Arthur H. Forman’s Answers

Arthur H. Forman

Flushing Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. My boss fired me for demanding my paycheck after three weeks without pay. Can I sue?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Russell E. Adler
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact the NYS Dept of Labor about not being paid. They will try to get the money for you. My experience is that small cleaning companies are hard to sue. They disappear easily and usually hard to locate.

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  2. Change in job description after DWI arrest.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Glen P. Malia
    4 lawyer answers

    The EEOC has stated that it considers it to be discriminatory for an employer to base an adverse change in working conditions, including termintation, on an arrest, if the person is a minority employee. Contact the union asap.

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  3. What should i do,if my boss harassing me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Krishnan S. Chittur
    2. Ronald Joseph Kim
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    5. Phillip Monroe Smith
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    6 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are the one asking to be paid on the books, and your boss is refusing. So, I do not think that will be a problem for you if you decide to sue. It will be a problem for the company. Also, you are probably entitled to unemployment benefits if you quit, even if you are off the books. In any event, you should consult an attorney to discuss your rights and options before you decide what to do.

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  4. I quit my job left with my vacation pay the boss is saying they are gonna take me to court for leaving under false pretenses.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Vincent Peter White
    3 lawyer answers

    Vacation pay is your money and you should not return it. There is no such thing as 'false pretenses' in New York. An employee is allowed to quit without giving any advance notice.

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  5. How do i get my refund from employment agency?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Eric Sanders
    3 lawyer answers

    Besides going to small claims court, employment agencies in NYC must be licensed by the Dept of Consumer Affairs., so you can contact them to complain or call 311 for more info.

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  6. I am over 40 and asked to sign a general release and was only give2 days to consider. Aren't I supposed to get 21 days ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Alix R. Rubin
    2. Eric Sanders
    3. Arthur H. Forman
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Kenneth J DeMoura
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    6 lawyer answers

    My experience is that the employer wants you to sign as much as or more than you may want to. If you say you need time to show it to an attorney, chances are they will wait. If they refuse, I strongly caution you against signing any legal document without having an attorney look it over first.

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  7. How much can you get for emotional pain and suffering ?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Michael Evan Greenspan
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Mitchell Jan Birzon
    5. Lawrence M. Gordon
    5 lawyer answers

    For mental anguish and humiliation, the NYC Commission on Human Rights tends to give awards in the low 5 figures. The NYS Division of Human Rights is more like low to mid-five figures. If you are in court, you may see mid to high 5 figures.

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  8. Can I be sued for not protecting the assets of the company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Roman Aminov
    3. Elizabeth Tandy Foster
    3 lawyer answers

    No, that is just an excuse companies give for firing you. But you may be able to sue the company. You should consult an employment attorney if you feel you were not treated fairly.

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  9. Fire and property damage

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Thomas Alan Holman
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have tenant's insurance it will cover these losses regardless of what caused it. In order to get paid from your landlord's inurance policy, your attorney will need to prove that the landlord was negligent. The sooner you retain a lawyer, the better your chances. Good luck.

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  10. Injured on the job

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Arthur H. Forman
    2. Vincent Peter White
    3. Leonard Bernard Feld
    4. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    5. John M Connell
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    6 lawyer answers

    If you learn they are hiring, you may have a case for disability discrimination. Otherwise, the only possibility may be to look for another job and apply for unemployment benefits.

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