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I'm just reading these responses about an email address at

I'm just reading these responses about an email address at my former employer. I feel my situation is different for the following reason: they forced me to use an email address with their domain name and give up mine. AS a loan officer, I was not a regular type employee. I brought my own "book of business" and had to get all new clients on my own. THey helped with NOTHING. They should not now be able to use that, they should deactivate it.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nope

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Ely

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I am an RN. I have been asked to take a drug test by my

I am an RN. I have been asked to take a drug test by my doctor before he provides a prescription for ambien. I will test positive for thc. My current job has no access to drugs. If I refuse to take the drug test, can the doctor do anything? Is it my right to refuse? Could her report me to the board of nursing for suspicion? He has never prescribed rx in the past for me, said this is what he does for all patients .

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Brandon M.

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I was let go from my job. My boss called my children without

I was let go from my job. My boss called my children without my permission and told them everything about why I was let go. Is this legal? I am in Alabama.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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Can my employer give my SSN to a private investigator?

Can my employer legally give my SSN to a private investigator in GA if the PI is not investigating me for business purposes. I have an at will full time employment with the company.

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TJ, Esq.

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An employee at our company accidentally -dialed his boss

An employee at our company accidentally butt-dialed his boss (seriously) while he was talking badly about him to two other coworkers. It is not clear if this was at the office or outside the office. It was on his personal cell phone.The boss wants to fire him as a result, because negative culture and lack of support of management has been a major issue at the company.Legally speaking, is there any issue with terminating an employee based on this? Are there any privacy issues related to the cell phone? Or any other legal reason the boss should not fire him?Thanks.

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I took a drug screen test and listed my prescriptions. The

I took a drug screen test and listed my prescriptions. The MRO contacted me on Tuesday of this week. He asked me if there was something that would cause my drug test positive. Then he asked me my pharmacy and gave him the information. He then said that he will check for the prescription and evaluate abuse. I asked him what does that mean and he said if I was taking 90 bills a month instead of 60 would be considered drug abuse. He said once he valifys with the pharmacy then he will say the test was negative. Anyway, on Thursday there was no validation with my recruiter. The recruiter suggested to call the MRO and ask why there has not a final result. I contacted him on Thursday and gave my name and # and he didn't call back. I called Friday again and to speak with him. I was then called back by someone else and they said after he reviewed with my pharmacy, I have until next Tuesday at 5 to get my doctor to send him via fax I can do my job safety, etc. I take Valuim bid and do have a prescription for phentermiine that got filled days before my test but missed several doses. I called my doctor and he will send a report by Tuesday morning. I wrote down all my medications and I am embarrassed because the recruiters are aware it is with the MRO and it has taking days for his response and I felt like I did everything I am suppose to. They said if the doctor doesn't get back with them at 5 pm Tuesday after all this the test would be reported positive. I don't get my medication filled until the allowed time.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Once he varified the prescription of Valium and no abuse from pharmacy, he would report negative. Sorry, the Valium and phentermiine listed on my initial drug screen medications and I go to CVS. You can't get your medications filled early. The phentermiine is used for my ADHD.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: What do you mean? I am an RN trying to get a job at Methodist.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Why should I be connected to a lawyer?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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A former employee for a construction company posted photos

A former employee for a construction company posted photos of construction jobs he did for his former employer ( The construction company ) on Facebook . He states on Facebook that "here are some of the construction projects I worked on for my former employer ( Company X )."The former employee and his former employer do not have a non-compete /non-solicitation agreement. It is assumed that the former employee has his own construction company which likely competes with the former employer.The owners of the construction company want the pictures taken off Facebook though it admits that the former did some work on the construction projects shown in the photos.Does the employer have any cause of action against the former employee that would require him to take the photos off his Facebook page ? For example, did the former employee need permission from the former employer to post the photos ?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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I gave written permission to my husband, who works in the

I gave written permission to my husband, who works in the medical office that my PCP is located, to access my medical record. I was recently unable to reach my PCPs office to find out when my appointment was, so I asked my husband to give me the date/time of that appointment. Now the privacy officer has filed a complaint against my husband for violating HIPPA. Is this really a violation?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Is demographic information on an individual that does not

Is demographic information on an individual that does not contain any medical information still need to be securely transmitted by a covered entity? We are a small health plan that only keeps demographic information about individuals and we do not keep any type of medical information (diagnosis, condition, results, etc). I understand we are still a covered entity but is that data considered sensitive PHI even though it does not include health information?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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