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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: daughter went in to police custody had no bruises hospital report done while in custody,came out multiple bruises
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Eva Zelson answered on Feb 11, 2021

If you are alleging mistreatment by the police, it is important to pull together any photographic evidence or reports from the hospital that will support your case. Law enforcement offices do not have the right to use force recklessly and must be held accountable. Contact an experienced police... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I am looking for advice regarding a covenant of non competition in the state of Florida that I signed

I am a Clinical Research Coordinator in Pensacola Florida. Due to the fact that there is very little research positions available in the area surrounding Pensacola Florida, I want to see if the covenant of non competition that I signed with a previous employer 1 year ago can be challenged

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Eva Zelson answered on Feb 11, 2021

If your employer asks you to sign an employment agreement of any kind before starting a job, it’s always best to have an experienced employment attorney review it before signing. After the fact, if you want to dispute the agreement, you will likely also need the advice of an employment lawyer to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What is the exact definition of "Attempt to exercise FMLA rights" under the FMLA prohibitions?

What are some examples of the below meaning of "attempt"? Does this mean such if an employee who already has intermittent FMLA and makes a claim or an attempted claim to attempt to exercise FMLA? If so can an employer terminate an employee for attempting to use even if FMLA was not... Read more »

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Eva Zelson answered on Feb 11, 2021

Some serious medical conditions arise with very little warning and employees are not able to give 30 days advance notice of their FMLA leave as one might do in the case of pregnancy/maternity leave. When a medical emergency occurs suddenly and an employee wants to use FMLA, they must notify their... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: What type of an attorney do I need for civil rights violations 14th amendment and others, against myself and children ?

Are there attorneys who will listen to you for a free consultation for more than 15 minutes

What I need to say would take more than 15 minutes but I really need one person who would listen to it

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 27, 2021

To represent you for a 14th Amendment violation, or any other civil rights case, you need a civil rights attorney. If you’d like to give the details of your case in writing for consideration by a civil rights lawyer, many law firms allow you to describe your case using the “contact us” form... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for North Dakota on
Q: What can I do about harrassment in the workplace? HR and state are not doing anything.

I work for a healthcare company and they have singled me out more than once, along with other CNAs, threatened to fire me over being sick and having car problems. And said if I was sick one more time or late due to car problems I would be fired.

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 27, 2021

While it is legal for a company to fire an employee for almost any reason, such as missing too many days of work, it is not legal to subject an employee to harassment More detail is needed here. You say you were “singled out.” Do you feel you are being treated differently as an employee or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: What grounds does an employer have to force you to quit while on medical leave

I was fired well forced to quit while on medical leave and told to get a COVID test before returning this is after i had my hours cut due to making a report of sexual harrassment

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 27, 2021

More details are needed about the specifics and the timing, but it sounds suspicious that you were fired after reporting sexual harassment. While it is legal in most states to fire someone without cause, it’s not legal to retaliate against an employee or whistleblower who reports wrongdoing by... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to take any legal action?

Is there a way to take any legal action?

I came forward about sexual harassment towards me AND two of my coworkers. It was “handled” by forcing a store transfer on me without any consultation or any warning, the day of I was told “you work here now”. I lost working at my location... Read more »

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 14, 2021

A little bit more detail is needed. If the transfer can be seen as a demotion-- maybe because it is in a worse location, has worse hours or constitutes a pay cut-- you may have a case that your employer retaliated against you for coming forward about the sexual harassment. Consult with an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a cop detain me in cuff in my own house when I was not violent or yelling; I was eating. They also injured me.

The one cop was very aggressive and used unnecessary force and illegal detainment. now they want to charge me with BS to coverup their mistake due to them on ego trip.

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 14, 2021

If you believe you were improperly detained or unnecessary force was used during an interaction with police, contact a police brutality attorney to discuss your case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kansas on
Q: Employment and Covid related laws in the state of Missouri

It was within my 90 days probationary so I’m probably screwed but there was a number of days that I was out due to either quarantine order and childcare being closed due to Covid and I am I was told the entire time that nothing Covid related would count against me I was reassured and then they... Read more »

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Eva Zelson answered on Jan 14, 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers to give two weeks leave at full pay to employees who are sick with Covid or quarantining, regardless of the length of their employment with the company. If you are unable to work because your child’s school or daycare is closed due to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Minor son wasn't given break for 6 hours of work multiple times when questioned manager fired him
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Eva Zelson answered on Dec 28, 2020

While employers in Pennsylvania are not required to give breaks to persons 18 and older, for teen workers between the age of 14 and 17 in Pennsylvania, employers are required to give a 30 minute break for every five consecutive hours worked. While this sounds like a whistleblower case in which the... Read more »

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