Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Reference Check questions

Oh I just want to find out if i am on a DO NOT HIRE list in

Oh hi.I just want to find out if i am on a DO NOT HIRE list in my areaJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No how do i do this?Who do i call?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Well i haven't worked since September 2016 and i am actively looking for work and places i have gone to for interviews all say i am not what they are looking for even though i am qualified for the job don't even call me back at all.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so

Read more

John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

8,064 satisfied customers
My daughter was off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said

my daughter was laid off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said she could not get another job until Jan 1 - or she would have to quit and not get severance and unemployment benefitsJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CT she was offered a PART TIME - 15 hours a week position to start asap - but she is afraid that will interfere and cause her to lose her package.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She just wants to know if accepting a part time job will screw her out of her package. The employer said "you cant be on another payroll since you are still considered an employee". She did not sign anything yet though, and I understand she cannot take a new job - but wonderefd about a part time, temp position

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,962 satisfied customers
My wife works for WV state government in higher education.

My wife works for WV state government in higher education. She's going to get fired in the next few days. She makes most of our income and she's got all of our healthcare benefits. Are there any laws about how long they have to keep us on the healthcare once an employee is fired? Kids are already on WV medicaid until at least next spring but my wife and I only have her health insurance, we haven't qualified for medicaid. We are not receiving any other assistance at this time except the kids get reduced cost lunch. We do have savings, probably enough to get by for a year if we burn it all down but that's without touching our retirement accounts.

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,962 satisfied customers
I have an employee searching for other outside teaching

I have an employee searching for other outside teaching positions within the school districts for the past 3 years. She continues to work at my school due to not being hired for any other positions. Can I terminate this employee, so I can hire a more permanent teacher in her place without legal recourse?

Read more

Asad Rahman

Attorney

J.D.

4,166 satisfied customers
First time doing this, just want to make sure this is

First time doing this, just want to make sure this is working and someone else is on the other end.

Read more

Infolawyer

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

39,168 satisfied customers
I was informed of a harassment allegation by my manager and

I was informed of a sexual harassment allegation by my manager and Human Resources today. It doesn't appear that I have a leg to stand on here. I told them that I wasn't answering any questions today. I don't know if that was a bad move but they caught me off guard. Can it be better for future employment opportunities if I ask to resign instead of waiting for termination ? Thanks.

Read more

John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

8,064 satisfied customers
After I was denied time off to escort my son to a college in

After I was denied time off to escort my son to a college in another state (having given 4 weeks notice of the need to go) I was denied the time. I tried ti swap time with other employees but no one would do that. so, after 18 years with the company, I resigned my position effective immediately so I could do what I needed to do regarding getting my son into his first year of college out of state. This occurred last August. I have applied for numerous jobs in my field but have been denied interviews. I just had an interview set up sor Thursday (day after tomorrow) in VA but received an email stating I was no longer being considered for the job. I believe my former employer is blackballing me when he's called what can I do? My record with the company had one suspension in 2004 for "not cooperating with an investigation" because I would n ot lie and state that I saw another employee break a company rule.

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,962 satisfied customers
Last Friday I was told I would be terminated from by position

Last Friday I was told I would be terminated from by position as a Registered Nurse in a Doctor's Office. I have only been there for 3 months and during that time I have been harassed, humiliated, and worked under hostile conditions with Office Manager.JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years with Memorial Hospital which is part of UCC Health in Colorado Springs. Last March, 2015 I had to have back surgery. I was on Short Term Disability for 9 months before returning to work. After Surgery I have had continued back pain and my doctor said the pain was exasperated by being on my feet 12 hrs ad day when working my shift and he advised that I ask management for a position with less hours and not having to be on my feet for 12 hours. Hospital HR agreed to help me find this type of nursing job. The job they found was in a Doctors Office. I was qualified for the position having worked in another doctors office before going to work at the hospital. Almost from day one the Office Manager harassed me, did not provide proper training and basically was doing everything she could to make my life miserable. The former Registered Nurse had quit this position for the same treatment. Last Friday, she and the HR representative for the hospital notified me that I was being terminated. The said I would be on Administrative Leave until they could put together the Termination Document. Do not know what to expect in this document but am devastated by having my 20+ years career as a Registered Nurse terminated because an Office Manager did not like me. She told me not to work any overtime because I was too expensive. Think she disliked me from the start because I made more money than she did. Do you have any advise for me before I have to meet with HR and not knowing what kind of Termination Agreement they may ask me to sign. I am very concerned what this may do in my being able to get a new job.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,962 satisfied customers
I quit a transportation company,now they wont responde to a

I quit a transportation company,now they wont responde to a employement verification request.what recourse do I have?

Read more

Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

18,962 satisfied customers
View more employment law questions
In The News