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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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I was fired on 7/1/2016 and am 12 weeks pregnant. I didn't

I was fired on 7/1/2016 and am 12 weeks pregnant. I didn't explicitly tell the company co-founders I was pregnant, but I suspect they knew due to other people in the company knowing. I was offered only 2 weeks of severance pay and no insurance benefits, and there was no warning of impending termination or attitude/work performance issues. I'd like to know what my options are for negotiating severance and if I have any leverage due to being pregnant.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Is it legal to ask a pregnant employee to turn in a doctor's

Is it legal for me to ask a pregnant employee to turn in a doctor's clearance for her to continue working while pregnant at my house cleaning business?I have a very small house cleaning business (5 employees). Each cleaner works alone in a customer's home. I have one employee who is pregnant and seems to be planning to work until term. I think this may be unsafe for her. To perform this job I require that cleaners be able to lift 30 lbs, stand for long periods of time and occasionally work on their hands and knees (this is specified on our application and each cleaner must check if they have that ability). The pregnant cleaner reported the doctor said she could lift 25 lbs (which I can make as an accommodation much like for a bad back). However, the cleaner is somewhat "naive" in other circumstances and I do not believe she understands that lifting 25 lbs and standing for long periods of time will be less safe as her pregnancy progresses. I doubt she fully explained to her doctor that she is a professional housecleaner doing strenuous work for 4 hours at a time with repetitive lifting and bending. It is not financially feasible nor do I have a staff to split duties. Can I require a doctor's note specifying the exact activities are safe? If the doctor doesn't provide this statement can she be legally placed on unpaid medical leave (what' offered in my company)? I am in the state of Georgia. Any other advice?

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I work Logistics company and I had asked two employees how

I work for a Logistics company and I had asked two employees how long it took them to pump milk for there baby. The reason for the question is I have an employee that seems to take 30 minutes longer than the other 2 employees that pump. I was told by my HR that we can not ask that because it is a Hippa violation is this true?

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Dwayne B.

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I was working company 1,5 year. After I told the employer

Hi there, I was working for the company 1,5 year. After I told the employer that I'm pregnant, she told me my rights. They paid me 6 weeks after birth, and after 10 weeks, I contacted employer to report my back to work, and been told that they can not offer me a job anymore. They hired the other girl, and put her on my place. I was paid on 10-99, because that was my choice. Do I have any rights here, can I do anything. Thank you

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Marsha411JD

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I fired an employee performance. She was pregnant. She is

I fired an employee for bad performance. She was pregnant. She is claiming I fried her because she was pregnant and is suing me for discrimination. Also, for emotional stress. It is not true. Her boyfriend is a convicted felon with a record a mile long. He has beat her, stolen from her and abused her. I believe all her emotional stress is caused from her terrible relationship. Can the fact her boyfriend abused her be brought up in court? Also, she has a record of drug use( drugs were a problem for her at work). Can these facts be brought up?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Can an employer ask someone if they are pregnant because

Can an employer ask someone if they are pregnant because they are parked in space that says parking for expectant mothers ?

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RobertJDFL

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