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Carmen S. Giordano

Carmen Giordano’s Answers

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  • Am i being discriminatied because I am pregnant?

    i am almost 6 months pregnant & work as a caregiver at a facility specially for people with Alzheimer's disease & because of complaints with a certain coworker my suspervisor wants to move me upstairs where the is a alot of heavy lifting over my 3...

    Carmen’s Answer

    It sounds like you are not being treated fairly or legally. If the heavy lifting would pose a danger to yourself of the baby you are carrying and if your employer is on notice, they can certainly make a reasonable accommodation keeping you in an area where heavy lifting is not required. Consult an employment lawyer immediately. Perhaps a strong letter would solve the problem!

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  • An in. contractor I worked for sent me a check that wasn't signed. I can't cash it and he is not answering calls.What do I do?

    I have had this check for 2 months and he is not answering my calls. There was not a formal contract and he dosen't have a specific place of business that he works out of so basically I probably won't see him again. It is legit and taxes were tak...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Wow, regardless of the amount of the check, I would not let the contractor get away with that. You could file in small claims court if the amount is $5,000 or under. Your best proof will be the unsigned check!

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  • What authority/power does a Correctional Officer with the NCDPS have outside of a prison setting?

    Just wondering because I know in some states they are treated exactly like police officers (I.e being sworn in and all). But do they have any authority or privileges that normal citizens do not posses while outside of a prison in North Carolina?

    Carmen’s Answer

    You need to check your local law. But, generally corrections officers have higher law enforcement status than regular citizens. Many corrections officers are licensed to carry firearms, for instance.

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  • Distribution to under age person reported by parent

    If the police take someone at their word, and have no proof but get a warrant anyway. underage drinking no prove drug test swap test in mouth for drinking? How can they give you a warrant with no proof only hear say

    Carmen’s Answer

    It is difficult to decipher your question. If there has been an arrest following an illegal search, your 4th amendment rights may have been violated. You are entitled to an attorney to represent you. You would be smart to cooperate fully with your criminal attorney.

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  • Is it legal to turn information gathered from book to a story ?

    Is it legal to turn information from a book to a story ? The information would be the inspiration.. Not using any names similar to whats written in inspired book , a whole new story. To different audience The inspiration book is not a story, ...

    Carmen’s Answer

    An idea cannot be copyrighted. Nor can an inspiration. However, if you are essentially lifting the plot and changing the names of the characters to disguise the taking, you open yourself up to an infringement claim. Also, there is no relevant legal distinction between a book and a "story" if the story is written and published for plagiarism and copyright infringement purposes.

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  • Accident Traffic

    So I was involved in an accident Sunday due to weather. All I remember is hitting some ice the got hit. The other car tagged my right front fender then hit the wall. Well officer said accident was due to weather. Then talked to his partner came an...

    Carmen’s Answer

    I would fight the ticket. Stick to your version of the events and demand a hearing. Consult with a local attorney!

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  • El Paso public college with Jesus painting raises issues

    The Jesus "represents" a religious club here on campus...the school is not a relgious school we are a public community college. The issue is that the painting is offending many students who do not believe in Christ. The other issue is this was not...

    Carmen’s Answer

    Your public, tax payer funded, college should not foster one religion over another. That would violate the establishment clause. Whether the Jesus painting does that or not depends! I would be happy to discuss this further if you want to call my office. In the alternative, the local branch of the ACLU may be able to help you with this. Good luck and God bless ;)

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  • Falsifying an RME for determining appropriate treatment of treating doctor.

    I was ordered to an RME to determine if treatment I was receiving was appropriate. First one I have been sent to in 15 years. Upon receiving a copy of this "doctors" rpt, he listed a medical history, which looks like he made it up along the way. I...

    Carmen’s Answer

    You should absolutely clear this up, What the doctor wrote in the report, if false, is defamatory. You should gather the proof that the doctor was wrong on the accident date, was wrong that you were allegedly in rehab, etc., and take it to an attorney!

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  • Regarding social media like facebook. if someone publishes (on facebook) something about another person (such as that persons

    place of employment or residential address) - information that may even be considered public. and, say some "nut" reads that info (on facebook) and therefore harms that other person or their property is the writer/provider of that info (on faceboo...

    Carmen’s Answer

    You need to check your State's right to privacy laws. If there was a malicious intent on the part of the person posting the information and that person had reason to believe that some hazel "nut" might use that information to harm you, then you might have something more, but it would not be accomplice liability without proof that the individual who posted the information and coco "nut" acted together toward a common goal of injuring you. I would let the police know about it, contact the social media cite and get them to remove the information and check with an IA attorney about the breadth of your right to privacy laws.

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  • Award for Pain and suffering is considered separate property in a divorce, what other cash awards are separate.

    Are moneys from a workers comp settlement for permanent injuries on the job, career ending injuries and moneys from a closed claim social security disability award considered to be separate property with regards to a divorce

    Carmen’s Answer

    You need to post this is the family law section, not the personal injury section!

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