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Steven E. Petrou

Cypress Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. Can I sue a business segment of a large corporation for sexual harassment or do I have to sue the corporation itself?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Debra Vera Jennings
    2. Steven E. Petrou
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Darrel S Jackson
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should sue your "employer", which is the legal entity that directs your work, supervises you and pays you. In order to make the right call you would need to provide additional details and consult an attorney.

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  2. Decree not signed but I want to file a sexual misconduct charge against my attorney.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Brian Christopher Tyrone
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Mark Allen Land
    4 lawyer answers

    I am shocked at the conduct of your attorney. You should report him to the Texas Bar Association. As for the settlement, most are enforced unless you can prove that you were coereced and would not have signed it willingly. It may be better for you to hire another attorney to give you advice about the settlement.

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  3. Does my previous employer still have to pay me my commission if i quit?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Kevin Rindler Madison
    3. Darrel S Jackson
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not have to sign any documents to get your commission, if the employer violated a valid commission agreement. You should have your commission agreement reviewed by a lawyer in your area to see if it is enforceable. If you sign any release documents you may not be able to sue your employer for sexual harassment.

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  4. What is the Texas Law pertaining to forcing workers to clock out and then making them continue to work?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Andrew Daniel Weisblatt
    3. Herbert J Tan
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot be forced to work "off the clock." You must be paid at least the minimum wage for every hour worked and time and a half for any time you worked over 40 hours in a one week period. If you complain about this and they fire you or cut your hours, you can file a retaliation claim against them.

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  5. Can my employer legally fire me for filing a discrimination complaint against a former employer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. David James Manley
    3. Joel Efrem Cohen
    4. Brian Heath Crockett
    4 lawyer answers

    No. Your current employer is prohibited from firing you, if the reason that he fired you is because you previously filed a charge of job discrimination. Please contact us if you need further information. Steve Petrou Attorney at Law 11107 McCracken Circle, Suite A Houston (Cypress), TX 77429 281-970-8555 281-970-8559 (fax) Petrou101@aol.com Confidentiality and Disclaimer: In the absence of a signed letter of engagement or a contract of representation, no information contained in...

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  6. What is the statute of limitations for sexual harassment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Joel Efrem Cohen
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Debra Vera Jennings
    4 lawyer answers

    In Texas you generally should file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC within 180 days, but no later than 300 days. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Steve Petrou Attorney at Law 11107 McCracken Circle, Suite A Houston (Cypress), TX 77429 281-970-8555 281-970-8559 (fax) Petrou101@aol.com Confidentiality and Disclaimer: In the absence of a signed letter of engagement or a contract of representation, no information contained in this email constitutes an...

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  7. What reasonable accommodations can I request under ADA or should I look at filing Workman's Comp?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Daniel Lee O'Neil
    3. Daniel L. Morris
    4. Natalie Rebecca Lynch
    5. David Brian Snyder
    5 lawyer answers

    It would be unlawful for your employer to fire you for requesting reasonable accommodation for your carpal tunnel condition or to fire you for being on FMLA. See what accommodations HR can give you while you recover. Also, if you were injured on the job you should apply for workers compensation and an employer cannot fire you for seeking workers compensation.

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  8. Fired while on Short term Disability , what type of Lawyer do I need, Social Security, Labor,Workers comp, or Personal ?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephanie O Joy
    2. Steven E. Petrou
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    4 lawyer answers

    If you were fired, but can still perform the essential functions of a truck driver, then you may have a disability discriminaiton case and you should contact an employment lawyer or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you can no longer do your job, then you should apply for short and long term disability and find a lawyer who specializes in disability benefits. Also, if you need help with Social Security Disability there are many lawyers in the Houston area who help in that area.

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  9. False information

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. Natalie Rebecca Lynch
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    4 lawyer answers

    You have to read the company handbook and company policies to determine the answer.

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  10. At will employment and notice period

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven E. Petrou
    2. William Fulton Broemer
    3. Adam Kielich
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is not a true enforceable agreement, you can quit at any time, with or without the four week notice. You should have it reviewed by an employment attorney to determine if your agreement is binding.

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