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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: isn't age discrimination illegal? I am 58 yrs old.

I documented a conversation I had with a co worker, who told me on the 14th of this month that she had overheard 2 managers discussing turning our restaurant into a 30's hot spot and in able

to ensure this, that they would have to let go of all the older servers, I emailed myself this... Read more »

Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq.
Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2018

Age discrimination is unlawful and discriminatory comments may support a case. A lawyer would also want to know why you were suspended and fired. You may want contact a lawyer to provide your facts and get legal advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Is it worth going after my employer for violation of labor code 970
Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq.
Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2018

The viability of any case depends on the case, the facts and the damages. Importantly, what were the "knowingly false" representations. I suggest you contact a lawyer and provide some facts as what misrepresentations were made and how you may have been damaged.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I am in California. My former employer didn't allow their bus drivers to make restroom stops whenever passengers...

were on the bus (which I later learned is an OSHA violation). But my question now is that the first opportunity the drivers had to make restroom stops coincided with their coffee breaks - so they are making the bus drivers combine restroom breaks with coffee breaks, which is also illegal. Can I now... Read more »

Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq.
Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2018

Your coffee break/bathroom break question is difficult to answer as it may depend whether or not you are a private sector or public sector employee, and whether or not you are in a union subject to a collective bargaining agreement. I suggest you contact a lawyer to seek advice and provide more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: If witnesses for plaintiff, pro se, want their names kept confidential to defendent who has lawyer, it's confidential

Their lawyer told me he couldn't keep that info from his client. I have a wage claim waiting for a hearing date. I'm trying to settle. I live and work for a small motel. I filed a wage claim for minimum wage. He has a lawyer. I have 7 people who lived here at the motel during the dates... Read more »

Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq.
Isaiah Benjamin Blady Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2018

The general rule is that witness information is not confidential. However, there are potential ways to keep identity information confidential depending on the circumstances. You should contact a lawyer if you are truly concerned about retaliation for other current employees.

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