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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: My manager has been touching me inappropriately. What can I do?

I've been working at this company for a little over a year. Ever since I started work here my manager has touched me inappropriately by smacking me on the butt. I told her to stop and she did but then the sexual comments followed. It would be things like about how big my butt is and about... Read more »

Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

File a claim with the EEOC for sex discrimination. You can find the intake questionnaire at eeoc.gov. You should also gather any documentation you have to prove that you have reported these instances to the District Manager.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I'm currently on leave for PTSD caused by sexual harassment. The owners were aware I was sexually abused when younger.

I've been subjected to the harassment at work for 12 years by another manager. He was fired for harassment by his previous employer. In addition to the harassing behavior, he started a rumor that I was having an affair with another supervisor. As a result of the rumor, other employees have... Read more »

Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

Employment law cases are fact sensitive so I cannot assess your chances of winning in Court based on the information provided; however, you should definitely file a claim with the EEOC. Mediation is optional; however, if your employer agree to it, it would not hurt you to go through mediation. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my employer intimidate me into quitting because of health reasons, instead of letting me go on sick leave?
Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

No, an employer cannot intimidate you into quitting because of health reasons. Generally, you can take sick leave if you are eligible, and it is available. Eligibility and availability would depend on the sick leave policy of your employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Im trying to get joint custody of my child but ive been in trouble with the court system before. What should or can i do
Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

You can still file for joint custody. Some areas in Louisiana have family self-help centers that provide forms and guidance in child custody issues if you cannot afford a private attorney. Your trouble with the court system may be taken into consideration; however, the decision will not be based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to obtain a Pro Bono attorney
Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

In Louisiana criminal cases, if you are unable to afford a private attorney, the state will appoint you one from the Public Defender's office.

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