I am currently on FMLA leave for a documented medical issue and I believe my supervisor has violated my rights. He is sending me mean, unprofessional text messages and is pressuring me for more information about my illness. He has accused me of ab...
There are a number of protections under FMLA for employees who utilize it to take time off. You may have a viable claim for harassment under both the NY Human Rights Law, FMLA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I would advise you to contact an employment attorney for a consultation to determine what you can do in your situation. You should do so as soon as possible, especially if you are going to be exhausting your FMLA soon and cannot return to work. There are protections under the ADA which must be considered and you should begin to prepare for to secure your job.See question
I injure my knee on scaffold at work in October 2015. I am cover with WC insurance and had surgery done in February 2016. After surgery my doctor told me that damage on my knee is greater then MRI originally shows and recovery will be much longer ...
Your WC case and a potential personal injury case are separate issues. There are details missing about your accident that are required to provide a proper evaluation of personal injury action. There are a number of protections for construction workers under the NY Labor Law. Contact an attorney for an evaluation as soon as possible.See question
THE NYS OMIG has placed me on an exclusion. Is an Article 78 proceeding the way to fight being on NYS OMIG exclusion list if my appeal is denied ? I am a registered Nurse.
There are many attorneys in Erie County who can help you with your situation. Check the AVVO profiles for an employment lawyer in your area.See question
I work for a group home in upstate NY and had a manager who allowed me to work work regular overtime shifts at the other house she managed for about 2 years without telling me I was supposed to make $1.00 more an hour. When I found this out last y...
You should consult with an attorney. If you were working OT then you should have received time and a half minimum for every hour over 40. This is dependent on your position and whether you are considered non-exempt. Most lawyers will give you a free consultation to discuss.See question
I was recently fired from a job with New York State. I feel I was discriminated against. Two other people involved in the same situation who were white were not fired. I am black. I have started the process with EEOC to file a charge of discrimina...
Every investigation is different. I recommend you discuss your situation with an attorney who can help you decide if EEOC or the NYS Division of Human Rights is more appropriate. Some investigations take longer than others but it is important to get filed with the right agency. Good luck.See question
Hurt my wrist at work and I have been trying things on my own to make the pain go away. Its been two weeks and the pain has worsened.
Under NY Workers' Compensation law you must provide your employer WRITTEN notice of the accident which caused your injury within 30 days of the accident. This is not a strict deadline, as some circumstances arise where the claim is allowed after 30 days notice, but it is fact specific and will be an issue for the Judge to decide. I advise you contact a lawyer as soon as possible, as there is no legal fee to you unless the claim is accepted and only after the Judge awards same to the lawyer. Once the claim is accepted you will receive a claim number for your treatment. I recommend you contact a lawyer and make arrangements for a doctor's visit as soon as possible.See question
Good morning my name is mariangeli im trying to see what i could do cuz i took my son his 2 years old for a lead test and it came back level 7 i have to take him back on wed at 11:15 am what cat i do
Unfortunately Rochester continues to have numerous children being exposed to deteriorated lead paint which leads to lead exposure. I am sorry you have to deal with this difficult circumstances. All though lead can come from many sources, the most common cause is paint in older homes. Your son is under the threshold of 10 so this level did not trigger a DOH inspeection. If you are in a rental home then contact the landlord and let him or her know of the level and any chipping, peeling or deteriorated paint in your residence or common areas. There is a lot of information on the CDC website about childhood lead poisoning and I would direct you there to learn more about how to help your son. Good luck.See question
Hello, I was on a nft a bus and the bus had difficulties so we parked. While parked waiting for another nfta bus...Their was a laid law bus that hit the bus. I was holding on to my seat and injured my wrist. My lawyer offered me 2 thousand dollars...
As anything in life, not all lawyers are created equal. You have many options available and you should find an attorney who is willing to listen and explain the process. As this involves buses, it is a no-fault case, and there are certain qualifiers you need to meet to get a recovery. We call this the "serious injury" threshold and is defined under Insurance Law 5012(d). Most attorneys will give you free consultation, as this is the practice in my office, so reach out to someone to talk about your situation.See question
I was recently went through the arbitration process and was terminated from my job as a NYS Correction Officer. There were two other officers involved in the same incident they were both reinstated to their jobs. Those other officers were white, I...
You have a tight timeline to appeal the decision. If you want to pursue this matter I recommend you consult with an attorney as soon as possible.See question
My 30's something boss has told me that he wants me to retire several times. I'm in my 60's. He's done this twice in front of witnesses.
There are many employment laws under NY and Federal law which provides protections from discrimination because of your age. Contact an employment attorney for a consultation to determine if you have a viable claim and how to proceed with your situation.See question