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Joseph D. Allen

Joseph D. Allen

  • Employment Law, Business Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Arizona, Maryland
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D. (2006)
Honors: Pedrick Scholar
Activities: Arizona State Law Journal
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Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
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State Bar of Arizona  # 026528
- Current
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  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute phone consultation.
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Good afternoon. This is a mix of landlord-tenant and person injury. I'm from the state of Maryland. Here are the basics
A: It depends on what exactly the libel, fraud, and intimidation were, what the surrounding circumstances were, and what damages you incurred.
Q. After my first mediation meeting, I was placed on a second PIP by my supervisor and demoted. Is this retaliation?
A: It depends. Proximity in time to the employee's protected activity is one factor a court may consider- though generally insufficient by itself. In simple terms, the question is really whether the adverse employment action (new PIP/demotion) was justified by the facts- or was motivated by (caused by) retaliation. It may be worthwhile to amend the EEO administrative complaint to include new alleged retaliation.
Q. "Contract values for the upcoming fiscal year must remain frozen in order to be renewed". What does this mean?
A: Speculating without context that might make a difference- the phrase appears to simply say that the contracting party will not agree to an increase in price for newly renewed contracts (but might renew the contract at the same "contract value" for another fiscal year).
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