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Because continuing thefts from our hotel guestroom safes we

Because continuing thefts from our hotel guestroom safes we are looking into polygraphing somelogical employees. If any don t agree what are the ramifications if we terminate any?

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Can an employer require a lie detector test to an empoloyye

Can an employer require a lie detector test to an empoloyye in retail over whether a customer was refused service when the customer was referred to another department?

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(The Polygraph Protection Act)

<p>(The Polygraph Protection Act) Cilia Cigna was the office manager for a small property management group in Newport Beach. Five people worked in the office full time, and another 12 employees were in and out of the office periodically throughout the week. As office manager, Cilia was in charge of petty cash, which she kept in a Romeo e’Julietta cigar box her dad had given her. Normally, she would not have more than $250 in small bills and change in the box at any one time. She kept the box in the bottom drawer of her desk, and would normally lock her desk, but the lock had been broken several months ago. When she returned from lunch a few weeks age she discovered that the cigar box and its contents were missing. Cilia wasn’t sure how much money had been in the cigar box, but she thought it was probably over $200. Obviously, she thought, a theft had occurred and the thief must be one of her fellow employees. That afternoon, Cilia reported the theft to Mr. Collingwood, the President and owner of the company. Mr. Collingwood immediately sought the assistance of a security professional who was a tenant in one of the buildings Collingwood’s firm managed. Cilia, Mr. Collingwood, and Mr. Jessop, the security expert, conferred and decided the most likely suspect was Mary Sullivan, a nineteen-year old clerk recently hired by Cilia. All of the other employees who had access to the cigar box were long serving employees and they were considered especially trustworthy. By process of elimination, Mary was the only conceivable suspect. Mr. Jessop was a polygraph expert within his security company, and suggested that Mary submit to a polygraph test (lie-detector test). Both Cilia and Mr. Collingwood agreed this would be probably the only and best way to get to the bottom of the theft. By questioning the other employees known to have been in the office that morning, there apparently were no witnesses to the theft. Mary did not want to submit to the test, but Mr. Collingwood assured her that the test would be the best way to prove her innocence. However, he added, her refusal to take the test would be tantamount to an admission of guilt, and she would be fired if she didn’t take it. He told her that all employees suspected of a crime against the company or any of its employees had no choice but to take the polygraph test – it was a condition of employment. Under the circumstances, Mary agreed to the polygraph test. Clearly in distress from her afternoon of accusations and the thought of being wired to a strange machine, Mary reached into her purse for her prescription Valium to calm her nerves before taking the polygraph exam. Mr. Jessop confiscated the Valium before Mary could take a single pill. He told her he didn’t want any chemical distortions of her responses to the machine and his questions. Having observed this, Cilia realized she hadn’t searched Mary’s purse for the stolen money – she quickly did so while Mr. Jessop was in the next room testing Mary. Cilia only found five dollars and a bit of change in Mary’s purse. She knew, however, this did not prove Mary’s innocence since hiding the money in her own purse would be a silly thing for a thief to do. The results of the polygraph exam were inconclusive and the mystery of the stolen money was never solved. Mary became quite ill over the experience and missed several days of work. Within two weeks of the incident, Mary was discharged from the firm under an “at will” termination. When prospective employers called Cilia regarding Mary’s employment experience with the property management firm, Cilia would relate the incident of Mary’s involvement with the theft. Mary was unable to find new employment and seeks your advice on whatever options she may now have. How would you advise her? </p><p>Questions </p><p>1. Have any Federal or State laws been violated here? Which ones? </p><p>2. Is there evidence of management malpractice here, and what is it? </p><p>3. Can Mary sue as victim of a “contemptuous tort?” How does this differ from ordinary torts? </p><p>4. If you have found that violations did occur, who would be liable? The property management company? The security firm? Mr. Collingwood? Cilia? Mr.Jessop </p><p>5. What separates personal liability from company liability for the violations in this case? </p><p>6. What has to be shown to make a case for emotional distress? </p><p>7. Would punitive damages be awarded in any of the actions you might bring on Mary’s behalf? Why? Why not? </p><p>8. What policies or procedures could the property management company have put in place to mitigate against any rights violations you may have found?</p>

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I work as an Estate Manager (over see construction contractors,

I work as an Estate Manager (over see construction contractors, maintenance personnel, housekeepers, etc.) for a family. About 2-months ago they had a breakin and I was recently asked by my employer to take a polygraph test regarding the theft at his residence. I was told that they were polygraphing everyone in order to clear people and regain trust in them. Besides personal beliefs (Criminal Justice Major in College), the authorization letter given to me had inaccurate information regarding the night of the theft. For both reasons I refused to sign the form. My employer sent me home and recently emailed me that I'm on an unpaid leave of absence. From people I've talked to, they're telling me that I'm not covered by the protection of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act because I don't work at the owner's office and I don't do work related to his business. Do I have the right to refuse a polygraph? Was I retaliated against for not signing the authorization?

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I work in the state of Colorado and my employers corporate ...

I work in the state of Colorado and my employers corporate office is in Alabama. We had a petty cash theft in our office approximately 2 1/2 months ago. This same type of incident occurred 2 yrs ago (I was not with the company then). The police were contacted and have been doing an investigation. It has been requested by a few employees to take a polygraph test. I declined to take the test. I would like to know what the law is on this. Can I be made to take the test and can my employment be terminated if I do not take the test? I suffer from anxiety, depression and Bi-Polar Disorder and take several medications. I have been told that should not really affect the test. I have had a detective not involved in the case say not to ever take a test. I am not sure what the corporate policy is since there is a theft or if they can legally have one.

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I have a question about employment law, specifically ADA and

Hello, I have a question about employment law, specifically ADA and discrimination. My employer is a large (over 1,000 employees) company covered by ADA provisions. I've worked for them since 2012.In March of 2016 I had to take a demotion with a pay cut as a reasonable accommodation for my disability (scoliosis), as it required me to work from home about 3 days a week. I was a junior manager and was told that my employer "does not allow people to work remotely/from home and have direct reports". Please note that this happened after I repeatedly asked for an accommodation for months and was not taken through the interactive process - instead I was written up twice for working from home too much.Last week another junior manager was promoted within my team. All of her direct reports are located outside of the state - she manages them 100% remotely via phone and email. Another junior manager was also promoted - she has about 50% remote reports, and her manager is in a different state (proving you don't have to be in the same location as neither your direct reports nor your manager).I believe I was discriminated against when I was told that the only way for me to continue working for the company was to step down. I was told that working from home even part-time was not acceptable, however, there are two people who are able to perform all essential functions of the job with remote reports and remote supervision.Should I file an EEOC complaint alleging that I was treated unfairly as proven by the promotion of these two individuals?Thank you!

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Worked at general motors and I'm dishage. the other worker I

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I work for an airline. In a random TSA back ground check the

I work for an airline. In a random TSA back ground check the saw that i had been charged with a felony. possession. Uopn looking at the 28 crimes act. Its states possession with the attempt to distribute. 2 different charges. Can i still keep my jobJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: My charge was in Texas. The police came to my house and found my boyfriends marijuana. He threw me under the bus and I was charged with possession. I pled guilty, the judge threw it out and was deferred. I was never chargedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: by whomJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My employer a mortgage co. Took a photo of me and all

My employer a mortgage co. Took a photo of me and all employees. They stated this photo would be use for identification purposes and for the companies intranet website. However, while looking on the internet in a local business journal I found my photo, announcing they hired me and what my position is at the company. They NEVER mentioned this would be published on this website to me or any other employee.After discovering this I asked them to removed me from the website. The hr person stated they made contact with this publication and they will not remove the information or my photo. I have also made contact with the editor and was told they would not remove it.What recourse do I have?

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