My daughter just started working F/T for a day care center, she got sick, went to the doctor, was threatened about losing her job, took them a doctors note and was told she wouldn't be put back on the schedule. She mentioned she would talk to a l...
I agree with the other two counsel responding. From the facts you provide, it does not appear that there is anything unlawful occurring; just what the courts refer to as "bad boss syndrome" which essentially means the boss is a jerk. This is not unlawful. However, if your daughter had to take at least 3 consecutive days off and the employer has at least 50 employees within a 75 mile radius, and your daughter worked there for at least 1 year and worked at least 1,250 hours during the year, then she MIGHT be eligible for Family & Medical Leave, which would protect her job and any adverse employment action. If any of this is true, you should contact an employment attorney promptly.See question
I work in St Petersburg as a cab driver We are required by the city to pay for permits I paid my $90 for my permit The company is owned by different owners Some owners make there drivers get permits some don't. When I asked why everyone doesn't ...
If you report unlawful activity to your employer or any governmental authority, you are protected by the Florida Whistleblower Act. You should contact a local employment law attorney as soon as possible.See question
I worked for a company for over two years, but I was fired back in 2012 after failing a drug test. I didn't have any illegal drugs in my system, but I had an opiate called Codeine from a Tylenol #4 w/Codeine that my mother has a prescription for a...
There is no legal reason you could not be re-hired unless you signed an agreement in exchange for money not to seek re-hiring. It would be solely up to the employer whether to consider re-hiring you.See question
what are my rights? what can I ask for? i have only received a top line Transition Statement. Per HR I won't receive full written package info with release letter until my last day of employment -April 30, 2015
I agree with other counsel who have responded. If your position was terminated, there is probably a plan for severance which is unlikely to be modified for you unless you have some other information which could legitimately be utilized as leverage for a better package. To determine what you may know and whether there may be a basis to seek a better package, you should consult an employment litigation attorney.See question
the probationary employee was ordered to perform a task that resulted in injury to their shoulder, the employee went to company doctor and was placed on light duty for a while. When released by the doctor, company kept employee on light duty for a...
The key issue here is whether you were terminated for filing a worker compensation claim or suffering a work-related injury, OR whether there were any other non-prohibited reasons to terminate. At the very least, the proximity of the termination to the time of your injury and coming back on light duty would lead me to conclude that you should contact an employment attorney in your local area (which we are) as soon as possible.See question
I work overnights for lowes in Florida we get locked in the building and are required to take a thirty minute lunch is this correct
I'm not really sure what you mean by "locked" in the building. As for having to take a 30 minute lunch, yes it may be required. However, you must be free from all work during the break for it to be non-compensable as wages. If you have to do anything work-wise during your break, the entire break is subject to being paid as wages.See question
Some coworkers begun teasing or "bullying" me. First altercation came along cause I was tired of the teasing. Second altercation came along, even though I reported some priors incidents to night shift supervisor, nothing was done. Night of the ...
Unfortunately, you don't indicate why you are being bullied or teased; or what type of bullying and teasing. Thus, it is really impossible to answer. As for the 12 hours per day, there is no prohibition on such hours except in certain occupations. If you resign, you will most likely lose unemployment. If you are terminated, you will end up disclosing it on future employment applications. You may want to see if you can negotiate a reference letter in exchange for resigning, and/or even some severance, if you are willing to consider giving up unemployment benefits. I would discuss this with a local attorney before you take action.See question
He was arrested but charges were dropped. The job only said he could not have convictions. Can they actually get away for firing him for this, or does he stand of chance of a case against them?
He is an at will employee in Florida. He may be discharged for no reason, a true or factually inaccurate reason, a good or bad reason, fair or unfair. He is protected against things like discrimination and various retaliation claims. If an employer wants to terminate an employee for an arrest, there is no law against such action.See question
He is holding all my tools and final pay check. I have called several times and he says he thinks maybe i owe him, but will not tell me how much or for what. I cannot work without my tools.
An employer may not hold a final paycheck beyond the date when the paycheck would ordinarilly be issued to all employees for that period. You would have a small claims case against him for those monies. As for your tools, certainly you are entitled to them if they are yours. His failure to return them is conversion (civil theft). He could be responsible for the full value of you replacing them. If the total of the money owed and the value of the tools does not exceed $5,000, you may want to file a small claims case and hope it is resolved before the trial. If it does exceed $5,000, you will need to consult with an attorney.See question
I am a remote employee (Director) and was recently informed by my boss that my position is going to be moved in house and I will no longer have a job. When I started w/the company over 2 years ago I was a Manager and my contract stated that I wou...
If your contract, whether oral or written, was violated as to commissions then you have a right to the commissions. If the bonus was given anyway, you are probably entitled to the bonus plus the commission. If the bonus was given in lieu of the commissions, then you are probably entitled to the commissions less the bonuses. You should consult with an attorney to review all of the facts.See question