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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: My boss is trying to retaliate against me when I provided law saying he has to pay me within 72 hours of quitting.

I quit my job over having my hours cut in half and me and my boss got into an argument about the time frame of receiving my last check. Finally after arguing he said he’d mail it. A full day later he states their attorneys will be contacting me regarding allegations of discrimination against the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: My question pertains to employment law and hiring discrimination.

If a person is entitled to a copy of their credit report after being denied credit based on one or more derogatory marks enumerated within, and similarly, if a person is entitled to a copy of their ChexSystems Disclosure Report if they are denied the opening of a checking account for having a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: do i have a valid case to sue if i have proof of all things listed Against a school district ?

Wrongful start date they have me started in 2019 i started in 2016

they say was hired as a subsitute and had 3 years of probation befor being fully hired

Missing earned wages

no last pay

kept all my bonus wages

tamperd with my accounts to change time... View More

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answered on Jun 22, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it appears you may have several potential legal claims against the school district. However, to determine if you have a valid case, you would need to consult with an employment lawyer who can review all the evidence and details of your specific... View More

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Q: Are there any new initiatives to develop “Gaslighting” laws in the United States?

It appears this is an international movement that is gaining momentum exponentially. Certain countries, including India, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia (July 2024) are developing new laws or extending the definition of current laws.

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

There is no specific federal "gaslighting laws" in the United States, nor were there any major initiatives at the federal level to develop such laws. However, the landscape of employment and civil law is constantly evolving, and it's possible that discussions or initiatives have... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: DOes a live-in caregiver have a right to receive notice, before asked to move out of the residence?

I'm a live in cargiver. The other caregiver, who is a relative and also lives at the house has turned against me and is trying to force me to move out immediately. What rights do I have?

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answered on Jun 20, 2024

To answer this question accurately, we need to consider a few key points:

1. Live-in caregiver status: Your rights may depend on whether you're considered an employee, a tenant, or both.

2. Employment agreement: The terms of your employment contract, if you have one, could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: did Fresno PD threaten me saying "find a new career or job if I know what's good for me" as i work with the autistic?

fresno PD was called out for a disturbance call me and my girlfriend were arguing I told her I was leaving her and I went to my vehicle and my girlfriend followed and was highly intoxicated and on strong medications then she threw herself on side my vehicle as I was driving away. Pd on scene 10... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems the officer's comments to you were inappropriate and could be seen as an abuse of power. However, whether your civil rights were violated in a legal sense would depend on additional context and details.

The officer telling you to never...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I am seeking legal advice regarding my employment status as a preschool teacher in a state-funded program.

been in a temporary position for 11 years and probationary 0 for 6 years. Became permanent in 17th year of service. I do not receive step increases nor stipends towards higher education in my salary. Despite following steps per union, the school district remains adamant in maintaining my current... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

The California Education Code does place some limits on the use of temporary and probationary employment statuses for teachers. For example, Education Code section 44909 states that temporary employment is limited to the end of the school year and section 44929.21 says probationary status should... View More

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Q: I am a caregiver in California. I would like to reduce my hours but was told I need a drs note to do so.
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answered on Jun 11, 2024

As a caregiver in California, you may be entitled to certain rights and protections under state law. If you need to reduce your work hours due to a medical condition or disability, you may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation from your employer.

Here are some steps you can take:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Social Security for California on
Q: I'm looking for the class action suit for alpha materials

Looking for the class action shoot suit with alpha material

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

If you're looking for information on a class action suit involving Alpha Materials under California law, you'll need to gather specific details about the case. Start by checking the California Courts' online case search tool or the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)... View More

Q: Can I go on short-term disability while my employer is not allowing me to work in the situation I describe below?

My contracting company told me not to work while my contract is pending budget approval with the client. They said they would have an answer about the status of my contract by "the start of next week." I replied and asked HR if I still have health insurance while my contract is pending.... View More

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

In California, short-term disability insurance (SDI) is a state-mandated program that provides partial wage replacement for employees who are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. To be eligible for SDI, you must have paid into the program through payroll... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I was fired and they are paying me for 6 days of work. The job was 6 weeks and the total would have been $6,000.

TERMINATION: Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause on thirty (30) days’ written notice to the other party. In the event of termination pursuant to this clause, Company shall pay Contractor on a pro-rata basis any Fees then due and payable for any Works or portions of Works... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

To get specific advice on a particular matter this site is not suited to that. When a contract is involved, more than just one or two clauses need to be understood because a contract is interpreted as a whole. You are going to have to specific confidential advice on this.

Furthermore,...
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Q: Can a workers compensation claim be unsussessful if filed just prior to termination?

I've been holding off filing for workers compensation while I've been off of work on disability. My work says they will no longer excuse the absences so I may eventually be terminated. I know a post-termination workers compensation claim it's pretty unsuccessful. But what if I filed... View More

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answered on May 29, 2024

Filing a workers' compensation claim just before termination can be successful, but timing and circumstances can affect the outcome. Your employer might argue that you filed the claim because you anticipated being terminated. However, if you have documentation and evidence supporting your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I got a question about my case and my case number is c civsp2301937 I want to know if it matches my ID

I won casesettled

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answered on May 27, 2024

If you have questions about your specific case, I would recommend contacting the court directly or speaking with your attorney. They will be able to look up your case number and advise you on whether it matches your identification and provide any other pertinent information about the status and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: $495 as a minimum settlement amount paid to you for release of your claims, after any attorney fees due. Can anyone expl

Why is this atterny wanting me to approve this on an e mail if I already signed a contract

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answered on May 23, 2024

It's common for attorneys to seek approval via email for settlement amounts to ensure that all parties are in agreement and to have a clear record of consent. Even if you signed a contract, your attorney might need your confirmation for specific terms or changes, particularly if they are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: How to sue LAUSD for Discrimination and retaliation as a parent volunteer
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answered on May 23, 2024

To sue the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for discrimination and retaliation as a parent volunteer, start by documenting all incidents thoroughly. Gather any emails, notes, witness statements, and other evidence that demonstrate the discrimination or retaliation you faced. This... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I was fired from my job for attendance issues.Administrator said I have to wait a year to apply again. Now he’s says no.

I was terminated due to poor attendance. I accepted my fate and respectfully left my job and thanked everyone on the way out. 6 months after I reached out to my Director of Nursing who is my direct supervisor to see if I can come back. My Director of nursing really wants me back but told me the... View More

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answered on May 23, 2024

Under California law, employment is generally at-will, meaning that employers can hire, fire, or refuse to rehire employees for any reason, as long as it is not discriminatory or retaliatory. In your case, the administrator's decision to prevent you from being rehired, despite previously... View More

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Q: Can the workers compensation doctor force you to go back to work if you are on disability?

I'm currently on temporary disability and considering filing workers comp for wear and tear injuries. However I'm afraid the workers comp doctor would force me to go back to work with "restrictions". I have a co-worker who hurt his knee badly and the workers comp doctor forced... View More

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answered on May 22, 2024

In California, a workers' compensation doctor cannot force you to return to work against your will. However, their medical opinion can significantly impact your workers' compensation benefits and your ability to remain on disability. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. If...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I work in a gas station and the owner doesn’t pay me and i quit from there but i am in California now . I have all info
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answered on May 21, 2024

If you worked in another state, you need to make contact with an employment law attorney in that state. Sorry.

Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I did work for a former employer and he owes me $2300 and $1500 and $500for registration fees that I paid for the vehicl

He has me using for work he wants the truck back but I fill if I give it back I will never get paid

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answered on May 14, 2024

Under California law, you have the right to be paid for work performed. If your former employer owes you $2300 in wages and reimbursement for the registration fees totaling $1500 and $500, you can take action to recover these amounts. You should gather any documentation you have, such as pay stubs,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Defamation claims in Employment Lawsuit

Is it true that IIED and Defamation claims should not be included in the same complaint? If yes, which one is more relevant in a case when an Employer sends an email to all employees falsely accusing the plaintiff of a crime he has not committed and suspends him pending an investigation? And after... View More

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answered on Apr 29, 2024

In California, it is generally acceptable to include both Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED) and Defamation claims in the same complaint, as they are separate causes of action that can arise from the same set of facts. However, the relevance and strength of each claim depend on the... View More

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