I was prescribed a high dose of Venlafaxine (Efexor) just after my stroke in 2010. I thought problems I was having all this time was related to my stroke, but now find out, it is this drug I am taking still. Brain fog, poor decisions that have cos...
This is a better question for medical malpractice or personal injury sections. I put it on medical malpractice, but you may also want to post it on personal injury.See question
Are there state laws protecting employees from customer harassment?
Unclear who is wanting to sue whom. Is the employee wanting to sue the customer? It depends upon what was done. Stalking, assault, defamation, libel, theft, interference with business relations, etc. All are potential claims, just depends upon the facts.See question
I have been off work for almost a year and a half, as of last Monday I won my union arbitration in full, job back, back wages, back insurance, and back pension contribution. On last Friday the union called and said company wants to know what my pr...
It may be a good idea, it depends. Obviously, you can figure out a price. However, there are risks either way. If you stay, the employer could find irrelevant reasons to fire you and send you back into the same process. If you leave, you have to ensure that they pay enough to make it worth your while. Nothing wrong with making an extremely large offer to cover everything. Having an attorney look over and make sure your calculations cover everything is probably a good idea. I am sure there are attorneys who will do this on an hourly basis. So may cost you a thousand, but will keep you from hitting landmines that you are unaware of.See question
I was told on Friday that if I do not change my schedule from four days a week to five, with the same total amount of hours per week, my total hours will be reduced. Is that legal?
An employer has every right to set your schedule. You have every right to turn down that schedule. This is generally referred to as "at-will" employment. If you are unwilling to work 5 days, then you can say no. They can fire you, reduce your hours, or simply not schedule you at all. This assumes that there is no other reason behind the change. The reason is where the discrimination laws are based. So if the real reason for the change was that you filed a wage claim or worker's comp claim, were part of a protected group, then there is something there. If this is just that it is better for the employer, then you have a decision to make.See question
Can i sue my employer for the unequal pay act?
The easier way to go is to file claims for unpaid wages. Under Oregon law, where your employer chooses to pay salary, it must at least pay you minimum wage. You are far from meeting that standard. You are entitled to the difference plus penalties. If your employment has ended, you may be entitled to a second penalty. Each penalty could be up to 30 days of wages. ($2,340). In addition, you could get your attorney fees paid, making your employer pay your attorney to recover your wages. Calling a wage and hour attorney at this time would be a very good idea.
Your idea about equal pay is more difficult, but likely ends up in the same place. The difficulty is proving the reason you are being paid different. That reason must be something unlawful. You have not provided information regarding why you get $1k per month, other than you are a cook not a waitress. That could be explored, but you already have claims to raise your pay that are stronger and less novel than a discrimination approach, and you do not have to prove why they are paying you less.See question
On March 27, my mother had a stroke on her way to work. Today, May 1, she got a letter from her employer saying that she was fired as of March 31 given her inability to work at this time. The stroke left her with a hospital bill of 82 grand, an...
There are several issues. First, whether she qualifies for medical leave. If so, terminating her likely is unlawful resulting in damages. Second, if she had health insurance, cutting that health insurance once she has an injury likely is also an issue. Third, pre-dating the termination is also likely a problem. It also may affect her rights to get employer insurance coverage during the time she is recovering.
Your mom should discuss these matters with an employment attorney.See question
I work at a car dealership in Oregon. One of my co-workers, who is paid hourly, didn't clock out for lunches and worked through them. It's a small business and we do our own payroll. Someone deducted his lunches out of his paycheck. Is this legal?...
No. Your co-worker must be paid for the time they work. If they are working, then cannot deduct 30 minutes. There is a possible exception, where the employer cannot know, and does not know, the employee is working. Usually this is argued in these types of cases. However, it is a tough road for the employer unless the employee is able to hide it. Like for instance a person who is working away from the office and does not tell the employer.See question
I've worked for a company for 9 months and they are just now requesting my education transcripts. Can I legally decline this and can they legally fire me for it if I do?
Unless you have a contract, that says that they cannot fire you, the employer can terminate your employment for any reason or no reason. The only limitations are generally regarding gender, race, religion, etc. School records is not in this protected status. If you deny the request, it will be up to them what action they take.See question
My employer is reporting that I quit. It may be gray area. 8 months ago was my first dock in pay. 3 months ago two of my four shifts ( more than 2/3 of my income) I was laid off from. I claimed for part time UE. This left two shifts that paid c...
What do you mean by "first dock in pay"? If they are docking you wages after you have already worked them, that is a problem and you should be looking at filing a wage claim. If your employment is over, you could be due several thousand in penalties, in addition to the wages. Some attorneys handle wage claims on a contingency fee basis, being paid by your employer to win your wages and penalties.
As for the harassment, that may be more difficult. Unless the harassment involves race, religion, making a complaint about compliance with laws, complaining about unlawful wage payment issues, or other such matter, the harassment is likely irrelevant. Being a bad boss, a jerk, or even an idiot, is not generally unlawful.See question
New manager trying to take away our 14-minute 7 before and 7 after on clocking in
You should immediately call a wage and hour attorney. This type of thing often causes unpaid regular and overtime wages. Where the employer is larger, can be a class action. There are much more complex questions that go into it than a simple answer.See question