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  • Was I wrongfully terminated?

    I was fired for doing something that other employees still do. I did not violate any policies even though my paperwork said that was why I was let go after 17 years employment.

    Jack’s Answer

    You should contact an experienced employment lawyer in your area on AVVO. While most states are right to hire and fire for any reason, if you were fired while others of a different protected class were not for the same issue, then it could be a violation of federal discrimination laws.

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  • Can my employer cut my salary to force me to resign instead of firing me?

    I am the President of a small business wholly owned by my father. Personally, our relationship is terrible, and he thinks he can dictate to me how to do things NON WORK RELATED and hold my job over me, like blackmail, if I don't comply. The busine...

    Jack’s Answer

    He may also be doing this so that if you resign, you won't be entitled to unemployment. If he does cut your salary significantly it may make your eligible for unemployment as essentially a discharge. However this is a very technical area and state specific so you should consult with an experienced employment attorney from the AVVO listing in your area as to your options.

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  • Can I be discriminated against when applying for an apartment if I have a Registered Companion dog ?

    When I was finishedw/ pre application I asked about pet policy. & was told absolutely no dogs allowed. My heart sunk & when I got home I remembered something i heard about companion dogs. I regestered Moxie as a companion dog & have an ID # under ...

    Jack’s Answer

    The answer is, it depends as to whether you have been discriminated against. Under the Federal Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) potential renters cannot be discriminated against on the basis of a disability, if that is the reason for your companion dog. Landlords can be obligated to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, if that is the case with you. However, you should contact HUD by telephone (1-800-669-9777), to determine if this might be a violation of the FHAA.

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  • I work for major dealerships in the bay area under a private contractor who refuses to give me information for a 1099.

    I worked with this private contractor for about 5 years. I have worked many hours overtime and never been compensated for it. I provided services and wasn't paid for it. I've been sexually harassed with this one person. I've been put down about m...

    Jack’s Answer

    Contact the US Dept. of Labor to make a complaint regarding your possible unpaid overtime and to determine if you are actually owed any wages. They will investigate and determine if you are covered under the federal wage and hour laws.

    You also may be covered by CA wage and hour laws and should contact the CA dept of labor also. Further, you should consider consulting with an experienced attorney on the AVVO listing to determine your legal rights.

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  • Recieved uneployment and incorrectly reported pt earnings so they say it was fraud

    i was let go from a job and was collecting bcuz it was only part time. 4 years later the state sayd i owe them 14000. becausr they over paid me 194. because i had to report my part time earnings before i even was paid so I was guestimating the amo...

    Jack’s Answer

    Unemployment matters are a very specialized area of the law in each state. You need to immediately contact an experienced attorney on the AVVO listing in CT, that handles such matters. That attorney can advise you on what appeals can be made.

    In any case you need to respond immediately to the state, in writing, to keep your appeal rights timely.

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  • I'm being retaliated against for being pregnant. I would like to speak with an attorney who specializes in employment law.

    I work for a national pet store chain in Vancouver. This company has over 1300 stores with over 30,000 employees. I recently transferred to this store from my store in Atlanta, GA. I work part time as an associate. When I first started working...

    Jack’s Answer

    Immediately file with the EEOC, and then consult with an experienced AVVO attorney on the list.

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  • Whistleblowing and Medicare Fraud

    If I work for a company that is committing Medicare fraud and receiving pharmaceutical kickbacks through illegal means, can I file a whistleblower claim while remaining anonymous? If the case is successful, will my name then be made public? I ha...

    Jack’s Answer

    I handle such whistleblower claims as yours regularly. Your name will be anonymous for possibly many years as the qui tam/FCA lawsuit is filed under seal. When there is a settlement of the claim, you can ask the Court to keep your name anonymous, however there is no guarantee that the Court will agree to do so.

    However, hopefully your reward will be substantial and it is unlawful for the company to retaliate against you. If they do, you have even a better claim. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss your case. I handle such claims throughout the country.

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  • Can i file harassment charges against the person or company?

    I filed a sexual harassment complaint against a Co worker. At the time management asked me if I was still comfortable working with him. I said yes, but mainly because I was afraid to say no. He has since continued to harass me at work, but not sex...

    Jack’s Answer

    It appears you are being harassed by the co-worker in retaliation for having reported him for the sexual harassment. You need to immediately complain, in writing, to the company regarding the situation. If the retaliation doesn't stop, you should contact an attorney from the AVVO listing or myself, experienced in such areas of the law.

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  • Do I have a legal claim?

    I was fired from a GA county government. My supervisor came to me with information that a taxable area of a house was wrong. I followed SOP from the state and this supervisor and physically reviewed the property. The area was confirmed by the bu...

    Jack’s Answer

    You possibly have a claim under the Georgia Whistleblower statute, OCGA 45-1-4(d). You should consider contacting an attorney on the AVVO listing or myself experienced in such claims.

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  • How can we prevent having to pay back unemployment?

    My husband worked for a company for 7+ years, and was laid off in January because they closed his office, along with some others. They were building a new office that would consolidate the offices and it would be almost 2 hours away. They said h...

    Jack’s Answer

    Hopefully you are still within the appeal period to DOL and/or Superior Court. If so immediately appeal, in writing, and contact an experienced unemployment attorney such as myself or someone else on the AVVO employment listing for possible representation.

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