- Report: #1032272
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: American Language Services , ALS
American Language Services , ALS1950 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
American Language Services ,ALS is using certified court interpreters to scam the LA Workers Comp Unit Los Angeles California
Upon my arriving for this assignment promptly at 9am as agreed on the date in question it turned out that Mr. Chavez spoke fluent English and did NOT need my services as an interpreter. I phoned ALS immediately that morning to inform Mr. Aiman Shawaf, Operations Manager of ALS that there was no need for my services and asked to be released as is standard practice in such cases where an interpreter is mistakenly assigned to a non-interpreter case.
However instead of releasing me immediately upon being informed of the situation Mr. Shawaf had me stay an additional 4 hours, performing clerical duties that are in no way related to the purpose for which I was originally contracted, i.e. SPANISH ENGLISH INTERPRETATION or TRANSLATION. I stayed performing these non-interpreter related duties as a gesture of good-will towards ALS even though I was NOT required to do so given that NO Spanish language interaction was involved and yet ALS refuses to pay me the $300.00 owed for a full day as stipulated per the contract existing between us. This was a Workers Comp case and apparently ALS is fraudulently billing the city for false translation services then ripping-off the interpreters unwittingly involved too!
Garden Grove, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/29/2008 12:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/American-Language-Services-ALS/Los-Angeles-California-90025/American-Language-Services-ALS-is-using-certified-court-interpreters-to-scam-the-LA-Worke-1032272. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.
If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:Search Tips
In order to assure the best results in your search:
- Keep the name short & simple, and try different variations of the name.
- Do not include ".com", "S", "Inc.", "Corp", or "LLC" at the end of the Company name.
- Use only the first/main part of a name to get best results.
- Only search one name at a time if Company has many AKA's.
Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.