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Lori Jeanne Costanzo

Lori Costanzo’s Answers

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  • Is what he did legal?

    I was charged with peeling a security device off some lotion in a store as I was standing in line to pay. A plain closed 300lb man with beard and tattoos poked me on the shoulder as I was walking away from the register. He said hey can I talk to y...

    Lori’s Answer

    Sounds like he used excessive force and you should pursue legal action against him and the store right away,.

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  • Can i sue my employer for not fallowing a doctor directed note and causing more problems for my already injured back?

    I just started a job and became injured outside of work. Not knowing the severity of the injury i continue to work thinking it was just soreness from not working in awhile. My job is to lift objects up to but not limited to 50+ lbs, twist & turn o...

    Lori’s Answer

    Yes, but the first step would be to seek legal counsel who can approach your employer and try to work something out.

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  • Can I get them for wrongful termination 2 times and being put in a hostile work environment?

    Wrongfully terminated company let me go because I could not work and they could not give me modified work so they sent me out. Spoke with general manager himself he said when I am better I can come back no questions asked. tried to get job back no...

    Lori’s Answer

    Ask for your employment file, in writing, and see whether what infomation is contained there.

    AFter yuu get your file, you should get an employment consultation.

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  • What can I do to prove slander, wrongful termination, harassment or bad union representation? What's the statute of limitation?

    It was said that I cursed a team leader during a discussion about a break. During the time of the discussion a parent was fussing and cussing at her child who didn't want to get her finger poked for a test. So others around said that it was me cur...

    Lori’s Answer

    You may still be able to file a union grievance and go through their procedures. If your union rep forced you to submit a resignation - it doesn't sound like you were given good advice.

    contact your union lawyer adn see if they can get you reinstated at least until the claims are thoroughly investigated.

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  • What valid reason I could state in order to have civil litigation judgement documents sealed? The matter was settled.

    What valid reason I could state in order to have civil litigation judgement documents sealed? The matter was resolved without a judgement entered by reaching a settlement amount. I'm in CA. Thank you in advance for your advice.

    Lori’s Answer

    I suggest you start with 2016 California Rules of Court, Rule 2.550 which defines sealed records

    It really depends on the nature of the case; if children are involved or a sexual assault it may be easier than just wanted the court records to be sealed and no privacy or confidentiality issues are present.

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  • Is it possible for me to get out of a contract with a publisher I am uncomfortable with. (Any advice would be helpful)

    I'm trying to figure out if I can get out of my book contract with a publisher that I no longer feel comfortable with. Both contracts are already set to be terminated in May and August, but recently some event have occurred that have given me reas...

    Lori’s Answer

    Aside from carefully reviewing the terms of the contract, you should clarify what exactly the publisher did to cause you to reconsider doing business with them. If their conduct was illegal in any manner, that is usually sufficient to justify voiding the contract or at least, providing sufficient grounds to consider the contract voidable.

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  • I live in Richmond, VA & believe I was wrongfully terminated in March of 2013.

    Can I still file suite against the government agency after 2 years?

    Lori’s Answer

    You have to contact an attorney in the State you were terminated; laws vary from state to state, particularly when an action may be against a public entity.

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  • Wrongful termination?

    I am 19 and I was recently terminated from my job, but they didn't tell me, They told my mother, who is a store manager. What can i do? What are my rights?

    Lori’s Answer

    It's not clear what your question is and without more facts it is impossible to determine whether or not your termination was wrongful. The issue regarding your employer talking to your mother about your termination is likely to be considered an invasion of privacy but what are your damages?

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  • What does an outline of a wrongfull termination case look like?

    If I decide to proceed with a wrongfull termination lawsuit after filing for a right to sue letter with the DFEH what is the process from this point forward? How long do cases like these typically last? How long does it take to file a lawsuit?

    Lori’s Answer

    Once you file your DFEH claim, your statute begins to run one year from the date that DFEH issues you a Right to Sue. You also have the option of asking for an immediate right to sue and then you can proceed directly to court.

    Hope this helps.

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  • I was wrongfully terminated from my job because I was accused of assulting a employee, can I sue for slander?

    I was wrongfully terminated from work because I was accused of assulting the employee witch it was not true. I was out of work for a year and 6 months,my union fought for me and we went to arbitration and I won. I got my job back can I sue the per...

    Lori’s Answer

    Yes of course you can given the outcome of your arbitration. However, I agree with Mr. Holzman that suing an individual and trying to obtain recompense for 1 1/2 years out of work may prove to be difficult. It all depends on the financial sovency of the individual who committed the slander.

    Also, you may want to post this in a different category. See below.

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