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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: worplace sexual harassment, intimidation, discrimination, workplace injury

I am currently still employed at a place where I had to endure sexual harassment, intimidation, discrimination and workplace injury to which they seemingly on purpose filled out paperwork to cause workmans comp to be denied and cause as much disarray as possible. I don't know if I should quit... Read more »

Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
answered on May 19, 2023

Do you have a workers comp attorney? Ask him or get one. I can set you up with one of the best in Michigan if you still need help.

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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: My boss has been following me into the bathroom on several occasions. Can she do that? I am also female.

I have seen her and so has other employees. She has take away all our breaks and can no longer eat at our desks. I don't think she needs to know why I go to the bathroom but I test my sugars because I have diabetes. I don't want to do this at my desk.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: M if the “plaintiff” would insult the “defendant” before anything was charged if it would be considered anything

If the defendant is being charged with a serious crime and the victim insults the defendant would that be something to use on the victim and then if so would there be a chance to have the case dropped

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 16, 2023

Possibly. When you are the defendant, you are on trial for your actions. There are cases when the other person's actions may present a defense - and that may be the case with you, but that is something you'll need to discuss with a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: If i know I am going to be charged soon should I lawyer up now
Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
answered on May 10, 2023

That will potentially help you significantly if you can afford to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to get legal advice free
Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
answered on May 10, 2023

There are places called "legal aid clinics" that may help you. Alternatively you can post questions on sites like this and often get legal guidance for no charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: I texted a coworker using a texting app about my sexual fantasy and want to know if i can get in trouble.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 12, 2023

This is an "in the eye of the beholder" situation - provided that you are not using work resources. However, relationships and feelings change, and it's generally best to keep personal and work life separate.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: An officer sexually touched and then threatened my fiance at Gus Harrison correctional MDOC who do I contact?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 3, 2023

Contact MDOC's legislative ombudsman.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: So basically I sexually touched and 13 year old girl and I thought she was 15 and- (more information)

So to my knowledge it was consensual and I never heard her say no, also I’m 16 so what the chance I go to jail

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 22, 2023

Too many unanswered questions to give you an adequate answer. And you shouldn't give more details on a public forum like this. For now, just know that what could or will happen depends on the nature of the sexual touching.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: my PcP female lied on progress reports, test results, to state of mi while hving an affair with me(single father)

I was in recovery single father-pharmacist, with documented history of substance abuse. My nurse practioner pursued me and had sexual relationship with me for years. She insisted on becoming my daughters PcP as well. Under her care I had relapsed and reported to state hprp and legal probation. My... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 23, 2023

You may have a medical malpractice case. A big issue as to when this occurred. An experienced attorney needs to evaluate your case as if it is within the time limit to sue. Even if you have no case, it can be reported to the board that licenses her.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: So unemployment finally got back to me after a yr of waiting and and wants to throw my whole case as voluntary quit.

When It wasn't how do I go about this ?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 27, 2022

You can appeal. Seek counsel of an attorney familiar with the unemployment administrative hearing system.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: I work for F.O.E. in Michigan. The Trustees are constantly making sexual comments and actions while I'm working.

My hours have been cut since I don't respond to their advances. There is no HR Dept. I'm unsure what to do about it..besides job hunting. Who can help me?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 18, 2022

You're in a tough spot. Is there a state-level office you could contact? You might want to start there.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Sexual assault victim that is trying to understand if i am able to express my freedom of speech to make a facebook post

I had a sexual assault case that ended in my abuser taking a gulity plea, and i ended up making a facebook post with my abusers name. Are they able to sue me for defamation or anything because of this?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 30, 2021

Doubtful. Although you should be careful not to stray from the truth. The guilty plea is a matter of public record.

BUT, for your own well-being: what do you gain by posting on Facebook? Justice has been presumptuously served in court. The court of public opinion can be far less forgiving....
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to take any legal action?

Is there a way to take any legal action?

I came forward about sexual harassment towards me AND two of my coworkers. It was “handled” by forcing a store transfer on me without any consultation or any warning, the day of I was told “you work here now”. I lost working at my location... Read more »

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
answered on Jan 14, 2021

A little bit more detail is needed. If the transfer can be seen as a demotion-- maybe because it is in a worse location, has worse hours or constitutes a pay cut-- you may have a case that your employer retaliated against you for coming forward about the sexual harassment. Consult with an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: What can we do about this case?

The situation is this kid on Instagram he is apparently 18 and from Canada. He asked girls for their nudes and insulted them when he didn’t get them. He got exposed for this and then he disabled his account and send all of the nudes he had of these girls to random accounts on his spam page, I... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 7, 2020

If you believe a crime occurred, you should contact your local police department and file a complaint. The police - particularly state police and federal law enforcement - have the necessary resources to investigate this. A lot will depend on how old the girls were and what was said in these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: My friends daughter is 17 years old and is dating a 25 year old she doesn’t know what she can do legally to stop them
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 5, 2020

A call to the police department would probably be the best first step.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Was contacted by law inforcement about an incident at his massage business what should he do ?

He's not guilty of anything although he has in writing where a woman had gone mental staying she was uncomfortable around a year ago and had been opologetic not really even remembering the situation when later confronted around four months ago and didn't think much of it until this... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 9, 2020

First, be mindful that there are a lot of telephone scams going around claiming to be from law enforcement, and ultimately demanding money or personal information. If the person left a name and a phone number, contact the police department to see if it's legit. If it is, tell them you'll... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Is exchanging nude photos, unknowingly with a minor illegal?

If someone sends you nude photos without any indication of age imply anything about their age?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 24, 2020

Depends on whether there was any communication or solicitation. If there is any doubt as to age, you should not be exchanging pictures.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Hi is it illegal for a 17 year old, 18 year old, and a 21 year old to be sending inappropriate pictures to a 14 year old

The inappropriate images are not pictures of themselves but pornographic images of others, they send it in the groupchat and the girl who is 14 years old sees all of it but she also engages in the activity and sends in pictures as well.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 11, 2020

If the images are of adults, then possibly it's a case of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Not sure if police or prosecutors will do much if it is an otherwise innocuous group chat that the 14 year old is voluntarily participating in. Obviously if the 14 year old were sending images... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: What do I do about sexual assault and mental abuse in a previous relationship?

It was in Michigan. I was 16 and he was 24 when it started. It continued for 2 years. He would make me feel guilty for not wanting to have sex and would threaten to cheat on me if I didn’t do things. When he cheated, held a gun to his head and begged me to shoot him when he told me. I tried to... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 8, 2020

Hopefully you have removed yourself from this situation. It sounds like your ex suffers some mental illness. Even if so, it doesn't excuse that treatment.

What your question does not indicate is whether you two were legally married. By the ages, I'm assuming not. There may be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Do I have a case ! When my child’s father girlfriend sent a video of me doing sexual things to people without my consent

What should I do next? I want to make a police report next

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 18, 2019

Your's is a very fact-dependent situation. How did she get this video? Who took it? And where were you when this was being done? If you had no reasonable expectation of privacy when this video was made, or you consented to being taped and the video subsequently fell into her hands, I'm... Read more »

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