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Do I have a right to know why I was not hired?

A:  No you don''t have a right to know why the potential employer didn''t hire you. However, you can hire a company to call your former employer to see if they are giving unlawful and negative information about you. Or you can have your friend do this. Obviously the company or your friend is going to claim that they are considering hiring you and would like to know if the former employer could give them a good reference. See? The value of having a company do this check is that they usually provide a transcription of the tape recorded conversation for possible use as evidence in a future law suit of yours. For more information on these companies, or to find the name and...

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I have a question about returning to work with a doctors note. Recently I checked myself into the hospital for depression and drinking to much. I sent my employer a fax (within 3 days) from my doctor telling them I was hospitalized with a discharge date unknown. I was discharged 4 days later but didn''t return to work right away. I needed time and support with my family for treatment. I''ve since seen a psycologist and have a note from them saying I''m ok to return to work (13 days after discharge). My employer wants to know my discharge date and why I didn''t return to work right away. I feel they are unhappy and want to terminate me now. Is this legal? Do they have a right to know my personal problems? Thank you.

A:  Your employer has a right to know why you were absent from work. If you refuse to provide the requested information, your employer can legally terminate you....

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We just rented a single family home with very high rent, which we were shown after work, and they displayed the serene, quiet backyard, and they talked about how beautiful it is to be there outside with the view, which is why we selected this home. Within a few days of moving in, we heard yelling, banging, drum playing, and screaming right beside our home. It was not disclosed to us that the neighbor had a city permitted, operating day care business in the home next door, that abuts right up to their side fence from 7am to 5pm with 14 screaming children. You can hear the yelling from inside, with the windows and doors closed. Our property manager asked and found out the owners knew. (We told him 3 weeks ago.) Our property manager talked to the neighbors and they were quieter for 3 days, and again it is blaring when you think you have a moment of quiet, and then you hear bursts of screaming on and on, louder than a playground. Our next rent and the other 1/2 of our deposit is now becoming due. Apparently the property manager is in discussions with the owner to see if they will consider reducing our rent because the value is lessened. Had they told us the truth, we would never have rented the home whatsoever. If they put the ad in the paper with the high rent figure and that there was a loud business next door, it would have reduced perhaps to zero the number of people who would have called on the place. Do we have a right to wait on paying the next month''s rent until this is resolved? We already paid first month''s rent and deposit when we moved in. They wanted a double deposit, so we owe the second deposit and the 2nd month''s rent. (These amounts may be reduced if they agree to a rent reduction for the loss of quiet enjoyment, and failure to disclose this intrusive noise.) I would appreciate your thoughts on this matter. It cost us a lot to move here, and we work full time and evenings, and it would be a big hardship to have to move again. Can we delay in our payment of our next month''s rent, and what do you think about the owner''s misrepresentation of the property and failure to disclose the neighborhood nuisance? Thank you for your advice.

A:  I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that although not often invoked, lessors of properties are entitled to the same general disclosure rights as buyers, meaning that the landlord must disclose all facts known to them that might materially affect the value or desireability of the property. The bad news is that it does not give you a right to withhold rent. Under the facts you describe it would probably give you the right to rescind the lease and move out, or it gives you the right to stay and sue for damages. But there is a basic rule that one party''s breach of a duty under a contract does not absolve the other party of their obligations under the...

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When Ex has Kids , do I have a right to know where they are?

A:  Not knowing any of the laws of Canada, no- you have no such right. Do you let him know exactly where the children are when they are with you? Where a parent has some right to knowledge of the child's whereabouts, there has to be some limit to it. No Canadian attorneys follow the boards. I would assume their law is somewhat similar. - Each parent is presumed competent. - Each parent has a right to parent. - The other parent doesn't get to micromanage time with the child. He gets to play his game and look good. He also gets to be an irresponsible parent. If...

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Do we have a right to sue when doctors did not sufficiently treat a patient when asked to?

A:  Absolutely!. Every medical malpractice suit is based, in a very general way on the statement contained in your question. In a specific case, however, the answer would depend upon the manner in which it is claimed that the patient was ?not sufficiently? treated, and in what the consequences were to the patient. --...

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My husband is having $50 deducted from his paycheck every pay period under a garnishment. I have been looking back for quite a number of years now and there is still a $50 garnishment being deducted. I don''t know what this is for. He told me he had a ticket he had to pay the company for but now I am seeing that the garnishment goes back a long way. Do I, as the wife, have a right to know what the garnishment is for and do I have the right to ask the company he works for?

A:  You can try contacting the employer to determine what the garnishment is for, however, they may not have any obligation to provide this information to you....

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Do we have a right to over react?

A:  Unfortunately the Muslims in this country.. who are living the good life here because they did not like the land they came from.. had better get used to these things happening. It isn''t nice.. and it isn''t fair.. but it is the way it is going to be for awhile. The U.S. cannot be blamed for looking at everyone a little differently. If I were a Muslim American I would be dammed sure waving the American flag and being happy that I was safe here. If I could not do that.. then I had better be on the next plane back to where I came from Being an American is a privilege, not a gift and certainly not a place to hide. Defend what you think is wrong. but while this is going on.. be careful because you are going to be suspected. Think of it this way.. at least you will not be shot on sight.. you...

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Today a child (10 yrs old) was eating lunch at school when a schoolmate walked up and punched her in the eye. The school is saying the parents do not have a right to know who hit their child, so they won''t tell them. Is it common / legal?

A:  Schools have to follow very tight and strict privacy laws and cannot tell the other childs parents anything , But however it is concidered assault and the complaining parents can demand the police take action . Then by filing a police report the police can release the name of one party to the other . I was not going to answer this question, but there is so much incorrect information being passed around, I felt compelled: 1.The school has no legal obligation to divulge the name of the student to the parents. 2.You can call the police and have them investigate, but the school has no obligation to tell the police anything as well. It is odd that the school is not disclosing this information, but just because most schools would disclose, does not mean the

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This is a juvinile question our lawyer asked for certain files from thr da and the judge order it but the da keeps delaying giving us the files do we have a right to a dismissal

A:  If it''s an issue of discovery, then you can ask the court to dismiss the case for lack of discovery. If you child has an attorney, he/she probably knows what they''re doing and will file the necessary paperwork to the court to make the DA''s office comply with the judges ruling....

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My wife was walking the dog. She allowed him to urinate on a tree in the parkway infront of a house. A man confronets her an tells her get her dog off his lawn (which is actually public property and the public is allowed to walk their pets there). They exchange words. He then grabs the leash pulling the dog and my wife into the street saying ''I''m going to kill your dog!''Is this considered assault? Do we have a right to file an official complaint?

A:  Technically it may be. Depending on your location, you may be able to file a complaint. However, please note that it may not be public property, rahter it may be that the public has an easement and I am not so sure that the public has the right to use the easement for dog walking. Nevertheless, I would suggest a common sense approach and walk the dog elsewhere. Do you really want to take a chance on this person''s mental state. If he got that upset over your dog urinating, imagine how upset he could get if a complaint is filed....