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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I worked at a mimi market in Keizer for the last year and it's been a nightmare lots of laws broken

Like never got a paystub didn't get paid for training didn't pay me for times I worked took money out of my check for register being short when there was more than one person in the register manger would get in my face and yell at me infront of customers and when I finally had enough after i finaly... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 20, 2020

The first thing you should do is to go to the California Labor Commissioner's website (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/) and file a claim for all of your unpaid wages and everything else you have to claim.

Once the Labor Commissioner investigates your employer, they will find every violation of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is a landlord required to find and pay for housing if mold needs to be abated?

I live in an apartment in Anaheim California. The lease is weekly and required to pay by week and it up to a month in advance. I have been stalked and harassed and now the entire ceiling in my closest is saturated with water and brown mold in ceiling. The carpet is wet and my belongings on on the... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 15, 2020

Your landlord is required to provide habitable premises. The question is what caused the water leakage and the mold to appear, and whether or not you reported the problem to your landlord. The landlord might be required to offer you another unit until the mold can be remediated. Go to the Orange... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hi there, I’m the victim .. this is civil harassment case ..

Hi there, I’m the victim. I got temporary restraining orders against someone. And court hearing is this month .. I don’t want pursue .I want to dismiss or drop the case.. what happens if I don’t show up in the court..I just have one question, the judge wouldn’t take any actions against me... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 14, 2020

It is your case to pursue or not. It is totally up to you. The judge is not likely to take any action against you if you decide to drop the case. Unless you are being intimidated by someone into dropping the case, or are being pressured by someone to withdraw your case, that may be a different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Unable to receive help from my county I have a restring order and was to get a civil stand by did not get one was taken

To another co and left there I was then told to return to county I left for safety I have flat out been denined any help my order was filed with co clerk . And I was told it was active I have a five year order 2018 to 2023

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 6, 2020

I would love to help you but you didn't provide enough information to help me assess your situation. Please provide more details if you want help. I need a complete chronology of events, from the beginning up to today. Who did what to whom, when, and where did it happen. Name all the witnesses and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Could I call the police to assist me with getting my daughter back from her fathers mother, whom i have an active

protective order against,I agreed for her father to care for her while i obtained an apartment, he agreed and later got his parental rights relinquished. how can i get an copy of the active order to get my child.? And I just discovered his rights were taken due to sexual abuse 2 different times in... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 27, 2019

You need a real good family law lawyer to help with this. Look for such a lawyer who is a certified specialist in family law. A simple Google search should reveal plenty to begin with. Alternatively, you can go to your local county's bar association website and look for their lawyer's referral... Read more »

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Q: I need help finding answers to my son's death because the police won't give me a report and he has 3 death certificates

I was never contacted and they cremated him already but case was still open and the person that signed the first death certificate doesn't exist at least i can't find them.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 20, 2019

You should contact a lawyer capable of handling civil rights cases. I know there are some good lawyers in Stockton. You can start by going to the Stockton County Bar Association's website and researching their lawyer referral service. I'm sure you will find some very capable lawyers.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I was recently fired under a bogus statement that was emailed to me. I have screenshots of the emailed conversation.

If you have the option for uploading screenshots you can see everything. I worked for Tidy. They are a online company that books cleanings for homes. I was lied to and let go under false statement.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 11, 2019

This is not a lawyer recruitment site. We offer advice to those who seek it here. If you are searching for an attorney who handles wrongful termination cases, you might go to the website for the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), or you can go to the Orange County Bar Association's... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do i need for police brutality? Can i use a lawyer from a different county?

My husband was beat almost to death by 3 off duty cops and threatened with his life and our families. We fear for our lives in pursuing this matter but feel like we have to because my husband is not the first person this has happened too. It is not in California City, CA but we're to afraid to... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 9, 2019

Look for a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles County. Go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website and use their Lawyer Referral Service. There are some outstanding civil rights lawyers there. One in particular you might contact is Dale Galipo. He has had some great successes in police... Read more »

Q: Does what the attorney general said recently count as a general threat to public safety and if so can anything be done?

Bar said something along the lines of that people who don’t “support and respect” the cops “might find themselves without the police protection they need.” This was all framed in a context of political decent.

For our attorney general to say that feels like a threat especially... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

What the Attorney General said was both inappropriate and highly improper, in my opinion. What you can do is make your voice heard in the ballot box next November at the next presidential election by choosing a candidate who will not keep this particular attorney general in his position. The only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: Can an employer hire you as a 1:1 instructional aide and assign you to do the work of a behavioral aide?

The pay is the same and both are classified positions in public schools. However, the job descriptions have a bit of overlap but are mostly different and the behavioral aide role requires specific training, skills, and direct communication with behavioral specialists among others. Is it legal to... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

I suggest that you talk to a manager in your Human Resources (HD) department and explain your situation. Since you are working for a public entity (although you have not indicated whether you are in permanent status yet), you should be able to consult with HR about your specific position and its... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Are Post Release Offenders eligible for termination after 6 months of good behavior.?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 4, 2019

You have provided insufficient information to allow for a reasonable response to your inquiry.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: i want to vacate my void judgement my indictment violated federal law.I was prosecuted multiple times for the same act

how do i handle this

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 4, 2019

The first thing you should do is contact a civil rights lawyer who also handles criminal matters. You can go to your criminal defense lawyer for a referral, or you can check the website for the Sacramento County Bar Association's lawyer referral service (LRS). Any good civil rights lawyer should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Hi, I was recently involved in a civil trust litigation case. My oppositions attorney worked for the judge sitting the

The opposition's attorney previously was employed by the judge sitting the case law firm. The judge owns and worked at his firm before he became a judge. Is this a conflict of interest??

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 3, 2019

You may want to request the judge recuse himself from hearing the case, due to the appearance of a conflict of interest. You should discuss this with your own attorney, who must decide within 15 days of notice of the assignment of the case to that judge whether to strike the judge pursuant to Code... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Deaf child abused by interpreter at school, caught on schools cameras, what do we do?

my special needs(born deaf) stepdaughter was assaulted by her interpreter at school... Incident was caught on video which I understand is pretty disturbing. The police called her mother at work and asked her to come to the school and showed her the footage...Apparently there have been complaints... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 2, 2019

You will need to locate and retain a lawyer who is knowledgeable in special needs school children cases. Your case sounds like an assault and battery claim, but you will need to file a claim against the school district and the school and the person involved not later than 6 months after the event... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: I’ll try and make this as short as possible. I was waiting outside for the sheriffs to arrive on scene for a call made

By a woman who claims I hit her child. The officer assaulted me, caused a sprained shoulder and wrist after I told him during the situation that I was disabled. I have a bachelors degree in cognitive studies and a masters in special ed, the woman who claimed I hit her child is lying. A cart hit me... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 24, 2019

I don't have a crystal ball, so I can't say whether any "charges" will "stick". You didn't mention that you were charged with anything.

I suggest you document your injuries with appropriate medical care for them, and get a receipt for the charges for that care. If and when it becomes...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can swat raid your house if there serch warrnt is for some one that has your address but dosent live there
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 22, 2019

Yes. Swat can "raid" the house to look for the person identified if they have a warrant to search the location, but once they learn the person is not there they must leave and may not otherwise search the premises. Now you need to retain a lawyer who can represent you on your claims for any damage... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Had hours reduced to nothing then had a altercation for taking too long coming back for helping store get bags to bag

Items was clocked out and cashed out and was told to go home heard from someone that not the store manager but a regular employee that I no longer have a job but no manager or upper management has informed me that I no longer work there the person was told by the manager I got into it with I no... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 18, 2019

You really need to discuss your issues with an experienced employment lawyer. You can find good ones by looking up the California Employment Lawyer's Association (CELA) and going to their website (https://cela.org/index.cfm). You can cut and paste this link into your browser, or simply Google the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I filled out a W-4 I was not paid in a payroll check and I never received W-2 is it legal to pay cash?

Instead of paying employees directly my employer would put all of our paycheck in to his grandson's account he was in charge of paying us and we never got paid on time we'd be to 3 maybe even a month late our bills racked up causing a major financial hardship 2 myself and the rest of the employees... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2019

You can contact the California Labor Commissioner's office at their website https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlse.html

Copy and paste this link into your browser and you will be taken to the Labor Commissioner's website. As soon as you go to this page, look on the right side upper part of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: I received a "THIRTY DAY NOTICE TO QUIT PREMISES" of which I have been in for 45+ years. I have remodeled the interior.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 8, 2019

It looks like your landlord wants the premises. You should talk to a lawyer who handles landlord/tenant issues for tenants. A search on Google should give you plenty of ideas of attorneys in your city who can help you. You can also look for the county bar association in your county, they will have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: would it be a crimal attorney I would seek for if I was citied at a scene for a 14601,(driving on a suspended license)

I booked myself in on 07/10/18 before requested date of 07/13/18, and on 09/28 was arressted for an warrant that was out of santa clara county for the matter i booked myself in for and somehow obtained my childs father charges on top of my 14601 that i booked myself in for. isnt that like double... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 8, 2019

The short answer is no. Double jeopardy is being tried for the same crime twice. What you seem to be describing should be discussed with a criminal defense lawyer. If you can't afford one, the court will appoint a lawyer for you if you ask for one.

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