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I need advice I'm shaking right now talking to anybody about

Ma'am I need advice I'm shaking right now talking to anybody about this.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Lousiana.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The pollution I haven't reported but i was involved in a sexual harassment case against my bossJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I broke my hand on a modified piece drill. I always need to report to osha before somebody gets hurt but I can't lose my job but something has to be done.

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Got fired after 33 years of service, reason was did not

got fired after 33 years of service, reason was did not perform duties outlined in quality audit. when I signed off on being trained on how to do audit, there were questions on how it was to be done. supervisor said he would address this but never did. in short the insructions on how was not. even capable of being done that wayJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? We have our lovely Black Belt Customer Support team available to help you 24/7.Email***@******.***In the US or Canada 1-***-***-**** Available 6am to 9pm PSTIn the UK 0***-***-****In Australia 1800-679-634In New Zealand 0800-452-621From anywhere else 1-***-***-****Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: IowaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes there were several harassment charges on superviser given to H.R. they did not follow company policy. nor did they investigate.I think this is real reason for termination because I wouldn't let it go

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Infolawyer

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My work place has become so hostile that I am at an

My work place has become so hostile that I am at an emotional breaking point due to the stress. After being insulted by my employer yesterday I was written up for defending myself and complaining of being yelled at in front of patients. I haven't been able to return to work since lunch and I am terrified to go back tomorrow HelpJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in New Mexico and I already know that the laws will fall under State Labor Laws due to the fact that there are only 6 employeesJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am a salaried employee, I was employed 9/7/16 at $12 an hour and was on salary by my fourth paycheck. I have gotten a bonus on every check but 1. I work for an Acupuncturist and the office is not compliant in a lot of ways. As a former business owner and administrator I was asked to help them become compliant. But I got Drs. yelling at me in front of patients. I am bipolar which they are aware of.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

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OSHA violations at a LLC due to stolen identity, No. The

HelloJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: OSHA violations at a LLC due to stolen identityJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No. The owner is my sister. A former worker used her tax ID number and insurance information to get construction work and racked up $4500 in OSHA fines under my sister's nameJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will. He had been terminated due to an on-site accidentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Just curious what the options are.

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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This is an Osha issue - I'm hoping you're an expert in this

This is an Osha issue - I'm hoping you're an expert in this area - am I talking to the right person? Thx!JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: I have a business with only 2 employeesJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm in Colorado so it's at will.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Here's some background: A former employee cut his hand using a saw in my shop, which he was specifically told not use. He quit a few days later and filed a Worker's Comp claim. He was angry when his compensation check was reduced for not following my instruction, which resulted in his injury. So he filed an "anonymous" Osha complaint. It's utterly without merit but it brought Osha out to my shop. As most everyone knows, it could start with a bogus claim but once Osha has their hands on you they try to find other violations if the original one doesn't stick. As such, they want to now come out to my shop, interview me on camera and do a full inspection of my business, which has all of 2 employees. I asked if I had to allow this inspection right then, or could I speak with an attorney first and get some advice. He said that would be alright but I'm worried that they may see that as being uncooperative and set out to really let me have it. They said they were going to call me back but I haven't heard from them.

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Ely

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What are my rights when my boss will not allow any of us to

What are my rights when my boss will not allow any of us to leave our desk without first asking for permission. This includes but not limited to having to go the bathroom.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No- I am asking for a friend who cannot contact you at the time. She is at work and can't afford to get fired. She has mentioned to me several incidents that I feel are on the cusp of being slave labor.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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When I was working for my previous employer for 2 years I

When I was working for my previous employer for 2 years I had constantly nag him about getting ventilation I was doing auto detailing but since he said he was going to be building a new building he continue to ignore me for almost two years now I was diagnosed back in February with chemical induced asthma. I want to say I filed and OSHA complaint sometime in the end of July early August of this year against my boss because I had complained so long that now my body it was subjected to harm. But my real question is within my almost two years of working for my employer I was buying detail supplies from him cash as he bought supplies for the detail shop. After he received the OSHA complaint he came to me very very aggravated cussing and swearing at me calling me everything but my first name threatening me telling me he knew it was me I replied back to him and told him no I didn't because I had a right to say. A week or two went by and the harassment had gotten so bad that I was getting fed up with it one day my boss that had confronted me about the OSHA claim before came to me about a structured wage taking me from $15 an hour down to $10 an hour and $25 per car of course I told him but that wasn't going to work for me and he laughed and said sure will you'll just have to work a little harder. Moving on I still stayed working there why I don't know but I had a doctor's appointment come up for knee injections I talked to him about it he was not thrilled about me going I told me okay I asked if I needed a doctor's note like I always did and of course he said no. The next day I had come to work and I was asked where my doctor's note was I told them I was told I didn't need one and they said that you can't clock in until you have one that's what the boss said needless to say it was around 8:30 in the morning and it was a little hard doctor's note.

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Phillips Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I filed an OSHA complaint after my employer refused to fix

I filed an OSHA complaint after my employer refused to fix exposed wiring in my office. She knows that I filed that complaint and has been treating me very badly ever since. I recently submitted a whistleblower claim with OSHA due to her harassment. I want to quit due to the retaliation behavior that she is giving me, but I don't know if I can collect unemployment.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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I left my job today because my boss was verbally abusive

Hello!JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: I left my job today because my boss was verbally abusive among other things. When I was hired I had a contract that said that I was salaried, would be provided healthcare, and PTO. After working there for three months (when my PTO was supposed to kick in) he told my that the trip I took was not covered, and that I wouldn't accrue PTO until middle of next year. Then I was taken down to hourly without a discussion, but an email that just said that I was now hourly. Finally he told me that he couldn't reimburse me for healthcare like he said originally. Also, I worked in a warehouse with four guys and he refused to provide climate control. In the summer it was so hot they would get dizzy as they were doing manual labor. There was no access to water (no water cooler or bottled water) we also were not provided with a break room. I was expected to work through lunch to be working for 40 hours but I did not have access to a clean or working fridge or microwave. There were also no right to work or any other posters anywhere that I'm pretty sure OSHA makes you put up. Today he demoted me for something I didn't do, so I quit. Do I have a case?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: 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: I don't think so.

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ScottyMacEsq

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