one of my managers made sexual advances towards me (groping me) and advised me he's very close with the owners of the night club & insinuated that if I had sex with him he'd put a good word in with me so that I can keep getting good shifts and I o...
Based on the information provided, it appears you may be able to proceed with a claim for sexual harassment. However, in order to determine whether you have a viable claim, the strength of that claim and the pros and cons (risks) of moving forward with that claim, you should consult with a qualified and experienced employment attorney.See question
I shared a hotel room with a coworker on a business trip. When i got back to my hotel room i found my naked boss having sex with my co worker and had to hide in the bathroom. When it was over i came out of the bathroom and tried to go to sleep. ...
Based on the information you have provided, it seems that you were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and, to the extent your termination can be shown to be related to you being subjected to or objecting to what went on, you may have a viable claim of sexual harassment. I would strongly recommend that you contact a qualified and experienced employment law attorney who will be able to better analyze your situation and give you advice as to whether you have a claim and should pursue that claim.See question
I am starting a small business in FL, i left my previous position in Human Resources in order to begin this process. I would like to relocate to Chicago, Illinois. I cannot remember signing a non-compete though it is something standard that my pre...
A fair amount of analysis is necessary to answer this question. That analysis begins with a review of the non-compete agreement, including review of which law and venue the agreement requires. There also needs to be consideration given to Illinois law, whether an action is brought first in Florida and enforcement is attempted there or an action is brought in Illinois. My recommendation is that you schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced employment attorney. There will likely be a fee for that consultation, but that investment is worthwhile so that you can understand your exposure and hopefully avoid paying substantially more defending against a non-compete suit.See question
I worked for an IT company as Operations Manager for 7 months. During this time, I started helping some of our customers with software development and database work. The IT company did not previously offer these services so the customers were ve...
As others have noted, it is difficult to provide an answer to your question without reviewing the non-compete agreement and obtaining additional information necessary to determine whether the agreement would be enforceable under Florida law. I therefore recommend that you schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced employment attorney.See question
I am going out of town on a business trip for 5 days . My boss told me I have to share a room with 2 other co-workers and I will have to share a bed a full size bed . Is this legal to have me share a bed like that?
There is nothing unlawful in your employer requiring you to share a bed. However, if the other female employee (or anyone else) engages in unwanted and improper sexual conduct, or you have a reasonable belief that this may occur, then you should object and ask for a different arrangement. If at that point your employer does not take steps to avoid or stop such conduct, then there may be some basis for a sexual harassment claim.See question
I was written up once for asking to borrow a couple $ from a girl I had worked with for years. Not in handbook. Written up for making mistakes regarding to many comas in a letter and making mistakes regarding new procedures. New boss has created a...
Based upon the information you have provided, you may be able to establish a viable claim of age discrimination, particularly if you are replaced with someone substantially younger (perhaps 55 or younger). There are certain time deadlines that apply to filing an age claim and you must exhaust administrative remedies. I would recommend that you contact a qualified and experienced employment attorney to evaluate your claim and assist you further.See question
Hello, I left a company mid-July 2016 and they did not want to pay me my June 2016 commissions because as per company policy, I will not be on "payroll" (the commission checks are cut that last check of the month, I left prior) so I will forfeited...
In the State of Florida, if an employer has a written policy that you must be employed at the time the commission is to be disbursed, then you would not be entitled to the commission. The only argument that may be able to be made is that the reason you were terminated was to deny you of commissions coming due. Such claims, however, are difficult to pursue.See question
Florida exempt employee, curious about paid time off. It seems that the FSLA claims that exempt employees are generally required to be paid for the week regardless of how many days worked. Just looking for clarification.
The Department of Labor has the following to say regarding deductions for exempt employees under the FLSA:
Deductions from pay are permissible when an exempt employee: is absent from work for one or more full days
for personal reasons other than sickness or disability; for absences of one or more full days due to sickness or
disability if the deduction is made in accordance with a bona fide plan, policy or practice of providing
compensation for salary lost due to illness; to offset amounts employees receive as jury or witness fees, or for
military pay; for penalties imposed in good faith for infractions of safety rules of major significance; or for
unpaid disciplinary suspensions of one or more full days imposed in good faith for workplace conduct rule
infractions. Also, an employer is not required to pay the full salary in the initial or terminal week of
employment, or for weeks in which an exempt employee takes unpaid leave under the Family and Medical
is it better to get a right to sue from eeoc after 180 days or wait no matter how long to it takes to hear back, will they get me a lawyer in eaither case?
Often times, a case will languish in the EEOC for many months, and sometimes for years. Also, the vast majority of the cases do not result in a "cause" finding and only a small percentage of the "cause" finding cases are actually litigated by the EEOC. You should consult with a qualified and experienced employment attorney to assess the merits and value of your case and to discuss whether it would be better to leave the case pending with the EEOC or to request a dismissal and Notice of Right to Sue.See question
Dismissed from work after 37 years. False allegations. Director of ancillary department fostered work environment where employees could accuse management of anything. When I inquired for proof none was provided. Organization is big and powerful.
As you were with the company for 37 years, you may well have a claim for age discrimination, particularly if you are replaced by a substantially younger employee. I recommend that you contact a qualified and experienced employment attorney to review the facts of your situation and assess the viability of a claim.See question