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was laid off late February 2018 and employer instead of lump sum severance kept me on payroll for 6 months. While receiving the monthly payments I have applied to over 160 jobs and have no offer of employment. Was told I could not apply for unemployment u
Was laid off late February 2018 and employer kept me on payroll for 6 months, rather than giving me a lump sum severance. Have applied to over 160 jobs with no offers. Was told I could not apply for N...
1 answer  |  asked Sep 9, 2018 09:58 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

If it is listed in the company handbook that vacation is earned through years of service. Can a new hire be offered extra weeks of vacation as incentive instead of having to for the years of service? NY
Our company policy is that when Hired you are given 2 weeks of vacation and may voluntarily purchase a 5th day of vacation. At the beginning of your 6th year you acquire another week and at your 12 ye...
1 answer  |  asked Sep 3, 2018 08:02 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Can I be fired twice from a union job for the same thing , can I get help with a settlement case for discrimination
I want to start up a discrimination case on the behalf of m being terminated for the same thing twice Which is against the union policy.
1 answer  |  asked Aug 31, 2018 05:46 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Do we have a case - disability discrimination, Civil Service Law violations
Hello - I think my husband has been discriminated because of his disability. He is a competitive class worker laid off from CUNY after 16 years. He had to take two FMLAs in the past two years. In Feb ...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 29, 2018 12:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Hello I like to know if I can file a discrimination lawsuit against my employer. I was fired and I was verbally abused for something I did not do and for something I did not say. I was fired for something another crew member said about the company. I was
I was fired for something I did not say, and when found out I was not the one who stated these bad things, I was suspended for being late instead, BUT, he kept the bad crew member who was proven to ha...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 26, 2018 02:56 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Do I have a wrongful demotion case?
I’ve work at my current company for almost 5 years as an at will employee. I was working in a position during year 4 and than was promotion to another position where I’ve been working for about a ...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 16, 2018 02:50 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

If a campany has an existing serverance plan already in place and outlined in an employee handbook, and the WARN act is initiated, can the employer reduce the amount of severance an employee receives by the WARN benefit?
If a company has an existing severance plan already in place and outlined in an employee handbook, and the WARN act is initiated, can the employer reduce the amount of severance an employee receives b...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 6, 2018 12:39 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

I left my job as a medical assistant after 11 years and 9 months. After the assistant manager come to me (I start my shift at 8:30am), at 10am and told me:
I left my job as a medical assistant after 11 years and 9 months. After the assistant manager come to me (I start my shift at 8:30am), at 10am and told me: "at 11am some body else will take over and y...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 4, 2018 7:24 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

If I am using intermittent FMLA to care for my son, can my boss refuse to let me take a pre-approved personal day which was approved before I needed to use FMLA?
1 answer  |  asked Jul 31, 2018 1:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

job offer recinded after finding out about criminal background, protected under 23-A
I am located in upstate NY. We are protected by 23-A law here for discrimination against criminal background. I have never had a problem finding employment. However, I worked for an employer for almos...
1 answer  |  asked Jul 26, 2018 2:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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