Can Isue my employer for not putting me on schedule due to medical reasons?

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Can Isue my employer for not putting me on schedule due to medical reasons?

A few weeks ago I had an asthma attack and every since then they will not give me hours. The past 2 weeks I’ve had no days at all on the schedule and I can’t pay my bills. I’m on the verge of loosing my apartment. Also, I had an evaluation a few months ago and I still have yet to receive my raise money on my check.

Asked on February 1, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to talk to the department of labor or your union or your own attorney because ultimately they cannot discriminate against you for medical reasons, especially if you are cleared to work. As to the raise, you are not always entitled to a raise unless it is built in to your employment offer as something that is automatic after an evaluation or a certain length of time of working for the entity.


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