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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: Can a supervisor allow only 2 out of 3 employees the opportunity to work Overtime? all 3 are members of Laborers union
Bernard P. Healy
Bernard P. Healy answered on Mar 3, 2018

I do not have sufficient information to answer this completely or with true accuracy. Under Federal and Rhode Island Law, a supervisor cannot discriminate against employees for certain reasons. Those reasons are race, gender, age, disability, perceived disability, ethnic background, religious... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: I am being cyberstalked which has been reported to police but during this I was extremely slandered. What are my legal

Rights in this situation.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 17, 2018

You may wish to meet with an attorney to consider seeking a protective order in the State Court. They should also be able to review your allegations/evidence of slander and advise you of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Divorce, Foreclosure and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: I'm in foreclosure; can the mortgage co. send my ex-wife a certified notice or would that be considered slander?

The property has always been in my name only & predates the marriage. My ex never lived there; her name was never on any of the paperwork. The divorce final judgment was 10/31/95. Our agreement clearly indicated the property was mine & she has no claim to it.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Aug 19, 2017

If you have it, bring the notice to the attorney you have retained to assist you in the foreclosure matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I sue for slander/liable/deformation of character?

I wanted to know If I have a potential case. Today I was blindsided completely at work by my supervisor , she told me to meet her in HR at 3pm, she wouldn't tell me why at all. When I got there she told me that this was about something that happened TWO weeks during my shift. This was my first time... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on May 28, 2016

Know that truth is a defense to these type of allegations(with some exceptions). Don't discuss the case in a public forum. Consult with an attorney in private and see if they will attend whatever hearing your employer may provide. You should have a right to know whom made this allegation(and know... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: I filed a complaint against a lawyer can he sue me for defamation ?

I wrote a complaint to the legal service that provided a pro bono lawyer for my girlfriend's jurisdiction matter in her divorce. I sent the complaint to the legal service about the lawyer because I feel he is not only in my belief acting very unprofessional but also violating ethics. His actions... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 13, 2015

She is the one who should be filing any complaints about her attorney, not you.

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