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I got fired from my job because i tested positive for

I got fired from my job because i tested positive for marijuana. pryer to the drug test i was continually harrassed at work. I smoke so that I can sleep at nite. I have proof of the harassment.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: upstate nyJA: 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: I do not want that job back. I just want to know if I have any rites

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I had surgery on 2/16 for my left hand. My boss and I talked

I had surgery on 2/16 for my left hand. My boss and I talked about it before I went out he gathered all the doctors paperwork from me about the surgery he didn't give me any paperwork to fill out. He told me before I came back I need a medical release with my restrictions listed. I gave him that. It stated for me to take breaks during the day to rest my hand since I type all day and to go to therapy for my hand along with some other restrictions of no lifting etc which doesn't apply to my job since I type all day. My boss when I left was understanding to the facts that i was going to be slower at writing and typing and would be in physical therapy for my hand but now is complaining that it is a problem for his schedule. Can he not allow me to come back even though I am release? Also he hasn't taken out my medical and he said they are deciding if they have to. I thought I had to pay my part or my insurance could be dropped?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Louisiana sorryJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time not a union private company of about 50-75 employees and he has allowed people to work with restrictions before but he claims they were all workers comp patients. I don't remember them all being that way I work in HRJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Sorry messaging seems to be frozen

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Hinds. I've been a cargo er for the pass four years with one

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I've been a cargo er for the pass four years with one family. Six moths ago, things stared changing when my boss moved his girlfriend and her daughter in, with two cat that wasn't litter box trained. No discussion was made that I has to to extra work or paid extra. Things started going downhill when they both started drinking heavily, and smoking cannabis. I spoke about it to him and was told I need to say out oh his personal life. On Monday of this week, after picking the kids up from school, when we entered the home, the smell of cannibis and cat feces was so strong. We left, and I text him about the situation, and told him I'm taking the kids out for dinner,when he got home ,he didn't say much,I left for the day, only to get a text saying I was fired. What I'm I supposed to do nowJA: 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: We signed a contract, and it was full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes the neglect of his children and the treatment

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them

I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them to approve surgery. I'm sick of going to pain management, it's not helping. But I still need disability notes to get paid from WC in the meanwhile. My surgeon says he don't need to see me until he gets approval. What is the longest disability note I can get from a doctor that Workers Comp will accept? I would like to get a 60 to 90 day disability note so I don't have to keep going back to a doctor I dont like and don't help me every month.Thanks

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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I own a home cleaning business. The cleaners drive their own

I own a home cleaning business. The cleaners drive their own vehicles in teams of 2 or 3 to the homes they must clean for the day. The driver for each team is reimbursed for the use of the vehicle for business purposes. The question concerns smoking. Our policy states that you cannot force your co-worker to ride in a vehicle where there is second-hand smoke. If it happens that a non-smoker and smoker are paired as a team and the non-smoker does not want to be in a vehicle with cigarette smoke, then the smoker can either take smoke breaks (smoke outside the vehicle), or not smoke, or drive separately. If the smoker chooses to drive separately then he will not be reimbursed for miles driven (only the non-smoker gets reimbursed). Given Illinois laws are we at any discrimination risk? Are there other issues we should be concerned about?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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I have a former employee that destroyed several thousand

I have a former employee that destroyed several thousand dollars in equipment and trashed my truck. He also asked for a cash advance and stole from me (purchased cigarettes on my company fuel card). I took the cash advance back, took the money for the cigarettes back and took the money out to clean the truck that he had trashed. I did not try to recover the big dollar expenditures. His wife filed a claim and the TWC has determined that oral agreements are null and that I will have to pay him that money and file a civil suit to try to get the money that way. I have reviewed the Texas pay law and cannot find any law that protects the employer. If I had fired him I would have been dinged for unemployment benefits. Apparently an employee can destroy the very equipment he uses daily, ask for a cash advance with no expectation of having to pay it back and steal without having repercussions. What type of civil suit do I need to file to try to reclaim some of the loss from this person?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: Texas. It is a 2007 Kenworth T800 seven axle dump truckJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: your site has received many good reviews...JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am trying to determine today what jurisdiction to file the theft charges on the cigarettes. The former employee had served time in jail and asked me to just take the money out of his check and not file charges as he would be in violation of his parole and have to go back to jail (drug charge). His wife threw a fit when I had to start witholding child support as he had multiple kids and was so far behind that I had to hold 50% of his net and that was still not enough to pay the current payments. I just got the call from TWC that advised me that the oral agreement was not valid and that I had no right as an employer to withhold any money unless it is in writing. He refused to return any phone calls or texts when he quit (no notice) as I was trying to get him to clean the truck out (floor and console covered in ashes and cigarette butts even though he was told not to even smoke in the truck) instead of me having to pay someone to clean it so I could get in it (highly allergic to cigarette smoke).

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Marsha411JD

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Im looking for a workmans comp lawyer as my question

im looking for a workmans comp lawyer as my question pertains to thqatJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my company is requesting that I do to a workmans comp dr tomorrow

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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If i made a complaint about a person to their boss, stating

if i made a complaint about a person to their boss, stating that they hate gays, and lesbians, and that they have been seen pocketing company money and suspected of smoking pot on the job, would they be able to sue me if they claim its all false? mind you this person has already come to my house to threaten me and has also harrassed me on social media.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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We have a problem employee from day one talking back, rude

We have a problem employee from day one talking back, rude to coworkers, comes to work in sweats, is slow and makes a lot of mistakes, she is only with us for a month and a half at a small business. She was written up for taking long breaks, lunches and mistakes and being disrespectful. Two days later she files a grievance alleging harassment against her coworker for being rude to her, calling out her mistakes and/or unprofessional attire but she attributes it to reporting the coworker smoking close to the back of the work building (happened over a month ago) the only thing witnesses say is there is tension between them, no harassment just unprofessional on both parts. Can we terminate the employee now that she has made this frivolous claim, she also printed out emails, documented incidents with the coworker that amount to two coworkers that don't like each other.

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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