Q: Hello, I'm a driving instructor, yesterday I teach this girl how to drive. On the road, she sometimes drives dangerously
So I'll turn her steering wheel when she's driving dangerously, but in danger, I won’t be able to recognize where her hands at and when I turn the steering wheel I touched her hand at the same time. But that’s very quick because my intention is to keep both safe. She now says I’m sexual harassing her. Her boyfriend is at the back seat btw, her boyfriend didn’t say anything but when she gets home she told her brother and now they refuse to pay me. May I know if I can defend for myself and if that counts towards sexual harassment please?
Also, I didn’t say anything sexual and the touching was quick after the steering wheel is on the right track, then my hand is back.
What you have is a she-said, he-said situation. If an action was brought against you the issue will be whether you touched her inappropriately, or said things of a sexual nature. She will testify one way, you will testify another, and a jury will decide who is telling the truth. There is no magic words you can say to defeat such a claim.
Good luck to you.
A: It sounds like they just don't want to pay you. Write a demand and if they don't pay, sue in small claims. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
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