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  • My boss is sexually harassing me on a daily basis

    I can't get him to stop ... He is the manager of where I work at

    Heather’s Answer

    Good advice in the previous answers. Review the employee manual/handbook if there is one for "reporting" requirements and follow that chain to the tee. If you and boss are located in TN, record the instances of bad behavior. It seems like we have gotten to the point of if it's not recorded or videoed, it didn't happen!

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  • Can I sue Home Depot for not giving me Full Time Hours?

    I am a Full Time associate at Home Depot. Recently my hours have been cut from 40 hours to 32 hours and now to only 24 hours a week. I was told it was a computer error when this first happened. But it keeps happening every week.

    Heather’s Answer

    Sorry to hear this is happening to you. I agree with other attorney - on its face, doesn't look like you have a claim. Do you think you're being singled out because of your race, gender, disability status, etc.? If so, you may want to consult with an employment lawyer. Good luck!

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  • Do I need a Lawyer?

    I work for this company for 2weeks and they called me into HR to say I am fired because if my background is there any law against that I didn't lie about my. Background but they hired me until it came back is there anything I can do about this?

    Heather’s Answer

    I would contact an attorney; Billy Ryan with the Donati Law Firm in Memphis will shoot straight with you.

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  • I have been out of work for two weeks for sciatic pain caused from sitting to long 10 hour days without being payed sick leave

    is this leagual

    Heather’s Answer

    Is there a written policy or a policy in place on providing sick leave to employees when they are absent due to illness? How are other employees in the same or similar situation treated? There's no per se requirement for any company to provide paid leave during an employee's absence, but sometimes companies set precedents by treating certain employees one way and then others a different way. That can lead to discrimination. Talk to an attorney about your situation.

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  • Is fibromyalgia, anxiety, migraines, depression, bipolar disorder, restless leg syndrome considered disabilities on a job?

    If so, can a supervisor call me in the middle of the day, after I called in sick with a migraine, and ask if I went to the doctor? I have been treated for all of these conditions for years now, and I don't always need to go to the Dr. because I am...

    Heather’s Answer

    The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a qualified individual as "one who can perform the essential functions of her job with or without a reasonable accommodation." It applies to employers with more than 15 employees; the TN Human Rights Act has the same provisions and applies to employers with 8 or more employees. So the first question is, are you covered by these laws? Another question is, does the employer have 50 employees and if so, is there FMLA leave? It sounds like you do need to speak with an attorney and figure out how to navigate this situation.

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  • Would a real estate attorney help?

    My mom has a reverse mortgage. She was traveling and became ill. The mortgage company referred to foreclosure due to non occupancy. In that process, they sent someone out to secure the property. The person that they sent out ram shackled the p...

    Heather’s Answer

    I have handled a similar case for a client in Tennessee and was successful in exacting a settlement out of the lender for the changing of locks and breaking a window on my client's home. Consult an attorney in your area.

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  • My girlfriend and I are selling our house. I am on the deed but not the mortgage. Do I have to sign selling papers to be legal?

    Our realtor told me that I don't have to sign any papers because the mortgage is not in my name. I have been told that even if my name is not on the mortgage I would still need to sign the papers along with my girlfriend. Is that correct? We live ...

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    If your name is on the warranty deed or deed which conveyed ownership by the previous owner, then yes, you have an ownership interest and must sign the warranty deed (e.g.) when it is sold. It doesn't matter that your name is not on the mortgage. Good luck! Remember, your realtor is NOT probably a lawyer!!

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  • 30 days notice to vacate our rental 11/3 & as of today they have still not picked it up. What happens if they don't pickup?

    I sent a certified letter to our landlord giving 30 days notice to vacate the home we are renting. It was sent out on November 3rd and as of November 14 they have still not picked it up from the post office. The post office attempted delivery on...

    Heather’s Answer

    Re-read your lease; what does it say about method of notice? If it doesn't specify a method to be used, then typically the "mail box rule" governs and the date of notice is when you placed it in the mail to be sent. You can always contact them and ask if they received it yet, and as a courtesy offer to drop off a copy, etc. Good luck!

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  • Trustee sale in one month. Bank is going to sale Land on a separate deed....Legal Description says 2.9 acres. Land is paid for.

    I am facing a Trustee sale with one months notice, no publication as of yet. But Legal description is showing 2.9 acres, when original note only contained 0.9 acres. I bought the additional land with cash. If they attempt to include this property ...

    Heather’s Answer

    Contact an attorney right away - this is an interesting problem that I have seen often - that the legal description contained in a Deed of Trust doesn't match the Warranty Deed or the land intended to be conveyed and/or encumbered - it could be a mutual mistake. You can file a lawsuit to stop the foreclosure BUT only if it's done at least 5 days before the actual foreclosure. Good luck!

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  • I have lived in my apartment for 2 years and the bed bugs are getting bad my landlord will not fix the problem

    I have been telling him for close to a year now and no appropriate actions have been made I have thrown bed after bed and couch after couch away I am engaged and have three children and they are now starting to get red dots on there arms and legs ...

    Heather’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney in your area, as well as the health department. The TN Landlord Tenant Act hasn't addressed bedbugs, but there may be some case law on it. Generally, Tennessee landlords have a duty to provide premises which are habitable. It seems like the landlord would want to protect his investment (the property) and the reputation of same. Is there a local news channel you could contact? The negative publicity would certainly be bad for him. You could also call a local pest control company and have them inspect and issue an estimate for remediation (probably for free).

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