Recent Free Legal Questions answered by
Betty Tsamis


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I was fired for having a seizure on the job
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I am sorry to hear this. As you might know, state and federal law prohibit an employer from taking... more

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Regarding FMLA for birth of child: Is there a form to fill out? My employer told me I was eligible...
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This is a great question so I did some digging around. Basically, if you are having a pregnancy... more

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I have an employee who has started the FMLA certification process for a surgery scheduled on 9/4/18...
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So, what is your question? more

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Can my employer give me a poor performance review because I was out on medical leave for difficult...
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An employer, under the specific facts you describe, has violated the FMLA. more

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I am a salaried health care provider. Is it legal to consistently work 10 hour shifts with no...
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As to the first question, you do not mention what your actual job is. If you are exempt then the... more

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my daughter is listed as a high risk pregnancy, but her doctor wont place her on FMLA. She is...
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The doctor is "excusing" her from work but not completing paperwork for FMLA? This is an... more

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After 12 weeks of medical disability, and after the diagnosis and symptoms of cervical dystonia it...
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It is difficult to make a prediction of why they are "doing this." They are likely asking... more

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Is it legal for an employer to hold any money owed to an employee because he quit without notice?
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As a general rule, no an employer cannot do this. more

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A company hired me, relocated me from California to Illinois, and was fired 2 weeks later for...
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Illinois' medical marijuana act provides: (410 ILCS 130/40) (Section scheduled to be repealed on... more

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My wife had tongue Cancer, and after surgery(removing 75 percent of her tongue) she has very poor...
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I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. She is likely protected by the ADA. This means she is... more


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