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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it legally "forced penetration" if the victim still has their undergarments on? Referring to Penal Code 289(A)(1)
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 2, 2022

If there was penetration, no matter how slight, then yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I work at a hotel in paducah Kentucky. Our company was bought by another company. Our newly promoted GM showed me a

New GM showed me a bag with sexual toys and said I could have them and started playing with them, then brought some to work to give me, and gave me alcohol and led to other things. Is this sexual harassment? Also the new AGM gave me quite a few long hugs

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Certainly could be, yes. You should contact a civil rights attorney near your to review the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: False allegations of sexual harassment during employment transition from consultant to city resulting in resignation.

After false allegations co worker whom I dated ended the relationship. After one day of employment the awkwardness of going through the investigation and false rumors. I resigned effective immediately. I was reinstated as a consultant however the city denied my return, the HR Director asked the co... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You have not asked a question.

I am sorry but there is nothing unlawful about your employer's conduct revealed in your post.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Someone is blackmailing me after receiving pictures of my exposed body. How do I handle this if they are Underaged?

This person sent photos first. Then threatened to expose me unless I sent them money? They did send it to one person without my consent already.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 21, 2022

By your opening admission, this is the bed that you made, so I doubt the Florida courts will get involved.

5 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If past employees make a public statement about unsafe work conditions and sign it together could the employer sue us?

Issues with no breaks, injuries not being paid for, asking for injuries to be paid out of pocket instead of through workman's comp, removing fire alarms. Or is it safer to do an anonymous statement to avoid being sued. We just want to inform/protect future and current staff of the employers... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 8, 2022

If they are factually true statements, yes.

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5 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If past employees make a public statement about unsafe work conditions and sign it together could the employer sue us?

Issues with no breaks, injuries not being paid for, asking for injuries to be paid out of pocket instead of through workman's comp, removing fire alarms. Or is it safer to do an anonymous statement to avoid being sued. We just want to inform/protect future and current staff of the employers... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Sep 8, 2022

A far more effective way to deal with issues like this is to report the company to OSHA regarding workplace safety issues, and locate and consult with an employment law attorney about the wage and hour violations. Simply making some kind of public statement likely results in noting and opens you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can I do anything? i was sexually harassed by my manger about 3 years ago

She told me i would remember her for the rest of my life, i had to go to the hospital a couple times for suicidal ideation,i still can't stop thinking of her, i was only 18 and she was 35 , i told her to leave me alone but when i said that she kept doing it, i didn't understand at the... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Sep 8, 2022

You should immediately file an administrative complaint online with Department of Fair Employment and Housing against your manager and her employer based on sexual harassment, gender based discrimination and retaliation. You have only 3 years from the last act to file the administrative complaint... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: Can somebody tell me some ideas for how i can get retribution because this is scandalous and im literally going through

The following transaction was entered on 8/30/2022 at 4:28 PM EDT and filed on 8/30/2022

Case Name: DAVIS v. CHESTER CROZER HOSPITAL et al

Case Number: 2:21-cv-05035-CMR

Filer:

WARNING: CASE CLOSED on 06/03/2022

Document Number: 22

Docket Text:... Read more »

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Sep 8, 2022

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii), the Court may dismiss a case if it determines that your Complaint, accepting every allegation as true, "fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted." In layman's terms, it means the Court is dismissing your case because the facts... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Maine on
Q: If i expose myself in new Hampshire, can I be arrested in Maine?
Hunter J Tzovarras
Hunter J Tzovarras
answered on Aug 27, 2022

If New Hampshire obtained an arrest warrant, you can be arrested in Maine on the warrant. The warrant would have to be extraditable in order to have you brought back to New Hampshire for the charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: Is this sexual harassment or something more?

A female employee walks into her office and finds a male co-worker going through her personal phone. He is taking pictures of her screen with his phone. When caught, he immediately drops her phone and when she questions him, he says that he was just looking for the calendar. When she picks up her... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Aug 16, 2022

You should first look to see if your company has a policy for reporting incidents of sexual harassment. If so, you should follow the policy and report what happened in writing. If no policy exists, you should still make a written report either to HR and/or your supervisor. Once the company has been... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I workout at a 24 hr fitness. Last week someone made a false claim and then spread rumors. Can I sue them?

I workout at a 24hr fitness in California. A manager approached me and wanted to talk to me. In his office, with a front desk employee listening he said a member that was a minor filed a report that I sexually harassed them. Also they accused me of taking photos or videos of them. I have no clue... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Unfortunately, this Q&A site is not a place where you can ask attorneys to work for you. No one here should respond to your post with an offer to do so.

If what you have described has occurred and you can prove it and if you can prove the statements made about you are false, then you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Washington DC on
Q: retaliation case my supervisor had his employee to take a cellphon picture under my dress.what case law can I use

My supervisor did not compensate me for work performed and lied and said 7:45am -5:15pm was 8 hours and was committing fraud. What caselaw can I use for this

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Is this a matter involving a DC employer? If so, I would be glad to give you a free 30 minute consultation tomorrow morning, August 16th at 10 am.

Clearly, videotaping under your skirt could well constitute sexual harassment in the work place. Did you report this incident to HR? Or have...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Privacy Rights & discrimination can I get a lawyer for that?

I fell down on a train and hurt my knee. I also been getting harassing behavior in the hospital & I'm being told my phone company is tracking & sharing my files on my device & doing unnecessary advertisements.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to locate and consult with a personal injury attorney regarding the knee injury. That attorney should be able to assist you with any legal claim to be made against the train company, if one exists.

As to the harassing conduct in the hospital, far more would need to be known about...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: In Middle TN. It is illegal to point your home security cameras at a neighbors front door and record them?

My husband and I live in a private camping community in Nunnely, TN. Our neighbor to the left of us keeps pointing his home security cameras at the front of our camper and records us. We have on multiple occasions caught him creeping around spying on us. And also has recently stole from us. The... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Aug 9, 2022

Tennessee is a one party recording state. If the cameras are on his property and otherwise in public, then he can pretty much aim them anywhere. You may have a civil claim for invasion of privacy (statutory and common law) depending on needing more facts. Consult local counsel to see what, if any,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can I get a valid subpoena without law enforcement?

I get text harassments of personal nature from someone. Reporting to the police didn’t help since they document it and not doing anything. I can trace the number to a company that owns it and provides the app allowing their users to text. But the company requires a valid legal order in order for... Read more »

Adam T. Carralejo
Adam T. Carralejo
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You can only subpoena when there is a lawsuit, and even then there are additional barriers for a non-lawyer (you have to get the form approved by the court clerk).

Generally, sexual harassment is actionable from an employer, landlord, or someone else where it is difficult or impossible to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I’m in Florida, I was sexually assaulted by the owner of a large company about 10 years ago and was threatened not to ta

Can I do anything about it now

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jul 27, 2022

Sorry to hear about your ordeal. In answering, I am assuming that you were an adult at the time. For criminal investigation/prosecution, contact your local law enforcement agency or State Attorney's Office (felony intake). You may or may not be beyond the limitations period for criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Okay I'm often hearing this neighbors interrupting with very negative things and mentions me and causeing me to lose tim

Yah like punks

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 12, 2022

more info is needed.

what is your question?

are you suggesting nasty neighbors? that is probably not a criminal or PI matter.

you can try to get a restraining order? Have you called the police? have you considered small claims?

whatever you do, you would have to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can you be stopped and body scanned at q borser crossing in san diego from mexico
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 4, 2022

the correct answer is ...it depends.

a lawyer needs to know more info and have a clarification of what you are asking?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I'm straight. Can I sue my employer for sexual harassment by forcing me to read emails praising the LGBTQ community?

This infringes on my moral and religious beliefs and makes it impossible to feel loyalty for my employer.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Far more would need to be known to answer your question. For instance if monitoring or reading emails is part of your job and you are not being singled out as part of an attempt to win you over to their way of thinking, it may not be harassment based on sexual preference or identity. On the other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Q: I filed a sexual harassment complaint against my supervisor, and while the investigation is completed, it seems wrong.

I attempted to quietly change my schedule, as I wanted to phase myself out of my supervisors shifts due to sexually suggestive remarks. When I explained this to a store manager, he told me it was a mandatory SH complaint. As of this morning, HR concluded their investigation, and not only is he... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Sexual harassment claims are very fact specific. In order to be actionable, the supervisor's harassment must be either: (i) severe; or (ii) pervasive. In other words, a single incident of inappropriate touching may meet the severe threshold. While frequent "flirty" comments about... Read more »

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