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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What does a person do when they have a (rather substantial) claim, yet is unable to even get in contact with a lawyer?
TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice answered on Dec 23, 2021

There is no doubt that there is an shortage of attorneys and there will only continue to be some. Furthermore, due to COVID-19, trials are not moving fast enough, which leads to an increase in attorney workload. The best thing to do is to continue to search for an attorney to assist. Over the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: I was fired for missing work due to having cancer and getting surgery. Do I have any options?

In July of this year I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The medical team was able to get me scheduled for surgery in Aug. August 9 I had surgery. On September 2nd my medical was canceled then on the 7th or 8th my boss called me and said this isn't working for him. At that time I felt I... Read more »

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TeAnna Rice answered on Dec 1, 2021

It is not clear what you mean by "at that time I felt I was fired", but you most likely have a claim for FMLA/OFLA retaliation and potentially OSTL retaliation. I highly recommend contacting an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Oregon on
Q: I am being sued by Bank Of America over a an account from 2004 because of law that was signed by President Trump ?

I was notified by ??? to contact lawyer office as they were intending to sue me to see if arrangements could b agreed on

I did, spoke with a mediator he offered to drop the fees (7500+) n return to original balance ($2614) if I paid $100 yesterday n contract for balance at $150 a month. I... Read more »

TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice answered on Oct 13, 2021

I would reach out to an attorney on your behalf to determine whether this is a scam, as it sounds like such.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Is there a type of attorney that can file discrimination/harassment for employment and landlord/tenant?

We live and work at the same place, I would like to have one attorney handle both cases

TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice answered on Oct 13, 2021

There are attorneys out there who do both, however, you are more likely to find a law firm with attorneys who do both and can work collectively on your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: My employer is not paying out my PTO because they are saying since I called in sick during my 30 day notice.

My employer is not paying my PTO because they say that I was “not fulfilling my work duties” since I called out sick one day during my 30 day notice. Are they able to do this?

They are not paying for the sick day, which is noted in the handbook since I called out during my 30 day... Read more »

TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice answered on Oct 11, 2021

Are they not paying your PTO for the day that you were sick, or are they not paying out the balance of your PTO upon your termination? If they are not allowing you to use your PTO for the day you were sick, you could have a wage claim for those missing wages, assuming you qualify under Oregon Sick... Read more »

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