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Thomas A. Ricotta

Jackson Heights Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. I HAVE AN AGERVATEING HARRASSMENT CASE. I AM BEING AGERVATED HARRASSED BY MY RELATIVES AND THERE FRIENDS. T

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Kevin Rindler Madison
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    This seems more like a family or criminal law issue for which you may want to consult with a family or criminal law attorney. Alternatively, you can always contact the police if the harassment has you fearful for your health and safety.

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  2. A caller BLOCKED, whohas some automatic redial and is on continuous call, thus blocking my activities on iPhone. Can last all

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Michael Lubing
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    3 lawyer answers

    I would imagine you can get this information from your carrier. It also may be wise to change your number.

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  3. Pregnant Women on a Construction Site

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Matthew Ian Marks
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    5. Denise Kingue-Bonnaig
    5 lawyer answers

    An employer cannot discriminate against an employee due to their pregnancy. If any action taken is motivated by the employee's pregnancy, then the employer may be opening itself up to liability. If the employee is requesting light duty, and cannot perform the essential functions of their job with or without an accommodation, however, then the employer may be able to terminate the employee. It is very fact sensitive, however, and any employer should consult with and work with an experienced...

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  4. Do I need lawyer if my supervisor in work make inappropriate comments with sexual content, bulling, harassing and humiliate me.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Christopher Quincy Davis
    5. Orit Goldring
    6. ···
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    You certainly should consult with an employment attorney, as the conduct you are describing is clearly inappropriate and may for the basis of a claim against your employer and/or super.

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  5. Is it legal for a boss to deliberately pick up a phone, eavesdrop, interrupt a conversation, demand that I stop talking?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Russell E. Adler
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Kathryn Mary Holton
    4 lawyer answers

    The eavesdropping itself may not be actionable, but if you think that your boss was threatening you due to your union activity, then you may have a claim on that aspect of your facts. You should speak to an employment/labor attorney more specifically regarding the facts and circumstances if you believe that to be the case.

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  6. I have been verbally abused at work, to the point I seeked medical attention and just had to resign. Can I seek a suit.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Andrew Steven Cabana
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Michael Evan Greenspan
    5. Christine C McCall
    5 lawyer answers

    If you believe that there was a discriminatory motive to the harassment to which you were subjected, then you may have a claim. In that situation, you should contact an experienced employment attorney to discuss your facts and circumstances in more detail.

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  7. Should I send my rebuttal to my previous employer as well as to the NY state Division of Human Rights?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Vincent Peter White
    2 lawyer answers

    You do not have to send your rebuttal to your former employer. You can just send it directly to the SDHR. Additionally, it may be wise to review your matter with an employment attorney as they may be able to assist you through the SDHR process and it is always wise to have an attorney for these types of matters.

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  8. Can I fight termination from dsny as a probationary employee ?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Ernest DuBose
    4. Eric Sanders
    4 lawyer answers

    As a probationary employee, they generally can terminate you, but if you think that the actions are being taken against you based on false allegations or that you are not being afforded an opportunity to explain any of the issues due to a discriminatory motive, then you should contact an employment attorney to discuss the details and facts of your case in further detail.

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  9. Can an employer denie unemployment papers to be signed if the employee decides to take them to court for unlawful termination?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ricotta
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. John P Corrigan
    5. Stephanie Erin Story
    5 lawyer answers

    An employer is entitled to deny unemployment, but if you think they are doing it in retaliation for your filing a complaint, you may be able to use that as evidence of their unlawful conduct. You may want to contact an employment attorney to discuss this with them and provide some more facts regarding the situation.

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  10. On the I-765, question 11: does a previously granted E3 visa count as an application for employment authorization from USCIS?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Thomas A. Ricotta
    3 lawyer answers

    You should probably consult with an immigration attorney on this issue.

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