I have no way of knowing if his attorney is aware of his earnings. Until recently I was under the impression that I would be requested either in court or in writing to verify his limitations in regards XXXXX XXXXX it effects his work. For example passing out, found on floor/ ground. Leaving doors not just unlocked but wide open and driving
away totally forgetting to lock up. Doing the opposite of what I've asked him to do. Repeating things spoken to others with no recall of saying the same thing only moments ago.
I am faced with a difficult situation/ decisions to make. Based on what you replied I would likely help his case if I terminated contract labor with him leaving him with no income. But of course even if they rule in his favor, he would likely be evicted from his house and in severe financial distress because I assume even a ruling in his favor would take many months to get him started on any income assistance let alone back pay/ reimbursement which if I understand correctly he hopes to get.
In making this decision I need to ask my risk/ liability that I may be exposing myself/ business to allowing him to work when he is now known to be so accident
prone during his work at my vacation rental houses.
I also would appreciate your opinion on me asking him to allow me to speak with his attorney. I know his attorney can not discuss his case with me. But perhaps I can convince this person his attorney needs to know his true earnings and my witness to his limitations as they apply to work.
My only remanning option other then termination is truly reducing him to very limited hours with only simple tasks such as clean pool, mow lawns.
With only 2 weeks until his hearing, if his attorney is not aware of his true earnings and I refuse ( which I will) to sign letter with false statement of income, it is my belief they need a change of strategy quickly. In which case I need to address this with him asap.
As a side note, 6 years ago a drunk driver/ hit and run
left me with permanent back / neck injuries, severe chronic pain, a brain injury that effects my memory and PTSD. Which makes me relate to this person and what they are going through. Ive become not just a source of income but a mentor in regards XXXXX XXXXX useful and looking beyond limitations at what life can still offer. Due to my own injuries/ limitations I now must pay others to perform these tasks for me with my vacation rentals. If not for the help and devotion of others I pay to perform these tasks/ work, my business would fail and I would be just about where he is right now. Which for the most part is unemployable. That said, its still my job to run this business. Your advise and suggestions are deeply appreciated. This is a very emotional/ difficult situation.