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Bryce Gregory Murray

Metairie Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. As a TX based, HR Director of a PA based company, am I legally obligate to answer questions regarding their legal investigations

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    Wow... you are in a fun situation now, aren't you. The fact is, you were likely a witness to issues in the lawsuit at hand, so, yes, if you do not cooperate the company can likely subpoena you. It sounds like the company did not think through their decision to terminate you considering you are so crucial to their future litigation successes. I do not think you would be out of place to tell the company that they are requiring a lot of your time to assist them in their defense, and as such,...

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  2. Where Can I Find List Of Criminal Codes For State of Louisiana From Around 1946 To 1960?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    That's going to be a tough one to get online (which would enable you to enlarge the print). Most of the State Legislature's law and history only goes back to 1997. If you can afford to pay for services, Lexis or Westlaw may be able to access-- but again, that is pretty far back for electronic access. Your best best would be to contact the LSU Law Center's library, or one of the other law school's libraries should LSU not be able to assist (Loyola, Tulane and Southern). Other libraries/...

  3. Do i have a case against my recent employer

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Gerald James Huffman Jr.
    2. Bryce Gregory Murray
    3. Scott M. Behren
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Huffman is correct. You could very well have an actionable claim against your employer for discrimination under the ADA, State law, or other workplace laws. You should consult with an employment attorney to discuss the details of your matter.

  4. If a white co-worker tells another white co-worker that they talk like a black person and do not need to do that, is that racist

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    If this was an isolated incident and no other comments of the sort have been made, it probably does not rise to the level of discrimination under the law to have an actionable claim. However, if this is a continuing behavior where your co-worker is making inappropriate comments it could become a workplace issue. In Louisiana, employees are at-will, which means an employer can terminate an employee for any reason that is not a protected reason. As such, the employer has the ability to...

  5. What are my legal rights toward an individual who secretly taped a conversation between the two of us at our place of employment

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Thad Harkins
    3 lawyer answers

    Texas law is that only one person needs know that a conversation is being taped. As such, only the person taping the conversation, if they are participating in the conversation, needs to consent to the conversation being taped. Since the conversation occurred in a public place, it is unlikely that an exception could be made for your co-worker taping the conversation (i.e. there was no expectation of privacy of the conversation). Further, this conversation does not appear to have been...

  6. Can my boss talk to other members of staff about me?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    2. William K. Berenson
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Your right to privacy, or your right to your boss not talking about you to other employees is limited. It is not inappropriate for your boss to investigate issues related to workplace issues. A boss is allowed to ask other employees details of the workplace, including issues related to why a cash register is short money, whether a certain employee is goofing off, talking on their cell phone while at work, miss-marking prices on products etc. An employer can look into any issue that effects...

  7. Can I file suit against the Board Of Directors?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Scott Joseph Fruchter
    2. Bryce Gregory Murray
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is really not detailed enough to give an accurate answer and you should consult with an employment lawyer to discuss the facts and reasons why you want to include the board. That being said, it doesn't really made sense to file suit against the Board of Directors when you are already filing suit against the Company. Your lawsuit is going to allege likely that the policies and procedures were somehow faulty, which directly reflects the Board and Executives actions. Normally,...

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  8. Terminated in violation of the Employee polygraph protection act?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    The Polygraph Protection Act is very strict with when an individual can be subjected to the test. Beyond that, there are many strict requirements an employer must follow to be able to use the results of an test. It would be a good idea to talk with an employment lawyer about your termination, as polygraph issues can open an employer to liability.

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  9. Can you sue a former employer for harassment?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    If the harassment was based on your sex, race, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability or other protected category, then you may very well have an actionable claim against your former employer-- especially if you complained and the company did nothing. You should consult with an employment attorney in your area. You can find an attorney that focuses their practice on employment law through the State Bar Association in your state or through a local bar association (...

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  10. I believe that I did not get a promotion because of my age. I fit the job discription and had prior experience in this field.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bryce Gregory Murray
    1 lawyer answer

    If what you are writing is accurate-- you could very well have an actionable claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) which prohibits discrimination in job decisions based on age. You may also have a claim under State law if your State has a counter-part in the law. There are many factors that will determine if you would have a successful claim-- which would include a strict comparison between you, the other candidate and the qualifications for the job. You should consult...

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