Djuna E Perkins’s Answers

Djuna E Perkins

Dedham Education Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Is this considered some sort of discrimination?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Djuna E Perkins
    2. Jay M Wolman
    2 lawyer answers

    Employers may not discriminate based on race, gender, religion or national origin. There is no prohibition against discrimination against those with low incomes, so unless you think her comments are really arising out of assumptions she's making about your race, gender, religion, or national origin, it's not discrimination. To prove a discrimination claim, you need fairly clear evidence that what the employer did was because of your race, gender, etc. and not for some other reason. You may...

  2. Sueing to recover legal fees, pain and suffering, work lost.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Djuna E Perkins
    2. Joseph K. Chancellor
    3. Marc Lawrence Breakstone
    3 lawyer answers

    You may have a claim against your neighbor for malicious prosecution and/or abuse of process for her misuse of the legal system, but whether the case is truly viable depends on whether she has any assets with which to compensate you. Since they rent their apartment rather than owning it, it sounds like they may not have significant assets, which would make it unlikely that a lawsuit against her would be worthwhile. On the other hand, you may also be able to talk to the police about bringing...

  3. Employment/compensation law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Djuna E Perkins
    2. Jay M Wolman
    2 lawyer answers

    Employers may not discriminate against employees based on their membership in a protected class, that is, race, gender, disability, etc. You don't mention whether you are a member of a protected class, but assuming you are and that the discrimination you've experienced is because of your race, gender, etc., you may have a claim for discrimination against your employer. You need to find a lawyer who specializes in employment law, preferably on the employee's side. There are some publications...

  4. Filing sexual harassment lawsuit against Oregon employer

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Joel W Christiansen
    2. Djuna E Perkins
    2 lawyer answers

    First, I am sorry you have had such a bad experience at work. Sexual harassment on the job is all too common these days. You need to find a lawyer in Oregon who specializes in sexual harassment law. He or she can help you determine whether you have a viable claim against your employer and how best to proceed. Nevada may have a special process that you must follow in order to preserve your claims, and the deadline to file your claims may be short. A lawyer will help you analyze whether you...

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  5. Sexual harrasment or is it wrongful dimissal?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Djuna E Perkins
    2. Archibald Johns Thomas III
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to talk to a lawyer in Ohio who can help you analyze whether you have a viable sexual harassment claim. Each state has filing deadlines which usually must be strictly complied with. A lawyer can help you figure out whether the deadline has not passed. If it hasn't, the lawyer can help you determine whether what happened to you is actionable under Ohio's discrimination laws. You can find a lawyer in your area by calling the bar association in your town or the nearest big city. The...

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