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  • Can I lose my security deposit if I break the lease by getting a dog?

    My lease says no pets.

    Tajara’s Answer

    yes, if there is damage and you could be evicted

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  • Is a landlord allowed to keep a key to my apartment where anyone can get to it?

    On a whim I decided to lift up a rug outside my apartment door (that the landlord keeps there) and found a key to my apartment. As a woman who is home alone a lot and also a business owner with thousands of dollars in merchandise in my apartme...

    Tajara’s Answer

    are you sure he put it there and it wasn't a prior tenant? have you asked him? otherwise, remove it and if he asks say you didn't feel safe with it there.

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  • If someone leaves you money when they die, once you turn 18 don't you get it regardless what anyone says?

    My grandma died a few years ago and she had left each child $10,000.00. I turned 18 in January and I had asked my aunt if I could have the money transferred into my own account because I am 18 now and she is refusing to give me the money that is t...

    Tajara’s Answer

    depends on what the will said. It may have had provisions on when you get the money or what it could be used for. Go to the probate office in the county your grandmother died in and review the probate file to see the actual provisions.

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  • Feels like I'm being harrassed at work by supervisors

    I have been videotaped without my being informed. Made to do jobs outside my job description. Been told I shouldn't do things due to my sex But when asked if it was because I am a women told cause of safety. But going to make me clean a building b...

    Tajara’s Answer

    Your employer can change your job anytime they want to and they have the right to videotape the public areas without telling you (they couldn't videotape in the changing areas or bathroom stalls but everywhere else is fair game).

    if you are being discriminated on based on gender, you may have a claim

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  • Employer failed to file life insurance policy that was filled out in August of 2014. They apologized and that was it. I am 61.

    I have been with my employer for almost 16 years. Being 61, I counted on this year for my life insurance policy. They don't seem to think that it is an important thing to have not filed this.

    Tajara’s Answer

    what is the harm? what would you like them to do other than apologize??

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  • Can an employer who hired you and after you signed an acceptance letter reject the offer based on parole or probation?

    I was offered a job to which I am very well suited. I passed the drug tests. They had me sign a letter accepting the job with wage and insurance. The background check came back and I am on parole or probation, they took there offer back, 3 days be...

    Tajara’s Answer

    No they can't unless the charge is substantially related to a job duty. As an example, it is a theft charge and you would be handling money or be in people's homes that could have property taken. Then the employer is able to not hire you as it would raise their liability.

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  • My work is posting my flat rate hours for all to see, is that legal?

    I am a mechanic, I am paid by flat rate/piece work. My employer thinks it's a good idea to post all our flat rate/booked hours on a board for all to see. This is what I'm paid off of. Is that legal for them to do? I might as well just give peo...

    Tajara’s Answer

    why wouldn't it be? an employer can tell anyone they want what your income is as it is not confidential information.

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  • Being sued

    I am being sued my my ex landlord for unpaid rent. I am a single mother of 3 on foodshare and child care and wic assistance. Can the court take my car and only means of transportation for the unpaid rent? And I moved in February. And he hasn't ret...

    Tajara’s Answer

    you can be sued and a judgment entered. if you are below the federal poverty guidelines (which is likely given that you are on assistance), your wages cannot be garnished and your car cannot be seized.

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  • Do I need a employee rights lawyer

    I was let go because I was wanting to transfer to another location and get a higher paid positions that I was qualified for.

    Tajara’s Answer

    WI is an at will employment state which means you can be fired for any non protected reason, Discriminatory reasons are based on race, religion, age, gender etc. Otherwise you can be fired if they don't like your tie, your shoes or your attitude or any other reason.

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