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  • I want to know if I can still become a physical therapist with this felony for assault which was classified as a class D felony

    I have a felony for attempted robbery and assault but the charge was dropped to just assault. The whole case is about 2-4 years old now.

    Locksley’s Answer

    It's possible if you get pass the character and fitness investigation or hearing where you show rehabilitation. Staying out of trouble is not rehabilitation. You must be able to show a significant contribution to the betterment of society. Monetary donations to charity is a dead-end. Good luck.

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  • Does she have an injury case against the instructor and or the employer?

    my daughter lives in new york and just started a new job working w autistic disabled adults. work required a self defense class led by an instructor hired from outside the company. during the class she said the instructor "head butted" her in fron...

    Locksley’s Answer

    Before engaging an attorney do whatever it takes to get immediate medical treatment for your daughter. A week of dizziness may be more than a concussion.

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  • I was let go due to pregnancy. Filed a complaint with human rights commission. What next?

    I'm told once human rights makes a decision that's it. Should I withdraw? My union is not helping. Some legal reps feel I have no chance due to my probationary status. I need help here.

    Locksley’s Answer

    You have asked several questions on this issue. As to your first and second question (once human rights makes a decision that's it . . . . should I withdraw) . . . this is an election of remedies issue and its too complicated to answer in this limited forum. This is an attorney's judgment issue. As to your third question (My union is not helping) . . . this is outside of a union's area of expertise. Unions are great for time and attendance and basic workplace rules issues but they are not the place to go to unlawful workplace discrimination (age, race, pregnancy, disability etc. etc.). As to the other questions, you need a consultation with an employment law attorney ASAP.

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  • Do I need a lawyer if I filed an discrimination lawsuit with the EEOC.

    I have filed an age discrimination lawsuit against my former employer, with the EEOC, is it in my best interest to have a lawyer present or can I pursue this matter myself. presently I have no income and cant afford to retain one

    Locksley’s Answer

    My advice would be for you to consult with an attorney to see if your case is one where the attorney and you can make some arrangement for payment that may include some form of contingency arrangement.

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  • What rights do I have as an exempt store mgr regarding a health issue, that my company knows about, and they have not corrected?

    I have a sleeping disorder (sleep apnia) for which I nearly died from 4 years ago. I explained to my now current employer that I first refused this job based on the hours available. I was called back for another interview and was told I would be w...

    Locksley’s Answer

    Congratulations on being proactive in dealing with your disability and your desire to work. An employment law attorney can guide you in exploring any possible remedy along with your employer so that you can continue to be gainfully employed. The next important step for you to make is a telephone call to set an appointment. Best wishes.

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  • I am trying to go back to work to provide a living for my family?

    I asked my employer about a month ago to go in for treatment for a substance abuse problem. I am currently in an IOP but i am ready to go back to work to be a supporting person to the business but my employer is dragging its feet to alow me to com...

    Locksley’s Answer

    Any employment law attorney would tell you that it looks like you have a major problem and that you employer may be violating certain laws; however, there is no way to give definitive guidance in this limited venue.

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  • DR wants to send me back to work. Been on FMLA for 4 months.I have no light duty in my job .Cable installer

    Had a bicep reattached. Dr say its fine now.But now I have a problem lifting my arm up.He originally told me in his words every bit of six months to heal.He staes that the lifting of my arm is a separate issue and staes its arthritis.I did not hav...

    Locksley’s Answer

    It appears that you are shifting from being a Workers Comp. claimant to an employee in need of a reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act. I would strongly advise you to consult (face-to-face) with an employment law attorney to guide you through this maze and to keep you off the unemployment line.

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  • I received a failure in a course for getting a programmable calculator searched and having been found of material stored in it ?

    - Doctorate graduate Program (Pharmacy) - School in New Jersey (NJ) - i was not caught using the information but just having it on the device.

    Locksley’s Answer

    You would need to file the appropriate appeals with your university all the way the president of the university. If all appeals are denied -including a possible hearing on a breach of the school's honor code- then as a last resort you can file suit in court. I must warn you that you should employ an attorney to write your appeals letters and to represent you in any possible haring rather than proceed on your own. Finally, time is of the essence as you may know that your student handbook contains strict filing deadlines.

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  • Is drug addiction covered as a disability under FCRA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964?

    A person I know became addicted to prescribed pain medication and later ended up with a CDS possession conviction. That person was recently offered a job contingent upon a 3rd party background check and a drug screen. The drug screen was clean bu...

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    You appear to have a basic understanding of the ADA, however, your friend's problem may having nothing to do with disability discrimination. Your fiend may have a case, however, if the job application asked about past criminal convictions and your friend made a false statement by denying such, then that is cause to deny his/her employment application.

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  • Can i still pursue my nursing career with a misdemeanor of child endangerment?

    I had left my 3 children in the car for 5 to 10 minutes to run into DSS and get paper work. My car was running and the doors were locked. Cps was called saying i endangered my kids but they are still with me. Wanting to know if should even bother...

    Locksley’s Answer

    I am not sure where you are in your nursing career (in or out of school or issued a license). I any event, you will need to pass a character and fitness test and there may be a flag on your background check and you will need to disclose such information on your license application. If your licensed is need you will have the right to a hearing before a three person administrative panel with the State Department of Education Div. of Professional License. This is where you should employ an attorney put forth evidence showing that you are not a danger to the public seeking medical treatment.

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