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  • What should be my next step

    On 1/29/16 Multiple racially directed comments were directed to me m\by co workers at my place of employment. Due to the seniority of the employees I am concerned that if I report these actions to management or HR it will create an even further ho...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Talk to an employment attorney right away. Your attorney will be able to analyze the specifics of what happened and tell you what your options are. By law, you should be able to report those comments to HR and not suffer any retaliation. If your employer does take an adverse employment action against you because you reported racially insensitive/offensive comments, then you'll have a claim for retaliation against your employer. It's definitely a good idea to talk to a lawyer about this first. Good luck.

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    Joe Larson

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  • Is it true that I don't have a case because there was no visible damage to my car, but I did however complain of back and neck p

    A car hit me in my rear while I was stopped at a stop sign.in was leaning forward looking for traffic prior to impact. I am currently experience back and neck pain.

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's not possible to say without more facts. However, if you were rear-ended then you may have a claim for your injuries. Contact a local personal injury attorney right away. Once your lawyer has all the facts, he/she will be able to better advise you on your options. Good luck.

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  • Is this a legal act under the current employment and employee rights?

    A coworker quit their job,then came back as a supervisor. Then the job went on downtime. I came back when the job started back up to find out i was fired. But i have emails stating that my job was secure for the upcoming season. I had to transfer ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    This really depends on whether or not you have a binding employment contract and the specifics of the email you mentioned. You should contact a local employment attorney to discuss your case right away. Once your lawyer has all the facts, he/she will be able to better advise you on your options. Most attorneys will conduct a free consultation in cases like yours. Good luck.

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    Joe Larson

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  • Will my charge prevent me from obtaining employment in the medical field. Can I have my felony sealed?

    I was charge as an adult in 2004 for battery(felony). I'm interested becoming a cbrf (Community Based Residential Facilities). its been over 10 years am I would like to have m record sealed. However in the years I've been blinding by the truth, I ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should contact a local criminal defense attorney that specializes in expungements. I've changed the category of your question to Criminal Defense. Good luck.

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  • Can my employer legally cut my pay of i have Drs orders to work from home?

    I have liver disease that weakens my immune system. A simple cold passed around at the office causes me to come down with bronchitis or something worse. My Dr has recommended i wear rubber gloves at work if i have to touch other people's computers...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should contact a Minnesota-licensed employment attorney as soon as possible. Depending on a few facts you haven't mentioned in your post, you may have a claim against your employer for disability discrimination. If your employer was aware of your condition, then it has an obligation to at least attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation for you. Speak to a lawyer. Once he/she has all the facts, your attorney will be able to better advise you on your options. Most attorneys will take a case like yours on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay them if you win. Good luck.

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    Joe Larson

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  • Can I sue for a hostile work environment?

    Recently i was provoked into losing my temper at work by another employee who appeared to have been intoxicated. what happened was actually two incidents within 30 minutes while at work. the first took place outside on break, when my co-worker fli...

    Joseph’s Answer

    There may be facts you haven't included here, but from what you've written, you may have difficulty proving your case. To make a claim for a hostile work environment, you need to show that your employer treated you different because of your inclusion in a protected class, i.e. race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, etc. If your coworker was provoking you because of your inclusion in one of those classes, and your employer knew about it and failed to take action, then you may have a claim. So, a lot of this depends on what exactly happened with your coworker. Another potential problem is that you voluntarily quit the job before the employer had an opportunity to investigate and take action re: your complaint. Either way, if you can show you were discriminated against based on one of the categories mentioned above, then you may have a case. Contact a local employment attorney and give him/her the whole story. Once your attorney has all the facts, he/she will be able to better advise you on what your options are. Good luck.

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  • What do I need to do and who do I need to talk to? I spoken with many attorneys with no answers

    On October 2015 in the state of Wisconsin I was illegally fired at my job for responding to multiple fire calls in a 3-day spree in which I had to miss 2 work shifts in a row. I am a first responder/firefighter at the lac du Flambeau fire departme...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Leech. You should find a Wisconsin licensed plaintiff's employment attorney to help you with this claim. Most attorneys will take cases like yours on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won't have to pay them out of pocket for their services. Contact an attorney right away. Good luck.

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    Joe Larson

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  • How will the irs process my ss8 form?

    I have a unique situation. I cared for an elderly lady for about 9 months in 2014 (made about $9000). I cared for her in her home, she dictated the job to be done and hours I worked. She supplied the tools necessary to complete the job and paid me...

    Joseph’s Answer

    This is probably a better question for an accountant or a tax attorney. I've re-categorized the question to "Tax."

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  • Can an employer only allow you to redeem a % of a gift card because you are an employee?

    I received a gift card that is accepted at my employer, however my employer is saying I can only redeem for 83% of the face value because I am an employee. The gift card was purchased from a 3rd party who sells gift cards redeemable to certain sal...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, an employer can control its own policies and there's not much an employee can do. As long as they are not discriminating against you or paying you less than what they owe you, the company is allowed to make rules like this. I'm not sure what the 17% amounts to, but it likely isn't enough money to warrant risking your job to bring an action for the difference.

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  • Do i have grounds for lawsuit

    i am a gay male who has been harassed for 10 years off n finally forced to resign.what are my options?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You may have a claim. If you can show that you were treated differently by your employer due to your sexual orientation, and that they intentionally tried to get you to quit your job, you may have a case. Contact a plaintiff's employment attorney as soon as possible. Once your attorney has all the facts, he/she will be able to better advise you on the viability of your claims. Most attorneys offer a free consultation for cases like yours. You have 300 days to file a charge with the EEOC before you lose your opportunity to bring suit, so contact a lawyer right away. Good luck.

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    Joe Larson

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