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  • Do I have to have an attorney here in WA even the auto accident was happened in CA.

    I got involved an auto accident in CA and got an attorney in CA. But when I visit the physical therapy, they told me that I have to have an attorney here in WA because I live here. So I am confused.

    Beverly’s Answer

    You need not change attorneys. The site of the accident occurred in California and you can bring the lawsuit there(CA, County Superior Court() even though you live in WA.. if you elect to do so, under diversity statute you may bring the lawsuit or initiate it in WA although the accident occurred in CA. The choices and decisions as to where you can get more damages for your injuries, depends on several factors (e.g. liability of the other driver who hit you, the nature of your injuries, severity of the damage to the car, etc), CA would be the better forum.

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  • Is it legal to cancel an interview with a qualified candidate just because another candidate is being extended an offer?

    There were 2 finalists for a position and the decision was made to offer to one on a Thursday night. The second candidate was scheduled for 1 pm Friday. Can the second candidate be notified that another candidate has been selected for an offer and...

    Beverly’s Answer

    yes. I don't see a problem, unless you believe that there has been some type of discrimination.

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  • Will I be able to file for unemployment if I quit a job that was drastically changed after accepting it?

    I was hired to join a team of three professionals with different roles. After being here for two months, the VP pushed out the other two people and has now saddled me with the responsibilities for all three roles. I've learned this was a planned m...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Your factual pattern presents several challenges. Here are some suggestions: (1) WRITE not Call(create a paper trail) to your VP expressing your concern that with the other two people leaving, you are now saddled with their responsibilities and need additional assistance to achieve optimum productivity. Let him know that you are not equipped to handle the new responsibilities alone without additional training; (2) ASK for additional compensation for the NEWl duties being imposed upon you; (3) express your concern of increased liability exposure to the company, due to the private party providing unlimited alcohol; (4) is there an age limit for those who are going to be in attendance? Will taxi/cab fare service be provided for those who feel that they cannot afford a taxi or do not have a designated driver?;(5) should there be a two drink limit on the host bar? (6) ask him/her to issue a statement as to what precautions will be provided to ensure the safety of all attendees especially women attendees? Explain to him that the rumor mill is that there have been allegations of women being raped; (7) let it be known that as a woman, you are concerned about your safety and that of others as well; and (8) express the importance of the company being seen as proactive towards changing the climate and the negative perceptions of the company from previous similar events. These are just a few of the ideas that will increase your value to the company and there are more that you can do on this line!

    RE: Whether you should resign or caN collect unemployment benefits:
    Have you been given a job evaluation recently? How were you rated? Get a copy of your personnel file and make sure you have a copy of your most recent evaluation. You can collect unemployment if there is no misconduct on your part.. The employer could state that your reluctance to "follow instructions" is insubordination. If the response to your writing is negative and it is made clear that no changes will be made and/.or you are penalized or retaliated against for raising these concerns, you are not required to stay.

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  • Is this grounds for a discrimination and racial profiling case.

    My friend and I went and bought a tv from target. upon leaving the store we were stop by security and asked to produce a receipt. When we question her and asked her why out of everyone did she stop us and ask us for a receipt, she replied, "You gu...

    Beverly’s Answer

    There are many factors which must be considered. For instance, what "acts" led her to believe that you were stealing? Was race a factor? How many similar incidents have occurred and whether based on the number is it a common practice to racially profile someone. File a complaint with DFEH. You might ask the investigator to see how many similar cases they have in their system where racial profiling was an issue. This is a civil rights issue as you are not an employee but a third party customer being treated in a discriminatory manner.

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  • Is this considered employee discrimination and who should I contact if so?

    I have been working from home for a company for 6 years. They recently in the last 2 years stopped letting everyone work from home except myself since I live in another state. Now everyone works in the office. My employer allows everyone at my ...

    Beverly’s Answer

    The fact you presented although seemingly unfair do not constitute discrimination as you have not stated that the company is treating you differently, due to your age, race, disability, sex, etc.. Have you tried presenting your facts to the HR department ? Are there more facts regarding your unfair treatment? Contact the Department of Labor and Industeries to explore whether they can assist you.

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  • Do I have a civil rights case?

    I am an Afro-American Muslim Nurse Practitioner with 30 years of nursing experience.I have a masters degree, and I am also a veteran. I served 3 years in the US Army and 3 years in the Airforce. I was hired as a RN weekend supervisor at a local n...

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    First, you cannot sue in federal court until you have received a Notice of Right to Sue Letter from the EEOC. You might want to check with an attorney who specializes in employment law to see whether you would do better in state court rather than federal court (as there are major differences ) and whether YOU can simply file a lawsuit in state court directly. The advantage of filing a complaint with the EEOC or local human rights commission is that the employer commits itself in writing as to the reason you were not hired. You also may want to amend your complaint and add a claim for retaliation as well.

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  • Is that second statement direct religious discrimination?

    On two occasions, my boss made derogatory statements about my religion. The first was in a conversation which Ive read somewhere somewhat excuses him if he's responding to a question. The second occasion was very direct. I pointed to where my so...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Not necessarily, you will need more references to your religion or church. Keep a meticulous diary specifying the event, date and a description of what was said and whether there were any witnesses. Ask your boss why he is making those statements to you and let him know that you are offended by them. What did you mean when you asked me if I went to a cult church?

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  • An employee at the gym I go to has called me a racist name twice. What can I do legally?

    An employee at the gym I go to has called me a racist name twice. What can I do legally?

    Beverly’s Answer

    Provide a detailed written report of the incident to the manager and store owner. Also, provide witnesses if their were any to corroborate your side of the story. The gym must investigate and take corrective action.

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  • What do i do when I didn't get paid?

    I never received my paycheck it's been over two weeks everyone else has received there's and nobody will give me information on what's going on what do I do

    Beverly’s Answer

    contact Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries

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  • I was wondering if it was something to contact ethics over or can a store enforce their own policy if it's not company wide?

    My husband & I have been working for a company for 14 & 15 yrs. Excellent work history most of it working in the same department. We have the opportunity to go to another shift, another department. Working together. We where approved on a Monday. ...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Tough question. It simply depends on the policy. It appears from your question that neither you nor your husband is a manager and since you have indicated that there is no bar to non-managing personnel working in the same department, it would appear permissible. Have you checked with HR?

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