From part time to Per Diem(Elimination)

My company hired me part time a year ago. Recently the company was sold. The company never lay off an employee. How the get rid of employees is that they "Per Diem" them by eliminating their hours to zero. So that the company doesn't have to pay unemployment. Two of us that are deaf got the "Per Diem". Also the company refused to get us interpreters for monthly mandatory meetings.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 14, 2016 6:03 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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Kate Fitzpatrick
If your hours have been eliminated altogether, it's likely worth filing for unemployment and explaining this when you file your claim and/or appeal on this basis.

The failure to provide interpreters may be a failure to provide a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act but I would need to know more.

Best wishes,
Kate Fitzpatrick
Doorways Employment Law

posted by Kate Fitzpatrick  |  Sep 15, 2016 06:06 AM [EST]

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