Legal Advice

Labor judgment will lapse only after 10 years

July 24, 2016 7:15 pm

Dear PAO, I filed a labor case against my previous employer. I won the case and was awarded a separation pay about six years ago. Unfortunately, the decision was not enforced as I am yet to receive my separation pay. … Read more »

Illegitimate children can demand financial support

July 23, 2016 9:13 pm

Dear PAO, I have two minor illegitimate children, aged 5 and 6 years old. Their father and I never got married because we separated after the birth of our youngest child. A few months after our separation, he had a … Read more »

Termination valid if ‘undertime’ results in neglect of duties

July 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Dear PAO, Can a private employee be terminated just because of being late? I asked this because my brother received a couple of memoranda from his employer with the tenor that they are considering to terminate him. He works as … Read more »

Illegitimate child can’t inherit from parents of mom/dad

July 21, 2016 9:49 pm

Dear PAO, Can an illegitimate child inherit from the legitimate parents of his father?         Glem Dear Glem, According to the New Civil Code of the Philippines, an illegitimate child cannot inherit from the intestate estate of the legitimate … Read more »

Employee entitled to separation pay if job termination justified

July 20, 2016 9:55 pm

Dear PAO, My friend is suffering from a contagious disease, which could take months to heal. Since he cannot work because of his condition, he was told by his boss that he is already terminated. Is this legal? Will my … Read more »

Women not legally married can avail of maternity benefits

July 19, 2016 10:17 pm

Dear PAO, My application for paternity leave was denied by my company for the reason that I am not yet legally married to the mother of my child. Does this mean that since we are not yet married, my girlfriend … Read more »

After 6 months, employee status shall be deemed regular

July 18, 2016 9:37 pm

Dear PAO, I was originally engaged by my employer as a probationary employee. A week after the lapse of my six-month probationary employment, I was given a letter by the company dated exactly on my 6th month of employment that … Read more »

Nobody can sell forest land because the State owns it

July 17, 2016 7:49 pm

Dear PAO, Adrian is one of our neighbors in the province of Aurora. I learned from my father that he is selling around three hectares of land to my father, and he showed tax declarations from 1971 up to present … Read more »

Employees can file constructive dismissal cases vs employer

July 16, 2016 9:03 pm

Dear PAO, I was hired as a team leader (supervisory level position) in a BPO company here in Taguig City. After three months of performing the duties and responsibilities of a team leader, the HR informed me that the team … Read more »

Hard proofs needed to push demand for child support

July 15, 2016 8:46 pm

Dear PAO, I met Rina sometime in January 2015, in one of my deployments as a salesman in the province. We became intimate and had a sexual relationship. But this lasted only for two days, because I was suddenly reassigned … Read more »