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I slipped on ice back in February outside my home. I applied

I slipped on ice back in February outside my home. I applied for FMLA through my employer. I was hurt on 2/15 and approved for FMLA until 3/8. After 3/8 I heard nothing from either my employer or Hartford. On April 26th my employer called to follow up and then started the disability process. Hartford feels I should have returned to work as soon as my cast came of on 3/22. The process was not started until April. Now my employer is requesting that I return the salary that I was given, thinking I was out on disability, from 3/22 to 5/24. They are looking to garnish my wages and if I don't the form consenting to this they will forward this to a collection agency. What are my options. I was under doctors care until 9/7 and did as my doctor asked during my disability. From the beginning my doctor indicated that this would be a 3 month injury. I am in NY

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I have been on FMLA. My doctor released me to return to work

I have been on FMLA. My doctor released me to return to work under temporary disability. The restriction is that I cannot commute and need to work daytime hours. I was working remotely before the FMLA and working daytime hours. They have put me back on payroll, but I haven't been allowed to work yet. Now they want me to sign a letter before beginning work. Need advice.

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Can my employer demand that I see a doctor and demand that I

Can my employer demand that I see a doctor and demand that I stop coughing or else he will fire me?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I guess part time 20 to 25 hours a week no benefits aid hourlyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Also can he demand I tell him about my doctors office visits?

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I resigned from a social work position where the work

Hello,I resigned from a social work position where the work environment was terrible. We were chronically understaffed, and additional workloads fell onto whomever was left. Turnover was about 100%, but those who remained had been there for decades - the basically forced out new people by bullying them. There are many details to support the environment that I felt was hostile. When two of us applied for a merit position, it went to my "peer" who had finished her master's degree that year. I have had mine for twenty. I receiving two "written counselings" based on false information - one of which was entirely made up, and there were multiple witnesses that said the thing didn't happen. My performance reviews are awful, which was a first in my working history of 30 years. There is so much more. Can I do anything? Should I do anything? I will need therapy to regain my self-worth and confidence. I have lost months of income. My unemployment claim was denied.

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My husband resigned from his job after 18.5 years of service

My husband resigned from his job after 18.5 years of service due to frustration on the job caused by his bipolar illness. He resigned abruptly then sought his job back after 3 weeks. His managers wanted him back and his union tried to have him reinstated, however upper management (who don't even know him) refused. The union said he could reapply for jobs in the company and start from scratch however now we find out he was designated "ineligible for rehire". There is no reason for this designation and we have asked that they reconsider, but they will not budge. It seems there may be some discrimination based upon his disability. He never had any disciplinary actions in all of his years of service.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This is very unusual for the company to do this when someone resigns; people can come back into the company. We are hearing through the grapevine that they were upset he went into the executive offices looking for HR, but was on the wrong floor. They did not like that he was on their floor, but he simply made a mistake. And they did not like that he applied for NJ unemployment benefits (that were denied anyway).

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I endured physiological abuse for over 2.5 years from a

I endured physiological abuse for over 2.5 years from a second level boss. I went into dissociation but as my health deteriorated over the years with no answers I went to see a mental health professional who diagnosed me with chronic delayed onset PTSD last year which was 5 years after the abuse endedApparently I didn't know till today that I would have had to file a complaint with the EEOC. Are there exceptions to the EEOC filing when delayed onset PTSD is involvedThank you

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My boss disclosed personal medical information to other

My boss disclosed personal medical information to other employeesJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no - just found out todayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have been treated for alcohol dependancy in the past and I found out now my boss is telling people I am an alcoholic

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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Does an employer have the right to contact an employee's

Does an employer have the right to contact an employee's doctor to question change or modify his or her restrictions to keep the employee from returning to their job? I was asked to leave yesterday at noon and I would be contacted when my restrictions were figured out! Yesterday afternoon my doctor contacted me to let me know that the company had indeed just contacted them and wanted to go over my restrictions! I'm very nervous and now I'm in the dark! Unfortunately for some of my peers in the past a bad injury ment the beginning of the end! In my case I was promoted to supervisor a year and a half ago so I don't have a union on my side I feel alone!! What should I do?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I am currently on FMLA leave from my work. The reason I am

I am currently on FMLA leave from my work. The reason I am on FMLA is for emotional distress, which was caused by my manager. In January, I was placed on a coaching plan but told it was not a disciplinary action. During the last scheduled meeting both my supervisor and manager agreed that I had met the terms of the coaching plan. However, a couple of weeks later manager told me I should be worried about my job, when I asked what that meant she would not answer but only look at me. I had no idea where this came from and the only thing she would say is your not consistent. My question is... should I even return to the job, can they fire me and if so how long could I expect?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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