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Muna H. Claxton

Muna Claxton’s Answers

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  • Can I sue my employer for anxiety and stress issues caused from work environment

    I am a Certified Professional Coder, my current job does not entail coding, I do my job plus the job of others, to include the Office Manager, this has caused great increase in anxiety, depression and stress, my doctor is aware and has had to incr...

    Muna’s Answer

    Generally speaking, you can only bring a lawsuit for a hostile work environment in the context of an employment discrimination claim. Meaning, if your employer's discriminatory treatment of you (on the basis of race, gender, national origin, etc.) is causing your work environment to become hostile, you may have a legal claim. It sounds like your depression and stress is not caused by illegal discrimination, but by having an usually large workload. You may want to speak to a worker's compensation attorney about a possible worker's compensation claim.

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  • Do I have a case for a Discrimination Lawsuit?

    I was demoted today from a manager to an associate at a well known grocery store. I am a 52 year old woman with absolutely no record or conversation of a poor performance. I was told my Leadership style doesn't fit with the company direction. This...

    Muna’s Answer

    There is no law that prevents an employer from demoting you without any warning. However, if you believe your demotion is due to your age and gender, you must file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before you can bring a lawsuit against your employer. Contact an employment discrimination attorney to discuss your rights.

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  • I have an EEOC ADA Discrimination case and have filed pro se. Can I legally send a demand letter before service of summons?

    I have attempted numerous times to secure counsel. My case has written pre-employment questions/evidence about my hearing loss that I voluntarily disclosed yet the employer is also claiming they were "unaware" of any hearing loss. I am a service-c...

    Muna’s Answer

    I'm sorry that you have been unable to find counsel. If you don't have money to pay for an attorney, it can be difficult to find one. Employment discrimination cases are very difficult to win (even cases with good facts). Because of this, many attorneys will not take an employment discrimination case on contingency (i.e. wait to be paid from a settlement award or judgment). I am an Employment Discrimination attorney and would be happy to speak with you about your case.

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  • Should I have an attorney represent me during a 2nd appeal for unemployment.

    I quit my job in July 2013 due to extreme stress of work condition due to my boss retiring. I did her job and mine for 4 months with no compensation and I was made interim during this process. I felt that I was discriminated again because after th...

    Muna’s Answer

    It's always best to have an attorney during this process. The appeals tribunal will be looking at very specific legal findings in determining whether or not to grant your appeal. You should also speak to an attorney regarding a possible race discrimination claim against your former employer.

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  • Is it possible to sue a lawyer for contracting MRSA while in the hospital.

    I had an accident in August of 2012, I was authorized from the hospital that I was ambulance d to an I was told to do a follow up with an orthopedic resugen, because of an ankle break. My accident was on August 13,2012, my appointment with an Ort...

    Muna’s Answer

    There's really no way to know if you can sue the doctor ( I assume you mean doctor not lawyer) and/or hospital for your infection without consulting with an attorney. I offer free consultations and would be happy to assist.

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  • Am I able to civilly sue the parents of a 16yr old that hit us head on going 85mph while we are dealing with insurance?

    we are suing the drivers insurance company, but injuries were extensive and we cant work and have no money to live on AT ALL, which is not fair. So can I sure the drivers parents for pain and suffering and whatever else so that I can have some inc...

    Muna’s Answer

    Even if you do have claims against the teenager's parents, you will not get paid what you are owed from this claim any faster than if you just went after the teenager. Lawsuits take a lot of time and money regardless of who you sue.

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  • Johns Creek, GA. Is an employer required to pay over-time for over forty hours in one week if the pay period covers two weeks?

    I had 79 hours for the entire period, forty-one one week and 38 the next.

    Muna’s Answer

    Attorney Dudley is correct. Also, if you are entitled to receive overtime, your employer must pay you 1.5 times your regular rate of pay. So for example, if your regular rate of pay is $10.00 per hour, your overtime rate would be $15.00 per hour.

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  • I lost a civil suit in small claims court by a landlord who fabricated a story last year and he won

    I am always receiving letters requesting my income nformation and fear garnishment. I am a single parent of 4 with low income. He knows the system obviously and feel I was poorly represented last year (represented by self). I would like to get a...

    Muna’s Answer

    Contact Atlanta Legal Aid Society http://www.atlantalegalaid.org/
    They may be able to help you.

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  • Do I have a case for being fired in August 2004. I had just found out I had had a mini stoke?

    I was called in to the conference room and told I was no longer needed. Before the meeting started I ask my boss what I had done and he said it was nothing bad. When my supervisor and the human resource manager came in, my boss told me this was n...

    Muna’s Answer

    Unfortunately, so much time has passed that any claims you may have had are expired. If your employer terminated you because you were disabled from the stroke or if your employer regarded you as being disabled from your mini-stroke (regardless of whether or not you were actually disabled), you may have had a claim against the employer for disability discrimination.

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  • Employer has verbally agreed to pay me an hourly rate, but marks me as a salaried employee on my paycheck. Does not pay overtime

    I have been working for a man that has a small business, about 10 employees. We have agreed on an hourly rate that he pays me, and he has me clock in and out each day. I work well over 40 hours a week, sometimes hitting 60. He never pays me time a...

    Muna’s Answer

    It sounds like your employer may be cheating you out of overtime, but there is no way for you to know for sure without speaking to an attorney.

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