Employment Law

Employment law questions? Ask an employment lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I need to speak with an attorney as I truly believe I am…

Customer Question
I need to speak...

I need to speak with an attorney as I truly believe I am being singled out as the only woman on our sales team. I get bullied and harassed every week and none of the men on the team are being asked to provide the same information that I am. Even two men on my team called me after one of our conference calls to see if I was okay because our CEO treated me so badly on the call.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I am a full time salaried employee. We have no union. I like my job, need my job, but the stress and lack of sleep is truly getting to me. I walk on egg shells daily.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They have fired the oldest male on the team, then they fired the only African American member of our team, and now I am in the cross hairs. The only woman.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Answered in 30 minutes by:
11/28/2017
Employment Lawyer: Marsha411JD, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 20,936
Experience: Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law
Verified

Hello,

Thank you for the information. Can you be specific about what your legal question is? Also, have you spoken to HR about your concerns? Finally, has there been any adverse employment action taken against you, for example, a demotion, decrease in pay, etc., that you attribute to being a woman only?

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an employment lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Allen M., Esq. Your Own Question
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq., Employment Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,406
13,406 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Allen M., Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care.

MildredWashington, DC

Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you

Happy CustomerDenver, CO

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Allen M., Esq.

Allen M., Esq.

Employment Lawyer

13,406 satisfied customers

Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

20,936 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

12,478 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

JB Umphrey

JB Umphrey

Lawyer

6,273 satisfied customers

Assisting employees and employers for over 14 years.

John

John

Employment Lawyer

4,029 satisfied customers

Exclusively practice labor and employment law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

3,007 satisfied customers

I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,893 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Employment Law Questions
I am executive in a company and am a gay male. My company
I am executive in a company and am a gay male. My company has given part of the team I was supposed to take over to a coworker and another svp. They have decided to make me turn my plan over to her an… read more
Lucy
Lucy
Juris Doctor
130 satisfied customers
demoted because of age, race and disability. I am a 48 year
demoted because of age, race and disability. I am a 48 year old African American woman. I was recently relocated to Buffalo for a team manager position last July. My boss has never been fond of me and… read more
Loren
Loren
578 satisfied customers
Please define discrimination if herein. My companies contracted
Please define discrimination if herein. My companies contracted employee called upon a younger female coworker to do my job while I was available. This act on paper makes me look like I'm not on or at… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
I was terminated from my job as a Sr. Director of Contracts
I was terminated from my job as a Sr. Director of Contracts on Wednesday. Out of four people who comprised my organization, the three of us who were let go were all white, male and over 50. The young … read more
TexLaw
TexLaw
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
4,347 satisfied customers
I work in financial sales for a nationally recognized brokerage
I work in financial sales for a nationally recognized brokerage company. This is a phone sales position where we receive a salary and are bonused based on sales. We are non-exempt employees. My compan… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
i am over 55 african american that has been denied a promotion
i am over 55 african american that has been denied a promotion for 2 years on my job. What are my options… read more
MDLaw
MDLaw
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
I was told (on more than one occasion) by my employer that
I was told (on more than one occasion) by my employer that i was doing an excellent job a week prior to my being fired. When I was terminated, the office manager told me that the owner(doctor) had dec… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
I am in California and was recently terminated from my job
I am in California and was recently terminated from my job (first time in my life!!). I am the only African-American female on the national sales team (ever). I have never received a performance revie… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
After being in the position with good reviews, bonuses paid
After being in the position with good reviews, bonuses paid that I am being forces to resign my position, They hired an African American younger woman and give my job and title. She the hired a friend… read more
Tina
Tina
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Mediator
Doctoral Degree
31,168 satisfied customers
There are seven of us on the Executive Team, including the
There are seven of us on the Executive Team, including the CEO. Three of the seven are female - including the CEO. The other four are not. The four men have been on the job, in their positions for: 1 … read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
13,406 satisfied customers
I have a real workplace problem. I am a facility in Washington,
I have a real workplace problem. I am a facility in Washington, D.C. and being unfairly treated and harassed. I have my HR personnel in volved however, the are not going to butt heads with upper manag… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
20,936 satisfied customers
I am African American fired by IBM. I was working on the
I am African American fired by IBM. I was working on the Shell site and was attacked by one of IBM's White Male employees. Shell banned that employee from their sites globally. Shell told IBM they wan… read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
13,406 satisfied customers
For the past several months I have noticed an unpleasant change
For the past several months I have noticed an unpleasant change in the overall atmosphere of my office work place. I work for a very large company, but I work in a very small headquarters on the opera… read more
MDLaw
MDLaw
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
I have been employed with the same company for ten years working
I have been employed with the same company for ten years working in various capacities. I am currently a Risk Analyst. I applied for another role within the company and got the job as a strategic acou… read more
AttorneyTom
AttorneyTom
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctor, BSBA
1 satisfied customers
I have been working for a well known cookie company for over
I have been working for a well known cookie company for over 17 years. 8 years ago I was promoted to Regional Vice President of Operations. Although over the next 6 years my responsibilites changed an… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
20,936 satisfied customers
My former company is funded by a very large Venture Capitalist
My former company is funded by a very large Venture Capitalist firm out of NY. They had about 25 employees and was mis-managed by the CEO/co-founder. My job description changed twice in five months wi… read more
Brent Blanchard
Brent Blanchard
Solo Practitioner
Doctoral Degree
1,964 satisfied customers
If someone is promoted for the same reason that I was fired,
If someone is promoted for the same reason that I was fired, do I have a right to sue for discrimination?… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
If I was unfairly terminated and discriminated againt how can
If I was unfairly terminated and discriminated againt how can I seek legal advise if I have no money as a result of termination… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x