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Scott M. Behren

Scott Behren’s Answers

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  • Can you please advise what i should do?

    I had anxiety attack in workplace caused by my supervisor harassment. As a matter of fact, my illness caused by my supervisor. As a result, i was rushed to hospital that day because my blood pressure were diagnosed as malignant hypertension. Wor...

    Scott’s Answer

    YOU need to speak to a workers comp lawyer about this issue.

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  • What can I do when my employer pays me late?

    My employer recently fired me with no reason and only one day notice. The arranged pay date fell on my last day working. It has not been a week and they are making up excuses for why I haven't gotten it yet. Is there any penalty for this? Do they ...

    Scott’s Answer

    They need to pay you. There are many remedies available to you. Feel free to contact my office if you wish to discuss further.

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  • I was terminated after I told my supervisor about a lesbian affair between another supervisor and a subordinate>

    The person who I reported about exaggerated what happened one day between me and another employee and the whole process in which they obtained statements was both illegal and through coercion. we both made statements in regards to what happened, a...

    Scott’s Answer

    Would need to speak to you to get further information on your situation. Feel free to contact my office to discuss further. I don't have enough facts in your posting to advise you one way or the other.

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  • I filed a discrimination case by my lawyer, who seems to be not very honest with me. I would like to get an honest answer.

    I have been verbally abused (insults to my national origin and my religion) by my employer few times during the past few years and I had gone to the higher authorities to confront them. Every time I was asked if anybody else heard the conversatio...

    Scott’s Answer

    Feel free to contact my office if you need some additional information.

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  • What are my legal rights as a disabled worker?

    I have worked for a company for six years. For the last two years I have become disabled due to an Illness. The company has allowed me to work from my home at this time. Now they are telling me that my position requires me to travel more therefo...

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree that you need to speak with a Florida employment lawyer to discuss your possible ADA claims. Feel free to contact my office to discuss further.

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  • I need advice for winning an appeal against a claim that I quit my job for personal reasons.

    I had worked at my employer for 11 years when a new supervisor was brought in. I had applied for the job but was passed over and accepted that and was willing to work with the new supervisor. However, over the ensuing 4 months she made life unbear...

    Scott’s Answer

    When you quit, it is certainly more difficult to obtain unemployment benefits, but it is possible that you could convince unemployment to pay benefits here. Feel free to contact my office if you wish further assistance. www.behrenlaw.com or www.takethisjobnshoveitblog.com. Also you may want to discuss whether your position was truly salary exempt or not.

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  • Can a company let employees know that their phone allowance has been cut in half 2 days before the end of the month?

    At our work we get a monthly phone allowance of $28. on October 29 we were told the allowance "would" be cut in half. Thinking that would take effect for November we were surprised to see it was cut in half for the October check. Is this allowe...

    Scott’s Answer

    Not sure of any law that would cover this area since employers are not required to pay these types of allowances. Why don't you complain in writing to HR or your supervsor and address your concerns.

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  • If I am required by my employer to take an hour lunch, does he have to provide me with a break area.

    My boss says we can eat at our desk or go outside or go out ant eat. I think he should provide us a break area

    Scott’s Answer

    Not aware of any requirement that they give you a break area, but if you are not away from your desk during your lunch break the employer may have to pay you for your lunch break. Check us out at www.behrenlaw.com or www.takethisjobnshoveitblog.com.

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  • I worked for a restaurant who I believe is providing a negative reference to block me from gaining further employment...

    I resigned with notice, was never written up, reprimanded, or counseled for any disciplinary actions and have found out through a job interview that this company has listed me as ineligible for rehire which prevented me from starting training with...

    Scott’s Answer

    I have blogged on this issue on www.takethisjobnshoveitblog.com and I have listed some of the companies that will call and see what your employer is saying about you. This includes bad references.com and allison taylor.

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