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George R. Barron

Wilkes Barre Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. How can we sue walmart.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy D. Belt
    2. Edward Clement Sweeney
    3. George R. Barron
    4. Robert L. Cullen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your wife may be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and may also have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. I would need more information to make a determination. Your wife should speak to an employment discrimination attorney as soon as possible to learn how to protect herself and document the employer's actions in the event that there is a legal claim to be made. Your son should contact a worker's compensation attorney to...

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  2. Can your employer make you take a vacation day when they close because of bad weather?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. George R. Barron
    1 lawyer answer

    First, this is not legal advice and I am not your lawyer. All I know of the situation is what has been posted. Unless you have a union or a private contract with your employer that says otherwise, your employer only has to pay you for time that you actually work. If you didn't work on the day in question, your employer doesn't have to pay you. It sounds like what your employer is doing is legal (although I agree it's not very nice).

  3. My girlfreind has a freind that was just fired for being her freind and another freind can she sue them

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. George R. Barron
    1 lawyer answer

    First, this is not legal advice and I am not your lawyer. All I know of the situation is what was posted. As a rule, employment in Pennsylvania is "at will" - meaning that an employer can fire someone for no reason at all or for almost any reason, good or bad. In most cases it is unlawful for an employer to fire someone because of their race, nationality, gender, disability, age if over 40. It may also be unlawful for an employer to fire someone for associating with a person of a...

  4. Recourse for Employee malice against employer

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. George R. Barron
    1 lawyer answer

    First, please understand that I am not offering legal advice, and that all I know of this situation is what has been posted. The poster should talk to a lawyer. As a rule in Pennsylvania, an employer may fire an employee "at will" - with or without cause. If you believe that an employee is undermining your business, you should consider disciplining or firing that employee. If you can prove that your competitor is using unfair methods to compete with you or harm your business, you may be...

  5. What legal recourse is there for harassment in the work place not of a sexual nature, if the company does not resolve it?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. George R. Barron
    1 lawyer answer

    First, this is not legal advice and I am not your lawyer. I am not licensed to practice law in Idaho. If the harassment is due to your wife's race, the employer may be breaking the law. Your wife should contact a local employment lawyer and/or her local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office for help.