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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was fired yesterday after filing a second complaint about the same customer sexual assaulting me in the restaurant.

The restaurant has no handbook or ethics. Not even a system to file complaints. The customer is an investor and has ties with the hemp distributor ( it was a brewery). The first time in mid October the customer caressed me and I became deeply uncomfortable. As soon as I could get away I went to my... Read more »

Andrew S. Abramson
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Andrew S. Abramson
answered on Jan 29, 2022

The facts you present could present a retaliation claim but more information is needed to thoroughly evaluate. Please contact our law firm so that we can obtain more details.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hired seasonally, then hired permanently to be fired for reporting sexual harassment, and sustained a work injury.

My seasonal role turned permanent, then I was fired weeks after reporting a sexual & verbal harassment incident; I was demoted and reported to another department and had no idea until another employee mentioned it. My vehicle was vandalized on the companies property, my timecard was deactivated... Read more »

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
answered on Nov 10, 2021

I am not sure what your question is, but clearly you have several issues. I would strongly suggest that you contact an employment law attorney in your area as soon as possible to explore whether or not you wish to move forward with the EEOC complaint. Furthermore, if you still have issues with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue agas station employee for making sexual comments
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 14, 2021

That or the owner. Contact an attorney who handles sexual harassment; also you can file a complaint with the Pa. Human Rights Commission.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is doctor putting arms around me on exam table, puts his hands under my shirt/ panties and kissing me sexual assault?

My doctor asked if my back was sore and I said yes because I hunch and do have big breasts. The doctor proceeded to our his arms around me and put his hands under my shirt and massaged me then proceeded down my back under my panties. He was pressed against me and I could feel his penis. I told him... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 13, 2021

You were assaulted. He committed a harmful or offensive touching which is also a battery. You can file against him. You also have a civil claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Ola eu sou brasileira estou precisando urgentemente de um advogado alguem pode me ajudar? sei um pouco de spanhol

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Caitlin  Costello
Caitlin Costello
answered on Aug 16, 2021

Olá, ficaria feliz em ligar para você e ver se podemos ajudar! Deixe-nos saber como podemos entrar em contato com você.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Verbal and sexual harassment at a union job. Terminated after filing sexual harassment complaint.

Here are a few bullet points of what occurred:

1. Verbal & Sexual Harassment

2. Unpaid hours every week due to archaic system; and I can’t prove it since I was told to report hours worked to management, who didn’t consistently report my time to payroll.

3. Vehicle... Read more »

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
answered on May 6, 2021

In regard to bullet point 4 only, assuming you reported the injury within 120 days, and a period of less than 3 years has past since the date of injury, you may still have a claim for workers' compensation benefits which may provide payment of medical as well as wage loss benefits despite your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Collections and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I receive two letters from two different lawyers and I need a lawyer

I was hired to write and direct a stage play. The guy promised to pay me and the actors even if the play was canceled. The man ha yet to pay me or the actors. and I received two letters from lawyers on his behalf. both of his claims are false. however, I have been giving a week to respond to one. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 23, 2020

The "one week to respond" is baloney---but hard to tell if they are saying you have one week to do something you are obligated to do under the contract....different.

It's hard to tell without knowing the facts. You can call for a free consultation and I can better direct you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, I was hired to do work for someone. He has not yet paid and I received a letter saying he is suing me

I have emails and text messages

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 17, 2020

You need to bill him for the work. Anyone can say anything. If you disagree I would simply respond "I disagree with your statements. Please pay the amount agreed on."

Keep a copy of all correspondence. If by email, download and print each item.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am being stalked and harassed via the web. Lewd, lacivious, awful calls and texts. All “anonymous” from an app.

These calls and texts also being sent to my loved ones, saying horrible and awful things about me. Also trying to extort money and property from my family, specifically my mother. I know who it is but cannot prove it without the subpoena from the app Text Free. This person is also sharing personal,... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Mar 18, 2020

Initially, file a report with your local police. They should be able to get the subscriber information from Text Free, and then press charges against the individual from there.

If the individual has some assets, you can then consider filing a civil lawsuit against that person later....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm hiring a lawyer to try and get this person a deal in court. How does that go about.
Steven Pacillio
Steven Pacillio
answered on Oct 4, 2019

Many experienced criminal defense attorneys offer an initial consultation at no cost. You should contact an experienced defense attorney who practices in the jurisdiction where the charges are pending. The attorney can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case and help the client make an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son is being charged with sexual harassment at school they want to file criminal charges

He was suspended yesterday and I left a message on my voicemail saying we need to come up for a meeting on Friday but that they were going to file criminal charges what do I need to do do I need to get an attorney if so is there any free ones

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 25, 2019

It sounds like your son is in grave danger. If criminal charges are filed against him his future looks dim. So yes, you do need to hire a lawyer to defend him. As for your question about "free ones" please know that the only "free" attorneys are those who work for your local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can an EU citizen apply for a restraining order in the US, against a US citizen?

We used to have an online relationship with a person from PA, USA. He will not accept that it is over and keeps stalking me, sending messages on every possible platform. What are my options to stop him? Can I apply for a restraining order in the state of his residence, without travelling from the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 23, 2019

Yes, but you will have to hire a lawyer qualified to practice in the state where the person resides. Try using this website to locate some lawyers in Pennsylvania to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm 14 & he's 15. he posted a video of us having sex on Instagram. it's being sent around.. what charges can I press?

he was my boyfriend.. at the time he promised he wouldn't send it around or show anybody. Hes my ex now. But a few days ago he posted it on Instagram the video of us having sex showing everybody. People at different schools are showing everybody, talking about it. my repuation is ruined..... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Apr 12, 2019

Contact your local police, and tell them you want to file charges under Title 18, § 6321 ("Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor") and § 3131 ("Unlawful dissemination of intimate image").

Under section 6321, the cops could also take his phone or computer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal for a girl(18) to have a sexual relationship with a boy(14). Boy will turn 15 before the female turns 19
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 9, 2019

Generally yes, unless the age of majority is 14 in Pennsylvania (very doubtful) it is unlawful for anyone to have sexual relations with the underage boy.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I’m being retaliated against for complaining of sexual harassment he was fired for that reason it’s unbearable and he

Is still harassing me has threatened me and my child they’ve done to protect me or assist me tried to cover it up and I’ve been retaliated against ever since my promotion was withheld 5 months they forced me to use all my time on this situation they refused to remove me from which is ridiculous... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 27, 2019

I am sure that the State of Pennsylvania has a state agency that investigates the same laws that the EEOC does, and will accept your complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation for speaking out. I suggest you should Google "sexual harassment in Pennsylvania" and see what comes up. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was in a work meeting with 3 "executive leaders" and myself.

I was in a work meeting with 3 "executive leaders" and myself. At the very start of the meeting the top lead asked how my wife was. I answered that she was good and he immediately said "I still haven't met her, I don't believe you have a wife, you probably have a 300 pound... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 18, 2019

Sounds like you need another company. It's an interesting question whether or not it's sexual harassment if they merely assume something (that isn't true). For instance may a person who is not of color be "racially harassed " when they aren't the protected group? No.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Cyber stalking

My daughter has her Snapchat name pubically posted on her instagram (I had her remove this). Today she received an anonymous request via Snapchat. She asked who it was. The person stated they are a secret admirer and know her from a distance. This individual stated they have a girlfriend and know... Read more »

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee
answered on Jan 29, 2019

PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: My previous employer& fiancés boss at time of inquiry asked for nude/nearly nude photos in exchange for compensation
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 28, 2018

Clearly a violation of many statutes not the least of which are Dept of Labor Wage & Hour and Work Condition Statutes.

Talk to an attorney who handles employment questions. If you need names give me a call.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need help with a 'red flag' I was targeted for over 3 years now
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Aug 20, 2018

I think I speak for all the participating attorneys here when I say that MUCH more information is needed from you before any attorney can even begin to offer any helpful advice.

Can you give us a lot more facts to describe your situation? Thanks in advance.

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