place. The CEO became involved and reprimanded my boss as well. The following month i received the smallest raise of my time at the company with no explanation.Do I have any ability to require my boss to explain how he arrived at that number? Not even arguing it, just want to see that it is not completely arbitrary.

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