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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I need to know how to get my last check from my previous employer. And if I have a sexual harassment case.

He asked me if he could be my sugar daddy and when I said no he started to get disrespectful and we started arguing all the time. He fired me last Thursday and is refusing to give me my check when he I’m assuming should have given it to me by law Friday?

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 27, 2021

I'll chip in because there are two things you can do immediately to protect your rights and get your pay.

First, go to the Labor Commissioner's website and file a claim online for help getting your last paycheck. You can do this on your own, and you should to preserve your rights....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Law for California on
Q: Is there any legal standing for harassment protection from being forced to wear a face mask as condition of employment?

I am being forced to wear a mask at my desk. I already got covid and recovered in a couple of days.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 23, 2021

The short answer is no. Even though you were fortunate to recover from Covid-19, you can still spread the virus to others. Your employer is most likely required by your county health department to continue requiring all employees to wearing a mask if you are otherwise in an indoor, office setting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: How do I begin a lawsuit 18 usc 1983 against housing authority workers and towing company, police gave tickets wrongly?

California Housing Authority workers towed away car with moving permit from my parking space at apartment complex after about 4 hours, (I was with my caregiver.) Workers did not ask me if car was mine. It was waiting for disabled license plates. VA primary Doctor refused to sign DMV Veteran 100%... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 12, 2021

First you find a civil rights lawyer to review your case and advise you if there is potential merit in your claims. Most good civil rights lawyers will know what to do and will advise you based on the facts of your case. You can help yourself by writing a chronology of the events, starting at the... Read more »

Q: I don't believe there is a process for federal referendum or initiatives?

For instance where the initiative process enables citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes and, in some states, constitutional amendments on the ballot. - If you started at the state level could the citizens create legislation to have a federal referendum/initiative... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 7, 2021

It doesn’t work that way. There are two separate systems: the federal system, and the state system. There is no federal analog to an initiative process. It is not possible to begin an initiative process in the state and then have it transfer over to the federal level. The United States... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I injured my back at work, and missed 5 days. Is my boss at fault for not reading my doctors orders?

In retail,was switched to a new position due to downsizing, I had done this position 15 yrs. ago, but injured my back stocking heavy liquids. I couldn't stand for 5 days, then saw my doctor. I was given a note that stated I was to be on lite duty for 30 days or if not followed, would be... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 6, 2021

You should do 2 things: (1) Get a worker's compensation lawyer asap; and (2) ask your worker's comp lawyer to refer you to a lawyer who handles discrimination in employment cases who can represent you in a separate legal action for your wrongful termination from your employment due to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Where can I make a complaint of officials who did not performed upon a dead body procedure.or a civil procedure not done
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 28, 2021

I cannot make out what it is you are asking. Please provide sufficient detail to permit a reasoned response.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: How do I enforce a terminated signed contract as an independent contractor with the company I was hired to work for?

I was a proven top sales performer and was told my position is no longer available, but lower performers were asked to stay on. I am an African American woman and think this is discrimination. I was an independent contractor with a contract until September 30, 2021 but was not given written notice... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 28, 2021

Apparently the lawyer who responded didn't realize you are in Oregon. You need to direct your inquiry to lawyers who are licensed to practice in Oregon. California law does not apply in Oregon to my knowledge, although I am not licensed to practice in Oregon either. Please direct your inquiry... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was told that the police report i requested must be subpoenaed. Is there another method?

This inquiry pertains to a W&IC 5150 hold that was unlawfully enforced.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 27, 2021

More information is needed. If you are the person who was subjected to the 5150 hold, you will need a lawyer to request a copy of the police report. Even then, the attorney may not be able to show you the police report, but s/he can certainly give you a synopsis of what the police report states.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Can city ordinance mandate the requirement of rental/leasing agreements to as establish water service at a residence?

Is it possible that city ordinance can violate civil liberties of squatters adverse possession rights by requesting rental or leasing agreements to establish water service on the property? My mother passed 8 yrs ago. My sister and I have payed back taxes for 5 years and established gas, electric,... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 16, 2021

You definitely need to consult with a lawyer experienced in civil rights law. You can go to the San Bernardino County Bar Association's website ( http://www.sbcba.org/) and click on their Lawyer's Referral Service link to help you find an appropriate attorney who can help you. Do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation, Civil Rights and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Need some legal assistance

I need some legal assistance so I purchased my car from , hired a guy to call me and trick me into taking my vehicle in for a smog check . So next I was left stranded and also did not give me or the dealer any notice of the vehicles personal belongings . Which by the way where removed by an... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 16, 2021

You should contact your local police department (where the dealer was/is) and make a report that your car was stolen by these people. More than anything, though, you need a lawyer to help you. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website (LACBA.com) and click on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Detectives impounded my car illegally it was parked on private property at my place of employment..

The detectives did a stingray at my place of employment where I worked, that had nothing to do with me.. I got arrested because I was working on the premises as a security with the firearm and I didn't have a license for it, I went to jail for 2 months I got out and my car was impounded now... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 13, 2021

So what exactly is your question? You should probably talk to a lawyer with experience in criminal matters involving the impounding of motor vehicles and obtaining their release. It sounds like the police took your personal property (your automobile) without probable cause and have refused to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I have a dependency court case, I have an appeal in court of appeals, with out my knowledge. I filed a civil case in fed

the dependacy case they took my 3 kids, and suggested I do some services, which will take 6 months. They were taken do to homelessness. I was living in missouri and came to calif to locate my boyfriends familly members to no avail. In the process we had car trouble at stayed in hotels. during which... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 29, 2020

You need an attorney to assist you. You can use Google to search for civil rights lawyers in the Sacramento area. I suggest you do not delay because the deadlines in the federal courts are very strict.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Im a motel for 6 months and pay 400.00$ weekly for a cockroach infested, black mold, etc. Broken kitchen sink no stove.

What are my rights

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 26, 2020

You should consult with a lawyer with expertise in landlord/tenant law and the law that pertains to motels and hotels, because the rules are different for each. You can find attorneys in your area by doing a Google search for attorneys with such experience. You can also look through the Yellow... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Native American Law for California on
Q: Can cps detain and continue detainment based on one positive drug test? Can it be a er test? Only allegation on case?

Er didn't notify us test was even being done. It was a dip stick test with no 2nd confirmation test. One positive test followed by 6 negitive tests including on day of birth mom and baby tested clean. Cord blood came back clean. Mother has no criminal history of any kind, minor and adult.... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 26, 2020

More information is needed. The mother needs to find and obtain a lawyer with experience in Indian Child Welfare law in order to protect and assert her rights. If she needs your assistance, you need to remember that she will be the client and few attorneys will get involved in advising a client... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: What percent can a lawyer charge on a wrongful termination case?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 26, 2020

Most reputable attorneys who handle wrongful termination cases on a contingency fee basis charge anywhere from 1/3 of the gross recovery, plus their costs incurred in proving up the case. Depending on the complexity of the case and the issues involved, many attorneys may have a sliding scale of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was adopted in Santa Clara county, California, in 1968. All I've ever seen is the amended certificate which was creat

I would like to have my record expunged if possible for employment purposes I.e criminal background check. As I I'm sure my past is more of a problem than I can even guess in me getting a position and keeping it once I'm hired. Once my background check is received

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 18, 2020

Your incomplete query leaves much to be inferred. If you are concerned about some criminal conviction in your past, contact a criminal defense lawyer to assist you with a motion to expunge your conviction. There are some circumstances which might allow you to obtain an expungement of a conviction,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My ada federal fall attorney lost his license. I have full body crps. He wants me to sign with his friend for 50/55 fee.

It’s complicated because I fell six days after workmen’s comp surgery and so now it’s difficult trying to figure out what amount crps is from. Workmen’s comp asked for 1.8 mill in medical. Since I haven’t signed fee agreement, I think it’s too much, two settlement meetings have now been... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 12, 2020

You have the right to negotiate the fees to be paid to your own lawyer. Just because your suspended lawyer recommends his friend, I suggest you look for other lawyers experienced in handling your case. You also should have a good worker's compensation lawyer representing you, because it... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I FILED A CASE IN FEDRAL DISTRICT COURT AN THE JURISDICTION, IS WRONG VENUE BUT THE defandents attorney works jurstic

So how do I go about staying in court I filed in best interest of justice for both parties is there order I can file or motion

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 11, 2020

Your question is unintelligible to me. You have not provided sufficient information to allow a meaningful response to your inquiry. Please provide sufficient detail to permit an attorney to both understand your question and provide an intelligent response.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is it illegal to be homeless in lake Elsinore California
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 10, 2020

It is not "illegal" to be homeless. However, every incorporated city or town has laws against such things as vagrancy and the other similar laws. And in Riverside County, they have a sheriff who is not sympathetic to the plight of the homeless. Many such laws have been held by the courts... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I live in Hud apartments for seniors and disabled, someone new have moved in the apartment over me. He stomps not walk

I have informed the manager of the problem and she told me to talk to me ? and to write her a letter about the matter and drop in the night box for the building. I did the first letter 12-1-20 and the second letter 12-7-20. This man only stomps over my bedroom and drops things on the floor and... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 7, 2020

I suggest you go up and introduce yourself to your new neighbor. In as friendly a manner as possible, let him know you are his downstairs neighbor. You might ask if he has difficulty moving around in his apartment as it sometimes sounds like he is making stomping noises that can be quite startling,... Read more »

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