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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: The Apartment complex we live in seems super sketchy please help!

We Live in volusia county florida, my fiancée and I are disabled, my fiancée is pregnant, lots of code violations unresolved, apartment complex has come under new management, both old and new show extreme bias against the LGBTQ+ (I am transgender, my fiancée is genderfluid manager and... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 23, 2021

Is your question what you can do to renew the lease with them? The only ground on whihc you could get them to renew is to prove that, other than you are transgender, they have no reason not to renew the lease. With that being said, you have had no conduct in violation of codes or you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Education Law for Florida on
Q: Can an esthetics instructor lose their license for sexually harassing students.

Recently graduated from esthetics school in Florida but it was the worst experience I've ever had. One of the things we can be taught is a Brazilian wax where all of the last but are waxed. I was the demo for my instructor and during the wax, she kept making comments along the lines “oh look... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 10, 2021

Assuming you are referring to "cosmetology" as defined in Florida Statute 477.013 (4), no, it is doubtful. The conduct you describe doesn't appear to be a crime.

0 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can a third party get the law involved in FLORIDA?

If person A tells person B that they had sex with person C while under the influence of drugs in the state of Florida, can the third party person (person A) press charges or get the law involved? Also, if the third party person (A) records the conversation where person B is telling them about it,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If a Me Too crime was committed by a resident of OK in another state how do statutes of limitations come into play?

If victim wants to file a personal injury claim how does the law work for multiple states and multiple assailants. One assailant is a fugitive in that the person was paid to assault me

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 3, 2021

Your question doesn't make a lot of sense. What is a "Me Too crime"? What state was it committed in? What state will be prosecuting? What does it have to do with Florida? And what would a personal injury claim have to do with a criminal prosecution?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Would it count as kidnapping if I picked them up a friend in an abusive household and kept them safe in another place.

father is a rapist and physical/mental abuser, mother physically/emotionally abuser. Police have been called on numerous occasions and have done nothing. Mother has "kicked out" my friend and called police stating that they ran away. Threaten to kill if police or cps is called. Cps has... Read more »

Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen answered on Jul 4, 2021

This is a difficult question if DCF is not taking any action. It is unclear who called DCF. Your friend can call the abuse hotline herself. She can also continue to call. Your friend can contact the authorities herself as well. Further, your friend may want to reach out to another trusted... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If a criminal was recorded without his knowledge but it's the only proof of the crime, can it still be used in court?

As an example: a teacher was accused of having an inapropriate relationship with an underage student. There is no proof in text messaging, emails, etc. but there are recordings that the student took without the teacher's knowledge. Would the recordings hold up in court, or could the recording... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jun 16, 2021

The issue is not whether the student may be penalized…I think that you may be missing the big picture. The real issue is does the defendant have a privacy expectation from the secret recording of their alleged illegal behaviors?

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If I was sexually abused by my father at the age of 16 and I’m now 26, how could I press charges?

I was sexually abused until the age of 24 when I decided to leave home

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 8, 2021

Well I think you should start with filing a police report in the county and state where the incident occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I am a minor and I almost harass someone, if that person proceeds in any way, what can I do?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 12, 2020

First and foremost you have the right to remain silent...that means shut your mouth and stop talking and/or writing about what you did or almost did...find a lawyer and don’t talk to anyone but that lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Pls give me advice. I was fired bci told on a amanger about breakin company policies in retaliation.amonth later

Sexually harrassed as she went amd told employees that she managed that she saw me at a clinic and i got abortion.along with her always touching me inappropriate

Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson answered on Oct 4, 2020

Please phone my office Monday afternoon at 941-444-1548. Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I felt pressured into having a brief affair with a superior at work who is like family to the owner can I get severance?

She is a family friend of the owner. I sent an email to HR and asked if this was a fireable offense. I don't want to return to work unless she resigns. She has family that works there and they said I could try to get her to resign but that wouldn't work be cause the owner loves her like... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 28, 2020

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your race, gender national origin or because have a disability, or feel you have been retaliated against for speaking out or asserting your legal rights in the workplace, you should contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: i’m 16 and my boyfriend is 21, if i were to get pregnant would he get arrested or go to jail? even if i give consent?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 23, 2020

You cannot legally "give consent" until you are 18 or older. IMO, your boyfriend is messing around in a very dangerous situation, one which could end up with him going to jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I would like too know if a boyfriend of an owner we both work there but as I sat with the other worker I received a text

Saying to do a sexual act for money is this sexual harassment

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 23, 2020

Yes absolutely. Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Do I have a case if a company rehires someone who sexually harassed me?

There was an shift leader who would repeatedly call me endearing names, attempt to hold my hand, hug me, and put me in random chokeholds. He eventually slapped me on the rear which was seen by cameras and another employee. I reported this to management(The GM and another shift leader. They assured... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 22, 2020

You may have a claim. Does the company have more than 15 employees? Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation which means you pay nothing unless you win.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: wife is 34 wks pregnant, due To sexual harassments from her doctor, we need a transfer of care but the dr refuse to give

We have been trying to get a transfer of care referral from her current doctor, he is refusing to give that To her. Because he thinks she is leaving him to a doctor that he referred her to go, to get our babys ultrasound. But in reality is because sexual harassment she suffered from him. What can i... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jun 17, 2020

Get all of your evidence together and find a lawyer who will write a letter to your insurance company and/or file a declaratory action in Court or simply find another doctor...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I how a question for a lawyer please answer my questions please look in more information

can you fund out how a judge can make an attorney that I have gotten rid of twice can make that same attorney my legal advisor in the courtroom if I have any questions when I have stated in court that I do not want the public defenders office anywhere near my case in anyway and that I would like a... Read more »

Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler answered on May 4, 2020

You can request a Nelson Hearing to ask that the attorney be discharged. If the attorney is not successfully discharged, or you hire your own, the judge can allow the attorney to remain on the file as "stand by" counsel even if you decide to represent yourself. You are entitled to have an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If an owner of a company doesn't like an employee can he terminate me for reasons that have no proof to back it up
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 2, 2020

Yes. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: if you ask someone for a massage through snapchat and sent them money. then they say they are underage.

Is there any wrongdoing here if the 2 parties never met?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

You could perhaps be charged with attempt.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Can a man use a women's fitting room or a woman use a men's fitting room?

I work for a department store as a fitting room attendant. I did not allow a woman to take her son (Who appeared to be about 12 years old; the shirts he was trying on were from the men's department.). I asked the woman to not take her son into the female fitting room. This is appropriate in my... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 27, 2019

There is no statute or other law which would cover this situation. It would depend upon the policies of the store. Frankly, however, I don't see any problem with what the woman did, or she could have simply sent the son into the men's fitting room and asked him to come out with the shirt on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My brother forced me to expose my naked body infront of him while I was in my room. Can I press charges? What kind?

He has been aggressively trying to force himself through sacred boundaries for at least a week since it happened. About a week before he tried to argue with me while I was in the bathroom. While I was on my period and having diarrhea he aggressively be asked multiple times if he could wipe my ass... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 27, 2019

Yes, it probably constitutes at least one crime. Report it it to the local police or the local States Attorney's Office.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 18, 2019

It wasn't the law in Florida concerning sexual harassment.

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