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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can you be arrested in airport for transport of marijuana without the police showing you any evidence of marijuana?

Police arrested me and stated that they got marijuana out of my checked back in Sacramento. I never gave a statement. They never show me they had marijuana from my bag. They didn't show me anything.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 28, 2021

This is the legal forum for California residents. You need to post your question for lawyers in your state, or in the state where the events took place.

Q: I was fired on my birthday, during my third week of employment. Possible hostile work environment. Where do I start?

I was referred to as "Lawrence Olivier" by my boss. He was famous for blackface.

I am black.

Other jokes about green cards were made...I applied for a job as assistant manager. They made me a receptionist instead, saying if I proved myself I could become an assistant.... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 27, 2021

I suggest you go to the website for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and file a charge of discrimination. You can cut and paste this link: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/

Once you get on the main page, click the Complaints link at the top of the page and you will find...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on Civil Harassment? I am dismissing my case w/out prejudice. How long can I refile?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 23, 2021

The statute of limitations is ordinarily 2 years from the date the harassment ended (if it was ongoing), or 2 years from the date it occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Do you work with non employment issues?? My 18 yr daughter with disabilities was discriminated against at Otapharma.

They turned her away because she didn't have her social security and address memorized and claimed it was fda policy. We looked in to it before I allowed her to do it. She wanted to do it with her brother. But I knew they were looking for a reason when they pulled me to the back and asked me... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 19, 2021

Insufficient information provided. What is Otapharma? I've never heard of it and my Google search turned up all kinds of stuff, but nothing that gave me a clue as to what kind of place you are talking about. I saw something referencing an Indian company having to do with making plasma.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a homicide detective at the prosecutor's table use different color pens to signal a testifying witness during trial?

This witness was also routinely taken to RJD to visit her husband. After each visit the detectives interviewed her and she had fresh first hand information. In fact, the DA was allowing her husband to testify through his wife. They knew where the information originated, but allowed her to testify... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 16, 2021

Why don't you just share that with the criminal defense lawyer?

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I am being layoff after 15 year of service at no fault my own. What can I legally collect?

1) I received a raise this year and double bonus last year , should my employer pay my prorated bonus this year

2) A similar job is being recruit online , but HR never offered us, is this legal?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 7, 2021

You should contact a lawyer who is experienced in employment law. You can find good attorneys who can help you at the California Employment Lawyer's Association (CELA) https://cela.org/

There are lots of good lawyers who practice employment law in Los Angeles County. You can find them...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: being framed for violating protected act(CA) against a female employee

HR pulled me on a casual conversation bw co-worker and me that occurred 10 weeks back. during it she mentioned she stays with her parents in a latino family, I shared that I lived in a latino neighborhood and people were very nice and made / shared food with us, and cali has good latino pop, all... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 5, 2021

You don't have to do anything to prove your innocence. I don't see anything you did that was inappropriate.

Stand up for your rights in front of HR. It looks like you were mentoring a newer employee. If you believe you are being unfairly targeted, you have the right to file a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: Can a school district in California require students with disabilities to wear a face mask to attend school?

Can a school district require students with disabilities to wear a face mask to attend school? Even with a doctors note stating they can not wear a mask due to their health/disability? What about for bus transportation? Can the school tell the student they can not ride the school bus if they... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 29, 2021

This is a complex issue. There are a number of variables which haven't been addressed, such as the age of the student; whether the student can be or has been vaccinated against Covid19; and what exactly is the nature of the student's disability. Without knowing what these variables are,... Read more »

Q: What does section one of the california constitution do? And does it have any legal binding

SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

(Sec. 1 added Nov. 5, 1974, by... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2021

The California constitution is binding on all people in the state, and provides the rights which are explained in this section. Anyone who interferes with your rights as set forth in this section may be held liable for damages which they cause you to suffer as a result of interfering with your use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: hi does this office take cases for housing discrimination
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 11, 2021

This is not an office of any kind, just a place where you can ask questions for lawyers to answer.

If you need to make a housing discrimination claim, you need to go to the website for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Copy and paste this link in your browser:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Does a legally disabled adult on a 5150 hold in California have the right to have a visitor?

Thank you for your reply. My son is a mentally disabled adult who was put on a 5150 hold for attempting suicide 2 days ago and placed in a general hospital while awaiting placement in a mental health facility. The hospital told me I can't have visitors due to Mental Health policy, but Mental... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on May 31, 2021

I think so. A person doesn't lose her/his civil rights by being placed on a W & I section 5150 hold. However, I'm sure the usual and customary visiting hours would apply, as would any reasonable restrictions on the person's right to receive visitors. Much more information is... Read more »

Q: Looking for proper care before I get vaccinated. Ca Governor acting in pure discrimination.

Politicians are not Drs. Not only that my job instability crippled my ability to hold down a proper dr. So far the medi-cal provided ones have not shown any investment with concerns on infertility and potential blood clots. How is his push to reward those that are vaccinated not a form of PURE... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on May 29, 2021

You can get all the information you need by going to the National Institutes of Health website (copy and paste this link: https://www.nih.gov/). There is a lot of straight up good information which will help you understand the possible risks and benefits of getting vaccinated. And the shots are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can the president of an HOA prevent a board member from engaging residents on social media? Which law supports this?

I found some protections for members of legislative bodies in the Gov code (Chapter 9. Meetings [54952.2], but those pertain to public entities and our HOA is a private nonprofit corporation.... Read more »

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

The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech. It is also protected by the California Constitution in Article 1, section 2 which states: "SEC. 2. (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My case is on appeal to the appellate court. If I lose can I appeal to the 9th circuit? Law is unconstitutional. .

Law is unconstitutional. Violates first amendment. Ca Penal code 302a

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 30, 2021

If your case is on appeal to the California court of appeal, you cannot appeal to the 9th Circuit court of appeals. Appeals to the 9th Circuit must come from cases decided in the United States District Court. You should be discussing these issues with your own lawyer, that is, whoever is handling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Could you help me obtain who to contact about my settlement that I never received or notified about in the Class action

Lawsuit Cozzitorto vs AAA of Northern California. The trial took place in Contra Costa county, California

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 28, 2021

You should have submitted your claim prior to the deadline to do so in the class action lawsuit after the settlement was approved by the court. I was unable to find the Claims Administrator for you, but you may be able to contact the law firm which represented the plaintiffs. You can locate them by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Contracts for California on
Q: I used to work for a flight school.My manager informed me that I could take flight lessons, build a balance & the owners

Would clear my balance for being an employee, just as I witnessed they did with other employees because this was one of the benefits working there. After a year of working there, I discovered my manager was stealing from the company so I informed the owners and they fired her. I stopped working... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 24, 2021

I suggest you do two things.

Consult with an attorney experienced in employment matters.

Contact the Labor Commissioner's office and ask for help getting your full pay and the benefits the employer promised you.

You can contact the Labor Commissioner's office by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Employer is seeking a deposition for an incident that happen when I was a minor during my hiring process.

Do I need to disclose the report?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 21, 2021

You really have not disclosed sufficient information to allow for meaningful advice. Whether you were a minor at the time is of little relevance now. If the employer wants to take your deposition, the only thing you need to know is to tell the truth. To do that, you have to listen carefully to each... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: An inspection warrant was served to me but a search was what I received, every cabinet etc. Direct me to the best lawyer

After reading laws on inspection warrant it seems most of the laws on that particular warrant were broken

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 21, 2021

You will need a lawyer with experience in municipal codes and the kind of administrative warrant which was served on you. And a good civil rights lawyer, preferably one who has some experience dealing with code enforcement at the local city and/or county level. These particular kinds of lawyers are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can local police execute a warrant at my property for someone else on federal land

The person in question was arrested in different city he’s on paper being in two places at once, on paper they said he was detained at my residence but he was not

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 16, 2021

The local police can search your property for someone else if they have a reasonable suspicion to believe the person might be present there, if they have a warrant to do the search, and in some cases even without a warrant. It depends on all the circumstances.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Ive complained about nothing being done about sexual harassment and am now being treated poorly by supervisors

I work at a school and have had multiple comments made to me by students. I have reported it all to my supervisor, and her supervisor as well. The students had no consequences. The counselor came in a did a presentation for a few students talking about what sexual harassment is. I met with both... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 13, 2021

You can contact the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Federal government's Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and file a claim for sexual harassment. Here's the link to the DFEH: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ and here's the link to the EEOC:... Read more »

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