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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for my employer to backdate and ADA accommodation

I asked my employer through their third-party administrator for an ADA accommodation once I go back to work they ignored 5x I called him out on it so they are pretending as if I asked for leave of absence as an accommodation and Backdated it as if it was approved the whole time is this illegal

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 31, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. This does not sound illegal, but rather, beneficial to you. If they are allowing you to have time off as an accommodation, it should not count against you for any absence related discipline. If you are having trouble with a request for accommodation outside of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: What types of proof would I need to prove retaliation and violation of civil rights for requesting an ADA accommodation

What types of proof would I need to have for a lawyer to say hands down I’m taking this case because this client has irrefutable evidence !

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 10, 2021

Hello, more information is needed here. What is the specific accommodation you are requesting? It depends on that and the response the employer provides. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My employer has ignored ADA request 5 times and ended my health benefits I have proof .What is my recourse ?

My company called recently and asked me about my return and still pretending they never received my request.What can I do as far as my civil rights? What can I do as far as discrimination ?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Mar 10, 2021

An employer cannot ignore an an ADA request for an accommodation. When an employee requests an accommodation, the ADA requires an employer to engage in good faith in an interactive process to determine if there is an accommodation that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options to deal with a person breaking into my car to steal things at night?

I was recently robbed for $1,000+ from my vehicle on my property. It's become a more prevalent issue where I am in Houma in the recent months. In the future if this is in the process of happening again, what can I do to apprehend/stop the individual and ensure they see justice? I would prefer... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Call 911. Put up exterior cameras. Don't keep property in your car. Install exterior lights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: can my son's aunt void out my transfer of custody by mandate done Jan 18th by getting ex parte on jan25th??

I had a notary come and notarize transfer of custody by mandate on January 18th 2021 me & the father signed.

Our sons aunt who our son has been with since November 19th of 2020 had no legal rights to him we never signed anything giving her any type of custody any type of guardianship.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2021

The answer depends on what she alleged in her Ex Parte Petition. You need a custody lawyer to review that and the facts of the case with you. You have a hearing coming up.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be kicked out at 18 if I'm still in high school in Louisiana? I'll start senior year 2 days after my birthday.

My mom tries to kick me out a lot but I refuse to leave because I'm 17. She says she legally can kick me out now but I know that legally I can leave on my own but she can't kick me out. She's also threatened to give me a criminal record but I don't drink, smoke do drugs,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 2, 2021

Yes she can kick you out at 18. Find a relative willing to let you move in.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I legally get arrested and commitment to a rehab or insane asylum for hearing voices and exhibiting odd behavior?

I was in my own home that I jointly own with my mother and one of my two sisters that lives with me called the state marshall and said I was staying up all night and hearing voices which is true,laughing and talking with them while they had me on strong mental health meds. My other sister... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2021

Anyone can call the Coroner to have your committed for 72 hour examination.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Collections for Louisiana on
Q: If a impounded vehicles registered owner transfers his vehicle to someone does that person become responsible for fee

That has already been acquired ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2020

Yes. Impounded vehicle will not be released without fee being paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: During an emergency room visit I was administered a shot that I verbly refused. How do I file a complaint or lawsuit?

During the visit 3 police officers were in the room and observed the negligence of the staff. It aslo was all recoreded on officers body camera.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2020

What damage did the shot cause?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I and living in my childhood home, with my dad. I help and pay utilities and food. Me and my dad. He also rents thre

Other rooms upstairs. He wants me to move out. he called the cops one time and they said he would have to evict me. Now he is saying he is signing the house over to my brother who doesn't like me this evening. The IRS has a 187000000$ lien on the house. Can he do this ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 28, 2020

If you are over the age of 18, and not disabled, you need to find another place to live. Either your father or your brother can simply lock you out or evict you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 17 y/o that’s within 6 months of being 18 move out without fear of the law and w/o parental consent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2020

No, a 17 year old is a minor until age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my wife have her parents call the police and make me leave our home of six years.

I was told be the parish police department to leave my home walking with no where to go.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

Well it sounds like they already did it. You need a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Can a police officer place evidence in a different location other than where it was found?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2020

They can, but shouldn't. This may be part of your defense. Tell your criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: i’m 17, my household is toxic. my mom has always been very strict but i’m tired of being put down. is it legal to leave?

i’m tired of being put down and feeling so depressed having to live here. i need to know if it’s legal to leave home ? or will i get in trouble with the law. i do have multiple safe places to live.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 23, 2020

You are a minor. You cannot leave until you are 18 or someone else files for custody of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do teachers have to catheterize a student if they are not comfortable or scared to do so?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 14, 2020

An Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, if a teacher or teacher's aide has been trained in the procedure and parental permission in on file, they could be required - but a Louisiana employment attorney could offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I join this class action lawsuit?

The Google incognito mode lawsuit?

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Jun 8, 2020

This is a brand new case that was just filed last week.

There is no settlement, no judgement, nothing to claim at this point.

Class action cases take time, often 2-5 years from the time they are filed until they are resolved.

And there is no guarantee that the case will be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How would I go about filing charges against the police for having an invalid search warrant

The police broke down my door and searched my house for an individual a search warrant never was presented until 6 months later . The person they were looking for was already arrested in the back seat of the car before they ever broke down my door . An the search warrant clear states they are to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 2, 2020

Contact a personal injury lawyer to file for false arrest and to file an internal affairs complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to leave my grandmother's property that I've lived on for 20+years since they turned off the electricity

I have alot of stuff and currently working on my truck so no way to move it right now

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 8, 2020

You don't provide enough information to answer the question. Call an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about my friend being in jail for over a month and not being arraigned?

He was arrested on March 9th for Obstruction of Justice. His bond is $100,000. That's crazy!!!! Is there anything I can do????

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 5, 2020

Hire a criminal lawyer for him before he contacts Covid 19.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Along w/ the new year came new a new job Opportunity. Last march I was hospitalized w/ a less than 1% chance

Therefore, I missed tons of work And fell behind financially. However, I had just about enough saved up to re insure my car (which is currently parked in my driveway). A friend of my bf throws his truck into reverse and SLAMS into my rt fender/rim! Hand enough to bend my strut and cause... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 17, 2020

A Louisiana attorney would be able to advise you best on this, but your post remains open for a week, and is probably causing continued financial problems for you at this point. You could see if a Louisiana accident attorney would offer you a free consult to review the file to see if there is... Read more »

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