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  • Can a parent see a teen's mental health record?

    My 16 year old son is in counseling and I want to see his record so I can figure out what the counselor is doing with him. He's not in any danger but I think as a parent I have a right to know what is going on. My son says he wants to keep it priv...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, attorney Shafer gave you an excellent answer. Furthermore, even if records are produced, they won't include the notes, which may be what you are looking for. Intruding on this private relationship can be very damaging to your son and to the relationship with his therapist; you may find that if you force the release, that the therapist will discontinue seeing your son, as many therapists believe that kind of invasive control by a parent interferes with their ability to do their job. The therapist also has to be very careful about what they release, due to potential harm to the patient and the extreme financial and other penalties they face if they are in violation of governing regulations.

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  • Has my manager violated sexual discrimination laws in this situation?

    My male manager asked to have a brief meeting with me pertaining to a situation that arose at work in which he felt that I had raised my voice to him over a stressful situation involving a customer. During this discipline meeting he mentioned to...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, it does not appear that he has. An isolated comment cannot form the basis for a violation of discrimination laws. If you are being treated differently than men by your supervisor or employer, you may have a claim, but this would need to be based on facts over and above a single comment. Your supervisor may have trouble dealing with female subordinates, but as long as he doesn't treat you differently, there is no violation of the law.

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  • I need to consult an attorney about some kind of sexual harassment. I need to know if I have a case?

    I need to explain the situation in private with an attorney. I don't like to publish it.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, Avvo attorneys may not solicit your business in this Q&A section; instead, you must use the "Find a Lawyer" button at the top of this page, or consult with your local bar association or National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral. Good luck.

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  • I'm seeking an independent professional advisor in the DE, 19720 area and/or surrounding for a Structure settlement transfer.

    Prefer free consultation, furthermore I'm required to obtain independent professional advice regarding the legal, tax and financial implications of my Structure settlement payment transfer.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, Avvo attorneys may not solicit your business in this Q&A section; you should use the "Find an attorney" button at the top of the page. If the consult is all that is needed to advise on the structured settlement deal, then it won't be free.

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  • Can my workplace make you punch out and continue to work for free.

    I work in a nursing home kitchen and were are scheduled from 6:30am to 2:30pm but never actually leave at 2:30 because of the amount of work we have to do and we dont get paid for staying later and we dont leave until 3pm sometimes even later caus...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, what you are describing is a violation of both federal and state law, and likely criminal as well. You have a right to your back wages, plus potential liquidated damages and overtime pay, and attorneys' fees. You should speak with an employment attorney ASAP.

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  • A boss holding my last pay check

    I was injured at work and filed a claim. After two weeks was paid and dropped case. I was still in pain and couldn't return to the work I was doing. So I told my boss I quit. Now I should have received a last pay check on Aug 20th. They tell me th...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, attorney Foster gave you excellent advice. The employer must pay for work you performed on its regular schedule, and may not hold your wages for a resignation letter.

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  • Doctor not providing further services??

    My eye doctor ordered contact lenses for trial which is part of the fitting and eye exam, she just told me that she will stop seeing me without finalizing thw complete fitting process i paid for What can i do

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, you cannot force a doctor to treat you - but you have a right to the money paid for services not performed. Send a demand in writing for the amount you are owed, and find a new doctor. If payment not received, you can file a suit in court for the amount due and/or complain to the doctor's licensing board.

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  • Is there any way to prevent a default judgment other than retaining a lawyer and filing a Motion to Vacate?

    Are there any quick, easy and affordable ways to prevent a default judgment on my divorce – and do it from abroad and without having to retain a lawyer? I found out on Aug 8 that my ex had filed for a default judgment on July 17 - even though we h...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, find a way to hire an attorney. Litigating remotely is problematic - but litigating pro se when you have complicated procedural issues is worse. You will find that the least expensive method of dealing with this, in the end, is to have an attorney represent you.

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  • Looking for a lawyer for discrimination and hostile work environment case

    I worked for a chain hotel until yesterday when i was fired for numerous reports of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment. They fired me because of my numerous reports. I was promoted and after i was promoted i was denied m...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, it is against both federal and PA law to terminate an employee in retaliation for making a complaint of discrimination (i.e. harassment, hostile environment, etc.), or opposing illegal discrimination. You should speak with an employment attorney ASAP, as you have limited time to pursue your claims.

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  • I dread going to work anymore since an office manager humiliated me in front of othr enployees and went threw my wallet

    This person is not my boss but is a superior and for some reason i think she has an issue with me. She went to my boss and with out using the actual words, asked if i had purchased the wallet and my boss said yes and reminded her that she wrote th...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, if you are being treated this way due to your race, gender, age, disability, etc., then you may have a claim of employment discrimination. If the supervisor is a crazy woman who treats everyone badly, you may not have a claim. Speak to an employment attorney to see how to proceed.

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