Author: Sessions & Kimball

Applicant Asked for Handwriting Sample

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “On an application for a local teaching position, the back page included an unlined box instructing applicants to “state your educational philosophy in your own handwriting.” “I suspect the...

Tests May Violate Privacy and Law

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “After a job interview, I was asked to come back for a test. The interviewer did not say what the test would be. It turned out to be a battery of psychological tests and what I believe was an IQ test....

Can Firm Reveal Where Former Employee Lives?

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “If a vendor or collection agency contacts a company searching for an employee who no longer works at the company, can the personnel department release the last known address of the employee or does that...

Employers Didn’t Give Results of HIV Test

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “I have been employed by a large corporation for seven years. Recently, while having an annual physical, I was browsing through my medical records. I noticed that there were HIV test results from the date of...

Hourly Employee Told Not to Take Second Job

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “As an hourly employee, does my employer have exclusive right to my services? I am told that I cannot work for another company, but I am having financial difficulty and need to work a part-time job.” A:...