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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: What can I do about being fired from a job without any reason whatsoever

If I just got fired from a job without any reason or warning or anything what kind of legal actions could I take

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 26, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Assuming you are not a member of a Union, you are likely an at will employee. As such, you are provided very few rights under Alabama law. An at will employee may be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. Exceptions primarily... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: My husband was just fired from his job where they claimed he had a gun at work. This is false. Can we file civil suit?

He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Is your husband a member of a labor union? If not, he is likely an at will employee. A at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama If someone doesn’t pay after having a debt judgement against them can they be jailed for contempt of court

Ex husband of person who received letter passed away about 4 years ago. Judge in divorce case said he was to pay the debt. She got a letter saying she had ten days to pay or at end of ten days she has to surrender to law enforcement

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 11, 2023

If it's a failure to pay court ordered child, then it's not the same as an ordinary money judgment. Contempt is possible based on noncompliance with a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can an employee that is a manager be fired due to customers deciding to eat at another restaurant?

For example: several customers comes through a drive thru but decides at the speaker to drive off and order from a near by food truck. In return the GM and DM are advised by the regional manager to terminate the manager on shift due to the customers driving away. The allegation of the regional... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 7, 2023

An at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. The employee could be terminated because the owner doesn't like the color of his or her shirt or the car he or she drives. Exceptions primarily relate to illegal (age, race, religion, sex or national origin)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: trying find the code for retaliation. I work at health facility I reported a nurse, but I was the one who was suspended
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Jan 5, 2023

There is no specific statute for general retaliation. The protection is offered based on what you report. Protection is primarily offered based on reporting illegal discrimination or filing a worker's comp claim. It wouldn't be offered for reporting someone came in late or took too long... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Does one have the right to choose who removes and takes household garbage to the dump in crenshaw county Al.these days?

What does the law specify about who may collect & take my garbage to the dump?

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Dec 28, 2022

The question depends on local ordinances. Google the Town of Valley, Alabama for information about arrests relating to garbage collection. It will likely be the subject of both civil and criminal matters. If you have a case, you should contact a lawyer for specific advice. I wish you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: What is considered discrimination in a work place?

I have been doing managerial work for 3 years now, without the pay or title. When asked to do any task, my boss always called upon me to carry it out. Now, he has two 25 year olds that are only about 1 year out of school. Recently he has been promoted to top of the line and now he wants the two 25... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Dec 20, 2022

Are you a member of a union? Do you have an employment contract? If not, the protections are likely going to be limited to discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion or national origin.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I have been arrested they said for false information to police officer how can that be when I have proof but no court

I was arrested earlier for false information to officer but dhr and that officer told me to file the report and I have proof from dr it’s true but didn’t show it at the time how can I be arrested if I haven’t even had a court date on it

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Dec 15, 2022

Hire a lawyer. People are getting arrested in Alabama for failure to pay $77 for trash collection.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Alabama on
Q: Can i sue for false chargebacks

My company did renovations for a customer who paid with a credit card then after the work was completed and paid for a month later he submitted a chargeback

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Dec 9, 2022

Have you disputed the chargeback and submitted proof of the legitimacy of the agreement to pay? That would be your first step.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: How should you transition to a new lawyer for a civil appeal?

I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Police told me to call to get car released in the morning and could get but towed instead what can I do?

Boyfriend was driving and arrested driving my car. I am disabled and need transportation for Dr's visits and medications. I have no family here I foe support I am not from here. I need help

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Sep 29, 2022

If they told you to call the following day, were they telling you to call about release of the vehicle from impound? If so, that will of course require payment of towing, storage, etc. What did they say when you called? Is the vehicle going to be subject to civil asset forfeiture? Is it evidence?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: what is the meaning of 8/27/22 8:30 pm pdt "The testing laboratory has confirmed receipt of the specimen."

to make this fit bc i cant type all i need to say yes thats what i thought it meant the issue is this i had to go there they were only acting a administers of the test lady rude whole time she gave me a cup/bowl clear no temp thing no numbers they do dot to anyway i pee to her x she says not enough... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Apparently, you took a drug test and the lab now has it for analysis. Do you think it could mean something else?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Alabama on
Q: Does the law allow Repo agent to search a repoed vehicle? What does the law require of guns found in recovered vehicle?
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Aug 26, 2022

Normally, an inventory of personal property is taken. The owner should then be allowed to retrieve the property.

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