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I am a traveling employee in the oil and gas industry and

I am a traveling employee in the oil and gas industry and stay in hotels for weeks at a time. Recently on a job I had heart trouble while in the hotel. Our Project manager called an ambulance and I was luckily treated. I was sent home to get re evaluated before I could return to work from the direction of an HR manager. There wasn't an appt available for quite some time. I was told to apply for Short term disability in which I was denied after 4 wks waiting for the decision. I know have all the bills and can't get a response from anyone one in the company. What are my options?

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I was fired today. I worked company that works with the DOD.

I was fired today. I worked for a company that works with the DOD. They said I was asking other employees last Thursday for drugs, but will not tell me who said it or what exactly was said. I had a doctor put me on Suboxone a few weeks ago to get off of the prescription medications needed after a 6 year long illness. They called today and said I was fired, but still will not tell me who said what. How do I defend against a ghost?

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I was involuntarily separated from my company, in good

I was involuntarily separated from my company, in good standing, two days ago I have been on medical leave for 7 weeks, receiving my Short Term Disability benefit. I have now been discharged from doctors care, and my STD benefit will end. I want to apply for UC but do not know what to put into the application regarding last weeks pay, and last day worked.Is it based on my info 7 weeks ago or is it based on what I was receiving for the past weeks in STD? I live in the state of PA.Thank you, *****

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I was just told to report to a new boss who is an openly gay

I was just told to report to a new boss who is an openly gay man with photos on his desk of him kissing his boyfriend. I am a Catholic, and completely offended and do not accept the Gay lifestyle.Can the company I work for legally force me to report to this man? If I quite, would I have a good case for unemployment until I found a better job?I live and work in Denver, Colorado.I am NOT homophobic, I just do not need to have it pushed in my face every day.Thank you!Gary

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I was employed as a psychiatric nurse at Jewish Hospital.

Hi I was employed as a psychiatric nurse at Barnes Jewish Hospital for 11yrs. One 8/1/14 I became disabled with severe back problems and pain. I first received short term disability benefits for 12 weeks. I was fairly certain that I was not going to be able to return to work, so I applied for LTD through my employer. I was 64yr old at this time. It also became apparent that I could not live by myself anymore because of many falls. My son told me to move to Arizona and live with him so I would not be by myself. He rents a house and he makes minimum wage so we decided we could help each other out. I then applied for Medicare, I applied for SSI and I applied for SSDI. I never in my life had ever applied for SSDI or LTD. I began receiving SSI in November of 2014, now 65yrs old. I NEVER RECEIVED ANY SSDI. In January I received a notice from Cigna Insurance that my case for LTD was reopened and I would start receiving LTD in Late January of 2015. I told them that I had retired and moved to Az to live with my son. Cigna said if I am still disabled I would receive LTD through my employer BJC. My first couple of checks were large like $4500, to make up from 10/31/14. I had MANY different claims managers from Cigna, like 6. In July of 2015 my payment went from $2410 to $603 without any explanation. I was grateful for whatever I got as I had many doctor bills. I just figured I may of been overpaid and this is how they compensated it, by reducing my payment by $2100 a month. I never lied to them. I told them I was receiving SSI but not SSDI nor did I receive any alleged by them a RETROACTIVE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AWARD. They said I owe them $1400 (approx.)JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I now live in Arizona but I was in St. Louis, Mo. when my disability beganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I certainly do not have this money to repay them, I am still disabled and I have not worked since 8/1/14. Also I now think there is definite incompetency at Cigna. There has been so many different claims managers, and I think there should be some accountability on the insurance company part. I called Social Security a few days ago and the lady I spoke with agreed with me that, I did infact apply for SSDI but was denied and case closed in June of 2015 and did NOT receive any SSDIJA: 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.

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I have a doctors note putting me off work, and I proceeded

I have a doctors note putting me off work, and I proceeded to ask for my short term benefits something for which I pay for and was denied the benefits. And subsequently terminated. Is there anything I can do

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Taylor

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If I quit my job and I am still on short term disability,

If I quit my job and I am still on short term disability, can I finish out my disability with agreed upon weekly payment

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I worked as a 6 figure salaried IT Professional. I developed

I worked as a 6 figure salaried IT Professional. I developed health problems. My Dr wrote letters to my Employer - a Department of Defense Government Contractor for the Navy - my Dr told my employer I was having health problems he was concerned about and requested I not work more than 40 hours. 3 months later, my Health problems hit me hard. My Dr wrote letters to my employer that I was to take time off. I was eventually paid 4 weeks of Short Term Disability. Although I tried to go back to work on a part time basis, my health problems prevented me from even accomplishing that. My last partial paycheck was received in mid Dec 2013. I was later hospitalized and over 2+ years went through 7+ surgeries to address my Health / Medical problems. I communicated with my HR Medical Leave rep, but I never received my Disability benefits. After several months, my HR rep told me they understood I was on medical leave, but the Insurance company (Prudential) was denying my Disability Claims. I purchased my benefits from the HR department. I paid additional money for additioan (+10% more) disability - if I did have a problem. I was not paid until I filed a suit agaisnst Prudential and after 15 months I did get a "partial" settlement. I feel that my benefits were not honored. I am struggling, have not worked since early Dec 2013. My employer never honored my benefits that they sold me - but they continued to charge me FULL PRIOCE for My Disability (50% of LTD was part of my Salaried Benefits, I paid additional for +10% Disability benefit). My life has been financially destroyed and my employer - a large DOD company, never notified me, but did terminated me as I was switched to the COBRA Plan --- I have a well documented case. My rights were violated, My life destroyed, I live in poverty when I should have $58K per year until I'm 65. I'm 58 years old, trying to recover and overcome my health problems. ALL my efforts to get my Social Security Disability has also been denied - and so I want to pursue legal action against my Employer - which lists me as Disabled - unpaid. What can I do? I have suffered and been disgraced over criminal action for not paying Child Support and on and on - all because I did NOT GET MY DISABILITY BENEFITS that I was SOLD by the employer HR department once I was hired. YES - my employer DID KNOW OF MY HEALTH ISSUES - I provided a 5 year full medical history and they required a full health / medical / physical exam by their own on-site medical facility! What Can I do??

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I am an R.N. who has been sent home from work on 03/09/2016

I am an R.N. who has been sent home from work on 03/09/2016 as my mngr. thought something was wrong with on the evening of 03/03/2016, that I had slurred speech/slow speech ,and was walking with a limp to my RLE, this happened to approx. 8 months ago and was cleared to return approx. 6 weeks later.So now I have gone under everything that I was asked to do and my primary M.D. and a neurologist cleared for active duty as when they examined I acting fine , I had to go see primary again on 05/31/2016 and she went to the president of human resources I called my M.D. everyday and she finally told me that I need to see a neurologist/psychiatrist , I had an appt. last wed. and he cannot find anything significantly wrong with my cognition. However he cannot clear until I take a series of 3 tests ,meanwhile I have denied short-term disability and have no income in 3 months,yesterday I got a phone call from human resources and they want to know what is taking so long I explained that I had to take a series of 3 tests and then get cleared for full and active duty ,I know FL. is a right to work state but I am beyond frustrated any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanx, lynda

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