Sam G. Morgan’s Answers

Sam G. Morgan

Detroit Wrongful Termination Lawyer.

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  1. I was terminated after 12 years the manager sited that i was giving other emploees one word answers when asked questions.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Robert M Fortgang
    3 lawyer answers

    If you do not have an agreement on the duration of your employment (i.e., the length of time that you will be employed), and you are employed for indefinite duration (i.e., it could be a short term, it could be a long term - no one ever discussed it with you), the law in Michigan presumes that you are employed on an at-will basis. To overcome that presumption, you need to have objective evidence that you and your employer negotiated and agreed to a term of employment that requires just cause...

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  2. I am full time cook for a major corp my boss makes me serve muslims, blacks, whites 3 different menu what can i do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    2. James S. Lawrence
    3. Herbert J Tan
    3 lawyer answers

    To answer your question, I am going to assume that you are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (i.e., union represented) that defines you job description in a way that limits the number of menus that you can be assigned on a daily basis. Because if you are, and changing your scope of work is something that the CBA says must be negotiated, then you could grieve the directive on that basis. That being said (i.e., you are the typical, at-will employee without an employment...

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  3. Offered a severence package in exchange for signing a waiver & release agreement. Can I be used as scapegoat without recourse?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    1 lawyer answer

    The waiver and release discharges your employer from any liability claim you may have that arise out of your employment relationship or the termination of your employment. There are a handful of claims that cannot be waived, even if you sign this document, such as a claim for workers compensation benefits. But, generally speaking, if you sign this document, you give up any claim you may have resulting from any that occurred before you sign the severance agreement. If the scapegoating you are...

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  4. Is it legal for my employer to refuse for me to have water with a doctors note?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Elizabeth Tandy Foster
    3 lawyer answers

    If the employer's rationale for the rule is related to the business, and there are other methods of effectively accommodating your health-related need to have the ability to drink water during the work day (such as giving you periodic breaks, as needed, or during down times, to go to the break room), then the rule will prevail. One of the key provisions of the ADA and the regulations that implement the law, is that employees are not necessarily entitled to the specific accommodation that they...

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  5. Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Osak
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Sam G. Morgan
    4. Darrel S Jackson
    4 lawyer answers

    I like the idea of covertly recording your co-workers and supervisors being abusive to you, especially if you get one or more of them to mention that your illness is the or a reason for their abuse. It is always good to have evidence to support your complaint, because you know that they will deny it. Do a better job than just "trying" to go to your higher management. Put your complaint to them in writing, and specifically allege that you are being subjected to this abusive treatment because...

  6. My husband was fired from his job on false pretenses is he able to sue them?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    If your husband was an at will employee, the only way that he could sue them is if he has evidence that would demonstrate that his termination was based on his race, age, gender, national origin, or some other specific characteristic or conduct that that law protects. There is no law in Michigan or on the federal level that requires employers to terminate for fair or just reasons, only. The law in Michigan and in most states leave it up to the employer and employee to detemine, through the...

  7. Is this a reasonable suit for wrongful termination

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    1 lawyer answer

    It is illegal to fire an employee because she is pregnant. Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination and is illegal. The fact that the selected you for termination, instead of your replacement, and told you to come back after having the baby and that they would fire her, is evidence that your pregnancy was a factor in their decision. That does not necessarily make it a good lawsuit, because your damages picture is unclear. What year did this happen? If April 5, 2008, and you...

  8. The General Manager son is trying to fight me and likes to come to work high. He has threathen me a few times what can i do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    1 lawyer answer

    Make a formal complaint to HR. Request that the kid be forbidden for entering the premises. Use your common sense to solve the problem, rather than looking for a way to cash in on it with a lawsuit, because you'll find that there is not much of a lawsuit there at all.

  9. I work at a company for the past year and four months...I have a very well extablished work history before this.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    2. Rebecca Elise Ary
    3. Sam G. Morgan
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a terrible situation, and you really should not put up with it. Why on Earth are you resorting to looking for help on the internet, instead of calling a lawyer? Get to work on a few different tracks. First, start looking for a different job. You are never going to feel good about working at that place, and you should put your mental and emotional health first. There is no shame in walking away form an abusive situation and finding a better situation for your health. Second, what...

  10. Is this situation considered a hostile work environment? Can the assistant director be charged with sexual harassment?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Sam G. Morgan
    1 lawyer answer

    Aside from the sexual comments and sex toy prior to your complaint, it sounds like the sexual conduct stopped after you made your complaint. If your expectation of something "being done" about it is that your employer must take disciplinary action, such as termination, you are expecting more than the law requires. The employer need only take action that stops the sexual harassment. Your problem seems to be retaliation for making the complaint. Does your employer have someone in charge of...