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  • My former employer is posing as a former customer trying to find me.

    - I resigned after 20 months of working there due to declining work conditions. - We have a non-compete but it's geographical area is the "continental United States". I'm not concerned about the non-compete since it can be defeated, so I am ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Never, ever assume that a non-compete is unenforceable, especially in Ohio. If the geographic area is too broad, a judge can simply "redraw" the area to make it more reasonable, in which case you will be liable for any violations in the new area. Unfortunately, it appears that your former employer may be on to your new work activities. Non-compete enforcement actions happen very quickly and are very expensive. You should consult with an employment attorney immediately to determine whether you are liable under the non-compete and, if so, whether a lawyer can negotiate your way out of it. Feel free to call my office and request a consultation with me.

    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    eloring@frekingandbetz.com
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

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  • I was denied a family leave. What recourse do I have?

    I had foot surgery and gave all the required medical info in order to return to work. American Airlines has denied a family leave for this, although the Medical Dept has a complete file from my Dr. AA says they will not accept a stamped signature ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it sounds as if you will have to have your doctor resubmit the paperwork. You should do so quickly, as you likely only have a short window of time to resubmit. If you have further problems or are terminated, you should seek the advice of an employment attorney.

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  • I was terminated because my doc said dont go to work and there doc said go after injury to light duty my doc said no to any work

    got hurt in 2012 july and my doc said dont work even after my work offerd lighty duty again which my doc was against . so they terminated me and i was doing what my doc said

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Depending on the timeline of events, what was communicated from your doctor, and how long you were off, you may have legal rights under a variety of laws, including the FMLA and the ADA. You should consult with an employment attorney to determine if you have any potential claims and, if so, how you might puruse them. Feel free to contact my office to schedule a consultation with me.

    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    eloring@frekingandbetz.com
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

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  • Doctor refused fmla for several years. I have chronic asthma and was discharged for being unable to return to work.

    I was employed with a large hospital for 16 years and after being hospitalized and off work for over one week I came back to work with doctors note and was told by manager that it didn't excuse the absences and that I would accumlinate points.I wo...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    It is unclear from your question whether or not you applied for FMLA leave or if your termination violated the hospital's policies. Even so, you may have other rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You should speak to an employment lawyer to determine whether you have any legal claims and, if so, what you can do to pursue them. Feel free to contact my office to schedule a consultation with me.

    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    eloring@frekingandbetz.com
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

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  • Can i be forced to take longer maternity leave by my employer

    I am currently on unpaid leave, I have missed less than 10 days of work, my dr has cleared me to return to work tomorrow and my employer has said that I cannot return to work. Can they legally do this?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Your question implicates a lot of potential legal issues, including FMLA retaliation and gender discrimination. If your employer refuses to bring you back to work and you are able to work, you have some legal rights depeding on various factors, and may also be eligible for unemployment. Feel free to contact my office to schedule a consult with me.
    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    eloring@frekingandbetz.com
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

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  • My employer recently decided to make all employees get a physical for forklift re certification the company doctor is making me

    get additional paper work regarding my heart condition and diabetes from my doctors at my cost and threatening to displace me if i cant pass this dot type physical.forklift driving is less than 5% of my daily duties. is this discrimination under t...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    The situation you describe is very complex. If you are terminated becuase you cannot physcially do only 5% of your job, is is quite possible that they are not accommodating you as they should under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You need to consult with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible if you believe you may be terminated. Feel free to contact my office for a consultation with me.
    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    tel: 513.721.1975

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  • I was given a douche box an a vagisil box by two male employees is this sexual harassment? Or am I over reacting

    I'm 26 yrs old. Build heat exchangers. An the two males are 45+ yrs old. Boss knows of them bringing in the boxes but claims to not known about it an started getting a attitude with me over being concerned that its inappropriate an disrupting that...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You are not overreacting, and it certainly sounds as if you are being sexually harassed. You need to consult with an experienced employment attorney to discuss options to address the situation before it has a chance to escalate. Please feel free to contact my office to ask for a consultation with me.
    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    tel: 513.721.1975

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  • Discriminated against me because of religion. lose job because did want be employ there.

    i had my own buisness for 13 yrs and i with back to security working for securitas in cincinnati always good at what i do and this happen and it really hurt.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    If your former employer has more than four employers they can be liable for religious discrimination. Only an attorney can decide whether or not you can "prove" your case. It may be easier than you think. Please feel free to contact my office to request a consultation with me.
    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    tel: 513.721.1975

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  • Put on suspension without pay? I think they plan to fire me and have offered my job to a guy I helped get on.

    I am a produce manager snd I am hourly but my boss is not helpful and I have no support. The people under me call off and I come in on my days off. My boss has fixed the time sheet to help me work without pay to get the job done. He has decided to...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You might be experiencing age discrimination or retaliation for a protected complaint of wage law violations in addition to some unlawful wage payment activity, but you need to consult with an experienced employment attorney to determine if you have any claims and what your options are. Feel free to call my office to set up a consultation with me at 513-721-1975 and let them know I answered your quetion on Avvo.

    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

    70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
    Dayton, Ohio 45440
    937-306-6486

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  • Am I being targeted for termination due to pregnancy?

    I accepted my current job while 3 months pregnant, I am currently 36 weeks along with only around 4 weeks remaining until my due date. I qualify for maternity leave in my position. I have recently (within the past month) been written up twice for...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You may be experiencing pregnancy discrimination, and you should talk with an employment attorney as soon as possible. Usually clients don't seek my advice in these situations until after termination. Often an employment attorney can help avoid that result, so you are smart to ask the question at this stage. Feel free to call my office for a consultation at 513-721-1975.

    Elizabeth S. Loring, Esq.
    Freking & Betz, LLC
    525 Vine St., 6th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    tel: 513.721.1975
    fax: 513.651.2570

    70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
    Dayton, Ohio 45440
    937-306-6486

    See question