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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| March 27, 2017

IF A DISABILITY IS INVISIBLE, DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO PROVIDE AN ACCOMMODATION? QUESTION: I had an employee who started showing up to work late a lot. She called in one day and asked if she could work a different schedule, because she had trouble getting up because of some medication she was using. I told […]

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Dear Christine, Alarmed Aunt in Auburn Hills

Dear Christine, Alarmed Aunt in Auburn Hills

| March 27, 2017

Dear Christine, About 15 years ago my sister, now 72, started distancing herself from members of her family. First, her twin sons, now grown men with families, then our father. More recently me, when 3 years ago I found her sons and sent her a photo of her grandson. I haven’t seen her since. She […]

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Sunday Morning Meditation: by Christine Cantrell, PhD

Sunday Morning Meditation: by Christine Cantrell, PhD

| March 13, 2017

But I’m stubborn, needing to create my own way even when there is a path available. I have read about meditation, but never formally practiced it. It dawns on me that I don’t have to sit in a lotus position repeating a mantra, or join a meditation group. Just be. Present. Aware. I do most […]

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Dear Christine, Confused and Angry in St. Clair Shores

Dear Christine, Confused and Angry in St. Clair Shores

| March 13, 2017

Dear Christine, I found a condom in my husband’s work bag. We’ve been married for 8 years with 3 kids and we have no reason to use them and have not used them in 7 years due to me being allergic. The date on the pack showed that they were brand new What do I […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| March 10, 2017

EMPLOYEE WHO MADE SAME WORKPLACE ERROR AS OTHERS BUT PUNISHED MORE SEVERELY MAY HAVE A CLAIM OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION  QUESTION: I made a major error at work, and I was fired. One of my co-workers made the same error, but he was placed on probation. Apart from this one mistake, I never had any write-ups […]

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Women Together Turns 40!

Women Together Turns 40!

| March 7, 2017

Women Together is 40 years old!  We are celebrating this milestone with a very special gathering on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  We invite all women who have attended over the years to join us that day to celebrate.  And bring pictures!  And your stories!  We also invite women who are new to join us as […]

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Dear Christine, Single and Alone

Dear Christine, Single and Alone

| March 6, 2017

Dear Christine, I am 35 and I have had 5 girlfriends since the age of 20 that each lasted between 2 and 5 years. I fall in love easy and seem to fall out of love instantly.I’m never sure when it’s going to happen or how long it will take but now that it has […]

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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| March 6, 2017

LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WAY TO GET IN HOT WATER DUE TO FACEBOOK? WE FOUND IT. QUESTION: I’m involved in a law suit, and I’m worried that some stuff I posted on Facebook could make me look bad. Is it OK to close my FB account and get rid of the posts? ANSWER: Once you are […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| February 27, 2017

DO TITLE VII’S “BECAUSE OF SEX” PROTECTIONS FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT EXTEND TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION? QUESTION: I’m a gay man who, until last week, worked for a defense contractor. Because this is a very macho environment, I did not volunteer my sexual orientation, even after my partner and I got married a couple of […]

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Dear Christine, Grieving in Garden City

Dear Christine, Grieving in Garden City

| February 27, 2017

Dear Christine, My husband passed away unexpectedly last week. Unfortunately we didn’t prepare well. The house was in his name and his daughter and son in law are already measuring for drapes and want to know when I’ll be out. I’ve lived there for 30 years! They’ve been so nice and accepting over their years, […]

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