I recently went through a background check as part of an application process for a job. Although the check indicated I was eligible for rehire by a former employer, I noticed that they listed my reason for leaving as “Against Company Policy.” I gave them four weeks notice as required in the... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2023
I am sorry to hear that you're experiencing this, especially after working so hard to maintain a good record with your former employer. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what constitutes a policy violation and the proper way to handle it, especially for an employee who is leaving.... Read more »
answered on Apr 25, 2023
Defamation (libel and slander) requires making a false statement about one person to someone other than that person. A conversation between just two people doesn't typically constitute defamation, but it could constitute something else unlawful (like harassment).
Deleting a statement... Read more »
I rented a house from a company. Upon check in the woman discriminated against me because I had teenage kids. She then falsely accused me of doing illegal activity and trashing that house, in which I had video proof did not take place. It was prior tenants that did it the weekend before because a... Read more »
answered on Apr 18, 2023
As for the potential housing discrimination claim, you didn't provide enough information for anyone to try to point you in the right direction.
As for the potential defamation ("libel" if written/"slander" if spoken) claim, whether or not you could win would depend... Read more »
The man was arrested without probable cause, without consent and without a warrant. He was simply accused and had ineffective counsel who did not use discovery to find his approximate location beyond a reasonable doubt, using his personal cell phone geolocation on the date and time in question by... Read more »
answered on Apr 1, 2023
Allegations of certain types of crimes may constitute defamation (libel or slander). But this doesn't usually apply to official government actions like prosecuting someone for a crime.
As for the criminal proceedings, nothing you shared sounds like a real slam dunk case of ineffective... Read more »
They are reporting Trump supporters are white supremist with possible ties to KKK. This is false reporting and inaccurate with no supporting evidence. Is that against the law, they are required to have facts to prove their statement? I want to sue them to prove the statement and if not to pay... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2021
They would have to be referring to you specifically, rather than a demographic group you are a member of.
She told my wife's family we were homeless which was not true. we were told to get rid of all household items, break our current lease, and for me to change jobs and kids to change schools and move 3 hrs/different states and now we were told we can not stay here and have no where to go. Need help!
answered on Jan 23, 2020
unfortunately the law does not provide a remedy for people acting poorly in all situations. If there was not a written lease or contract, then each party is able to change their minds at any time, just like she couldn't force you to live here.
next time, if you have any hesitation, get... Read more »
I wanted to ask if it’s possible for someone to sue you for sleeping with their husband if you didn’t know? I didn’t know this guy was married and his wife messaged me on Facebook threatening to fight me and sue me. I read that it’s possible in North Carolina and I’m kinda scared. I’m only 19
answered on Jul 31, 2018
At 19 you likely possess nothing worth suing for and should likely be more afraid of the threat to 'fight you' than the threat of being sued.
She has this kid asking why he doesn’t want to be there with him, when he is moving in with them. The child has bad cerebral palsy and had no idea my husband existed. She had her husband that she married the day she got divorced adopt them. The situation almost killed him before and now she is... Read more »
answered on Dec 24, 2017
The facts you have presented make no sense. If the kid has cerebral palsy to the point he had no idea your husband exists, then how is he no questioning why he doesn't want to be there and more importantly how is she demanding anything if the child has been adopted - how is this any of your... Read more »
How do i go about having a dui charge from 2008 removed from record, background check? And also a charge that Im not sure if its on my record or not, but child neglect/abuse that i was never convicted of through court, but had to sign a paper for department of social services when me and my child... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2017
You cannot expunge a DWI conviction from your NC criminal record. You used to be able to, but the expungement law was changed as of December 1, 2015. Hopefully, the legislature will revisit the law and revise it one day.
My ex-wife heard rumors about my current girlfriend using drugs. Can she use this against me and can she stop me from having my girlfriend around the kids?
answered on Oct 11, 2017
If the rumors are true and she can prove it then yes, it can be used against you.
The situation I am referring to is I was a temp through the resource and I worked with Jockey, A pallet I had partials on was put with other pallets that should have never been moved and my supervisor came to me told me to check my count and case tags. She went on vacation and it went down hill... Read more »
answered on Aug 14, 2017
This is an employment-at-will state which means you can be fired (or treated poorly) for any reason and there is no liability for the employer unless there is an unlawful motive for the action taken against you. There are generally only two forms of unlawful motives: unlawful discrimination or... Read more »
comply with my wishes. in the contract i signed i put my initials next to a set of descriptions of various clothed to naked pictures. i did not initial next to any descriptions of pictures where my genital areas could be fully viewed. So since the photographer claims i have no right to the pictures... Read more »
answered on Jun 26, 2017
If you cannot resolve the matter personally, your best bet is to seek the assistance of a professional. A phone call, strongly worded letter, or filing a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief are among the ways an attorney may be able to assist you.
Contact 2-3 North Carolina attorneys... Read more »
I have not made myself clearly understood. I offended a case manger at a provider agency. She retaliated by going to my employer and telling her that i am scizo. This case manger had a BS in business administration and had worked her way up to case manager status at a local LME. Everything with my... Read more »
answered on May 8, 2017
These are all very complex issues and we can only give you general guidance in this forum. Having said that, sure, it might be possible to have a legal claim.
You might be able to sue the case manager for defamation if she made a false statement of fact (not opinion) about you, the... Read more »
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