This is during a pandemic. The school is not screening students as they enter the building which has resulted in students being exposed to children who have tested positive. Our children and a household member suffer from autoimmune issues and one child is awaiting test results for leukemia.... View More
There is a group of African American students who want to file a class action suite against the college, based on discrimination, and retaliation. When we speak out about any issues we have regarding grading, not registering us for class, etc. he either fails us, and does not go over the test with... View More
This sounds like a remarkable moment for that group of African American students to transform education at that school for them and for the next generations of students of color. When you say "class action" you imply getting a lawyer who has experience in race discrimination in...View More
He never asked my permission just told me that the conversation had been recorded then pulled out his phone and made a show of speaking into it and saying that this concludes this conversation at this time/place. At no time did I agree to this
What an interesting, and dangerous, situation. I am a Pennsylvania lawyer so nothing that I say here, beyond get an employment lawyer now, is legal advice. That said, Pennsylvania is the kind of state where both people need to agree to recordings. Here's the statute and you can read all...View More
Our university has asked students to sign a waiver in order to return to campus in the fall. Those who sign the waiver relinquish their rights to sue the university or claim compensation if they get sick and/or die of COVID-19. Failure to sign the waiver means a student will have their student... View More
I represent college students in disciplinary matters so, by analogy, there's all kinds of attempts by the corporate personas now running higher ed, to get the students to pay the school as much as possible with the school doing as little as possible in return. This seems to be just one more...View More
As many student are concern here is that we know in our part 141 flight school is qurentining the student that have it might have the COVID19 in their room but no information are given out to the other healthy student so that we can be more aware ourself.
We considered something similar to that issue some time ago in this post which might guide your research. https://www.studentmisconduct.com/news/what-happens-if-i-tell-my-school-that-i-tested-positive-for-coronavirus-or-covid-19
I was at university during the spring and once covid took over, I was online, it was difficult for me to resist the temptation to quickly get an answer. I tried my best to learn the material correctly but knowing I could just look it up made it difficult for me to learn properly. I blame covid... View More
I don't have a direct answer at all. But, just so you get a sense for how school staff treat students involved in disciplinary actions (these mostly deal with a spectrum of sexual behaviors) check out all that I regularly blog about. You may well come out with a view that whether or not you...View More
My social security number, address, photos, transcripts, academic rank and deans letter we’re all accidentally made public through my school’s shared folders. I found out via a current student, and later received an apology from the Dean, as well as an assertion that the problem was fixed.... View More
I am sorry to learn of your situation. It seems to me the basic federal law for you to seek remedy is FERPA which you can find here, https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html. There's also a mechanism for filing complaints here,...View More
My visa is currently sponsored by my employer. The CFO commited a crime against my son-in-law. This CFO is also our landlord (my son-in-law and my daughter live with me) and cuts my checks. However, I don't feel comfortable working for my current employer given that my son-in-law was... View More
He has had some of my coworkers clean black mold, deep clean carpets for hours on end, worked construction within the restaurant in front of us. He drinks to the point where he is drunk and yells and screams at us consistently. Tonight he yelled at me for refusing to do another’s job when I was... View More
I'm very sorry to learn of your allegations and wish you good health. This is a matter that probably not just affects you but also your fellow employees. If this was happening in Pennsylvania, where I practice, I would immediately suggest that the employees band together with their...View More
welp, I don't think this is as much of a legal question as one of perception and general office culture well being. So my reaction would not be legal, but would be to look at the better examples of people who have first changed their office's culture and later, if the matter came up,...View More
It's difficult to answer this question on those facts and this answer is not an opinion just a reaction. From what I know of Pennsylvania law, there might be cases when asking for help is not a basis to sue. But you'd need to define "help for what" for his part. Same for...View More
Hello all, this is probably a super specific and odd problem, but I figured I’d ask here and see where I get. I worked at Walmart for a few days, but got a call from an internship opportunity which I definitely had to take. My problem is that the person at Walmart I needed to verify my two forms... View More
It seems to me that Pennsylvania law is clear that anytime you work, particularly for a large employer like Walmart, you are entitled to some pay for that work. This assumes you were not volunteering there or at an unpaid internship. I would suggest making sure that Walmart actually has a record...View More
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