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Mary Shea Hagebols

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  • If an attorney sexually harassing me in a personal setting do i still have a case?

    I used to be friends with an attorney but I also had some personal loans with him so it was also a business relationship. He would continually harass me about my sexuality and ask me inappropriate questions and request for sexual favors even after...

    Mary’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney that specializes in sexual harassment as soon as possible. Based on the preliminary facts, it is very possible you may have claim. Do not wait too long as you may have a statute of limitations issue. You can also get more information from the State Bar of California which regulates the attorney conduct and licenses. (See attached link.)
    Thank you
    Mary Shea Hagebols

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need if a small business was racist against me as a customer?

    I'm not sure what type of lawyer I need but I need someone that deals with racism cases. A business passed racial slurs against me when I was a customer not an employee.

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    You should contact your state's Attorney General or a civil rights attorney in your state.
    In California we have civil rights laws against such discrimination.
    (See attached link.)
    Your state may have similar protections
    Mary Shea Hagebols

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  • Could I pursue a case for mold exposure in the workplace with no action taken by management to remedy the situation?

    There has been/ continues to be a huge moisture issue at my workplace. Despite numerous complaints set forth, nothing has been done to remedy the mold, proven by an industrial hygiene test administered at the workplace, concluding traces of toxic ...

    Mary’s Answer

    If the building is owned and operated by an entity or person other than your employer, you may have a "third party" claim in addition to a workers compensation claim. You should contact a "mold" expert attorney ASAP to explore this. Your workers' compensation attorney may also have some recommendations. You can make OSHA complaints "on line" so you have documentation that the complaint was made. Take time stamped photographs if visible.

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  • My husband was fired for a positive drug test for anphamines when he was taking his med from his doctor test him again

    i think they should have given him another test not just fire im even the company nurse didnt even want to see his meds from his doctor please help i think he was done dirty. thank you

    Mary’s Answer

    I am going to address this question from a more practical standpoint. I would have the doctor write a confidential letter explaining the presence of the drug and, without going into a lot of detail, explain that it was a prescribed medication. If your husband has a disability and is "otherwise qualified" to do the job, and this drug is necessary to address his disability, then I would request that he be retested, reinstated and that the company accommodate the disability. In case of a disability you can contact your local EEOC for more information about the American with Disabilities Act.

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  • Being discriminated against by temp agencies due to a felony charge on my record

    I have a criminal past and have not withheld it from the companies or temp agencies I have applied with. I was told straight out by two temp agencies that I will need to come back when my charge is expunged. From my understanding, your cannot be...

    Mary’s Answer

    Unfortunately, a felony criminal conviction can be taken into consideration. You should try and see if it can be expunged.

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