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Q: Can an establishment, such as fast-casual restaurants, discriminate against age?

My mother is 42 years old and had an interview at Qdoba Mexican Grill in Colorado Springs, CO. They told her she was too old for the job and sent her home. It is my understanding that this is not legal, is this true?

Adam Kielich answered on Jan 21, 2018

It is unlawful for a business to discriminate against applicants over the age of forty on the basis of the applicant's age. An employer may be liable to an applicant refused a job on the basis of age if the employer employs more than the minimum threshold under federal and state law. Your mother... Read more »

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Q: If I leave my cat a grooming salon I work at for a few days, and they give her away without my, how can I get her back?

Juliet Piccone answered on Oct 11, 2017

You will have to sue the whoever gave your cat away and the person they gave it to but there are a lot of details that will affect whether you will be successful. I'd suggest you schedule a consultation.

Q: Can I sue a ex employer for a injury that happened a few years ago who had me say I was not at work when it occured

I had surgery on my shoulder recently do to the work related injury I was let go or forced to quite plus did not get any compensation for it

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Aug 30, 2017

Talk to an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case. Be warned, you will have an uphill battle counter your prior statement that the injury did not occur at work. There is case law that does protect employees who are forced to not report an injury in the workplace for fear of... Read more »

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Q: What can I do if my employer is harassing and threatening me for calling in sick?

I've been with my company for 3 years now, I didn't really call in often but recently gave birth is Nov. 2016, I'm breast feeding and have been getting mastitis due to nursing. whenever I get the infection I call in. I had to call in for once a week now and 3 days this week due to me and the baby... Read more »

Paul Tenorio answered on Jul 2, 2017

That type of employment situation can be frustrating. Especially with a new child. It's possible you may have a claim for harassment under Title VII, however I would want to know a few things. Do you have an employment contract? If so, what does it state regarding sick leave, paid time off, and... Read more »

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Q: Can my employer, with approximately 20 employees, not give me my full time job back when my maternity leave is up?

I requested 6 weeks off, and 4 weeks into my time off, my boss is telling me they couldn't hold the full time job open and offered me a different part time job. Is that legal?

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on May 1, 2017

Colorado does not have special maternity laws, but there are federal protections via the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With some very narrow exceptions, a person requesting leave (which generally must be granted) is required to have their same or similar job at the end of the leave. FLMA... Read more »

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Q: does a probation officer in Denver Colorado have the authority to modify or change the conditions of probation?

I'm the property manager of a local motel. My wife& I were hired as a team,only she was terminated after the owner found out that wife had filed a complaint with the U.S. D.O.L. &found owner in violation and an assessment was made for collection of back wages. That 9 months ago. New mngrs were... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Mar 29, 2017

This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly.

As a general rule probation officers have limited powers related to the...
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Q: My husband is being forced out of the job he has been at with Wyndham Vacation Resorts for 15 years. We need a lawyer.

There is also sexual harassment during an employee meeting with at least 3 witnesses and the company wants to do nothing about it. They also owe for 13 years of unpaid overtime. I know my rights. What can be done about this?

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Dec 14, 2016

More information is needed to make an accurate assessment of your case. This type of matter would be better served with an actual client consultation with an employment/discrimination lawyer (creating an attorney-client relationship and the privacy that this entails). Many attorneys offer free... Read more »

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Q: Is there any legal action I can take against my employer for psychological harassment?

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Oct 14, 2016

Contact an employment lawyer. Some types of psychological harassment are protected.

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Q: Can I file for wrngfl term.? Even if I won work comp claim? Was fired for no call no show, but did call.

I only received 1/2 of what I would've got in settlement had we waited another yr. As work comp denied claim. I had an umbilical hernia. Due to repeated heavy lifting on the job for a scaffolding and shoring comp.? Still having stomach issues from it.

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jun 30, 2016

This is a question that is too specific for general advice. You should contact an employment attorney.

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Q: What is my first step in this harassment situation. I need to keep my job I have worked hard my whole life single mom.

I got my dream job in administration. Had the whole office all to myself. Lady who hired me her dad owns the company. She stated to me not too long ago that my billing that I send to her dosent have to be "perfect yet". Been there not even a month. Now one of the managers who is also the top... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Dec 16, 2015

I understand your predicament and you have my sympathies. I suggest that you contact an employment or employment discrimination lawyer (most offer a free consultation). From your information it is not clear if a cause of action exists yet (I agree the supervisor is acting inappropriately, but his... Read more »

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