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My job is going to try to force me to accept a demotion. I

My job is going to try to force me to accept a demotion. I did nothing wrong and I can't live on less. If I refuse do they have to fire me or will it be considered me quitting

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Lucy, Esq.

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I would like to terminate an employee of the hair salon I manage

I would like to terminate an employee of the hair salon I manage in Virginia. She had been excessively late without appropriate notice as per employee handbook (which we make everyone sign a receipt of understanding), and missed multiple days over the past few months. She was given a written notice that it would not be acceptable for her to be late or not come in again without prior approval and/or for issues beyond control. Since then it has been one week and she has not shown up on time any of those dates (minimum 10 minutes late, maximum 25 minutes late), and today she asked for a ride, which i offered to give, then she said she couldn't come in at all because she wanted to go bail out a friend of hers from jail, then she was reminded that we really needed her to come in, at this point she said she could get to the salon at "noonish" to which i replied "OK." At 12:21pm she texted saying she was on her way from a place that would take her at least 30 minutes to get back from, making her arrival slated for 1pm instead of closer to noon as expected. Since she was late past the special dispensation granted today she has been told to stay home this week. Are we within grounds to terminate her, as she seems to have failed to live up to the requirements given>?JA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: no. this occurred today.JA: Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: she has been verbally warned multiple times and it has been noted in her employee file.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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RobertJDFL

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My supervisor accused me of putting an assistant store manager

My supervisor accused me of putting an assistant store manager on suspension leave via email, which is false.JA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, not yet I was doing research in what i can do before i get fired or released from my position.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best.Customer: An employee went all unprofessional via text because she could not get another worker to cover her shift. Now that she has been put on leave, i received an email from my supervisor that i put an employee on suspension which is false, now i am thinking at the meeting i will be released due to such false accusations.JA: OK. The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: I do believe because of the EEOC case that was closed is the reason why all this trouble had started within the workplace, but then again i could be wrong?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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Lucy, Esq.

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I was discharged from a Walmart store twenty dollars

I was discharged from a Walmart store for stealing twenty dollars from register, which I did not do. They showed a video of me with the twenty approaching the register that now I can not even use my three years of exemplary services as an asset for my future employment I put the twenty into but the camera angle could not see, what happened. The evidence is inconclusive at . What can I do to clear my record

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Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

 
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Can an employer tell me that I am expected to remain at home

can an employer tell me that I am expected to remain at home while I am on sick leave having migraines except for dr visits or quick visits to a store or pharmacy for necessaties?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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I own a small business in Austin, TX. We're about to bring

I own a small business in Austin, TX. We're about to bring on several new employees and are working on making some updates to our handbook. I should note that TX is at-will regarding dismissal.My question is: What can and cannot be required of an employee regarding an office pet/mascot.We recently adopted an office cat which boosted moral immensely. Our warehouse is on a very busy road where pets are often hit, so it is absolutely a requirement that every employee make sure they not let the cat out. If they do, I would want it to be grounds for termination. Primarily for the sake of putting it in the handbook to make it clear how serious it is. This isn't really an issue with him, but I want to cover our bases.Also, can we require an employee to tend to the animal if they're running the warehouse while we and the sales team are out of town on a trip (feeding/playing/cleaning litterbox)? Even an article outlining laws pertaining to office pets would be helpful if you know of a credible source.Luckily everyone that applies knows we have a cat and he'll pop in during the interview to say hello. I've avoided asking anything of employees strictly because I don't know the laws.Thanks for your help!Megan

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Patrick, Esq.

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So I was just offered a position as a medical assistant and

So I was just offered a position as a medical assistant and I am hiv positive but undetectable and being treated my questions is do I have to disclose this on the medical questionnaire as it asks what medications I take and if I have a history of communicable diseases ?

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Infolawyer

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I recently got let go during the pre-employment training period.

I recently got let go during the pre-employment training period. Since I did not technically hold the position and did not get paid, am I legally obligated to report this job to future employers?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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Marsha my name is*****'m the owner of a frozen

Hi Marsha my name is***** the owner of a frozen yogurt retailer. I would like to know if I can terminate employment for an employee under job abandonment. If the employee came to work and left and then came back to work. The employee didn't get permission to leave and she remained clocked in when she left the store. She had no intentions on letting me know that she left.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: She came to work at 5pm and left at 6:30pm she didn't have authorization to leave. She returned to work at 7pm with her friend she didn't do any of the things that I needed her to get done. She was closing the store. She didn't finish the cleaning list or anything that she was supposed to do because she left and because her boyfriend or friend was at the store.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Employment Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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RobertJDFL

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