Meghan Hayes Slack’s Answers

Meghan Hayes Slack

Arlington Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 16
  1. Company I was layed off from in dec 2011 won't hire me. more than qualified think my age has something to do with it

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2. Cheri L Crow
    2 lawyer answers

    You should contact an employment attorney in your area. If this company is discriminating against you based on your age, they are violating your rights under federal and state laws and you can file a claim against them at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Discrimination can be hard to prove, though, particularly in cases where the employer fails to hire. You can search on Avvo for an attorney or contact the Massachusetts...

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  2. Wife's UNETHICAL attorney:"Take your As$% back to the country you came from" - can she be disbarred for discrimination?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    1 lawyer answer

    No. You can file a complaint with the Board of Bar Overseers, but he won't be disbarred. His license will not be suspended. I doubt he will even get a formal admonishment. Ethical rules are designed to protect people from attorneys engaging in illegal behavior. While attorneys are held to a higher standard than other individuals in some areas, in general, there is no requirement that they be nice or accepting of other people. In the future, let your attorney deal with your wife's...

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  3. My boyfriend was in a horrible situation at work and wound up quiting in April 2011. He was approved unemployment benefits until

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2. Deborah Gwen Roher
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to move things along at the Department of Unemployment Assistance. If you are waiting for a decision from the Board of Review, it is not unusual for the decision to take several months (sometimes over a year) to get a decision. If you were my client, I would probably only check in every month, however, there is no harm in continuing to check in everyday. Unfortunately, you may just have to be patient. You may also want to try speaking with a legal...

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  4. Employer did not send W2. Can I sue them?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2. Michael T Millar
    3. Dana Whitney Atchley
    4. Vitaliy Kertchen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your employer has until January 31st to issue W2s. If on February 1st, you have not received yours, follow these directions from the IRS: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Here-is-What-to-do-If-You-Are-Missing-a-W-2

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  5. My job accused me of stealing, said they have video proof, then asked me how much, and why I stole it, I did not steal anything.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. James Regan
    3. Meghan Hayes Slack
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    Find a new job. Nothing in your posting indicates that your employer did anything illegal or could be considered grounds for a lawsuit. Unfortunately, if you are an at-will employee, your employer can terminate you at any time for any reason, and they are under no obligation to investigate claims of theft prior to terminating an accused employee. If your employer presses charges against you, get a criminal defense attorney immediately.

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  6. My employer is accusing me of theft!

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2. William Roa
    3. Cristina Segui Quantock
    3 lawyer answers

    Call a criminal defense attorney ASAP. You can search for one on Avvo or contact the Massachusetts Bar Association for a referral. You can also apply for unemployment. Your former employer will likely contest your application. You should hire an attorney to assist you if they do.

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  7. My employer wants me to sign non compete or releasing form that i don't trust and i don't think it's fair.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2. Michael J. Szklasz
    3. James Ostendorf
    4. Brian Gail Kindsvater
    5. Dennis Francis Desmarais
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should have an employment attorney review the non-compete agreement. If this is a condition of your new job, they may not hire you if you do not sign it. An attorney can explain to you what the consequences of signing such an agreement might be. They can vary considerably based on the terms of the agreement, the industry you are in and the type of position that you hold.

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  8. Work harrasment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William T Harrington
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    3. Ryan Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, it is not illegal for your boss to be a jerk. It is not illegal for your boss to yell at you. It is not illegal for him to pile on an unmanageable number of job responsibilities onto you. It is however, illegal for an employer to do any of these things if it is because of your membership in a protected class. In Massachusetts, employers with six or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin,...

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  9. If a 18 and 16 year old gets together and they are thinking about having sex do they need to have the parents consent?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Nelson Leduc
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    3. James Regan
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    No. You need consent from her, not her parents.

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  10. Can my supervisor consider a belligerent joke funny when he says "bend over for a bonus" or "this room is for white only" is th?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    3. Randy Jay Harvey
    4. Cheri L Crow
    5. Claudia A Reis
    5 lawyer answers

    You can complain to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal) or Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (state) if you believe you are experiencing discrimination at work. While neither forum requires complainants have attorneys to pursue their complaints, having legal counsel often proves invaluable in these types of cases. Discrimination law can be difficult to understand, and cases can be tough to prove. An attorney can evaluate your work circumstances and advise you...

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