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  • 180-day probationary period - what happens if I get pregnant?

    I just started a new job, and was told that the "evaluation period" will be 6 months. That seems quite long to me, but in any case, my question pertains to getting pregnant during this time. We have been trying to conceive for several months now, ...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    In Colorado, discrimination in the workplace because you are pregnant or nursing your baby is unlawful. In 1978, Congress expanded the definition of what constitutes discrimination "on the basis of sex" by amending Title VII to include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." Your employer may be required to provide temporary accommodations to you because of your pregnancy, including providing light duty, alternative assignments, short- and long-term disability leave or unpaid leave.

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  • I need help with work related injury

    I had a work related injury and had surgery. As a result I can not return to work due to my permanent weight restrictions. I need to know what my next step is.

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys, contact a workers compensation attorney. Many of these attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis.

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  • How long can you be held in jail before they have to provide you legal council?

    My son was arrested for capital murder on Jan.24th, 2013. He refused to speak with police and requested legal council. As of today, Feb.23rd they still have not provided him with legal council. He has been to court twice and advised what he was ar...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    Please know that I am not licensed in AR. You need to immediately find an attorney licensed in AR. Your son should continue to invoke his right to remain silent and his right to an attorney. Be aware that anything he says to anyone from the jail, including family can be recorded and used against him. The only person who should talk to him about his case is an attorney. I would encourage you to contact your local Public Defender's office and ask about court appointed council for your son.

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  • What if a plea was entered , and a new witness has surfaced that would have helped the defense ?

    What if there was an interview by the detectives of a person who's statements would have helped the defense and it was not brought up ? This is a character witness of both individuals involved in a serious felony case that would have possibly chan...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    You may be able to ask for a new trial or be able to withdraw your plea. I would encourage you to immediately contact a Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney. For more information regarding Colorado criminal defense click the below link:

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  • I have direct evidence age discrimination. Employer admitted to ageist comments in email but going to lie to EEOC...

    I sent in direct evidence of age discrimination including ageist comments made by my interviewer and an email from the employer apologizing for the statements but still denying me the job. I also sent proof of my age, 64 years, and my qualificati...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    You need a Colorado plaintiffs employment attorney. Navigating the EEOC in a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) can be complicated. The EEOC, finds cause in less than 4% of all cases filed. A Colorado plaintiffs employment attorney will help you not only navigate through the EEOC but will be able to help you in any potential civil suit, If you cannot afford an attorney, please know that there are Colorado plaintiffs employment attorneys who work on a contingency fee basis. For more information on age discrimination, click here:

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  • What does an employer typically do if they realize what they did indeed violate the employment law?

    Do most companies recognize the mistake and correct it ASAP or do they wait to see if the employee actually sues the company before they decide either to settle or fight anyway?

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    You would hope that responsible employers would take immediate action to correct discrimination in the workplace. However, many employers not only fail to correct the discriminatory conduct but retaliate against employees for reporting workplace discrimination. This is a further violation of the law. For more information regarding Colorado employment law and employer retaliation click the below links:

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  • Fmla retaliation time restrictions

    The first year with my company I turned in a doctors note stating that my birth defect made it impossible for me to do a specific duty without becoming extremely ill. (Ie pnemonia, bronchitus, sinus and ear infections.) Shortly after I turned ...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    You may have a claim under the American's with Disability Act. Disabled individuals are protected from discriminatory employment actions by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and many other federal and state laws. You should contact a Colorado employment attorney. For more information about disability discrimination, click here:

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  • Can I file a claim against my previous employer for saying hurtful comments to me?

    My previous supervisor was very rude and insensitive. She told me she thought I needed to be on medication (for a mental disorder) when I let her know i was taking medication, she laughed at me and said i needed to be MORE medication. This isn't t...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    It is illegal for an employer to treat you differently because you have a disability or the employer perceives that you have a disability. I would encourage you to speak to a Colorado plaintiffs employment lawyer. For more information about the Americans with Disability Act, click here:

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  • Is it Legal for Landlord to voice record and video record and take pictures during contractor working in house?

    Landlord scheduled contractors to do the disputed repairs. Landlord gave us notice that individuals will be voice recording and video recording during contractors working in house.. Is this violation of privacy? Is this Legal? How can I protect my...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    In Colorado, an individual may audio record a conversation so long as one of the individuals involved in the conversation knows it is being recorded. That said, since this is your residence that you are leasing, I would encourage you to contact a landlord tenant / real estate attorney.

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  • What can my son do to protect himself when it is the police who are doing the harm? HE FEARS FOR HIS AND HIS FAMILY LIVES!

    My son lives in CO SPRIGS , CO and is being harassed by the CPD ! He has gone to trial and accused of lottery the judge laughed the case , complaint and police out of the courtroom . Tonight is the last straw he was pulled by 3 police cars at ...

    Siddhartha’s Answer

    I would have your son contact a civil rights attorney. In addition, your son can make a complaint to the Colorado Springs Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB). However, if your son has a pending criminal case, he should first speak with his criminal defense attorney and know that anything he says to IAB can be used against him in his criminal case. For more information, click here:

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