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Angelo Felice Campano

Angelo Campano’s Legal Guides

26 total

  • California Supreme Court teaches public school districts a lesson.

    May a public school district be held liable when school supervisors allegedly negligently hire, retain or supervise a school guidance counselor who purportedly molests a student, when the school supervisors who hired the counselor knew or should have known that that the counselo...

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  • Employers need to provide employees with rules of arbitration

    Many people hired for work, in California, are being required to go to arbitration and not court in case there is almost any dispute or problem about work. Harassed at work? Then its off to arbitration. Discriminated against at work? Then its off to arbitration. Want your day in ...

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  • Keep it out of court with a Motion in Limine.

    Dont want the jury to see something negative about your case? Then, make a motion in limine. A Motion in limine is a motion made before trial to exclude evidence from trial on the ground that the evidence is either irrelevant or subject to discretionary exclusion as unduly prejud...

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  • How dare you “spoil” my evidence!

    Sometimes in a case evidence can disappear for lack of a better word. In California, this is referred to as spoliation, which means evidence is destroyed, altered, or not preserved for use in litigation. See Hernandez v. Garcetti (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 675, 680. Spoliation can be...

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  • Is anyone else listening in on this conversation?

    California is very protective of the rights of its citizens. Oneis a rightto privacy when speaking on the phone;however, like many laws, there are exceptions so do not assume all calls are confidential. This brief article willnot address any of the exceptions which would allow so...

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  • Do's and Dont's for California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)

    General Rule: California Pregancy Disability Leave (PDL) applies to a business with 5 or more employees and gives an employee a right to four (4) months of unpaid pregancy leave. If facing a possible Pregnancy Disability Leave, both employers and employees should keep in mind the...

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  • An employer cannot discriminate against you because of your disability

    1st: Does the employee have a disability? The general rule of law is that a person is physically disabled under FEHA when he or she has a condition that affects a body system and that condition limit

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  • “Slapp” Back, With the Court’s Permission of Course.

    Most lawsuits are filed against people who did something wrong. Some lawsuits, however, are filed to stop people from speaking out on a subject important to the public. When these types of lawsuits are filed, they are known as "strategic lawsuits against public participation", i....

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  • Denied a job because of your past? Get a summary of your criminal history.

    Henry Ford once said "we look at the person, not their past". Recently, however, I read that many people, in this down economy, are not getting jobs because of a misdemeanor that happened to them in the past. What some employers may not know is that there are limits to what misde...

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  • Is your arbitration agreement enforceable?

    Generally, in California, if there is an agreement, an employee can be required to arbitrate claims they may have against an employer. Arbitration is a substitute for a jury trial because, in arbitration, you do not get a jury to hear your case and usually your case cannot be app...

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