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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: If a misdemeanor was dismissed in virginia do I need to disclose it in an interview in Arizona?

Pleaded guilty but was dismissed in Virginia. Do I have to disclose the misdemeanor in an interview or asked?

Will a dismissed case affect my chances of getting hired ?

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 10, 2021

Ah, the lawyer's favorite answer: "It depends."

If the question is: "Have you ever been charged, arrested, accused, etc. of a crime (if they either do not specify or specifically mention misdemeanors)?" then you would be untruthful if you replied in the negative....
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Q: My name is Danielle. I have a question about unemployment and needing representation for an appeal.

I stopped receiving benefits back in October because of trying to verify with and it took 3 months to complete and then at which time I was informed that an adjudicator was assigned to my claim. I was found monetarily ineligible based on non fraud issue and disqualified. I submitted my... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman answered on Aug 14, 2021

I wanted to let you know your question was posted to a workers' compensation website, very different than unemployment benefits (UIB). I personally do not have an answer about your pandemic benefits claim and I don't know if you are eligible for some UIB payment even without having worked... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: My husband was fired due to him having an 11yr old felony he reported when he was hired two weeks ago, is this legal?

Is this an unfair dismissal being that he was already working for two weeks? He was approached by his supervisor of two weeks who told him the company does not hire people with his type of charge. Which was a sexual offense. The company he was working at was a metal crafting company

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Jul 27, 2021

Unfortunately, there is no law that prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire individuals based on prior criminal convictions. However, if you believe your husband was targeted for termination for a different reason unrelated to his past convictions, then you should contact an Arizona... Read more »

Q: I’m a teacher, and the administration gave out my number to a student without my permission. What should I do?

The student contacted me and I blocked them right away.

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman answered on May 2, 2021

My practice is limited work injury cases, a specific part of employment law. Your concern appears to be an issue of employment privacy and it is not something I am able to provide advice. I suggest you look for an attorney whose practice is more directly employment law, if you do not hear back... Read more »

Q: Fired for restraining an out of control fellow worker I was assaulted by at work in front of management. Days after.

Management deleted hours work prior to terminations.

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Nov 25, 2020

More facts are needed to analyze your situation. Arizona is an at will employment state, meaning you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. The only protection you can usually get from a legal standpoint is if the termination is based on your race, religion, sex, etc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: year100% loyal every payday,week late.job searching he found out got workchatsaved times on phone.checkshold

every employee on job group chAt. when to come in, every where my checks from every employee there , numerous numerous times.every im losing my place,bills ,food texts from over 20 employee..i lost my apartment,and everything else after also texts for help .. personal damages are in play.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for four weeks. There are a number of categories here and it isn't clear if things in the various categories are related to one another. The most central one appears to be employment-related. At this point, you could contact an employment attorney to see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: Can someone get hired over me if they have no experience in that position at all and I have the most

Also job was not offered to anyone at all it was given to person with no experience

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on May 27, 2020

An employer does not necessarily need to hire the individual with most experience. However, an employer cannot make a hiring decision based on an unlawful motivation. If you can demonstrate that you were not selected for the position on the basis of your membership in a protected class (i.e.,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Arizona on
Q: I am without gainful employment with an unnoticed permanent total disability of a traumatic brain injury can I get help

Due to an industrial commission stipulation agreement the state of Arizona's benefits have been denied due to a false interpretation of the disability

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

I'm sorry for the impact this injury has had upon your life. You chose categories that make sense for injury/disability. But you mention the Industrial Commission of Arizona. If this involves an injury that occurred in the course of your employment, and you had a workers' compensation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: A teacher at my school was fired for LGBT discrimination. There is a court case, what could she be convicted on?

This case is being held under Maricopa County, Arizona law. Thanks!

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 17, 2019

Is it a criminal or civil case? It sounds civil. If so, she faces a monetary penalty only

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: Can my business partner take everything we had because I wasnt on the LLC?

My business partner and I started a restaurant from the ground up. We raised the money on kickstarter and this was my first venture as a business owner. She had many other businesses. When we went to get the business license she told me that I coudnt be on it cause I had bad credit. We have made... Read more »

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby answered on Jul 8, 2019

Not being a member of the LLC is a disadvantage. But it sounds like you may have sufficient proof to establish that you were a partner in this business and, if so, you may be entitled to your share of any net sales proceeds after payment of the bills of the business. I recommend consulting with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Can landlord/employer come into your home and take all your belongings

My landlord /boss and I had a falling out so I decided just to move I'm moving landlord /boss comes and takes all my property and personal belongings

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Apr 26, 2019

No. This is an invasion of your right to privacy and your rights as a tenant. If you can afford a retainer you should probably hire an attorney. It may be difficult to find an attorney who will take this case on a contingency basis but it is possible. If you have limited income you may qualify for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: Is it wrong for a company to hire a replacement before I even sign any paperwork saying I'm leaving or transferring

There was an idea of me transferring and they hired somebody even though it wasn't set in stone transfer and now the transfer isn't going through so they want to demote me

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby answered on Dec 10, 2018

No, Arizona is an "at will" employment state and, unless you are working under an employment contract, your employer is free to make staffing changes at any time.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: I got fired after filling work injury, the reson i got fire was because i didnt get approved to work with a member.
Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman answered on Oct 3, 2018

Thank you for your question. I am not sure I understand the issue, you can each me after 9:00 a.m. this morning at 602-492-5331 so we can review the specifics of your situation. Thanks again

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: Can an employer tell me my cancer is considered a disability and add me to the "list" to make the numbers look good?

I had breast cancer last year and I am now cancer free. I was offended by the approach as she had already added the disability in my HR set up because it made the numbers look good. I never told her about the cancer, as we work in different states and only have a email, phone relationship so... Read more »

Kai Michael Henderson
Kai Michael Henderson answered on Jun 18, 2018

There are a tangle of issues here and it is never good to have one's privacy violated, especially by a co-worker. On the facts here, it appears that your company internally disclosed that you have a disability. Generally speaking, under the ADA, employers cannot disclose employees'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: What are the AZ statutes for defamation libel and and slander for the employee
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 22, 2017

libel and slander for employees aren't different than from others; however you may have other forms of claims and I would suggest you contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues--they represent employees and give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Can a employer ask for a employee applicant to be women with large breasts and large behinds? Is this illegal under EEOC


Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Apr 25, 2017

Yes, this is illegal if the company employs 15 or more workers. Small companies, with less than 15 employees, are not subject to federal employment laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: What do I need to do to show that my work injury is unscheduled apposed to scheduled

I was permanently injured in a car accident in 2010, I was able to work through that injury, this new work injury (required knee surgery (unsuccessful)) of 03/18/16, I am not able to, and the employer has refused to employ me further.

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman answered on Apr 17, 2017

I can't answer your question about your employment situation. The 2016 knee injury generally can be "unscheduled" IF you have a prior Arizona work injury that also was scheduled OR if you had a previous unscheduled injury that was determined to cause a reduction of your earning... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: I was a target of harassment at work 2 co - workers placed a noose on the forklift I drive and singled me out.

they told me it was for me. I need to know if I have a case and what type of lawyer should I contact for legal guidance. Also do I have the right to sue my employer since the employee's are still employed at my work place , I feel that my civil rights have been violated please give me some... Read more »

Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Apr 27, 2016

There are lawyers from your state who advertise in your state, and there will be some who list on this website and others like it. You are looking for someone who does employment law. Depending on the facts, there are avenues to sue an employer who engages in illegal discrimination or who allows... Read more »

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