Questions Answered by Louis George Fazzi

Q: Can a company terminate you without your union rep present? never given any warning I feel my rights were violated

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
The answer to your question depends on a number of variables which you have not provided. I recommend you see an employment lawyer well versed in representing union members who have collective bargaining agreements covering the terms and conditions of employment.

You should first look through either your employment manual if you were given one, or your union contract, which should be a booklet which outlines all your rights. I also suggest you talk to your local union rep about the...

Q: What should I do if I have already complained about police discrimination and harassment to SDPD and they do nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Unfortunately, you have not provided sufficient detail to allow me to offer you any reasonable advice. You need to prepare a chronological statement of what happened to you from the beginning, including dates and times, who, what, when, where and how, including all pertinent details, up to the current time, and provide that to any reasonable attorney with sufficient knowledge of civil rights issues, so you can get an opinion of what your options and rights are.

Q: Were civil rights violated?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You haven't identified the one person among you who was the probationer and was entitled to be investigated by the probation officer. Nor have you identified your status in the household where the probationer was apparently residing, nor your relationship to the 60 year old woman who was put in the car with you. The point is that there is so much information missing that it is impossible to offer any reasonable legal advice under the circumstances.

If you suffered any injury, damage,...

Q: If i was subpoenaed in court is my job able to hold it against me as an employee? I fear i might be fired over this

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Your employer cannot cause you any harm or damage because you were served with subpoena to appear in court and testify. Employers are not allowed to interfere with the process of the court to compel witnesses to appear and testify. All you need to do is take a copy of the subpoena to your employer's human resources department, if there is one, or to your direct supervisor, so they can arrange time for you to comply with the subpoena. Should your employer give you a hard time about having to...

Q: If a student was cut out of a student news segment because of her sexual orientation, would that be discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
To me this is not a matter of discrimination against the student, but the incredible lack of social conscience on the part of the school administrator. There is no right to be included in a high school news article. I’m sure administration staff is allowed to provide editorial supervision over the content which is published. The question really is to what extent the administration staff is allowed to suppress the free expression of ideas by the students themselves.

Q: Do you think the legalization of marijuana impact how student can obtain it ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
There are too many unknowns to allow an answer to this question. For example, how old is the student? And what grade or level of school is he or she? If you can’t provide some specifics you might get some reasonable answers.

Q: My co worker posted something in social media accussing me of vandalizing his vehicle at work, including deregatory

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should contact a lawyer qualified to handle defamation matters.

Q: How can someone get help for racial discrimination in the work place, she works for the city of Los Angeles?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Your friend needs to go to the Department of fair employment and housing website to learn how to file a complaint of discrimination on her own behalf. Either that, or she needs to contact an employment attorney who represents employees to help her file charges of discrimination with either the EEOC or the California Department of fair employment and housing. Your friend obviously needs assistance, and no lawyer I know will give you advice on how to help her. We cannot act through...

Q: I suffered a lower back injury at work. I currently have ear problems tinnitus, ear spasms and hyperacusis to be exact.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should consult with a Worker’s Compensation lawyer.

Q: per CA CC 2079 :: Article 2, what defines a prospective buyer--is an email okay or does their have to be a written offer

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
A prospective buyer is a person interested in purchasing a particular piece of real property.

Q: Is it better to get “the right to sue” or private attorney for housing discrimination case?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Even if you have a right to sue letter, you still need an attorney to represent you in the court case.

Q: WORK FOR COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AS PER DEIM RN.SCHEDULE FOR HYSTERECTOMY NEXT MONTH. CAN I GET SHORT TERM DISABILITY

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
That depends on whether your physician puts you on disability for any period of time following your hysterectomy, which also depends on whether or not you will be incapacitated for any length of time.

Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for harassment and stalking

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Why not get restraining orders against her?

Q: in appeals case now and the civil jd is closing in favor of the other party before my appeal is heard. Can I do anythin?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
I wonder why you are not asking your own appellate attorney the same questions.

Q: Who can help me file a civil suit

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law and Probate for California on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You need to contact a probate attorney who litigates matters such as this, and do it right away. There are numerous attorneys in Los Angeles County who can help you. Go to the website of the Los Angeles County Bar Association referral service (https://www.smartlaw.org/) and ask for a referral to a probate lawyer who can help you. You can use the pull down menu to select "probate/estate administration" lawyer and then follow through with your referral request.

Q: Still had 6mo lft on pre paid lease, rv park evicted me,. They still have my new $80,000 park model ""HELP"""

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Get yourself a good lawyer and do it right away. Look for disability rights attorneys. Contact civil rights lawyers. Most good lawyers will give you free consultations and many will find a way to represent you.

Q: Are students required to pledge allegiance to the flag in a private high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
I think you should take this issue up with your guidance counselor, and perhaps even the vice principal or principal of the school. Stand up for what you believe. If you get punished for that, go to your local newspaper and/or your local TV station. Get your parents involved on your side. Learn how to assert your rights.

Q: I was pulled over by a police officer for a minor traffic violation. The officer yelled at me with his hand on gun.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Don’t take this lightly. You have obviously suffered some kind of traumatic event and should get some counseling from a professional. You can also go to the police department and get a claim form to file your claim for mental and emotional distress caused by the officer who menaced you with his hand on his gun. Make sure you do that within SIX MONTHS of the date the occurrence or you will forever lose your right to file your claim.

Q: Is my husband breaking the law?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You need a good family law attorney. See if you can get yourself a good, strong female family law lawyer who can help you get your custody situation straightened out.

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