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Need!!!! A. LAWYER

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Bigd6943, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Not going to get into it to much on NWFA due to the reason.
    I was Fired from my job due to a rumor scuttlebutt after 9 years with the company. Gun related reason and no fault of my own.
    So I'm looking for a good lawyer that 2A friendly and wants to help put this company in its place.
    Also for.
    Changing my time cards to not pay overtime.
    Not paying show up time.
    Rolling time to following week.
    Forcing to work illegally without a license.
    And a few more.
    So any help would be great.
     
  2. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Search for "employment attorneys". Make sure you call a minimum of 5 attorneys -- and meet with at least three or more. Good luck!
     
  3. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Thanks was hoping their was on NWFA.
    Was going to also add. 9 years Military and 9 years with company no issues no record I'm a good love god and guns person getting the shaft.
     
  4. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Well the good news is that if your case is legally sound, you will have the opportunity to give the shaft right back, and hopefully 10x as hard! :s0133:

    Make sure you have documentation. Write down everything that happened -- right now --- so that you can be prepared before meeting with the attorneys. Keep it objective and concise. If there are any emails from supervisors/others within the company that may be of help to your case, make sure you copy those to a USB Drive ASAP if you haven't already been canned. If you have any voice mails, play them on speakerphone through a computer recorder program/your smartphone so that you have them for the future.
     
  5. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For some of those things, if you have documentation (or at least wrote them down when they happened), then you can maybe make a case.

    For the firearm stuff - I doubt it. For one thing, WA state is an "at will" employment state - i.e., an employer can fire you for just about any reason, without giving reason, unless it is regarding a protected status (ADA, ethnicity/age/etc.).

    I could fire you for the color of shirt you wear and that would be fine with regards to employment law.

    Not paying for overtime, etc., that may be actionable.

    Good luck, but don't expect too much, and don't expect it too soon.
     
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  6. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    I work in oregon. Also yes I have some documentation. They have the rest. All my time cards. Video on the building for proof. And more. Also I'm union.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Stick it to those bastards!
     
  8. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Do this as quick as possible. There is a time limit.
     
  9. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    Have you talked to your union rep about this? They should have a lawyer or know of one
     
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  10. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Yes I have. But!!!! My ex employer is making up reasons as they go. So we will see. Only on the termination issue.
    All the other ones I need to get my own lawyer as the union will not go after compensation. Only my job back.
    This sucks.
     
  11. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    Talk to the Bureau of Labor and Industries wage and hour division on the pay/time card issues. They LOVE that kind of stuff.

    E
     
  12. Spooler41

    Spooler41 Port Angeles ,Wash. Member

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    After that kind of treatment ,I don't think I'd want to return to work for the same employer, despite what the union could or could not do.

    ............................. Jack
     
  13. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I have no personal experience with him, but Mark S. Knapp is advertising in the WAC Gun News magazine as an attorney that specializes in firearms related legal advice. He states that he was admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals... not sure whether that's good or bad. Also that he handles constitutional and employment issues. Perhaps someone else on the forum knows of him. And you can always review his legal record through the BAR Association.
    Mark. S. Knapp, Attorney
    253-202-2081
    knapp.m@comcast.net
    www.firearmslawyer.net

    Good luck.
     
  14. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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  15. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    I appreciate everyone's help in this matter. I will be contacting a few of the names mentioned in this post the beginning of the year so far everyone I've talked to is out until then hopefully everything goes good. Not a big shock but the union has not been that much of help. As they put it and I quote (don't poke the bear) well no pun intended but I will hunt the bear and Win.
     
  16. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Be aware of what you post on a Gun forum... If character issues are brought into question...
    And remember, " anything you say can and WILL be used AGAINST you..."
     
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  17. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    ^^^ true. That's why I never post bad things. It's all about interpretation.
     
  18. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just be careful when hunting that bear...
     
  19. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    documentation is what will make or break you. if you have good documentation and they don't, they will lose.
     
  20. mccullogh

    mccullogh NW Oregon Member

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    I went through something like this 20+ years ago. You can't take too many notes. I purchased a mini cassette recorder and made notes right after meetings or phone calls while it was fresh then wrote them down later. Even the people who are on your side may not be competent so good notes may save you.

    You will almost certainly need to go through the union process first then get the lawyer. The company likely has a more comfortable relationship with your union rep than they do with the state. Let them get as much on the record as possible before they know you are going to file charges with the state.

    I think the gun part of this story won't help your case and it sounds like you have plenty of red meat to go after anyway.

    good luck