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  • Do i have a case if i was offered a job and then when they found out i was epileptic they no longer wanted me ?

    i worked for a school district for almost 9 yrs. became top security officer ,was employee of the month several times, was well known for my achievements with the district and police dept. I relocated then decided to come back my boss asked me to ...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Most employers require full and truthful disclosure on job applications. Did you fail to disclose your condition or your citation for driving without a license when you were originally hired? The failure to disclose "bad acts" or material information are sound reasons for refusing to hire an applicant.

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  • Do you have labor law attorneys for Texas?

    I have questions about my status at work

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an employment attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.

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  • I was laid off from my job due to budget cuts and I was the highest paid.

    I was having issues with my boss for the past year prior to my layoff. I believe my layoff was more personal than business, as another employee in the department only made .10 less an hour than I and I had more experience and knowledge than the ot...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Assuming you were working without a formal written contract, you don't have a claim. Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. No law guarantees a pleasant working environment and you should be prepared to find another job.

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  • Can I be forced to resign or be fired because my new wife is in human resources?

    I was hired through a referral by my at the time girlfriend; who works in HR. Her direct manager and the HR Director approved my hiring and we even signed a "anti harassment agreement" in the case of a break-up. The hiring manager has praised me t...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Assuming you were working without a formal written contract, you don't have a claim. Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera.

    It appears you got caught in the cross-fire of internal politics.

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  • Can I be sued for harassment?

    I had previously pose a question about getting money owed from a friend. He no longer works for the company I met him at and he moved (so I don't have an address). How do I find a way to start a lawsuit. Only number I have is his cell phone.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    This is a debt collection question. You can't be sued for attempting to collect a debt owed to you so long as you don't use abusive tactics or threats. You could use various people locating sites to find the debtor or ask other mutual acquaintances for location information.

    You can sue and you could win, but you will have a very difficult time collecting on a judgment.

    Keep in mind that Texas is an extremely debtor friendly state. Nobody gets your house except the lender and the IRS. Nobody gets your car except the lender and the IRS. Nobody gets your wages except the IRS and child support. Nobody gets your pension/retirement/401k/IRA except the IRS. Most people don't have any thing more than that, so there is nothing to get to satisfy a judgment. HOWEVER, a judgment is good for 10 years and can be renewed. Also, the judgment is accruing interest and is being reported to the credit bureaus. The creditor is hoping that one day you will have some money saved for a large credit-based purchase (car or house). When you apply for that loan, the judgment creditor will learn you have cash and will then try again to get you to pay. Luxury items such as motorcycles and boats and cash on deposit in banks are not protected. Even then it is possible to file bankruptcy to avoid payment.

    Because a homestead can't be taken to satisfy a judgment unrelated to the mortgage or taxes, the judgment creditor must give a partial release with respect to the home if you request it in writing. This is necessary if you plan to buy, sell, refinance, or take a home equity loan. If the creditor will not release on request, there is a statutory process to go around the judgment lien. This does not mean you don't owe the money, just that the house can't be held hostage to the judgment.

    You may have to make this a life lesson: don't lend money to friends and NEVER co-sign on a purchase for anyone.

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  • I continue to get sexual harass, This continues to happen, even though I have told management a years ago. What to do?

    I get sexual harassed every time I visit this brand and all these women do is talk about sex whenever I visit this business, I tired of it and its embarrassing. All the managers their know these women do me like this, I have told the manageme...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    I may not understand your complaint, but it appears to me that you are a CUSTOMER and not an employee in this brand/store. You have tremendous power to stop this behavior by contacting corporate management.

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  • Do I have a case here, be it discrimination, harassment, loss of wages, etc?

    At my job as a delivery driver, three assistant managers on staff are using personal beef and my personal religious preference to try and work together to eliminate and at very least have my hours taken from me at my from my job which ive done fai...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Start with a written complaint to HR. If the behavior does not stop, you can make an EEOC complaint, consult with an employment attorney, or both.

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  • Is the below a legal waiver to sign in regards to an employer? Video/Audio Surveillance Policy

    I hereby release TPG from all liability, including liability for negligence, associated with the enforcement of these policies and/or any surveillance undertaken pursuant to these policies.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You don't give enough facts or context to make a useful answer possible. Such a clause must be read in context. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an employment attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.

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  • Can my employer fire me for NOT being available to work on the weekends (which is overtime) on top of my 40 hour week?

    I have a part-time job and will be back in school full time in the next few weeks. I do work over time during the regular days of M-F. Being that Texas is an at will state will my inability to work 6 days a week cause me to be terminated? The com...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. Refusal to work when scheduled is a legitimate business reason to terminate employment.

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  • I was just laid off 2 and 1/2 months after returning to work from a few weeks of medical leave. What can I do?

    I was hospitalized. My resource leader's attitude toward me changed considerably after I returned to work. 2 and a 1/2 months later I was laid off. Seems to me that it was because of the medical leave and not performance.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You may have a claim for retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should consult with an employment attorney in your area. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on Avvo.com.

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