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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 they

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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In Ohio, I have an employee that is claiming she was discharged

In Ohio, I have an employee that is claiming she was discharged from her job because she was pregnant. She wanted to come back to work after her pregnancy and we do not want to rehire her because of her past performance. We have had many employees with issues related to pregnancy and other reasons for leaving and had never had this occur before. Her pregnacy plays no part in our decision not to rehire her. We have been in business in Ohio for over 35 years and have 35-40 employees. How should we handle this matter.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I work at a warehouse in groveport oh. I am 4 months pregnant..the

I work at a warehouse in groveport oh. I am 4 months pregnant..the job I do requires heavy lifting, running all the time, and climbing ladders...last week I went to my boss and asked him if I could be moved to a different job since I have been getting extremely sick from all the running and extreme pain from the lifting he told me he could only do that if I got a docters note from my docter and told me maybe I should go onto materinity leave early and I told him I didn't want to go onto materinity leave this early...a couple days later I went to my docter and he put me on restrictions no lifting over 25pds no ladders and no repetitive lifting..i gave it to my boss that day and was put on a box folding job for that day at the end of the day was told I had to go on maternity leave because there was no jobs to accomadate these restrictions but there is a job(box folding) It was like I was forced on maternity leave when they do have a job I can do with my restrictions...and on top of it the short term disability is saying they wont cover the leave because it wasn't medically necessary is there any thing I can do?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I started employment on March 16, 2015. The first two months

I started employment on March 16, 2015. The first two months of employment were great. However, I informed my boss (***** *****ttle - VP of HR) that I was pregnant on May 22. The following week, on May 27, Paul fired the recruiting agency that had submitted me over to be hired. On June 2, I received a disciplinary form stating I was not doing my job but there were no examples as to what I was doing wrong. After that, I submitted 27 emails over the course of the next several months regarding my pregnancy, maternity leave, doctor's appointments, etc, all of which went unanswered. Not one response. I was put on bedrest in August for a few weeks, and when I sent the doctor note over to him, I was told I was just "unwilling" to come into the office. There are several emails and things that I have that are proof I did do my job and do it well, and everything changed immediately after letting him know I was pregnant. I decided to come back after leave because I did not want to have to pay back a 5,000 signing bonus I received, but the treatment never got any better. On Christmas Eve, our company closed down at 2:00, but I was told I had to stay until 6:00 when I normally leave. I also received an unexcused absence for an entire day when I had to leave 1 hour early to take my son to the doctor. In addition, I have had to drive 100 miles each way twice a week for the last few months so that I could be at our corporate office in Mount Pleasant, when I normally work in a remote office they have in Rockwall. I decided due to the treatment that I needed to find other employment, and now they are asking me to write them a check for the 5,000 signing bonus, however, due to the treatment, I do not feel as if I should have to pay this money back. Had I been treated as a human being I would still be working there. My last day is scheduled for tomorrow, January 29. Should I have to pay this back, and do I have a discrimination case?

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John

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My daughter was fired from her job today. she have a 6 month

My daughter was fired from her job today. she have a 6 month old baby and came back to work 3 month ago from maternity leave. She worked for this company over 2 years before pregnancy and always had good evaluations. After coming back to work, she had a new supervisor. One month ago the new supervisor called her for meeting. When my daughter came to meeting she saw an HR person. The supervisor called this meeting "the performance improvement" meeting. She gave my daughter a 1 month to improve. Despite all efforts, she was fired today. There was no changes in her work performance. The only change was a new baby, pumping, breastfeeding, being new mom. The new supervisor was unfriendly from the beginning. My daughter is a professional, she never use the baby as an excuse to work less. It is terrible how they gang up on her and fired her before holidays. Yes, she can't stay late everyday as before and she needed to take additional breaks to pump. But this is wrong how this huge corporation treated a new mother. Can she do anything? Thank you

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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I applied job and was offered that job and I accepted.

I applied for a job and was offered that job and I accepted. I start in 2 weeks. Now I am filling out the employee forms... one of the health forms asks if I am under the care of a Doctor and for what... I am pregnant... I want to be truthful... I a little over a month pregnant so I am under the care of my GYN. Do I have to disclose this and if I do disclose, can my employer resend my offer.. ? Me being pregnant does not prevent me from doing this job until I am ready to deliver.If I do not answer that questions or say NO I am not under the care of a doctor (that would be a lie)Your thoughts

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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