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  • WHAT CAUSE OF ACTION MIGHT I HAVE AGAINST A HALFWAY HOUSE?

    I served 22/years in prison. On June 14, 2014, I was paroled to a halfway house (Adept). While there, a female staff member (monitor) gave me her phone number. I called her, and ultimately we began a sexual relationship with her for months.

    Edward’s Answer

    Talk to a lawyer. Your statute of limitations may be getting close. Debating the merits of your case in public not a good idea.

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  • Part time job to full time job which boss have gave to my girlfriend & back to part time without boss telling her

    My girlfriend works in retail she was given a fulltime position she was working parttime before given fulltime and my question is can a company or boss rightfully take away someone's fulltime position & have them work parttime without the company ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Hard to understand what you are saying here. But an employer can change an employees hours when he wants. He just has to make sure he pays the employee for hours already worked.

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  • My ex is currently living at my house and he refuses to leave. He does not pay rent and he is not on the lease. What can I do

    My ex is currently living at my house and he refuses to leave and he does not pay rent and he is not on the lease. What can I do to make him leave?

    Edward’s Answer

    Call the police. If they won't escort him out, you will have to file a civil suit to eject him.

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  • Visitation

    I have to by court order drop my kids off Friday at 6pm. Mom states she will not be home and wanted to get the kids earlier which I can not do, due to work. I have no problem getting them there by 6 but what do I do if she isn't home as she is sa...

    Edward’s Answer

    You need to work it out with her. Compromise. Don't violate the Court Order and don't leave the kids alone. You may have to both come up with a solution together.

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  • Does PA reguire employer's to review handbooks with employees?

    termination

    Edward’s Answer

    No. Sorry. Handbooks are optional and if provided do not have to be reviewed.

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  • Can I sue my former employer and have them listen to my grievance.

    I was terminated from my job and as per my rights I obtained a shop steward to help me fight this termination. I was assured by said shop steward that the proper paper work was filed on time; a grievance, and it would only be a matter of time bef...

    Edward’s Answer

    No. But you can sue the union for breach of the duty of fair representation.

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  • Can I file charges since many have been told my personal business without my chance to respond nor have I actually been fired

    I was suspended pending an investigation for sleeping at work. I was very sick, on over the counter medication, would have gotten fired for calling off, and may have dozed off. I have not been back to work, but have not been told that I was fired ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Sorry. Sleeping on the job? Not good at all. How is this in any way your personal business? I assume from these facts you did not tell them you have a disability and asked for an accommodation. If you are union, you might get lesser discipline than termination if you file a grievance if you are terminated. You might be able to win an Unemployment Case if you get fired, but it would be tough with most judges. My advice is to take a low profile. If you are a good employee or a long term employee, you just may get through this without getting fired. You don't have much of a leg to stand on here.

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  • Can the Employee in Philadelphia has the right to get a Paid Maternity Leave or not My HR Says they do not have any Paid Mater

    Paid Maternity Leave in Philadelphia

    Edward’s Answer

    Some disability policies cover maternity leave. They pay out at typically 50% to 60% of your wages. City of Philadelphia EEs have a special benefit where they can use sicj time as pre and post partum benefits (4 weeks each). There is nothing that just pays 100% leave benefits. If you don't work for the City, check your disability policy language if you have a policy.

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  • Can I win my case? Can I get my job back, back pay and seniority because it's against state law to take pictures in locker rooms

    I was fired for falling asleep at work. Company rules DO state termination if it were to happen. However, I believe Pennsylvania state law states you CAN NOT take pictures in a privacy setting such as the bathroom or locker room. My picture was ta...

    Edward’s Answer

    Sounds like a very tough case. You admitted to being asleep. Pictures in the bathroom are not the real issue. At the arbitration, you admitted to it. If you moved for the pictures to me kept out of evidence (I don't know if an arbitrator needed to grant the Motion without knowing more), it would still be hard to get around fact manager saw you asleep and/or you admitted it. Sorry. I would spend my energy finding a new job.

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