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I have filed a workers comp claim twice in 2 years and

I have filed a workers comp claim twice in 2 years and denied both times. I am an ER Secretary at a hospital and my desk is not ergonomically correct. My computer screen is bolted to the left instead of directly in front of me and resulting in a stiff neck, shoulder pain, pinched nerve radiating down my rt arm/hand. I have been to my Dr. for a shot in my neck, massage therapy and my work will not fix/move the screen. Ergonomics has been out and says there are several things that need to be fixed, and nothing. After 2 yrs of doing 12 hr shifts where you are stuck at the desk and cannot get up often enough, the other 12 hr shift daytime person is having same issues. Was denied today saying there is nothing wrong with the desk and we should just get up more. You cannot leave the desk in a busy ER with phones ringing/call bells ringing/high volume of work. I just reported it to OSHA now and don't know what else to do. Thank you!JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North Carolina and hospital is self insured.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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What is the legal number of hours an employer must give an

What is the legal number of hours an employer must give an employee between work shifts?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I worked until 11pm and was scheduled to return to work at 6am the following morning

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I have a question regarding my workplace. I've been working

I have a question regarding my workplace. I've been working for over 20yrs for this company. My title is superintendent for residential properties. I have my job descriptions, but managements have pushed me to work other jobs that I really don't need to do. I'm not a contractor but they treat me like one. At this moment, new management who is a family member is running the company. He pushes and pushes me to do to many things at once. Now for a couple of months we have seen activity that they're selling the buildings, they didn't say anything to employees. After two months, I asked employer what's going on, that I seen and heard that they're selling, I asked where do I stand? Employer tells me to not worry but that to not share with other employees about the selling of properties, doesn't tell me anything else.. I believe they're stalling all employees so that we don't leave. I have no contract. What are my rights? Can he lie and tell me he still needs me then turn around and once he sells tell me , sorry don't need you anymore. I have responsibilities and bills. What are ny rights?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in New York City , manhattan areaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Meaning?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Besides that they treat employees unfairly.. there a lot of things here and there

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I have been working the same job for seven years. In the

I have been working the same job for seven years . In the last year they have hired a few new people with authority over me. I guess I am feeling these people have done everything possible to diminish my worth as a person in terms of work. I have never asked for a raise or had any of my vacations. I have got periodic raises and the new people think I am unworthy of the cost of living raise I got four years before they arrived . I am unable to get anyone to work in my place if I wanted to take time off. only once in seven years have I got anyone to work in my place which is what you have to do to get time off. Maybe I got it wrong this has been my experience . I also feel something I am unaware of is being held over my head . I have never been late for work and I have never missed a day , and I have never asked for a raise .JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Oregon,portlandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Have I done anythibnJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: did you get my earlier message?

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My husband, a retired Veteran with a high level of PTSD was

Hello, my husband, a retired Veteran with a high level of PTSD was assaulted yesterday at his job by an employee with previous assault history. After the other party put his hands on my husband, my husband said "touch me again and I will kill you." The other party continued to press on and my husband walked away. What should we do?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at the moment.

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I have been majorly retaliated against for reporting drug

I have been majorly retaliated against for reporting drug use at work. Now they have recently told me I'm of the schedule for reasons unknown. Who do I call/ what should i do first?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Part time but working full time hoursJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I've made attempts to have meetings, the manager told the person who it was that reported, she let him work that very same night and up to 2 weeks later at the CBRF after i showed her video of him using drugs, he told a resident what I did and the resident ( being an ex-convict for attempted murder) threatened to kill me, nobody informed me of me being taken of schedule, nobody has called to tell me anything of why I'm not working my scheduled hours or why they were taken away.

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I was employed by the U.S. Air Force, at an Air Force Base

I was employed by the U.S. Air Force, at an Air Force Base in California. I believe that I was wrongfully terminated, placed in an hostile work environment, harassed and retaliated against. I understand that I would bringing a lawsuit against the United States of America if filed in Federal Court. What I don't understand is why I can't bring a claim under the First Amendment against the United States of America? What Federal Laws are out there that protect Federal employees against employers like the United States Air Force?

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I work for the US federal government, and believe we have an

I work for the US federal government, and believe we have an unsafe work environment at my location. I have been told "so quit". Doesn't any business have am obligation to provide a safe work environment, and can't just say "Quit if you don't like"?

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I am a California transplant, and I was wondering if an

Hi, I am a California transplant, and I was wondering if an employer needs to give any notice before a shift change / what the minimum time frame is for schedules to be posted.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington stateJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is a common practice to have a driver open, take a few hours off, close, then open the next day. This isn't legal in Ca, and wasn't sure if it was protected here as well.

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