Thursday, May 3, 2007

Employee, or Self-employed?

A package I sent to Governor Baldacci regarding Judge Ellen Gorman of Androscoggin Superior Court, and Judge Rae Ann French of Augusta District Court was received by his office on April 9, 2007, delivery confirmation # 7007 0220 0004 3623 5605, trackable at the usps website. Soon after his office received the information, Governor Baldacci nominated these judges for reappointments without any investigation, though I'd sent him proof of their incompetence and bias!

Judge Gorman ruled against my husband, Pete, in a case against the Maine Department of Labor. By their own rules, because his unemployment was due to a lack of work, he wasn't subject to an interview, but the Department of Labor conducted one anyway. 

In 2005, Gorman dismissed with prejudice his case against the Maine Department of Labor. The state had required our corporation to pay unemployment taxes on Pete's wages as an officer/employee, but when we closed the company, they said he was a self-employed individual, and denied benefits!