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I am on short term disability - I was thrown from a horse

Hello, i am on short term disability - I was thrown from a horse while on vacation. I have 32 years service with AT&T (I am CA employee, my supervisor and team are in Dallas. I was advised that i was entitled to 6 months salary but have not received monies since Nov 20, 2016. I am in Appeals stage with Sedgwick (ATT Vendor). I am being pressured to return to work while still under doctor's care. Can AT&T force me to return to work PRIOR to doctor release?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am CA employee, employer is Texas based. Accident happened in ArizonaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will" - Non-exempt ManagementJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I feel that iSedTheCleraly this iI saw I feel that i'm being harrassed by Sedgwick. Calls aren't returned. Have unprofessional phone call 1/3/17 with Sedgwick. They are making final decision if i shoujld be paid 1/27 - i requested a copy of my file but won't receive until approximately Feb 5. I rec'd FedEx text 1/18/17 - 4:44pm that i would receive FedEx package today that required my signature. The package was picked up in Irving, TX. My Supevisor and team are in Dallas, TX.

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I worked for a reputable employer for 18 years and have been

I worked for a reputable employer for 18 years and have been denied my long term disability. While my transition from shor tterm to long term was to happen, I was told to send an email to release my position with the company. I was then denied my long term disability. I live in NC and have filed for SSI but can my employer terminate me while under either disability? I also have a note from my physician stating I cannot return to work. I don't know what to do. I now have only my husbands income.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NCJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that is it at this time. I will be appealing the denial from the insurance company.

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Marsha411JD

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I am on approved leave of absence from my employer. I am a

I am on approved leave of absence from my employer. I am a salaried employer. I filed a sexual harassment complaint in the company that HR investigated and agreed. However, I became physically and emotionally ill and have required leave to address treatment for anxiety and depression disorder associated with the harassment at work. I am also being treated for worsening neuropathy and a serious mobility/vertigo and migraine disorder while on the medical leave. I have qualified for short term disability benefits through my employer's policy and am receiving that. The employer has also kept paying my regular salary during this time. I had contacted the benefits department and asked why I was still being paid my salary too. Is it because I filed a workman's comp claim for the emotional distress caused by the sexual harassment (prior to ending up on medical leave)? The company won't answer me. I am afraid I am getting into a situration where I have to repay the salary if I return. I do not plan to return to that employer and my health condition may require me to go on long term disability anyway. What should I do?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Patrick, Esq.

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Does the family leave act provide for short term disability

does the family leave act provide for short term disability when non work related?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington stateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: do not know where to file. Every agency I have gone to states that if it is not 12 months or more they cannot help meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have all the documentation from the doctors. My husband has been off 1 month due to a fractured leg. His doctor states he must still be off another 5 weeks. We have no funds coming in due to this.

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Loren

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I am currently on part-time short term disability(STD) leave

Hi. I am currently on part-time short term disability(STD) leave following a month or so of FT STD leave. Performance reviews are coming up and I am wondering if, should my manager decide to give me an unfavorable review (I was doing fine until my episode), would I be okay not signing it and taking it to HR? I don't feel like it's fair to have my performance review based on a time when I was having a mental health crisis (diagnosed as a bipolar episode, but I'm not 100% sure that's what it was). Thanks!

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Patrick, Esq.

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Can I be fired due to breast cancer treatments after short

Can I be fired due to breast cancer treatments after short term disability ends.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time bank teller, 13 yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just received notice of termination, due to request for long term disability due to ongoing chemo .

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been a successful veterinary pharmaceutical sales

I have been a successful veterinary pharmaceutical sales representative for a manufacturer, Novartis Animal Health, for the past 15 years..We were acquired by Elanco Animal Health Jan 1, 2015. I was hired by a veterinary distributor, Henry Schein Animal Health, replacing two representatives, who had retired. The territory I took over was 9mm until one of our competitors started "buying business" and went after my largest accounts offering 10 - 60K if they would commit to a 3-5 year contract to move my business to them.. My territory went from an 8 mm territory to 5 mm in less than 2 years. My company would not acknowledge this was happening and said it was because I was not asking if the right questions about the clinic's buying habits about the competition was buying business. I was hired by a manager, who recruited me from Novartis. He was the manager for the state of Florida over 17 representatives. Then they hired another manager and split the sat where there were 8 reps for each manager. The Then it started happening all over the country, however, my territory had lost so much business I was put on a PIP (Performance Improvement Program) for 60 days as of November 16th. The company finally realized the competition was "buying business" and started to do the same to save accounts. They have offered 1 of my accounts a proposal to give a certain amount of money, up front for a percentage of their business. My 7 other largest accounts, that were offered and accepted up front money for 3-5 year contracts for 90% of their business from a competitor had already happened.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have clinical depression and it is difficult for me to do my job . My company has finally realized the competition is buying business and now has started to do the same; however, I have been put on a PIP because of my low numbers, which I am working to achieve higher numbers of accounts from last year. I feel the need to be put on short term disability due to my depression, however, I do not know if it is possible because I have been put on a PIP.

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N Cal Attorney

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I was taken off work 10/17/16 -11/14/16 by my doctor for

I was taken off work 10/17/16 -11/14/16 by my doctor for depression. I alsostarted seeing a counselor the same week. And then the psychiatrist atthe same office. He classified me with severe depression with anxiety andhe also has me off work until 12/31/16 and started medication. I applied forshort term disability but they have not approved me yet. I will run out ofmy FMLA 11/24/16 and received a letter stating I need to makearrangements with my work because I have no job protection. Does theADA apply to me? and what should I do? I have been with this companyfor almost 20yrs? The past few years have taken a toll with many deaths. In 2013 my motherwas diagnosed with brain cancer,my boyfriend & young niece died.Lastyear I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and struggle every day withthat. We fought three years and 2 brain surgery's with my mom's braincancer. She has now been on hospice since April of this year, as I am herprimary caregiver. I also lost my dad in April and a brother in August.

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Marsha411JD

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If an employee is in a car accident while driving to work

If an employee is in a car accident while driving to work would employee be eligible to collect disability? Also since the employee was not driving on company business he would not be eligible for worker's comp - correct?

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Alex Esquire

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