- Report: #1032272
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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
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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.
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