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I had been illegally let go at a hospital because I was on

I had been illegally let go at a hospital because I was on sick leave & doctors orders 5 yrs ago. I sued & won, the hospital paid a large sum. I was also told I couldn't be employed there again. Since then I've been employed at a doctors office. Now our office is merging with the hospital. I told my employer about the lawsuit & now worried that due to the merger I will lose my job with him. He said not to worry because I am being grandfathered in with the merger. Could this be true.I am worried I will lose my job due to the merger.JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Employment Lawyer will figure it out.Customer: ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: Is it true I can keep my job by being grandfathered in, as my employer (Doctor who is merging with the hospital) said.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time..no union. Not sure what "at will" means.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, just worried because of the merger, I might lose my job, even though my employer made the statement that I will be working because of being grandfathered in .

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I got off yesterday, along with a few other employees, but

I got laid off yesterday, along with a few other employees, but last week my manager made a sexual advance and touched me inappropriately and then the next shift I walk into I was laid off. I feel it is not a coincidence and I am wondering if there is anything i can do.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: illinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that the only evidence I have is a late night uber leaving his house and that he has been inappropriate in the past and another old coworker knew about it. Also drugs and alcohol were involved.

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Patrick, Esq.

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My daughter was off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said

my daughter was laid off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said she could not get another job until Jan 1 - or she would have to quit and not get severance and unemployment benefitsJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CT she was offered a PART TIME - 15 hours a week position to start asap - but she is afraid that will interfere and cause her to lose her package.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She just wants to know if accepting a part time job will screw her out of her package. The employer said "you cant be on another payroll since you are still considered an employee". She did not sign anything yet though, and I understand she cannot take a new job - but wonderefd about a part time, temp position

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Patrick, Esq.

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My wife, employed with nationwide medical laboratory,

My wife, employed with nationwide medical laboratory, approx. 20 years, 66 years old, and wants to work 2-3 more years. Recent layoffs makes her constantly fearful of losing her job. She is a person who does not stop until her work is done, even though it means working thru her morning and afternoon breaks, and eats lunch at her desk. If the doctor is lax in getting his work to her , or if an emergency report needs to get out late in the day, she will stay and have it done. It is not unusual for her to stay 5..15..60 minutes overtime. Problem; this company tells their employees not to miss their breaks and they discourage overtime, but they know what my wife does and they just ignore, turn their heads, knowing she will have the work done and knowing she will not report any overtime. Question: what if anything can we do to lessen her day or at least get paid for the work she does, without losing her job?

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I am an Illinois resident seeking employment. An employer

I am an Illinois resident seeking employment. An employer interviewed my over the course of two months, made an offer and I accepted in writing. They requested authorization for a background check, which I authorized, then rescinded the offer because of a foreclosure and closed credit account due to my job layoff. Is that legal in Illinois?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Illinois. The only paperwork is my authorization for a background check after accepting the job offer in writing. Then I received the credit report in question.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not beyond what I mentioned.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that should be it accept that my financial situation degraded due to the employment loss through my company's acquisition and no fault of my own.

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We sorry, I hit the button to soon I was recently off from

we sorry, I hit the button to soon I was recently laid off from my job and given a separation agreement to sign. I have been trying to find help to determine if I should sign it or notJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ILJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will" I believe, let me double checkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm just not sure they did the lay-offs properly. I can go into detail if need be

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My company shut down three of the locations I work for on

hi my company shut down three of the locations I work for on 9.30.16, they kept me on to make sure payroll and billing were done for these locations, but I found out earlier that I am being laid off due to lack of work since the locations closed on Friday, like two days from now. When the centers closed the employees got 6 weeks severance, but I am not getting severance, is that legal?

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Patrick, Esq.

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My wife works for a nationwide medical laboratory company in

My wife works for a nationwide medical laboratory company in Texas. Recently had emergency appendectomy, the person who would have covered for my wife, her son was killed the same weekend. They asked my wife to come to work on her 1st postop day, she worked from 8 am to 7:30 pm, no breaks or lunch, felt terrible. I went to hospital where she works, asking why she was still there, called the pathologist at home- said would not happen again. Tuesday 2nd postop day, same 8 am - 7:45 pm. Wednesday 3rd postop day someone from corporate office asked if she had been released by her surgeon, no, she was to be off 2 weeks.10 days later she calls to me from bathroom 9 pm, weak, unable to stand, severe pain in lower quadrant. Called ambulance, ER until 3 am, colitis. Back at work at 8am. Will not listen to reason to stay home. fearful because of recent layoffs she would be fired. 66 years old, wants to work 2 more years, does not want to look for a new job. How to keep company from abusing her work ethics? She will not stop until work is done

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J.D.

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I have questions about risks associated with having an

Hello. I have questions about risks associated with having an employment attorney represent me in trying to negotiate up a severance package

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