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I have a part time employee who got pregnant and was calling

I have a part time employee who got pregnant and was calling off a lot because of her pregnancy. On her last call-off, she produced a doctor's excuse which is fine. But since she was getting sick a lot, we asked her to get doctor's letter saying it was ok for her to work and for how long. Meantime, we took her off the schedule until we are sure that she was ok. She stopped communicating for about 3 weeks then filed for unemployment. The unemployment Judge ruled that she was ineligible to get benefits because she "quit" her job. Now she's alleging we discriminated because of her pregnancy. Did we (employer) do anything wrong or illegal in this situation?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: part time, she doesn't receive any benefits, and works anywhere from 16 to 32 hrs per weekJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's it

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John

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We are NJ employer and are a small physical therapy group.

We are NJ employer and are a small physical therapy group. We had an employee go out on maternity "leave" and NJ disability. She did not provide notice of when she was returning and came back this week. We had to fill our schedule and our current open schedules are in the morning and evenings and she does not want to work those shifts. Do we need to accommodate her request and have to reschedule other employees to accommodate this employee?

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Ely

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I am an operation manager and was accused of discrimination

I am an operation manager and was accused of discrimination of another hourly employee. She has a doctors note with work restriction of 25lb. Her job is stocking. We work at PetSmart so there is a lot of lifting over 25lb. Her hours were cut, but when I could give her hours I did. She is pregnant and we were talking about her hours. I mistakenly said its not my fault you are pregnant. Now I agree my words should have been you have work restriction. But now is being discrimination when her work restriction is because she is pregnant. They are giving me a final written warning which is severe. Do I have a case.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I am a sole proprietor of an Adult Family home. I have 4

I am a sole proprietor of an Adult Family home. I have 4 full-time caregivers. 45 days ago I hired and began training a young woman who now reveals that she is pregnant and will require a scheduled C-section delivery and mandatory 12 week recovery period. I cannot operate without the position filled. She will not be able to complete the job description (heavy lifting, pt transfers). I want to dismiss her and find somebody who can commit to a year of service.

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Patrick, Esq.

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My granddaughter went to work today she was put on a job

My granddaughter went to work today she was put on a job that requires her to use a foot pedal. Everyone sits to do this job , my boss came over to me and said you look to comfortable, you need to stand and do your job. When I ask him why is he telling me to stand when everyone sits. I am pregnant he told to go home and get put on leaveJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am not ready to go on leave, I can still do my job he is just a bully

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Patrick, Esq.

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I am eight months pregnant and was fired yesterday. I just

I am eight months pregnant and was fired yesterday. I just began the job this year in March. They said we were not a good fit. I did not know there was a problem. Two weeks ago they had me sign a paper saying I needed to improve on some areas. If didn't say if I didn't they would fire me. They have given me my pay until the end of September and insurance until the end of October. I believe they fired me because I was pregnant. What can I do? This is an Oregon case.

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Loren

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It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and

It is discrimination at TX to interrupt other's meeting and did evaluation based on that in workplace? I lost job last October and I was fired but I did not received work from customer long time. They should give me layoff but instead they let me go after giving me warning that I am not good at communication. I heard that Texas is 'at will' state so they can do what they want, but it look really unfair.

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RobertJDFL

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Is there any rule, motion, etc in state of NJ court (not

Is there any rule, motion, etc in state of NJ court (not federal) that I can request to have case dismissed?My business and I are being sued for pregnancy discrimination. Employee was fired on same day she didn't come to work to train 5 new employees and just showed up at a different location she wasn't scheduled. Her reason was 'she didn't care.' We had no other choice but to fire her. So now $20,000 in legal fees having lawyer defending me. And no end in sight. My lawyer clearly states to me that plaintiff has nothing, not specifically even saying we said anything specific regarding her being pregnant and has zero proof, no witnesses. Only her word. My understanding is in some states this type of case isn't even allowed to be filed. My lawyer is doing motion to compel now, motion to summary judgement next...but I'm feeling caught in legal process now and I'm the only one losing. Plaintiff lawyer working on contingency. Plaintiff lawyer now stepped away from case...handing over to new young associate at their firm. Is there any "rule" that I can submit to the judge now to have case dismissed? I've thought about representing myself to save legal fees; but I don't know what I'm doing. I feel stuck, lost and going broke. Help!

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I work large company. I was given information about work

I work for a large company. I was given information about work schedules that was different from what I always understood the policy to be. I sent an email to HR because my supervisor had given me this conflicting info. The HR rep asked me who my supervisor was and I explained that I didn't want to give out that info that is why I was asking them. She then forwarded the entire conversation to my manager, who contacted me regarding the issue. The HR rep made it look like I was avoiding the question of who my supervisor was. I believe this is not suppose to happen and I am very upset at the treatment I have been receiving. I am 24 weeks pregnant and have been having issues since the beginning of my pregnancy. Also the comp sent out and email that they will be laying off 50 employees from my dept and I have a feeling I am a huge target. Thanks for you time.

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