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Maryam Soleimani Karson

Palo Alto Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. My asylum case is pending under review for 13 month, what should i do to speed it up

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. Lisa Monique Okoh-Brown
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above post that your history of having worked for a Middle Eastern government may be causing the delay. First try to contact them. Go there in person, call them, write to the immigration officer that granted you asylum, and ask why your application is taking so long. If your attempts are fruitless, contact an immigration lawyer.

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  2. Do i need to file I-130 each for my wife and 2 children (12 and 5 years old)?? do i need to send it together with my G-325A??

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Lisa Monique Okoh-Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    Understanding what forms to file with the immigration service can be a daunting task. The answer to your question regarding the I-130 petition is that "it depends". Here is the link to the instructions of form-I-130. Review sections 1 and 2 and the "Note" section following them on the first page. That should help you find your answer: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-130instr.pdf Also, note that on the right hand corner of the very last page (in the "checklist" box), it indicates that you...

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  3. Harassment and letters of apology

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. Lee Kenneth Franck
    2 lawyer answers

    Whether the letter you have prepared will damage you depends on what the complaint is about, and why you are apologizing (i.e. to accept the blame or merely express empathy for the inconvenience that has been caused). If the complaint has anything to do with any conduct that could be considered unlawful (e.g. sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, defamation), I would not write anything and seek the assistance of an attorney.

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  4. Applying for naturalization....

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. Russell Tracey Doncouse
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, a person applying for naturalization is not required to have his or her children present at the interview.

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  5. How can i sue for sexual harrassment /hostile work in enviroment/wrongful termination

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. Joshua Alan Burt
    3. Eric L. Pines
    3 lawyer answers

    Your supervisor's conduct was unacceptable. You appear to have a strong case for sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. However, for a better assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case as well as Delta's defenses, you need to speak with an attorney. Please note: if you want to preserve your right to sue Delta in a civil court, you MUST comply with certain procedures within a LIMITED period of time, or else YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE to successfully sue Delta....

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  6. I will apply for citizenship on October.I have 2kids 12 and 14years old and they have a green card as well. At that time....

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Javier G Pineda
    2. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    3 lawyer answers

    Congratulations! Your children need not be in the U.S. when you file for your citizenship. And once you obtain your citizenship, if your minor children live with you, they might possibly qualify to immediately become citizens because of your status as a naturalized citizen! Disclaimer: the above answer should not be considered, and does not constitute, legal advice. You should not rely on this answer because each case is fact specific and could be subject to different local, state, and...

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  7. A law firm sexually harassed me and wrongfully terminated me.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    5. Michelle A. Perfili
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    What you propose may expose you to a suit in civil extortion.

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  8. How strong can a sex harrasment case be against an attorney/owner of an employment law firm? Should I persue a workmans comp cas

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3 lawyer answers

    I am so sorry about what you have experienced. I am a little confused and am not clear whether the attorney sexually harassed you or whether the office manager did, or whether both of them did. Generally, it is not unlawful to rant in the workplace to everyone and have a harsh demeanor. In other words, it is not illegal to be a jerk - unless you are being a jerk only to a selected employee or group of employees for reasons related to race, gender, religion, disability, or other protected...

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  9. Dear Lawyer. I've got a question about Sexual Harassment in Australia

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    2. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    3. Christine C McCall
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague.

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  10. What are my chances of winning my appeal with the EDD when I voluntarily quit my job due to sexual harassment?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Richard Kaufman
    2. Jason J.L. Yang
    3. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4 lawyer answers

    If the harassment you experienced was pervasive and offensive and so intolerable that any reasonable person in your position would have quit, depending on what you endured, you may also have valid claims for unlawful harassment and constructive discharge under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. To preserve your right to file a civil action against your former employer on these grounds, you need to first file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing -...

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