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Once disabled and receiving medicare if my former employer

once disabled and receiving medicare if my former employer chooses to keep me on the company medical plan is that legal?

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Ray

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I had emailed with you last week concerning my workman's

I had emailed with you last week concerning my workman's comp suit. We had depositions over this last week. One was of my former boss. She said that I called her and told her the injury was "a flare up of my previous condition (meaning my hardware placement that was done in 96', which is a solid fusion and I have had no trouble w it...other than the usual stiffness now and then and a little bit of pain now and again). She was not the one I initially called to let them know I was in the hospital...it was a charge nurse on duty at night.(we have an affidavit from her, saying she doesn't recall me saying I hurt it at work, but it was very busy at work, and I sounded very drugged up...which I was...for weeks...she also says at the end that when she returned to work the next day, she over heard other employees talking about me being in the hospital due to what had happened while I was lifting boxes the previous Fri). There is a call logged from me to my boss several days after I got out of the hospital, but I told my attorney..even before her depo, I'm pretty sure we were just talking about how I was doing, my up coming FT schedule needing to be most likely being filled by someone else, and doctor's notes proticol. We have a text from her to me and me to her, telling her what happened...the 2nd day of my hosp satay. It is still at Verizon. All dr's admission notes and my attending dr, say lifting boxes at work, and another text from me to another worker when I was trying to find replacements...TELLING her what happened. It's still on her phone, and I have a copy of it. WHY is this not enough....why are they still fighting this? Why won't they just settle?? In your opinion....... (the other depositions of 3 more witnesses, including the charge nurse on duty that day who I reported my injury to...who only said "oh, are you ok?"...they are coming up next week...they cancelled on my attorney on Thursday!

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Dwayne B.

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Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another

Have another question. I am in a HR situation with another employee. One year ago she took me to HR for what turned out to be lies about me/don't think it was ever reported. Last month we had an incident where I told a manager about her refusing to do her job/that I ended up doing. She was so angry she came at me yelling and screaming at me in the aisle with customers walking around us. I kept calm the whole time never raised my voice. I went to HR and told them she was screaming and getting crazy/he told me to ignore her. The next day she told HR that I created a hostile work place/I said to HR/GM she was yelling at me and I am the hostile one. Told them my side of the story and they were investigating the issue/well she had no evidence and it looked like it was going my way. This has been a month/well a week ago someone followed me home at 11pm from work/had to drive fast pass my house and ditch them/2 days later the HR calls me in and said someone emailed the ethics and said that I told her that I bragged about being a non smoker and I have been smoking the whole time/and she saw me smoking a week ago/I don't know if I was smoking when I was followed/I might have been/I don't know if she has proof of that, at this time. I lied to HR because I got scared/I started smoking again 3 months ago when my sister in law died than my uncle and because of the stress with her. I want to quit. So now I am be investigated by the ethics people I think/My GM & HR don't know that I was followed and 2 days later I got the ethics complaint//What should I do tell the GM and admit I lied about the smoking??? Would the insurance drug test me for nicotine??

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I am in the midst of a disputed workman's comp case. Me

I am in the midst of a disputed workman's comp case. Me being the plaintiff. My injury took place in Dec of 2014. Lifting boxes at work. It put me in the hospital twice in 2 weeks. After returning to work after 7 weeks off, I was discriminated against and retaliation. I stuck it out another 6 months, when i finally had to quit due to the emotional stress making my physical health deteriorate. I tried to write a letter to company to see if they would cover my medical expences and let them know the treatment I had endured. To no avail. I then filed a complaint with our local EEOC in December of 15'. I then filed a work comp claim in Jan of 16'. They are fighting it with every being. I did report it right after it happened to my charge nurse. My coworker that day knew it happened, as well as a gal who came in to relieve my shift (I was working for her that day until 2:00). She asked what was wrong, I expressed I was in a lot of pain...she asked why I didn't use a chair to roll the boxes to where they needed to go? She felt very bad this happened while working for her. I had previous back surgeries nd only was able to work PT, they knew this when I was hired. I normally passed meds on the evening shift. they are fighting FROI. I also have a text from a coworker saying what happened, while I was in the hospital...as I was made to call around on my own to find replacements. There is also a ext exchange b/t myself and my boss when she texted me the 2nd day of my hosp stay, telling her what happened the previous Friday. We will need to supbeneo that one. There is also an affidavit from another charge nurse, for whom I called the 1st night in the hospital, telling her I hurt my back. She was super busy at the time of the call, and I was very drugged up. She doesn't recall me saying it happened at work, but isn't sure. She DOES say in the affidavit, however, that when returning to work that week, she head other employees talking about me being in the hospital and that it was most likely due to what happened that previous fri at work. This week those 4 witnesses are being depositioned. The defending attorney is saying these girls (who sill work there) are swearing they knew nothing of this injury!I am just waning your opinion!? thank you! Kris D.

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Dwayne B.

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Working (Transportation Security Admin) can they suspend you

Working for TSA (Transportation Security Admin) can they suspend you from work just because you have a prescription for narcotic pain pills even if you have never taken the pills. They have no proof of any narcotics present because no drug test has been performed.

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I failed a pre-employment drug screen in texas. I am an RN

I failed a pre-employment drug screen for Marijuana in texas. I am an RN and need legal advice.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I just found out today that the company has to report it to the BON.JA: Employment law can be complex. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. The attorneys have a lot of experience with this, and it would be my pleasure to match you with the best fit.Customer: Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of money.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: But I know this is going to be the end of nursing for me. No one will hire with stipulations on your license.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.Customer: I haven't used Marijuana in some time, but I'm over weight and working out.

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Dwayne B.

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I was fired today. I worked company that works with the DOD.

I was fired today. I worked for a company that works with the DOD. They said I was asking other employees last Thursday for drugs, but will not tell me who said it or what exactly was said. I had a doctor put me on Suboxone a few weeks ago to get off of the prescription medications needed after a 6 year long illness. They called today and said I was fired, but still will not tell me who said what. How do I defend against a ghost?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I recently accepted a job in Michigan. I live in. I was set

I recently accepted a job in Michigan. I live in Virginia. I was set to start at the end of the month. I have already made all the arrangements to include finding tenets for my house. I flew up to Michigan for in processing. Part of the in processing is a background check, drug test, psychological evaluation, and a breathalyzer. I was not informed of the breathalyzer. And last I checked drinking is not a crime. I am not an employee yet, I don't work there yet, I'm not being paid. I go out the night before drinking. I failed the breathalyzer. So now they can't hire me. Also, I can now no longer work at any nuclear power plant for a year. I'm getting out of the navy in 2 weeks. So in addition to having a very short time to find a job, I can't even get one in my field. Drinking isn't illegal, I've down nothing wrong, and I'm being screwed. I want to sue. Do I have a case?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was recently fired from a large hospital in ohio. After 4

I was recently fired from a large hospital in ohio. After 4 months of employment they stated that I failed my pre employment drug test for marijuana. (I do not do drugs) I now received a consent agreement in the mail from the board (5 months later). I am completely confused. I think I am being railroaded and have no way of defending myself after so much time has passed. Is there a timeframe that the hospital has to report me to the board? If so how long?

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Allen M., Esq.

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