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It's complicated... California. I've tried, but I'm under

It's complicated...JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I've tried, but I'm under investigation, so after no one called me back twice, I decided to wait for the results.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Many things.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My son has several felonies. He has turned s life around.

My son has several felonies. He has turned his life around. Had a good job He is always trying to improve himself so he applied for a new job. He made sure to tell them he didn't have the best criminal record. After an Interview the HR person called and said he was hired and asked what he wanted to do about his present job. He said he wanted to work out his 2 week notice. He was finishing up his old job on a Friday. He called the Thursday before to make sure everything was still a go for Monday to start his new job. They said it's all good.He went in Monday and they said someone "forgot" to put him on the schedule. Go home and someone would contact him. They called Tuesday and said he would start that Friday. (Now he's out of 4 days pay but ok. He's happy he's getting to start). They called back Wednesday and said they weren't going to hire him after all because of his criminal record. Now he is out of a job. Is this legal? He can't even apply for unemployment because technically he quit his other job! The poor kid is trying to get his past behind him and make a good living and support his infant son and finance. (Luckily she has a good job). Please advise us on if and who we should contact concerning this matter. Thank you LouAnn***@******.***.

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If I take a medical leave from work how do I get .and how

If I take a medical leave from work how long do I get .and how does my insurance get paid to keep me on it

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I was with my employer months until today and harassed 15

I was with my employer for 20 months until today and harassed 15 months of that time. The first two months I was sexually harassed. That was stopped but the same man continued general harassment for the following eight months. My supervisor did nothing. Finally someone overheard him tell me how to kill myself and he was fired.Five months went by with only small taunts from a secretary. Day two of employment she introduced herself as a bitch; I kept my distance. This February and March I had three surgeries and was off work six weeks. Within 15 minutes of returning to work her harassment began in earnest and has continued for three months. At hiring I was told not to bother with HR if there were problems with her because she has a relationship with them. They are across the country and only know her by phone. For a year and a half I watched vulgar and unprofessional behavior and was bewildered. She is unusually close to the man on the Board who gave our company the contract as well as with our supervisor outside of work.The harassment has included a call telling me I'm pathetic, multiple tirades down hallways, a liposuction flyer in my locker with areas circled, unsolicited hair removal cream, etc. As I was telling to the supervisor she was behind his back blowing kisses. He didn't even turn around to look.The contract administrator was very friendly with me - too friendly - but I didn't take him up on the offer of a relationship and was tentatively friendly because if the unprofessional behavior allowed this female because of their relationship. While off for surgeries she found out we were friends (nothing more) and has been relentless, told him lies and created a divide. We had a wonderful rapport prior to this. My supervisor, HR and the regional manager did nothing to stop her, even to the point of saying there are no cameras where these things happen. I work(ed) on the SIDA side of the airport, a terrorist could've been caught the first day. I've documented all along and called the hotline. The company is publicly traded so we have ethicspoint.com and a outside Board reviews. I have added many follow-up notes, many.There are so many conflicts of interest at the company there was no help any way I turned. I worked in a control room removed from everyone else and bullied no one. Having been friendly with the contract administrator previously I waited a couple of months to go upstairs to his office. Of course, the secretary was there. She was sitting facing him but turned to look at me. I asked if she wanted to tell him what he's been up to. She instructed him to call our supervisor to come up then asked him if he could tell me to leave or would that be rude. I said more than telling me I'm pathetic?The supervisor left with her. We had been friends so I asked Jim why he would've told her of my interest in liposuction. He asked why would I think that and I responded he is the only one I ever discussed an interest in it with. He said, "What makes you think I didn't do it?" I then reminded him that this all started over a called that never happened. While off work the secretary told him she'd walked in the control room and overheard me talking to a coworker about him. This never happened and HR verified it never happened. He insisted it did and said the conversation wasn't productive. I left.Today my supervisor called me to the office HR was on the phone and said she'd had reports, to turn in my badge and to go home. She would investigate yet I wasn't allowed to speak. Apparently you're allowed to harass and not be terminated, yet after holding my tongue for three months I said two sentences and have no job - at 59.An aside: the contract administrator pursued me for most of a year and a half. We were email buddies and there was definite pursuit, many compliments about my work performance and character. My stance was always I work for him, am older and he has two young children but we were friendly. He's into photography and also sent some pictures of topless women (tastefully done) saying I'd look great that way. I said no. Not sure if this information makes a difference.

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Dwayne B.

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Is this a free site : I have not : I resigned my position

Hi Pearl, is this a free siteJA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have notJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I resigned my position after 23 yrs, a diagnosis of dementia for my mother and some alcohol issues, cause me to resign under deress on May 6. After my resignation my boss offered an EAP program which I've been in for 5 weeks, and have been cleared to return to work. I just found out Friday that there not going to take me back because they feel I'm a liability. Do I have recourse? Thank you....JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: Not off handJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dwayne B.

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Friend of mine who is African American has bee drug tested 3

Friend of mine who is African American has bee drug tested 3 time in the past several months but hasn't been told the result or told the reason whyJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TNJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This person is taking prescribed medication for low back pain, depression and sleep disorder. Has never been written up for not doing her jobJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Patrick, Esq.

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We are a federal contractor doing work on a military base in

We are a federal contractor doing work on a military base in Ca. One of our employees was working out on base and was using marijuana, he is claiming that he has a medical condition that allows it. My questions are the following:- can we ask to see his medical card to confirm its validity?- even if he does have a medical condition, but we have a zero tolerance policy - especially as a federal contractor - can we send him to be drug tested and then terminate if he tests positive?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

 
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I was fired from walmart today due to a positive drug screen

i was fired from walmart today due to a positive drug screen ! does that effect unemploymentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: missouriJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: i got hurt at walmart on 5-22 and they had me wait a week before i went on comp when i went to back to walmart 31 they had me go to their doc and took the test positive for hydrocodon witch was not my script. i took one pill due to i was in pain witch i regretJA: Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: thats itJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I fired an employee performance. She was pregnant. She is

I fired an employee for bad performance. She was pregnant. She is claiming I fried her because she was pregnant and is suing me for discrimination. Also, for emotional stress. It is not true. Her boyfriend is a convicted felon with a record a mile long. He has beat her, stolen from her and abused her. I believe all her emotional stress is caused from her terrible relationship. Can the fact her boyfriend abused her be brought up in court? Also, she has a record of drug use( drugs were a problem for her at work). Can these facts be brought up?

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

 
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