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Three years ago, I worked for a larger health care system in

Three years ago, I worked for a larger health care system in WA State as a business support staff member for an newly opening Occupational Medicine division and clinics. Our first clinic was in the basement of an urgent care and required extensive renovation. My managers requested I wait around at the clinic construction site for a water cooler delivery which took waiting off and on in the basement around 3 hours with no air filter running. I developed a headache and went home frustrated. Over the next 2 months, every time I walked into the new clinic I had an immediate reaction and felt ill which I explained in writing and verbally to my managers who accommodated an alternate work space for a few weeks. But was informed eventually I would be required to work back in the new clinic. I was required to attend a new staff meeting in the clinic and this final exposure led to being admitted that evening to the ER for stroke like sympotms and a 24 hour hospitalization from where I gave my manager my 2 week notice. They didn't take the effects seriously nor had a long term plan to better ventilate the space. And engineering wouldn't allow the windows to open because they were locked due to the neighborhood dynamics. They handled the whole situation very hushed hushed with HR. And I was too sick and scared as a 24 year old to challenge the method. I just wanted out. To further complicate the matter, I was the only clinic employee that reacted so severly. But I suspect my underlying chronic health conditions are why. That summer for 2 months after quitting my job, I was entirely dehabilited with the diagnosis of complex migraines unable to get out of bed and eat which led to a 6 day hospitlization. I was unable to work for 1.5 years full time due to inability to read and work on a computer screen without severe migraines. 3 years later I work 32 hours a week. Withdrew from graduate school because of migraines. And am dealing with reproductive tract/hormonal issues that developed at the time of my initial exposure. Since I worked in Occ Med, I feared filing a claim because of the uncertainty and complexity of the claim. So I never did. And my managers joked they didn't want me to be their first patient. I was also concerned if I filed a claim or reparations against the health care system I needed access to and still need access to, there will be repurcussions. I don't even know if I have anything legit. But thank you for reading.

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I was out of work for almost 2 years & collecting WC, I fell

I was out of work for almost 2 years & collecting WC, I fell in May and herniated a disc in my neck which has nothing to do with my WC injury. I've been trying for SSD for 2 years. I'm no longer able to collect WC, what can I do? I have a 16 year old child I'm raisingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Kinda my lawyers for SSD are on vacation and my Atty for WC wasn't sure if I can apply for temporary disability being I am now being treated for my neck injury. What are my options?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was collecting WC up until 7/31 now they cut me off with no warning & now I have no money coming in to support my son and myself

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We have a family daycare for the past nine years. we have

we have a family daycare for the past nine years. we have state license and purchased general liability insurance but did not know about workers comp insurance and thought the liability insurance covers everything.about 45 days ago we had an employee who told us she went to the gym and did some lifting and she has pain on her shoulder. She went to the doctor with her daughter last week and did MRI and then yesterday they went to the doctor and the doctor told them the injury is within her shoulder and she might need surgery and stay home for three months to recover, and called us that the doctor told them it happened in the daycare. She is 65 years old and she has both medical and medicare and although she had told us it happened in the gym but now she says it happened in the daycare and asked us about workers comp info and that was when we called our insurance and the insurance company told us we do not have workers comp.She is saying that since we do not have workers comp we have to pay for all her medical expenses and her recovery time at home.we have now applied for workers comp insurance which will be in effect within a few days.what can we do with this employee. She might even takes us to court since we did not have the insurance at the time. what is our options at this time.

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How should I go about moving up my complaint about upper

How should I go about moving up my complaint about upper management? I have been dealing with at first an insubordinate employee for a few years withou any support from my leader. Because of lack of timely action on HR part, the insubordinate employee succeeded to stay and soon after a new employee who isued to work very well with me begin to exhibit same behavior which I brought up to his attention but continued. It took almost a year to get HR involved and provide needed warming. Now I seemed to have been slowly demoted and this insubordinate employee to be given more support and more opportunities to succeed in the organization and even was told he'll be sent to leadership training. My new manager does not seem to care about his behavior with me. Has told my employees to not come to me with anything and patients/clients have been told to go to her with any complaint, not to me. I was told this manager was put over me to support me in my told but I do not see that, it's quite the opposite. Further more, I worry about my job, have not sleeping well, I have to take medication for blood pressure and I'm constantly wondering what's next. I am wondering if this has anything to do with the fact that this insubordinate employee has family influences in the organization. What options do I have to make my case heard? Thanks!

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Our company is financially struggling. We need to lay off an

Our company is financially struggling. We need to lay off an employee that was recently (one month ago) in a car accident while on duty. He was checked out and doctor sent him home with a clean bill of health but he is still seeing a chiropractor twice a week for stiffness in his shoulders. Would there be any legal implications if we layed him off due to financial struggles?

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I'm been employed for this company for 24 years dedicated

I'm been employed for this company for 24 years dedicated and loyal got hurt on job told boss next day try to fix problem my self and complan about injury every week could not fix fild workman comp 2 months later they denied because boss said he did not know about it I got a lawyer working on it but have no money coming in to pay bills and need to go to doctor what can I do to survive

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I am a landlord and my office employee has bed bugs at her

I am a landlord and my office employee has bed bugs at her house and thinks I am to blame. Can I fire her?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: this employee has been late 70% of the time, been caught wasting time onthe computer, and now says she wants to leave in 4 months.

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I'm a college student who had an on campus job I was

I'm a college student who had an on campus job I was verbally terminated from. I wasn't asked to sign anything, or sent anything concerned the termination. About two weeks later, I sent a certified letter in the mail to HR stating I believed I was wrongfully terminated. I provided a copy of the policies that specifically pertained to my department about termination of employment. I said none of the disciplinary policies about termination pertained to me and asked to be let resign. Not getting a response, I sent another letter reiterating I respectfully ***** ***** I could resign due to believing I was wrongfully terminated and would like a written answer. Weeks later no response? Many legal websites stated exceptions to At Will state policy is if employers do not follow their own company policies. Is there specific time frame that requires them to respond to my letters? Should I send resignation letter if they continue not to respond? I don't qualify for Legal Aid and I will.

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I am a16yr employee at a large financial.institution who has

I am a16yr employee at a large financial.institution who has a strong performance history. I am suffering from anxiety attacks, depression and high blood pressure due to work stress. Ultimately I just want a severance package and never have to return. What is the best order of actions based on this. I will be calling out sick Monday and Tuesday until I can get an appointment with my doctor. Should I file for FMLA before I meet my doctor or after and should I hire an attorney or wait to see if my claim gets rejectedJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: DelawareJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: The company is JP Morgan Chase but I work in DelawareJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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